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Controls & Robotics Engineer

Company: General Motors LLC
Location: Roanoke
Posted on: October 11, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

In this role, your responsibilities will be of a technical nature with decisions made within the limits of general practices, policies and standards. Your work will involve complex manufacturing problems including the need to root cause and follow issues to resolve. You will provide robotics programming and engineering support to the vehicle assembly, body maintenance and body production organization. You will be responsible for design, development, testing, and control of major engineering projects involving tools, equipment, and plant and manufacturing processes in a centralized manufacturing engineering activity where a considerable amount of creativity and initiative is exercised as well as a high level of independent judgement. You will need to exercise technical direction over other engineers or engineering support personnel with specific engineering objectives. You will be responsible for plant floor support in giving service and assistance to production and maintenance as it pertains to robot support or robot programming and engineering.

You will be responsible for equipment related to the manufacturing process. You will be required to use your independent discernment.

Your responsibility may involve training others and assigning work to a small group of employees.

You will participate in functional area plant meetings and related activities representing engineering and to assist in improving the plant's performance goals.

You will provide technical support, direction, training and problem solving to root cause analysis.

You will be required to develop robot training courses and conduct courses in the training cell.

You will participate in the weekly weekend/holiday worklist planning activities including updating the list of needed work, scheduling work, and attending meetings.

You will be required to develop validation and testing procedures for equipment errors and failures to reduce and/or eliminate downtime.

You will develop cost estimates, investment forecast, business cases, appropriation requests, and plans for minor project activity.

You will be required to coordinate software updates.

You will develop and monitor planning timetables and project schedules.

You will coordinate with area manufacturing engineers and GM Vehicle Systems Engineering on new model process and equipment planning, including model change, CQPI (Cost Quality & Productivity Initiatives), throughput, sourcing, etc. You may work on advanced programs outside of the assembly plant which will require limited travel.

You will manage robot projects including new, replacement, operations improvements, and periodic repair and replacement.

You will assist in the development of a project support plan between the plant, GMNA, and contractor resources.

You will support the Fort Wayne Assembly enterprise (Body, Paint, and General Assembly) with robot controls support.

You must maintain proficiency in your field. This may require specialized training and travel.

You are required to be flexible in your work hours including floating between shifts to support the maintenance teams. Your schedule may be non-traditional in nature-supporting weekend activity where required.

You will be required to complete all GMS (Global Manufacturing System) audits and requirements.

  • Actively implement safety and housekeeping standards (WPO)
  • Provide a safe work environment and comply with all policies and enforce safe work practices as the highest priority and implement objectives for ergonomics, health/safety, and housekeeping
  • Participate in Level 2 BPD (Business Plan Deployment) reviews
  • Support & attend Level 4/5 BPD board process
  • Support TIP (Throughput Improvement Process), quality, warranty, and cost improvement projects as needed
  • Organize, execute, and follow up on all necessary work needed for weekend completion
  • Keep management informed of developments as they occur and escalate as required

You will be responsible to comply with the terms of GM/UAW local and national agreements

You will maintain corporate and unit management control systems and department records and manage issues reported by Fanuc regarding robots.

You will need to utilize best practices and common systems to support the overall competitive manufacturing initiatives.

You will coordinate and communicate the development of changes to improve conditions for the assembly process.

You will provide input into the establishment of the plant budget for the Body Shop.

You will ensure long term, cost effective maintenance of equipment and facility.

You will coordinate input from internal/external customers to meet customer needs and/or perceptions.

You must maintain a good working relationship with peers, hourly employees, union, management, supplier community, and interfaces with necessary support functions outside of the assembly plant.

Qualification required:
  • High level of analytical ability where problems are of an unusually difficult nature
  • High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others
  • High level of written and oral communication skills
  • Process validation experience with new equipment build, installation, and start-up
  • Knowledge of robot software as it pertains to the manufacturing process
  • 15+ years of manufacturing experience in high volume facilities
  • 15+ years of industrial robotic application experience
  • In depth experience with Fanuc programming
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field
  • Leoni, Fanuc, Fanuc Vision, Welding experience and training

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

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. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us 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.

Keywords: General Motors LLC, Fort Wayne , Controls & Robotics Engineer, Other , Roanoke, Indiana

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