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Controls Engineer - Plant Floor Systems Execution - 90% Travel in North America (308452)WarrenMichigan.

Controls Engineer - Plant Floor Systems Execution - 90% Travel in North America (308452)

Warren | Michigan | United States

The Plant Floor Systems Execution Engineer is responsible for supporting the automation execution teams and plants with technical issues resolution, providing technical direction, executing PFS common processes and procedures and driving continuous improvement. Work is performed in a centralized manufacturing engineering activity or assembly/plant activity where a considerable amount of creativity and initiative is exercised as well as a high level of independent judgment. Work may involve development, testing and piloting of advanced process technology.
Major Duties/ Responsibilities:
- Provide Plant Floor Systems technical execution support for North American assembly operations as required
- Provide technical expertise on the design, construction, integration, plant installation, successful launch and continuous improvement of the PFS systems
- Providing technical direction and oversight to outside vendor sources - Work may be independent in nature, or require the assistance from plant personnel.
- Support project teams with commissioning of PFS system throughout North America.
- Support plants with root cause identification of process and/or PFS related issues.
- Act as direct interface between IT and the execution teams as well as other support organizations
- Audit PFS hardware and software implementations for adherence to standards
- Drive solutions using common systems and global standards
- Provide PFS Execution training and guidance to suppliers and execution engineers
- Create, maintain and improve PFS standardized work, processes and procedures
- Actively gather and drive closure of lessons learned
- Travel as required
Required Skills:
- Self-motivated and ability to multitask
- Ability to provide technical direction to others face-to-face and remotely
- Proven ability in project management skills and ability to teach others
- Multiple different ME assignments with successful individual achievements or strong team-based achievements
- High level of engineering and problem solving skills
- High level of analytical ability where problems are unusual and difficult
- Thorough knowledge of the GA tooling and manufacturing processes.
Preferred Skills:
- Working Knowledge of plant floor systems including Error Proofing, Production Monitoring and Control, Andon Systems,
Upload/Download and Compare, Throughput and Material Call
- Prior Work Experience on General Motors Tooling Systems with knowledge of Common Controls Hardware and Common
Controls Software Standards
- Working knowledge of Manufacturing related IT systems used by General Motors including Global Standard Inspection
Process (GSIP), Global Enterprise Production and Information Control System(GEPICS), Global Production Monitoring
and Controls (GPM&C) and MASS (Upload, Download and compare).
- Working knowledge of GMIT Launch Processes
- Plant job assignments 2-3 years
- Demonstrated maintenance of technical competency in relevant field
- Demonstrated understanding of plant floor and product design manufacturability

1. PFS knowledge – SEP, Cimplicity, networks, web-tip
2. PLC expertise
3. Knowledge of GA and Body processes, assembly plant experience
4. Able to build working relationships, communication skills, self driven

- Candidate's cannot count on being local
- Next assignment may be out of town (in North America)
- Could be tied to a program for 6 months-1 year where they may be required to work offsite during this time.
- Almost exclusively working offsite at the plants they are allocated to
-90% of the time it is estimated that contractors will be traveling anywhere in NA
- Working with plants in Orien, Lansing/Grand River, Lansing/Delta Township, Parma, Cami CAN, Oshwa CAN

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