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Senior Control Engineer-2nd shift

Louisville, KY, United States  |  Engineering  |  ID: REQ-9312


Job Location

USA, Louisville, KY

Job Posting Title

Senior Control Engineer-2nd shift

The Challenge

As a Sr. Controls Engineer on the second shift (2 pm to 10 pm), you'll be responsible for maintaining/improving the physical equipment within a defined production area. You will be accountable for full technical ownership of assigned areas.

You'll work with a team of Union skilled trades maintenance technicians, hourly Team Leaders, Process Improvement Engineers, Quality and Business Managers. In this role, you will make critical engineering choices with regard to equipment and processes needed to meet the goals of the area.

What you will Do

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical leadership, program management, and expertise to Plant Operations, including providing leadership and direction to the maintenance team.

  • Be a point of contact for technical changes to the assigned area and accountable for the conclusion-making process.

  • Improve and direct Preventive Maintenance plan for assigned area.

  • Root cause-based troubleshooting, schematic reading, PLC's and ladder logic programming, variable frequency drives, Ethernet communications, Vision Systems, and safety procedures such as Lock Out -Tag Out.

  • Support all plant priorities in the areas of EHS, Schedule Attainment, Spoilage & Yield, Labor & Overtime, Productivity, Spare Parts cost controls, and Lean Manufacturing.

  • Execute routine equipment purchases, including presenting justification for capital expenses or process improvements, design and specification of equipment and standardization of equipment within manufacturing methods and safety requirements.

  • First response to our maintenance employees when guidance or assistance is required. This will include some after hours and weekend supervision.

  • Establish, develop, implement and sustain world-class practices in our Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) program and deliver continuous improvement in the areas of up-time and cost controls.

  • Coordinate with Advanced Manufacturing Engineer (AME) efforts to ensure operational efficiency goals are met.

  • Provide support, direction and training to AMEs, Process Improvement Engineers, maintenance, systems and shop projects with specification, drawings, equipment/process acceptance, and trouble-shooting.

  • Initiate and integrate activities to resolve repetitive production problems and implement preventive maintenance programs on key pieces of equipment to improve process output reliability.

  • Provide leadership to hourly maintenance employees to ensure day-to-day production requirements.

  • Establish measured work practices for maintenance employees, to include documentation of work performed and the time required to perform it.

  • Provide training and aid in trouble-shooting and downtime response in specified area of expertise.

  • Steer up-time and equipment reliability improvements through simplification activities.

  • Own the 5S in the area and enforce adherence.

  • Develop and guide cross functional projects with other departments and suppliers to make entire supply chain more robust, driving OEE.

What you need to Succeed


  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or other technical Bachelor’s Degree.

  • Demonstrated Project Management skills.

  • Previous supervisory experience and/or experience working directly with high volume manufacturing Production Operations and Union Operators.

  • Demonstrated sound leadership skills through coaching, training and positive influencing. Skills to include interpersonal, facilitation, positive multi-level verbal/written communication and team building.

  • Proven shop floor troubleshooting skills

  • Proven Mechanical and Electrical/PLC Systematic and Technical Skills required.

  • Solid PLC Controls/Electrical troubleshooting a must

  • Ability to implement long-term plans into day-to-day operations.

  • Solid Computer skills (i.e. Microsoft suite, software/programming and PLC).

  • Position supports 24/7 manufacturing facilities. Occasional off shift, on call and weekend work may be required.


  • Green Belt Certified, Black Belt Certified.

  • 5 years' support operations or maintenance supervision experience.

  • Design/Tooling/new product launch background a plus.

  • Self-motivated: ability to balance multiple priorities and effectively establish level of responsiveness and resource allocation.

  • Skilled Union trades management experience.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Proven problem solving skills.

  • Experience troubleshooting with Servos, PLC’s and Remote Networked L/O, Pneumatics and Hydraulics is a plus

GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.



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