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Manufacturing Optimization LMS Execution Engineer - Factory ZERO

  • Location
    • Detroit, Michigan
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


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


The Role
This position is a unique opportunity to influence the way we as General Motors operate material flow in our assembly plants and lead the factory of future material flow implementation. Mfg. Optimization Material engineer implements material strategies & automation in our assembly centers while working with cross functional teams to set up efficient and lean material flow. From raw sheet metal to final assembly, this team is reinventing the tools and processes that will enable GM to deliver on our promise to create an all-electric future.  The opportunities at General Motors are endless as we build the organization from the ground up and shape it into a Workplace of Choice.

What You’ll Do (Responsibilities)

  • Develop and implement work measurement, line balance, ergonomics processes, simulation for manufacturing optimization projects across the plant.
  • Determine labor impact, simulation, and confirmation of takt time for optimization projects.
  • Provide the ME team with revised HC associated with the optimization projects including
  • Develop PMP plan and PCP assignments for new optimization projects.
  • Develop/revise operational plans JES/TIS revisions, ULOC/DLOC, CMA Coordination
  • Manage Facility layouts, working closely with all facets of the plant to coordinate, create, review, and maintain all plant auto cad layouts -ensuring layout efficiency as well as future space protection.
  • Develop material delivery and non-conforming materials strategies for all projects
  • Develop container plans, plan for every part (PFEP)
  • Comprehend process control plan requirements associated with jobs being optimized.
  • Complete project plan reviews with the local production management teams for future implementations. Understand local contractual considerations for all projects.
  • Direct improvements to the elimination of waste for quality, scrap, stock reduction, energy, safety, equipment, material, space savings and process efficiency.
  • Optimize sequence of operations and workflow.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to conceptualize, design, and execute automation programs and processes that improve supply chain, warehousing, and material flow.
  • Create crew plans to ensure resources are properly allocated and utilized effectively.
  • Provide Technical support and assistance to manufacturing and maintenance team members, production supervisors and production associates
  • Demonstrate knowledge of LMS principles and drive future materials implementations.

Additional Description

Your Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications)

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering (ME, Supply chain, Industrial) or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 5 years of equivalent experience (Mfg. and Supply chain)
  • Knowledge of basic manufacturing, supply chain and assembly processes.
  • Experience with using AutoCAD, Factory cad or equivalent, MS-Office tools (Excel, Access, Project, Word, and PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of Industrial Engineering skills and techniques
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience GMS, program/platform manufacturing and plant manufacturing.
  • Good knowledge of GMS principles and experience in GMS implementation.
  • Previous experience as Project Lead, with the ability to coordinate resources, provide leadership updates, report status, and track timelines.

What Will Give You a Competitive Edge (Preferred Qualifications)  

  • Familiarity with automation execution, understanding the principles and concepts related to material flow automation.

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