Controls Engineer

General Motor
May 26, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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The Controls Engineer will be responsible for plant floor production support of machine controls, vision, laser marking and robotics, in a manufacturing environment where a considerable amount of creativity and initiative is required, as well as a high level of independent judgment. Additional responsibilities include specification, design, obsolescence remediation, cost projection/control, hardware/software integration, installation, commissioning, and robust documentation


  • Provide technical direction to and work with maintenance personnel
  • Design and problem-solving/troubleshooting of electrical controls systems
  • Design, construction, integration, installation, successful launch and continuous improvement of manufacturing equipment and tools
  • Provide technical direction to and oversight of outside vendor sources
  • Update and retain controls documentation
  • Work alongside UAW electricians and other skilled trades and their leadership
  • Use of controls system knowledge to troubleshoot and improve new and existing equipment
  • Handle challenging projects and assignments with high level of autonomy and accountability for results
  • Apply strong technical knowledge of electrical/control systems within a manufacturing environment
  • Additional Description

    Basic Required:

  • Must be willing to work all shifts
  • Confirmed ability to communicate cross-functionally and across shifts
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or equivalent experience
  • 4+ years of experience as a controls engineer, or automation/controls solving for industrial machinery
  • Strong experience in PLC programming, HMI programming, and fieldbus networks including DeviceNet, ProfiBus, and Ethernet/IP
  • Strong Controls System Background with PLC equipment such as Allen-Bradley (Logix5/500/5000, PLC 2, etc.), Siemens (Step 7, TIA Portal) and GE
  • Familiarity with Fanuc CNC and/or Siemens 840D CNC systems
  • Knowledge of servo motors, motion control, drives
  • Ability to design and solve electrical controls systems and machine automation controls
  • Previous experience in a Manufacturing Environment
  • General knowledge of hydraulic and pneumatic control systems
  • Ability to use common controls and automation applications
  • Ability to specify alternatives for obsolete components/systems
  • Confirmed ability in project management skills and ability to instruct/lead others
  • Preferred Experience:

  • Master's Degree in Engineering
  • Knowledge of Vision systems to include: Cognex, Keyence and/or Matrox
  • Knowledge of Fanuc robot systems
  • EPLAN Electric P8 or AutoCAD Electrical
  • Laser Marking
  • Prior work experience as a Controls Engineer in the automotive industry
  • Knowledge of GM's Global Controls Architecture
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