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G-TECH Services, Inc. Controls Specialist in Warren, Michigan

The Controls Specialist will be responsible to research, develop and implement Manufacturing Engineering Controls and Robotics (MECR) standards and specifications. The Controls Specialist will lead & support the development of these specifications. Additionally, the specialist will be required to present and educate others regarding technical innovations and specification roll-out. Support production and launch events as a technical expert in all applicable controls applications. Additionally, the scope of this work will span the core functions of MECR in the Body Shop, Paint and General Assembly. They will be the liaison between MECR, ICT and Plant management team members. Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • The Controls Specialist will be responsible for the development and implementation of MECR standards and specifications focused on:

  • IT Network Design strategies; Logic, HMI and visual display development strategies.

  • Upper level (IT) interfaces to plant floor PLCs.

  • Diagnostic visualization strategies.

  • Technical innovation research.

  • Solution testing and validation.

  • Specification documentation.

  • Project Management

  • Responsible for project timing and goals.

  • Provide direction to resources.

  • Monitor projects.

  • Report status of projects during regular team meetings.

  • Coordinate with others to overcome.

  • Support Plants during down time events.

  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) for all controls related applications.

  • Support for all controls equipment found within the plant environment.

  • Liaison between ME and Plant employees.

  • Support WCT.

  • PDES (Process Design).

  • Research PFS systems.

  • Design Layout of PFS systems.

  • Design Safety Reviews.

  • EEM (Early Equipment Management).

  • MPI Investigation participation.

  • FI (Focused Improvement, Kaizens, Suggestions)

  • Participate in the WCM Suggestions Program.

  • Lead or participate in 3 Kaizens annually.

  • INN (Innovation Pillar).

  • Support innovation projects as applicable.

  • DM (Digital Manufacturing Pillar).

  • Reduction in Non-Value Added Activities (NVAA).

  • Support initiatives for Virtual Validation.

  • Support as required­.


  • High School Diploma or GED required.

  • 5 years of manufacturing automation controls experience.

  • Minimum 5+ years of Manufacturing Engineering and Launch experience with an emphasis on Controls Engineering, IT Engineering, PLC programming and network management.

  • Experience supervising or leading a team of technicians/engineers.

  • Strong and proficient project management experience.

  • Strong and proficient understanding of PLC Programming: Rockwell Logix, Siemens S7, TIA Portal.

  • Strong and proficient understanding of HMI Development: Factory Talk View, WinCC and TIA Portal.

  • Problem solving skills specific to Information Technology, network management and system designs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in a related field.

  • Strong and proficient understanding of Controls electrical design CAD software (ePlan /AutoCAD).

  • Experience developing bid packages for new equipment.

  • Ability to coordinate the installation of Controls related equipment.

  • Innovated thinker with excellent organizational and project management skills.

  • Demonstrated team leadership and communication skills.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, SharePoint, Access, Outlook and SQL).

  • Self-directed and motivated to implement change within the direction and scope of Senior Management.

  • Computer programming skills: SQL, HTML, JAVA, Python, C Sharp, Visual Basic, IoS.

  • Strong Project Management skills to support plant launch. Liaison between plant, manufacturing engineering and installation contractors.

  • Able to handle conflict.

  • Ensure good build practices; meet with contractors; report out to management.

  • Understand and review code and firmware revisions.

Category Project Management

Function Information Technology

Req ID JN -022021-115414