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Controls Engineer


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.

The automotive industry is likely to change more in the next 5 years than it has in the last 50, and we are at the heart of that change. Our team is responsible for the installation, debug, and launch of the manufacturing systems producing batteries to power the automobiles of tomorrow. If you are innovative, creative, enjoy working with the latest technologies, and thrive in a fast-paced, team-orientated environment, here is your chance to make a career of it.

The Controls Systems Engineer is an Individual contributor with recognized expertise responsible for tasks and work you're doing throughout the entire vehicle development lifecycle including requirements definition, systems design and implementation, testing, and problem resolution.

  • Develop and document requirements required to design an automotive system
  • Design and manage key strategic interfaces within systems to enable component reuse and consistency to standard methodologies
  • Oversee requirements development with other activities
  • Provide support to other specialists for root cause analysis
  • Strong ability to expertly capture and analyze empirical data.
  • Design Tests to efficiently find opportunities for design improvements
  • Stay on top of industry trends, technologies, and best practices.
  • Identify and document system vulnerabilities and craft mitigation action plans; track corrective actions

Additional Description


In order to provide a firm foundation in battery product design and manufacturing processes, the selected candidate will start work at our manufacturing facility in Spring Hill Tennessee, supporting equipment install and start-up that may require weekly travel to other startup facilities and OEM locations in North America. Estimated travel is 2.5 weeks/month in 2022. After PAPP this position transfers to the focused factory Controls Engineer at Spring Hill Tennessee.


The selected candidate will be responsible to Lead Controls Implementation of the BEV3 Battery Program @ Spring Hill Battery Assembly.  This includes leading / supervising a team coordinating installation, debug, runoff, and PPAP of equipment to manufacture Lithium Ion Batteries.  Work is performed in a team environment, consisting of daily interactions with product engineering, plant engineering, process, maintenance, operations, and a multitude of others, to successfully launch this new product.  Work will be performed in a plant environment where a considerable amount of creativity and initiative is exercised as well as a high level of independent judgment.



  • Controls Implementation of the BEV3 Battery Capacity Increase Program
  • Provide input to Equipment / System Design
  • Participate in safety g-Risk activities with cross functional group
  • Equipment Runoff @ OEM  [Ramos / Factory 0 / Spring Hill Equipment]
  • Collaboration with the Operations Team on Program Deliverables
  • Lead procedure development for operator station fault resets.
  • Plant Equipment Install / Debug / Launch / Continuous Improvement
  • Providing technical direction to and oversight of outside vendors
  • Project management for the Battery Assembly Project Controls Execution
  • Actively participate in the SCRUM / Agile Process to accomplish daily tasks and meet the project deliverables.
  • Participate in the Launch wall meetings
  • Establishes equipment installation board and review weekly/daily with OEM and contractors
  • Supports plant floor equipment installation, tracking and countermeasures
  • Lead the lessons learned gathering activity and feedback the information to the central process team for BOE/BOP updates
  • Closure of all controls open issues for Launch Deliverables


  • Demonstrated level of analytical ability, communication and interpersonal skills required to build relationships with team members and customers to solve problems and resolve issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple and complex projects with a high level of autonomy and accountability for results.
  • Demonstrates initiative by reaching beyond work assigned to improve output and/or help others.
  • High level of interpersonal skills to work independently and effectively with others
  • High level of oral and written communication skills
  • ME assignments with successful individual achievements or strong team-based achievements.
  • Demonstrated interest and ability to learn and apply agile methodologies throughout project
  • Effectively deals with ambiguity and copes with change
  • Experience in troubleshooting equipment

About GM

Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.

Why Join Us 

We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day – individually and collectively – to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values; 
• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers.   We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statements

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