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2023 Summer Intern - Manufacturing Group Leader

  • Location
    • Buffalo, New York
    • Flint, Michigan
    • Kansas City, Kansas
    • Lansing, Michigan
    • Romulus, Michigan
    • Spring Hill, Tennessee
    • Wentzville, Missouri
    • Wyoming, Michigan
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


Manufacturing Group Leader Intern

At General Motors we strive for a culture of excellence. We act with integrity. We are driven by ingenuity and innovation. We have the courage to do and say what's difficult. Each of us takes accountability for results, drives for continued efficiencies and has the tenacity to win. 

We are seeking Manufacturing Group Leader Interns who will have general supervisory responsibility over a large group of employees engaged in plant production operations. We need employees who are natural influencers and leaders who can motivate their peers to accomplish goals. However, you would also have responsibilities in achieving production schedules using lean manufacturing principles. Utilizing both skills would teach you excellent leadership skills as well as manufacturing processes. Having this knowledge makes you a valuable employee. Your work would involve the coordination of several operations involving the ability to make decisions within the limits of general practices and policies. Work performed under general supervision, while exercising a high level of independent judgment. 


  • Maintain awareness of quality standards, communicate department quality goals and use resources to solve quality problems 

  • Build and maintain good working relationships with employees, union and management 

  • Understand and consistently coordinate the National and Local Agreements between General Motors and the United Auto Workers Union 

  • Bring leadership skills that help develop teams 

  • Strong problem-solving skills utilizing data

  • Implement/follow systems that prevent reoccurrence of known issues.

  • Promote safe work practices and achieve objectives for ergonomics, health and safety and housekeeping.

  • Empower, train and develop employees to effectively perform their jobs utilizing standardized methods

  • Utilize human resources in accordance with corporate policies and procedures and government regulations

  • Control costs and achieve productivity improvements

  • Provide input to payroll and perform other administrative tasks as required

  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to implement and apply lean principles to both operations and maintenance

  • Apply technical knowledge with some direct guidance from supervisor 

Job Location

We have opportunities available in the below locations for this role. Please indicate in your application which of these locations you are interested in.

  • Lansing, MI
  • Romulus, MI
  • Flint, MI
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Wentzville, MO
  • Fairfax (Kansas City), KS
  • Spring Hill, TN
  • Tonawanda, NY

Additional Description


  • Pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree

  • Must be graduating between December 2023 and May 2026

  • Able to work fulltime, 40 hours per week

  • Willing to work in a plant environment 

Desired Skills:  

  • Prior internship in automotive, technology, or manufacturing  

  • Outstanding interpersonal and relationship management skills to effectively collaborate with varying levels of the organization as needed

  • Demonstrates leadership in field of study, extra-curricular activities or service organizations

  • Strong leadership skills, to guide project teams through planning, execution and insight phases

  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills, especially the ability to synthesize large amounts of data involving multiple variables into comprehensive, actionable insights

  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, managing results and goals

  • Willingness to ask questions, take initiative and be resourceful

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to distill sophisticated subjects to a wider audience

  • Emerging partnership and collaboration skills and ability to learn from and share knowledge with co-workers in a rapidly moving environment

  • High level of integrity, ability to deal with ambiguity, takes initiative/self-directed

  • Evidence of strong character with integrity, honesty, accountability and trust

  • Deliver new and creative solutions to sophisticated problems 

The start date for these Internship roles are for May & June of 2023 Spring/Summer Internship

This role offers the following Work Appropriately strategies:

  • Onsite: This position requires an employee to be on-site on a full-time basis.

GM will provide a one-time lump sum taxable stipend payment to each student selected for the 2023 Student Program


About GM

Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.

Why Join Us 

We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day – individually and collectively – to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

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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.

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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 or call us at 800-865-7580. 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.

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