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Controls Engineer in Romulus, MI at GTA

Date Posted: 11/8/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Title: Controls Engineer
Job ID: 18-00698
Location: Romulus, MI
Pay Rate: $30 - $37/hr.
Additional Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, 401(k), company paid holidays and more!
Type of hire: Contract
Overtime: Yes, approximately 10-20 hours
Travel: Yes, internationally and domestically
Shift: Must be able to work any shift (1st: 5:30-2:30/3 / 2nd: 2:30-11:30 / 3rd: 11:30-6) Weekend work will be required (ex: Saturdays will be frequent)
  • Proposes and evaluates manufacturing processes and equipment
  • Directs the design, development and/or improvements of manufacturing processes and equipment
  • Interacts on a regular basis with design and product engineering activities to determine manufacturing feasibility of future product design
  • Provides technical direction to engineering support personnel and outside vendor design sources
  • Diagnosis and correct deficiencies in manufacturing processes
  • Stays abreast of new technology, including robotics, computer graphics, and computer controls
  • Evaluates expenditures for processes and/or equipment
  • Provides technical assistance and training for assigned plant operations
  • Coordinates input from internal/external customers to better understand customer needs 
Position Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for design, development, testing, and control of major engineering projects involving tools, equipment, 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 judgment.
  • Supervise a small to medium size group of employees engaged in various engineering projects in connection with engine / transmission assembly and machining and/or rearrangement of plant facilities. Substantial independent judgment is exercised in complex or unusual situations. Work is difficult and of a technical nature.
  • Proposes and evaluates manufacturing processes and equipment
  • Directs the design, development and/or improvements of manufacturing processes and equipment
  • Helps develop budgets and forecasts within assigned area and maintains cost controls
  • Coordinates input from internal/external customers to better understand customer needs
  • Actively identifies new areas for learning and takes advantage of learning opportunities
  • Participates in the selection of new employees
  • Trains, develops and evaluates employees
  • Coordinates the flow of information between departments and organizations with the plant, functions and/or Corporation
  • Participates in short and long range planning of facilities design
  • Regular contact with others outside the work group
  • Maintains safety and good housekeeping standards
Position Requirements:
  • 10+ years in experience
  • Experience with the following: PLC's (Rockwell, Siemens), Drives (Rockwell, Siemens), Fanuc Robotics 30IA Controllers, CNC (Siemens 840D, Fanuc CNC 30IB), Networking (Profibus, Profinet, Ethernet IP), Vision (Cognex, Dalsa), Safety PLC (Siemens, Rockwell)
  • Thorough knowledge of machine tools, automation, and machining centers
  • High level analytical ability where problems are unusual and difficult
  • Knowledge of computer software as it pertains to manufacturing in a Powertrain facility
  • Ability to read and interpret Electrical drawings
  • Deep technical knowledge and ability in the electrical engineering discipline
  • Interpersonal skills required to build relationships with team members and customers to solve problems and resolve issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple and significantly complex projects and assignments with high level of autonomy and accountability for results
  • Proven ability in project management skills and ability to teach others
Basic Preferred
  • MS in Electrical Engineering or related field or equivalent experience
  • Advanced Troubleshooting and Programming skills
  • Knowledge of GM Powertrain Equipment Specifications
  • Worked in Unionized environment
  • College degree with a major in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or equivalent experience
GTA Questions:
  1. Please share a few highlights why you are an ideal fit for this opening. (Brief example)
  2. Please list the education you've completed. What was the degree and what was the month and year you received it? (Ex: 01/89)
  3. Are you currently working? If not, when was your last day of employment?
  4. Can you please list why you left your last few employers?
  5. What pay rate are you looking for? (If your required rate exceeds the listed pay rate you may by over qualify for this position, but please share what you would be comfortable with)    
  6. Have you worked at GM before? If so, were you contract or direct?
  7. When would you be available to interview and start this position, if selected?  
  8. Do you require a visa sponsorship? If you currently have sponsorship, other than a TN visa, please state the type of sponsorship and when it will expire. Please give month and year. If you are able to receive extensions to the sponsorship, please note how many additional years. 
Please be aware that in order to submitted to this position with GM we will need to confirm additional personal/sensitive information. A recruiter will contact you by phone or e-mail to verify this information.
Please note that if you are a current GTA employee or are currently employed by one of our clients, we are unable to assist you. However, if you know someone who is seeking employment and is qualified for one of our open positions, you could benefit from our Bonus Referral Program.
Bonus Referral Program
If you refer someone we hire, we can offer up to $250 for contractors after they are on the job for 90 days and up to $500 for direct hires after they are on the job for 90 to 180 days, depending on the customer's payment terms.