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2023 Summer Intern - Manufacturing - University at Buffalo

  • Lockport
  • Students & Recent Graduates
  • Full Time
  • Added
  • JR-000091458

Description

Lockport is looking for these types of roles for Summer 2023 : Controls Engineering Intern, Mechanical Engineering Intern, Industrial Engineering Intern, Supply Chain Intern, and Quality Engineering Intern. Please see all 5 job descriptions below.

Manufacturing Controls Engineering Intern  

Our plants are the groundwork for GM and a hotbed of innovation. We need controls engineer interns to assist maintenance personnel in operation and maintenance of specialist equipment. As a controls engineer intern you would be accountable for controls engineering and electrical support for engine programs. These tasks would teach you electrical root causing analysis and problem solving as well as leadership skills to provide technical support and direction to support personnel/skilled trades within the organization. Quality and safety are extremely meaningful to us, so enforcing safe work practices is the highest priority and implement objectives for ergonomics, health/safety and housekeeping, which means that you would have to investigate system and equipment problems and provide technical input in problem resolution.  

Responsibilities: 

  • Leads electrical projects including new, operations improvements, and periodic repair and replacement 
  • Participates in functional area plant meetings and related activities to represent engineering and to assist in reaching the plant's performance goals 
  • Develops cost estimates, investment forecasts, business cases, appropriation requests and plans for minor project activity 
  • Utilizes statistical methods for continuous improvement on plant systems 
  • Develops and monitors planning timetables and projects schedules 
  • Coordinates and communicates the development of changes to improve conditions for the assembly process 
  • Programming of manufacturing technology 
  • Analyzes product, process and technology to figure out the best methods of manufacture 
  • Assists in the design and building of tools and equipment or recommends improvements to existing processes 

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Demonstrated leadership in field of study, extracurricular activities or service organizations 
  • Able to work independently and with a team 
  • Outstanding interpersonal and relationship management skills with the ability to effectively collaborate with varying levels of the organization as needed 
  • Oral and written communication skills with the ability to distill complex subjects to a wider audience 
  • Emerging partnership and teamwork skills and ability to learn from and share knowledge with co-workers in a fast-paced environment 
  • High level of integrity, ability to deal with ambiguity, takes initiative/self-directed 
  • Evidence of strong character with integrity, honesty, accountability and trust 

Manufacturing Mechanical Engineer 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 Mechanical Engineer Interns to do hands-on work that could add directly to the bottom line of our culture and our company. You will have many responsibilities and accountabilities, like mechanical support for programs. You will learn how to lead mechanical projects for several different areas of the plant including operations improvements and new and replacement programs. This is a hands-on position in which you may work with periodic repairs and to provide technical support and direction to support personnel/skilled trades.  

Responsibilities: 

  • Mechanical root cause analysis and problem solving 
  • Analyze product, process and technology to figure out the best methods of manufacture 
  • Assist in the design and building of tools and equipment or recommends improvements to existing processes 
  • Assist maintenance personnel in operation and maintenance of specialized equipment 
  • Troubleshoot special maintenance and equipment problems 
  • Coordinate machinery upgrade projects 

Desired Qualifications: 

  • 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, applicable insights  
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, leading timelines and goals 
  • Willingness to ask questions, take initiative and be resourceful and inventive 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to distill sophisticated subjects to a wider audience 
  • Emerging partnership and teamwork 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 

Manufacturing Industrial Engineer 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 Industrial Engineer interns to do hands-on work that would have the opportunity to add directly to the bottom line of our culture and our company. You would be responsible for the analyzing efficiency of manufacturing operations and changes related to personnel, material, machines and facilities. Work involves leadership ability, critical thinking and communication skills. Exercises independent determinations with mentorship from supervisors. 

Responsibilities:

  • Confirms or recommends changes to layouts, labor control and/or material control 
  • Frequent contact with others outside the work group 
  • Assists in developing accurate methods and optimum operation layout 
  • Makes operation descriptions and performs the vital calculations to complete studies and change routines or other systems of labor and material control 
     

Desired Qualifications: 

  • 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, applicable insights  
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, managing timelines and goals 
  • Willingness to ask questions, take initiative and be resourceful and inventive 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to distill sophisticated subjects to a wider audience 
  • Emerging partnership and teamwork 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 

Manufacturing Supply Chain Intern  

At GM, we have a “Look Ahead” culture where we develop strategic perspectives and establish goals. Supply Chain management fits right into our “Look Ahead” culture. In Supply chain there are always moving parts, timelines, and problems to overcome. Here, you would have to use innovation and creativity to help drive for results. You will be working in a fast-paced plant environment where you will learn interpersonal skills including the ability to prioritize, balance multiple projects simultaneously, and meet goals.  

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Experience with commodities (metals, stampings, castings, plastics, resins, paint, electronics, etc.) 
  • Experience leading commercial issues with suppliers and assessing supplier performance 
  • Demonstrated skills in complex negotiations 
  • Knowledge of procurement software and databases 
  • Knowledge of materials management 
  • Capable of interpreting market data 
  • Able to read blueprints and to understand basic engineering documents 
  • Solid knowledge of contract law and its applications regarding purchasing processes 
  • Work globally, independently, and be proactive 
  • Demonstrated leadership in field of study, extracurricular activities or service organizations  
  • Able to work independently and with a team  
  • Emerging partnership and teamwork skills and ability to learn from and share knowledge with co-workers in a fast-paced environment  
  • High level of integrity, ability to deal with ambiguity, takes initiative/self-directed  
  • Evidence of strong character with integrity, honesty, accountability and trust  

Manufacturing Quality Engineer Intern 

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 

Responsibilities:  

  • 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 issued 
  • 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 

Desired Qualifications: 

  • 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  

Additional Description

Qualifications: 

  • Pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree in one of the following areas: Electrical Engineering/Electrical Engineering Technology, Controls Engineering/Controls Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Industrial Engineering, or Supply Chain Management  

  • Must be graduating between December 2023 and May 2026

  • Student attending University at Buffalo

  • Able to work fulltime, 40 hours per week 

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skill ability to distill complex subjects to a wider audience  

  • Highly proficient with Microsoft office products - Word, Excel, PowerPoint 

  • Proficient in reading part drawings and interpretation of part measurements  

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

PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF YOU DO NOT NEED SPONSORSHIP TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES NOW OR IN THE FUTURE. WE ARE UNABLE TO CONSIDER CANDIDATES WHO REQUIRE SPONSORSHIP. 


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.

Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values; 
• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

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 Careers.Accommodations@GM.com 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.