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2023 Spring/Summer Co-Op - Environmental Engineering, Non-Manufacturing

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


Sustainable Workplaces is charging ahead with a new mission! At GM environmental, we are geared towards developing creative solutions to environmental challenges. You will develop an understanding of environmental compliance in large automotive manufacturing and non-manufacturing operations and drive sustainable initiatives, as you work closely with the facility Environmental Engineers implementing projects in water, waste and air programs. It has never been a more exciting time to join the Sustainable Workplaces team!

Role Summary:

General Motors Corporation is committed to protecting human health and the environment and driving continuous improvement. Join our environmental team to gain experience in support of maintaining compliance, implementing best-practices, work standardization, and training across a multitude of GM non-manufacturing sites including technical research and design, administration, parts distribution, and training facilities. The position is located primarily at the GM Canadian Technical Centre in Oshawa, with visits to Markham and Woodstock several times a month, and periodic travel to other GM sites across Canada.

On top of the work outlined above, you will work on sustainability and community development work at GM non-manufacturing sites as well.

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To find out more about GM’s sustainability initiatives:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support environmental compliance related to operations at each of GM Canada’s non-manufacturing sites including storm water management, air emissions, spill prevention, and waste management/recycling programs

  • Support a variety of Facility and Environmental initiatives at non-manufacturing sites

  • Plan and lead employee engagement campaigns at GM Canada’s non-manufacturing sites (Earth Week, Waste Reduction Week, World Environment Day, etc)

  • Lead sustainability initiatives at GM Canada’s non-manufacturing sites related to GM’s 2023/24 Manufacturing Commitments


  • Pursuit of a Bachelor's (3rd or 4th year) degree with Co-Op in one of the following areas: Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Civil Engineering

  • Enrolled in a qualifying Ontario co‑operative education, or internship program

  • Able to work fulltime, 40 hours per week in Canada and 16-month term (4 consecutive semesters) starting May 2023

  • Have a valid Full Class G Ontario Driver’s Licence, or equivalent Canadian out-of-province licence

  • Have the ability to travel to various GM Canadian facilities

  • 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:

  • Past experience in an industrial and/or manufacturing environment

  • Knowledge and understanding of ISO 14001 standard and environmental legislation

  • Bilingual, with proficiency in French language

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 ability to manage numerous projects at any given

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

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

This role offers the following Work Appropriately strategies:

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


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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.

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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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