Title: Process Engineer
What’s the best part about life at GM?
The best part about life at GM to me is the people. GM is a global company and while working here you get the chance to meet and interact with people from all walks of life. This gives you the unique opportunity to learn something new from almost everyone you meet.
What does my typical day look like?
Being in Manufacturing Engineering pretty much means I do not have a typical work day, especially during a plant shutdown. But, a lot of the time my day will involve planning meetings with a variety of different engineers, plant personnel, contractors and everyone in between. While during a shutdown it is usually spent tracking equipment installation progress and quick problem solving on the plant floor.
What’s been my most exciting project to date?
By far the most exciting project that I have been on so far has been the new 2019 T1 truck launch. Over the past two years I have had a core role in the installation and launch of our new Silverado and Sierra at Fort Wayne Assembly. It has been so exciting and satisfying seeing the vehicles that I have personally worked on take center stage at the North American Auto Show and other high profile events. It is a feeling unlike any other.
What’s the most unexpected skill I’ve gained at General Motors?
Communication and reading people. When you think engineering you don’t typically think people skills, but since what I do involves working with so many different groups and directly impacts the operators on the line I needed to develop good interpersonal skills. This allows me to be more efficient at my job and hopefully build a better end product for our customers.
What opportunities at General Motors have boosted my career growth?
Traveling and working at different plants has allowed me to network with countless people in GM. Also, the TRACK rotational program has given me the opportunity to work outside of my role and understand the responsibilities that other engineers have.