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Lead Controls Engineer


The selected candidate will be responsible to represent the Lockport site regarding the construction, startup, and operation of the new eMotor line.  Work is performed in a team environment, consisting of daily interactions with OEM’s, installation contractors, Plant Engineering, Process Engineering, Maintenance, Operations, and a multitude of others to successfully launch.  Work will be performed primarily in a factory environment where initiative, creativity, and teamwork are essential for success. 


·       Collaborate with Manufacturing Engineering, controls engineers, and contract engineering resources to review and give input to control designs for all equipment.

·       Participate in periodic design review meetings for all systems 

·       Participate in safety g-Risk and g-Comply activities as part of the cross functional group

·       Assist the plant in the generation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Lockout documentation

·       Travel to and participate in equipment runoff activities at equipment supplier locations

·       Collaboration with the Operations and Maintenance teams on program deliverables

·       Review PFMEA’s and Manufacturing Technical Specifications

·       Participate in plant equipment install / power-up/commissioning activities

·       Provide technical direction to and oversight of outside vendors

·       Assure all installed equipment complies with site cybersecurity policies

·       Participate in the design and placement of all programming terminals, Human Machine Interfaces, and Graphical User Interfaces. 

·       Assure all installed equipment is properly integrated to the site GPM&C systems

·       Track completion of controls open issues for launch deliverables

·       Able to travel periodically for training and off-site reviews

·       Work collaboratively with plant and contract skilled trade and production operators

Additional Description


  • Detailed understanding of GM controls standards and best practices
  • High level of analytical and problem-solving ability
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • High level of professional initiative to address issues and assist others
  • Strong interpersonal skills to motivate others to achieve and be active contributors to the project
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple and complex projects with a high level of autonomy and accountability for results
  • Demonstrated interest and ability to learn and apply agile methodologies
  • Demonstrable ability to deal with ambiguity and change
  • Experience in troubleshooting complex equipment problems

•    Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent controls experience.

This position is not eligible for ISP, ITAP or localizations.

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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.

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

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