General Motors Senior Process Engineer - Controls Lead - MFE0003608 in Grand Rapids, Michigan

At the new General Motors, we are passionate about designing, building and selling the world’s best vehicles. This vision unites us as a team each and every day and is the hallmark of our customer-driven culture. Making the world’s best vehicles can only happen with the world’s greatest employees. GM is in the process of reinventing our industry with innovative products like the Chevy Volt and OnStar. Our 202,000 employees work in 158 facilities touching six continents, they speak more than 50 languages and touch 23 time zones. From designing and engineering state-of-the-art plants and developing new vehicles and technologies to creating new marketing programs, our team members are valued for their unique contributions. We are seeking individuals who are looking to make a difference in one of the world’s most iconic companies.


The career level senior process engineer responsible for program execution and plant floor production for machine controls, vision and robotics. Work is performed in a plant activity where a considerable amount of creativity and initiative is exercised as well as a high level of independent judgment.

Responsible for:

·Design and troubleshooting of electrical controls systems

·Human factors consideration

·Design, construction, integration, plant installation, successful launch and continuous improvement of equipment and tools required in plants for the production of high quality parts

·Providing technical direction to and oversight of outside vendor sources

·Work may involve development and testing of advanced process technology

·Work may involve providing technical direction to and coordination of less experienced process/controls engineers

·Lead resource across manufacturing and assembly on equipment controls, vision and robots

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Basic Required:

·5+ years of experience as a controls engineer

·Strong technical knowledge of electrical/control systems and the ability to apply these concepts within a manufacturing environment.

·Demonstrated basic understanding of mechanical concepts involving machine designs, process requirements involved in the manufacturing process.

·Ability to assist in all aspects of installation and improvement projects and sub-projects within the manufacturing areas relating to machine controls, vision and related disciplines. Responsibilities include specification, design, estimating, hardware/software integration, installation, commissioning, cost control and documentation phases.

·Experience in PLC and HMI programming and Ethernet networks

·Knowledge of servo motors, motion control, vision and drives.

·Ability to design and trouble shoot electrical controls systems.

·Demonstrated ability to manage challenging projects and assignments with high level of autonomy and accountability for results

·Ability to use computer, interpret blueprints, engineering drawings and learn new systems.

·Demonstrates initiative by reaching beyond work assigned to improve output and/or help others

·Proven ability in project management skills and ability to teach others

·Willingness to travel

·Assignment location will be inGMCH LLC Grand Rapidswith initial time spent in Metro Detroit, Michigan and at OEMs for equipment runoffs (US & Europe).

Preferred Experiences

·Certified by the AIA as a Machine Vision Professional at the Advanced Level.

·Completed training and possesses a thorough understanding with multiple 3d machine vision products.

·Completed training and possesses a thorough understanding with Fanuc IR Vision machine vision products.

·Experience with Cognex / Dalsa systems.

·Experience with iRVision systems.

·Familiar with Fanuc robot programming methods.

·Capable of specifying engineering requirements for PLC controllers & HMI’s requiring integration to machine vision systems.

·High level of administrative and project management skills.

·General knowledge of hydraulics and pneumatics is a plus.

·Prior work experience as a controls engineer in the automotive field.

·Knowledge of GM’s global controls architecture.

·Demonstrated understanding of plant floor work.

·Multiple different ME assignments with successful individual achievements or strong team-based achievements.

·Global Exposure working with others from other regions to complete projects.

·Experience in controls relating to high power welding

·Experience in controls relating to test NVH.


·Bachelor'sdegree in engineering or equivalent experience

Basic Preferred

·Master's degree in engineering preferred