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Sr. Controls Engineer


The career level manufacturing controls engineer will work autonomously with occasional mentorship from supervision. Skilled in electrical project implementation and troubleshooting of industrial manufacturing automation systems vital for the production of parts. Work is performed in a centralized manufacturing engineering activity or assembly/plant activity where creativity and initiative is exercised as well as independent judgment.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Technical resource for plant electricians
  • Supervise project installations by contractors and plant electricians
  • Develop and plan electrical projects
  • Analyze, solve, and diagnose electrical problems in manufacturing operation
  • Design and modify electrical control circuits and programs
  • Plan and forecast project spending
  • Support plant continuous improvement activity
  • Experience with manufacturing process equipment, knowledge of system engineering, software development & hardware integration
  • Solid understanding of common controls architecture Rockwell
  • Automation Technology including PLC, HMI, Drive Controllers and communication software
  • Able to make contributions to the resolution of complex manufacturing problems
  • Detailed understanding of planned and predictive maintenance and the Maximo system
  • Detailed understanding of GM Safety policies, specifications, and audit module requirements

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Ability to rotate all 3 shifts as required
  • Experience with prioritizing work with limited resources required
  • In-depth solid understanding of common controls architecture Rockwell Automation Technology preferred, including PLC, HMI, Drive Controllers and Communication software (RSLinx, RSLogix, FactoryTalk View, Ethernet, Devicenet)
  • Able to interpret, develop and troubleshoot ladder logic PLC programs

Preferred  Requirements:

  • Prior managerial/leadership experience with electrician or controls teams preferred
  • Experience with Fanuc Robots - programming and troubleshooting is highly desirable, but not required
  • Experience with Siemens Industrial controls and communications highly desirable, but not required (Solution Line hardware, SIMATIC S7, TIA Portal, Step 7, Profinet/Profibus)

Additional Description

About GM

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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 or call us at 800-865-7580. 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.