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Facilities Electrical Engineer

  • Location
    • Detroit, Michigan
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


On-site: This position requires an employee to be on-site on a full-time basis

Our electric future is now! Factory ZERO is an automotive assembly plant at the cutting edge of product and manufacturing processes.  We strive for excellence in developing and sustaining the manufacturing enablers to quickly bring to market the most advanced and innovative automotive products to date.  The products being built at Factory ZERO encompass General Motors corporate vision of “Zero crashes, Zero emissions, Zero congestion.” This requires us to employ the most energetic, capable, and innovative talent to ensure we meet the challenges of developing the new manufacturing processes required to assemble amazing products. We offer a progressive and inclusive work environment that questions the status-quo daily to strengthen our reputation of being an incubator for new manufacturing processes and automation.  We value community outreach and have a strong presence in our neighborhoods.

The Role:

As a member of our facilities team, you will support the workplace transformation and maintenance within a wide range of local operations. You will work with an industry leading team that designs, builds/constructs, and maintains facilities and building assets for vast operating functions. Doing so in a safe, compliant, cost-efficient manner that utilizes advanced technology to support social & ecological sustainability.

What You'll Do:

  • Electrical substation and infrastructure maintenance for the site
  • ESWP (Electrical Safety Work Practices) compliance for plant personnel and outside contractor/project teams
  • Lead Safety Contractor Management for specific projects
  • NPP (Non-Portfolio Project) submittal and project management
  • PDPM (Project Delivery Program Management) administration and management
  • Oversight of outside services, elevator maintenance, and emergency generators
  • Managing purchase orders and submitting financial accruals
  • Maintain open communication between the tenant and Sustainable Workplaces SME
  • Interface with SA service provider maintenance teams to address ESWP issues
  • Drives successful planning and execution of all Global Manufacturing System (GMS) principles and elements
  • Organize and review Utilities Interruption Request (UIR)

Additional Description

Your Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering with focus on high voltage and facilities engineering or equivalent experience
  • 2+ year of experience working with electrical maintenance within a manufacturing facility
  • Knowledge of load calculations
  • Level D substation training for medium voltage switchgear
  • Level B substation training for low voltage switchgear
  • Experience with industrial electrical power distribution systems rated 13,800 V and below - This includes substations, motor control centers, busway, power panels, control panels and drives
  • Ability to read electrical distribution one line and switching diagrams and documents

What Can Give You a Competitive Edge (Preferred Qualifications):

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering

This job may be eligible for relocation benefits


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