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Controls Engineer

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


On-Site: Position requires an employee to be onsite on a full-time basis.

The Role:

Factory ZERO is our first, all-electric automotive assembly plant and the blueprint of General Motors' electric future! We have a corporate vision of “Zero crashes, Zero emissions, Zero congestion.” Our most novel products like the Hummer EV and our very first autonomous vehicle, Cruise Origin will be assembled right in this facility. This requires us to employ the most upbeat, capable, and innovative talent to ensure we meet the challenges of developing the new manufacturing processes required to assemble these outstanding products! We offer a multifaceted and inclusive work environment that questions the status-quo daily to strengthen our reputation. Selected candidates will have the opportunity to learn new skills and actively play an integral role in the development of new processes here at Factory Zero.

As Controls Engineer, you will be responsible for smooth functioning of all manufacturing equipment and manufacturing support systems in the plant. This work requires the ability to troubleshoot, maintain and repair activities of plant equipment; responsible to manage and execute plant launches and projects; the ability to make decisions based on established tools, applications, and procedures; and is of a technical nature using independent judgment within the limits of General Motors Global Manufacturing System, focusing on Safety, People, Quality, Responsiveness, Cost, and Environment (SPQRCE). Flexible to support cross functional departments and shift schedules.

What You'll Do:

  • In this role your responsibilities will be of a technical nature with decisions made within the limits of general practices, policies, and standards. Your work will involve complex manufacturing problems including the need to root cause and follow issues to resolve.
  • Work autonomously with occasional guidance from the Lead Controls Engineer and supervision. Skilled in PLC, HMI, Robot, Weld, Torque and Test control systems; Manufacturing Systems like Production Monitoring, Routing & Tracking and Error Proofing, Equipment, tooling, facilities, and alternatives.
  • Support manufacturing departments as per production shift schedules and weekends.
  • Knowledgeable in sequence and flow of operations for the effective utilization of personnel, material, machines, and facilities necessary for supporting production.
  • Work is performed in an assembly plant manufacturing engineering activity where creativity and initiative are exercised as well as independent judgment.
  • Responsible for equipment related to the manufacturing process.
  • Support Continuous Improvement activities.

Additional Description

Your Skills and Abilities (Required Qualifications):

  • Must be able to work on any shift in a rotating capacity
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience (Electrical Engineering degree preferred).
  • 2+ years of experience in PLC Programming.
  • 2+ years of experience in Manufacturing systems.
  • Proficient knowledge in Rockwell PLCs, Siemens HMIs, Fanuc Robots, AGVs.
  • Working knowledge of process equipment operations, sequence, error proofing and diagnostics capabilities.
  • Fanuc Robot Programming experience
  • Vision Systems

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

  • Knowledge of Ethernet networks (IECN).
  • Knowledge of vision systems and bar code scanners (Matrox, Cognex, Keyence, SICK, Honeywell).
  • Experience with Diagnosis process equipment failures.
  • Knowledge of drives / motion control.
  • Knowledge of Auto Cad and or Electrical drawings.
  • Knowledge of automated welding and adhesive/sealing dispense.
  • Knowledge in computing languages like VB, C+, .Net

This job may be eligible for relocation benefits


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