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Controls Engineer

General Motors

General Motors

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Software Engineering
Arlington, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, February 9, 2024

Job Description

  • Provide daily support of production operations with focus on personnel and equipment safety, process quality and uptime with a focus on automation and controls
  • Provide technical/engineering support to assist production and maintenance with troubleshooting equipment/process failures and with identifying effective follow-up counter-measures
  • Identify and execute kaizen projects to support achievement of departmental business objectives and continuous improvement of safety, quality, cost and reliability
  • Review equipment operation and reliability (develop tracking methods where applicable)
  • Identify and execute special projects for process and quality improvements, equipment refurbishment, line rate increases and future programs.
  • Ensure new and existing equipment meets operational requirements and appropriate standards
  • Ensure proper documentation (drawings, manuals, PM schedules etc.) is available and properly maintained for all equipment in assigned area, ensure spare parts availability, and develop maintenance standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Maintain current knowledge in fields of expertise. Update management on current status and emerging trends of areas of expertise as relating to equipment standards, legislative requirements, GM Requirements, etc.
  • Identify technical training and knowledge transfer opportunities with other Controls Engineers, Interns, and Maintenance Associates
  • Attend regular departmental meetings to provide technical insight and to communicate / coordinate planning of activities in assigned area.

Additional Job Description

  • ·Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or its equivalent in a related technical field, preferably with a minimum of 2 years of experience in automation controls.
  • ·Experience working with and troubleshooting robotics / controls systems, and Fanuc robotics
  • ·Proficient technical aptitude working with industrial electrical systems regulations, design and maintenance, particularly automation and controls systems
  • Demonstrated technical project management experience
  • Intermediate or advanced Control Logix PLC programming
  • Familiarity with Variable Frequency Drives and HMIs
  • General knowledge of manufacturing processes, application and operations, preferably in automotive industry.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple issues in a fast paced work environment
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to resolve complex issues
  • Body Shop Familiarity is a plus
  • GCCH1 and GCCS2 training is a plus

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

GM is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. GM is committed to providing a work environment free from unlawful discrimination and advancing equal employment opportunities for all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, all practices and decisions relating to terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment are made without regard to an individual's protected characteristics. For purposes of this policy, “protected characteristics" include an individual's actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, weight, height, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws and ordinances. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at Careers.Accommodations@GM.com 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.​

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