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2023 Spring/Summer Co-Op - Technical Support and Engineering Group Leader

  • Location
    • Ingersoll, Ontario
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


General Motors CAMI Assembly is Canada’s first, all-electric vehicle assembly plant. We are excited to assume a lead role driving our corporate vision of Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions, and Zero Congestion. Our partnership with BrightDrop will enable the reshaping of e-commerce by developing smarter, greener, and more efficient ways to deliver goods and services to your door, while delivering a brighter future for the cities where we live.

We are building a team of the most upbeat, accomplished, and innovative talent to ensure we meet the challenges of developing the new manufacturing processes required to produce these amazing products! We want people who can combine a passion for technology with high doses of curiosity and meticulous thinking to deliver a more sustainable future.

We offer a dynamic and inclusive work environment that questions the status-quo daily to drive continuous improvement. You will have the opportunity to learn new skills and actively play an integral role in the development of new processes at CAMI Assembly.

Role Summary:

We are looking for a curious and innovative technical support and maintenance leader for a 12-month Co-Op/internship. In this role, you will use your technical competencies to perform technical support, and lead and mentor our skilled trades.  You will work side by side with our skilled tradespeople to create a work environment free of personal injury. You will provide technical support and collaborate on creative improvements to manufacturing processes, machine reliability, equipment capability, and operating efficiency. 

Come join our team as we work together to optimize pioneering processes and automation to enable the future of EV manufacturing, and make General Motors your Workplace of Choice!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Promote a workplace safety culture that prioritizes every employee’s safe return home

  • Schedule maintenance tasks to optimize the effectiveness of our available resources using Maximo and SAP systems

  • Coordinate monthly preventative maintenance program using Maximo software

  • Prepare Standard Task Instructions for repeat maintenance processes

  • Support emergency breakdowns and weekend planning activities

  • Research and source required tools and materials to complete maintenance repairs and related processes

  • Diagnose equipment issues and implement permanent corrective actions

  • Support Group Leaders (Supervisors) with daily tasks and train with them, progressing to cover this position for vacation and related coverage

  • Apply maintenance management tools to evaluate equipment reliability, capability, serviceability, and overall cost effectiveness

  • Coordinate the development of safe and effective maintenance procedures


  • Pursuit of a Bachelor's (3rd or 4th year) or Master's degree with Co-Op in one of the following areas: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics, Industrial Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering

  • Enrolled in a qualifying Ontario co‑operative education, or internship program (requirement to graduate)

  • Able to work fulltime, 40 hours per week in Canada and for 12-month term (3 consecutive semesters) starting May 2023

  • Willing to work in a plant environment

  • Ability to lead maintenance operations on rotating shifts and weekends as required.

  • Passion for continuous improvement, innovation, and the ability to infect others with that same drive

  • Successful candidates will be required to attest to their vaccination status (or indicating that they do not wish to disclose), and any job offer will be conditional on the candidate providing that attestation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior manufacturing experience, knowledge of production environments, and in automotive industry

Desired Skills:

  • Outstanding leadership, interpersonal, and relationship management skills with the ability to effectively collaborate with varying levels of the organization

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

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

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

  • Consistently demonstrates innovative thinking that is customer-centric

  • Excellent project management skills and the proven track record to manage numerous projects at any given

  • Possess strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills

  • Fundamental digital literacy including understanding of MS Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

This role offers the following Work Appropriately strategies:

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


Additional Description

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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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 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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