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Robotics Engineer

General Motors

This is a Full-time position in Ferndale, MI posted May 3, 2021.

About GM
There’s never been a more exciting time to work for General Motors.
To achieve our vision of a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion, we need people to join us who are passionate about creating safer, better and more sustainable ways for people to get around.

This bold vision won’t happen overnight, but just as we transformed how the world moved in the last century, we are committed to transforming how we move today and in the future.
Why Work for Us
Our culture is focused on building inclusive teams, where differences and unique perspectives are embraced so you can contribute to your fullest potential as you pursue your career.

Our locations feature a variety of work environments, including open work spaces and virtual connection platforms to inspire productivity and flexible collaboration.

And we are proud to support our employees volunteer interests, and make it a priority to join together in efforts that give back to our communities.
Job Description
Controls & Robotics Engineer
Our electric future is now!

Factory ZERO is an automotive assembly plant at the cutting edge of product and manufacturing processes.

We strive for excellence in developing and sustaining the manufacturing enablers to quickly bring to market the most advanced and innovative automotive products to date.

The products being built at Factory ZERO encompass General Motors corporate vision of “Zero crashes, Zero emissions, Zero congestion.” This requires us to employ the most energetic, capable, and innovative talent to ensure we meet the challenges of developing the new manufacturing processes required to assemble amazing products.

We offer a progressive and inclusive work environment that questions the status-quo daily to strengthen our reputation of being an incubator for new manufacturing processes and automation.

We value community outreach and have a strong presence in our neighborhoods.

Selected candidates will have the opportunity to learn new skills as well as influencing the development of manufacturing processes to support this historical and game-changing progression to electric and autonomous vehicles.

Job Title: Controls & Robotics Engineer
Factory ZERO is currently seeking motivated and accomplished Control Engineers & Robotic Engineers in support of production departments (Body, Paint, GA, GPS) and manufacturing engineering.
This position is available to 6th & 7th Level
While working in Manufacturing Maintenance, you will be responsible for operations, maintenance and repair of plant equipment.

Work requires the ability to make decisions based on established procedure.

Work is of a technical nature using independent judgment within the limits of GMS; focusing on Safety, People, Quality, Responsiveness, Cost, and Environment (SPQRCE).

Use of independent judgement.

May involve training others.
Responsibilities Ensures safe work practices are the highest priority and implements objectives for ergonomics, health/safety and housekeeping Provides technical support and direction to other dept and HQ controls engineers, IT and support personnel/skilled trades Investigates and root cause system and equipment problems and provides technical input on problem resolution Strong project management skills Strong communication skills Develop cost estimates, investment forecasts, business cases, appropriation requests and plans for project activity Coordinates with area manufacturing engineers on process and equipment planning, including model change, throughput, sourcing, etc.

Support GMS and Quality Network implementation initiatives Utilizes statistical methods for continuous improvement on plant systems Maintains good working relationships with all team members, supplier community and interfaces with necessary support functions outside of the assembly plant Develops and monitors planning timetables and projects schedules Coordinates and communicates the development of changes to improve conditions for the assembly process Programming of manufacturing technology Analyzes product, process and technology to determine the best methods of manufacture Assists in the design and building of tools and equipment or recommends improvements to existing processes Assists maintenance personnel in operation and maintenance of specialized equipment Complies with the terms of local and national labor agreements Qualifications
Required 3+ years of experience programming & maintaining FANUC Robots and or Manufacturing Control Systems Ability to implement and drive compliance to Workplace Safety Systems Hold themselves and others accountable for demonstrating GMs values and cultural behaviors.

Models GM behaviors and creates a winning culture Advanced project management skills Highly organized Ability to work under pressure Ability to adhere to strict schedules and budgets Able to work independently and within a team Outstanding interpersonal and relationship management skills with the ability to effectively collaborate with varying levels of the organization as needed Oral and written communication skills with the ability to distill complex subjects to a wider audience Highly motivated Must be willing to work any shift and extended hours from time to time Must be willing to work daily and weekend overtime when needed Maintains proficiency in their field
Preferred FANUC Robotics Programming (Paint Robots and or Body Shop Robots) SCA Controls & Dispensing Equipment Intimate knowledge of automotive tooling and manufacturing assembly processes Broad industrial controls and automation knowledge as it relates to automotive assembly plant Proficient in Rockwell ControlLogix platform and RSLogix 5000.

Proficient in Rockwell EtherNET IP architecture and configuration Proficient in Rockwell DeviceNET architecture and configuration Proficient SIMATIC Siemens HMI experience development VFD experience (PowerFlex 700, 755, ArmourStarts) Vision error proofing experience (Matrox or Banner Cameras) Knowledge of ANDON and error proofing systems as it relates to General Motors systems Knowledge of power and free, COE, skid, SKUK, power roll based conveyor systems and automated guided vehicles (AGVs)
– mechanically, pneumatically, electrically and controls; Knowledge of process controls as it relates to fluid fills (brake, radiator, fuel, etc) Proficient with AutoCad 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.

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