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Mechanical Engineer

Company: General Motors
Location: Lansing
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

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
In our pursuit to create a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion, GM's global manufacturing engineering team is challenging the limits on what is possible and embracing agility as it reimagines how to build the next generation of vehicles. Our diverse team of manufacturing engineers play a crucial role in transforming our facilities through implementing the adoption of ground-breaking technologies. From raw sheet metal to final assembly, this team is reinventing the tools and processes that will enable GM to deliver on our promise to create an all-electric future.

This position is a level 6/7 opening.

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

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

Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Manage mechanical engineering projects including new installations, refurbishment or replacement projects, and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Enforce safe work practices as the highest priority and implement improvements for ergonomics, health and safety, and housekeeping
  • Provide technical support and direction to support personnel within the organization
  • Investigate conveyance and equipment problems and provide technical input for problem resolution
  • Ensure long term, cost effective maintenance of conveyors, equipment, and facilities
  • Communicate project requirements, plans, and status to departmental and plant leadership
  • Communicate issues and updates to proper parties within affected departments
  • Develop cost estimates, investment forecasts, business cases, appropriation requests, and plans for conveyor and other mechanical project initiatives
  • Work with Headquarters Vehicle Systems engineering groups and the Headquarters Facilities organization to promote common systems, share best practices, and resolve issues
  • Participate in functional area meetings to represent Manufacturing Engineering and assist in improving the affected department's performance toward various Business Plan Deployment (BPD) goals
  • Coordinate with departmental tech support and headquarters Vehicle Systems engineers on new model conveyance and process equipment planning, including model changes, CQPI, throughput, sourcing, etc.
  • Assist in the development of a project manpower planning between plant and contractor resources, including Paragraph 183 requirements.
  • Support use of common equipment designs and components for new and revised conveyors and equipment
  • Maintain proficiency in their field
  • Support GMS initiatives
  • Utilize appropriate statistical methods for continuous improvement on plant processes
  • Maintain good working relationships with peers, hourly employees, union management, and the supplier community
  • Provide input into the development of plant budgets for Manufacturing Engineering
  • Manage projects to minimize investment cost while providing equipment and facilities that minimize ongoing operating cost (uptime, throughput, mean time to repair, energy efficiency, recurring maintenance cost, etc.)Other responsibilities will include:

    - You will analyze and implement product or machinery designs for the best method for manufacturing processes

    - You will propose and evaluate the processes for equipment in assigned area

    - Direct the design, development, and/or improvement of manufacturing processes for assigned area

    - You will keep regular contact with partners outside the work group

    - You will provide direction to small group of technical employees

    - You may evaluate or monitor expenditures for processes and/or equipment

    Additional Job Description
    Qualifications

    Required:
    • Bachelor's in engineering or equivalent experience such as is acquired through skilled trades journeyman status.
    • High level of analytical ability where problems are unusual and difficult.
    • High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others.
    • High level of oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to work on off shifts or weekends when required to accomplish project work Preferred:
      • Mechanical Engineering degree
      • Previous experience with various types of conveyor systems
      • Proficiency in AutoCad and Maximo
      • Previous work experience in the Paint departmentBenefits 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 at ...@GM.com . 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.
        Associated topics: ansys, autocad, cae, chassis, fluid, mechanical engineer, naval, propulsion, turbomachinery, vibration

Keywords: General Motors, Lansing , Mechanical Engineer, Other , Lansing, Michigan

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