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Facilities Maintenance Engineer - Electrical

  • Location
    • Kansas City, Kansas
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


In our pursuit to create a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion, GM’s global manufacturing engineering team is challenging the limits on what is possible and embracing agility as it reimagines how to build the next generation of vehicles. Our diverse team of manufacturing engineers play a crucial role in transforming our facilities through implementing the adoption of ground-breaking technologies. From raw sheet metal to final assembly, this team is reinventing the tools and processes that will enable GM to deliver on our promise to create an all-electric future.

In this role you will be accountable for facility electrical system condition assessments regarding safety, compliance with applicable codes, and ability to support the manufacturing process. You will be responsible for forecasting, planning, and executing sustainment projects and maintenance activities pertaining to facility electrical systems.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support and drive successful planning and execution of the General Motors Workplace Safety System including but not limited to administration of the Safety Contract Management program, safety observation tours, employee safety concerns, incident investigation, safety performance standard compliance, and compliance of all facilities electrical systems to applicable GM engineering standards and external codes. Monitor and review all facilities electrical system changes for compliance to appropriate codes and standards following the management of change process.
  • Serve as an engineering resource and technical liaison for all facility related electrical systems.                                      
  • Function as the Electrical Safe Work Practices champion for the facility.
  • Maintain site electrical system condition status in the General Motors asset database
  • Prepare business case analysis for proposed facility projects. This includes defining the project objectives (safety, regulatory, production sustainment, etc.), estimating costs, performing risk assessments, and forecasting schedules. Ensure all facility related projects support operational considerations with respect to maintainability, reliability, cost to maintain, and support organizational safety and productivity objectives.
  • Manage all elements of facilities maintenance projects including but not limited to bid document preparation, procurement, planning, safety management, code compliance, permitting, adherence to schedule, coordination with all applicable internal and external functional entities, budget performance, invoicing, maintenance deliverables, drawing archival, etc.
  • Serve as an engineering resource and technical liaison for all facility related electrical systems, supporting plant & facilities maintenance with issues throughout the site. Electrical systems include but are not limited to power distribution, lighting, UPS systems, building alarm systems, camera systems, controlled access systems, energy management systems, and HVAC system control and monitoring.
  • Execute all site power distribution system maintenance per General Motors engineering and safety system standards, applicable codes and regulations, and industry best practices.
  • Support implementation of production system projects. Provide input in early stages of production system projects to ensure electrical building systems support the production system requirements.
  • Stay current in your field of expertise in facility technologies and processes including but not limited to codes and regulations, building technologies, energy and building management systems, best practices, and certifications.
  • Ensure all facility electrical system drawings for the site are current and accurate. This includes but is not limited to revising construction documents to “as-built” conditions, coordinating with the appropriate personnel for updating master files and archiving projects as required.                 
  • Support auditing, monitoring, inspection, and maintenance performed on facility related electrical systems.
  • Support all facility shutdown events including planned and unplanned utility interruptions. This includes but is not limited to supporting emergency response plans, disaster recovery plans, and business resumption and continuity processes. Be readily available to respond in emergency situations and communicate status per the defined escalation procedure.
  • Provide primary electrical substation operation support as the interface between plant and utility company management. Maintain strong utility company interface and coordination regarding consistent service, scheduled and non-scheduled disruptions.
  • Support and drive successful planning and execution of all Global Manufacturing System principles and elements.
  • Support and assist in the successful execution of GM sponsored programs including but not limited to suggestion programs, recognition, special events, tours, and community outreach.
  • Adhere and comply to all internal control policies including but not limited to training, access control, and onboarding and off boarding procedures.        
  • Support energy consumption reduction initiatives. Provide technical and operational analysis of energy related problems and develop and execute solutions.
  • Communicate with the site personnel and corporate staff to ensure understanding and support of operational metrics, energy conservation initiatives, project implementation status and utility issues.
  • Communicate with internal and external customers regarding utilities operational issues.
  • Interface with UAW and comply with the local and national labor agreements.
  • Guide, train, support and direct the activities of 3rd party service agreement employees.
  • Conduct and/or arrange required training for hourly and salaried personnel.
  • Interface with GM Audit Services and Legal Staff, as required.


  • BS Electrical Engineering (MS/professional certifications preferred) or equivalent training or experience.
  • Technical aptitude for maintenance, and operation of industrial building electrical systems
  • Experience in planning, engineering, and execution of industrial building electrical system projects
  • Knowledge of energy systems, including low and medium voltage power distribution.
  • High level of analytical skills to evaluate and resolve operational problems.
  • High level of administrative and organizational skills.
  • High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others and motivate employees. Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization.
  • High level of negotiating skills to resolve issues with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to manage complex projects with multiple suppliers, contractors or other GM units within budget and schedule.
  • Ability to maintain a strong working relationship with other GM staffs.
  • Computer skills including competency in office software and electronic information systems.

Additional Description

This role is categorized as onsite. This means the successful candidate is expected to report to Fairfax on a full-time basis.


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