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Senior Control Engineer


This is a Hybrid position within our IT Organization. The role will allow employees to work offsite but will also require onsite work based on business needs. The selected candidate will be expected to commute to the innovation center to which they are assigned as their primary GM facility. Relocation may be provided.

Senior Level Manufacturing IT Controls Engineering  

We need controls engineers.  At GM IT, we are geared towards meeting and exceeding the goals and aspirations of our customers. The GM IT team is focused on creating an exciting environment that not only motivates, but challenges technically adept professionals. We’re building on our momentum and we’re changing the way we do things. We’re shifting our focus from running the business to advancing innovation.

The Manufacturing Controls & Application Solution Integration Engineer is an individual contributor controls engineer responsible for tasks and work throughout the entire vehicle development lifecycle including requirements definition, systems design and implementation, testing, and problem resolution.  We work side-by-side as a manufacturing engineering team member to successfully launch new products and support GM IT initiatives to conceive, build, launch and maintain enterprise-grade applications to power the automobiles of tomorrow.  Role requires physical location/travel to GM vendor and manufacturing sites while performing work.


  • The design and troubleshooting of electrical controls systems
  • Collaborates and documents requirements of an automotive system with the GM IT System Analyst to provide and sustain vehicle manufacturing domain expertise
  • Coordinates and communicates the development of changes to improve conditions for the assembly process
  • Participates in functional area plant meetings and related activities to represent engineering and to assist in reaching the plant's performance goals
  • Develops and monitors planning timetables and projects schedules
  • Program devices of the manufacturing processes
  • Analyzes product, process, and technology to determine the best methods of manufacturing 
  • Assist in the design and building of tools and equipment or recommend improvements to existing processes 
  • Provide support to other specialists for root cause analysis
  • Provide technical direction to less experienced controls engineers.
  • Hold themselves and others accountable for demonstrating GMs values and cultural behaviors. Models GM behaviors and creates a winning culture

Additional Job Description:


  • Technical Certificate or Associate Degree required; BS preferred in an engineering discipline. In lieu of BS Degree, 7 years controls experience preferably in a manufacturing facility
  • Intimate knowledge of automotive tooling and manufacturing assembly processes.
  • Experience in PLC and HMI programming and controls industrial networking
  • Ability to implement and troubleshoot electrical controls systems
  • Ability to use computer, interpret blueprints, engineering drawings and learn new systems
  • Strong ability to expertly capture and analyze empirical data
  • Design tests to efficiently find opportunities for design improvements
  • Outstanding interpersonal and relationship management skills with the ability to effectively collaborate with varying levels of the organization as needed
  • Oral and written communication skills with the ability to distill complex subjects to a wider audience
  • Highly motivated
  • Willing to work daily and weekend overtime when needed
  • Maintains proficiency in their field
  • Able to work independently and with a team 
  • Willing to work in a plant manufacturing environment 

Desired Characteristics  

  • GM’s Global Common Controls Software (GCCS) certification or demonstrated proficiency
  • Broad industrial controls and automation knowledge as it relates to automotive assembly plant
  • Advanced project management skills
  • Highly organized  
  • Outstanding interpersonal and relationship management skills with the ability to effectively collaborate with varying levels of the organization as needed 
  • Emerging partnership and teamwork skills and ability to learn from and share knowledge with co-workers in a fast-paced environment 
  • High level of integrity, ability to deal with ambiguity, take initiative/self-directed 

Evidence of strong character with integrity, honesty, accountability, and trust 

Additional Description

5-7+ years' experience

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

The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at . In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.