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2023 Co-Op - Manufacturing Quality Engineer

  • Location
    • Buffalo, New York
    • Lansing, Michigan
    • Rochester, New York
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


Quality Engineer/Manufacturing Engineer Co-Op

Looking for a position that demonstrates your high level of analytical ability where problems are unusual and difficult? Our culture here at GM cultivates innovative thinking where we like to see things not as they are but as they could be. We also look to put quality and safety at the forefront of everything we do. As a Quality Engineer at GM you would drive problem solving and resolutions based on data driven solutions to suppliers and internal customers. Your work would involve functioning as a technical liaison between production operations, engineering, suppliers, and supplier quality at a GM manufacturing plant. 


  • Interact with production and engineering on part measurement results to part print specifications to assure quality and reliability  

  • Ensure effective containment and resolution to identified non-conforming product  

  • Communicate emerging issues for responsible components daily to Quality Systems Manager  

  • Coordinate repair, rework, and containment activities for identified spills  

  • Validate supplier scrap  

  • Work with PRR process on supplier related issues  

  • Support the PTR Process by running PTR's and evaluating impact on the product / function  

  • Support launch activities of new products  

  • Support the implementation and effective adherence to all elements within GMS  

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
  • Tonawanda, NY
  • Rochester, NY

Additional Description


  • Pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree in one of the following areas: Engineering

  • Must be graduating between December 2023 and May 2026

  • Able to work fulltime, 40 hours per week  

  • Proficient in reading part drawings and interpretation of part measurements   

  • Enrolled in a co-op program at your university  

  • Willing to work in a plant environment

Desired Skills:    

  • Knowledge of and ability to effectively use computer software as it pertains to quality engineering  

  • Knowledge of design tolerances and gauge function  

  • Understanding of supplier quality standards  

  • Prior internship experience in automotive or technology  

  • Demonstrated leadership in field of study, extracurricular activities or service organizations   

  • High level of integrity, ability to deal with ambiguity, takes initiative and is proactive  

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

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

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.

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 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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