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Assembly Plant Quality Engineer

Description

This position is responsible for managing specifically assigned engineering commodities to Define, Root Cause, and Eliminate associated Safety, Quality, and Throughput issues identified by the customer or within the assembly plant.

Planning and Vision

  • Planning and prioritization of daily activities
  • Support QE CAP goals and BPD targets
  • Optimize time to ensure coverage of QE responsibilities and production floor support

Safety

  • Follow and reinforce all site safety guidelines
  • Maintain safe and professional workspaces per site Workplace Organization Standards
  • Participate in Safety Observation Tours as needed
  • Urgently resolve *S safety and ergonomic issues

People

  • Develop quality related skills, Red X certification, GMS compliance, Built In Quality skills assessment completion and professional society certifications
  • Support a cross-training plan for Quality Engineers to meet plant, quality and SQ objectives
  • Complete Suggestion Plan Requirements and analysis of incoming Suggestions
  • Lead and coach Red X problem solving methodologies for team members, suppliers, and manufacturing team members

Quality

  • Act as Voice of the Customer within manufacturing process
  • Develop and maintain Product Quality Standards for assigned commodities
  • Develop and implement a Standardized Work Task List
  • Champion assigned commodity Voice of the Customer (VOC) issues
  • Participate in the Change Management Process
  • Issue and maintain Supplier Practical Problem Solving items for identified Supplier Quality issues
  • Communicate Emerging Issues summary for assigned Components
  • Support Supplier Quality Yard Sweeps and develop inspection method and standards
  • Coordinate repair, rework, and containment activities for identified spills
  • Participate in high risk supplier phone calls
  • Provide response to all commodity SAC and manufacturing floor issues
  • Validate supplier scrap disposition daily (Support as required or for high cost SAC sorts) 
  • Request Temporary Change Requests (TCR) from engineers as required to support assembly
  • Ensure appropriate identification of KPC's and KCC's
  • Document issues in and gain approval to PRTSs though the CPIT process
  • Voice of manufacturing in CPIT process
  • Diamond 4 through 7 problem solving for all VOC metrics through RC and ICA
  • Viewed by other resources teams and suppliers as problem solving support resource
  • Participates in ISO Audits
  • Support PTR Process, documenting product concerns and providing Pass/Fail feedback.  Material, Prod Control, QE ME and PCC jointly support PTR activities.
  • Support controlled shipping activity
  • Facilitate all Supplier Representatives and Supplier Visits to Manufacturing Facility
  • Communicate lessons learned to SMT's and validation teams
  • Develop action plans to meet established VOC, GCA, and DRR targets for assigned components and systems
  • Support launch activities for all future programs beginning at the first manufacturing build
  • Liaison between engineering, supplier, and manufacturing to ensure quality and reliability
  • Identify and continually improve processes and procedures

Responsiveness

  • Assure timely reaction to commodity issues at Care, GCA, 5F, and other Quality Reviews (support as required)
  • Attend appropriate area countermeasures meetings
  • Support DRR/DRL initiatives
  • Drive assigned PRTS issues through Root Cause and ICA to meet published targets
  • Attend standard quality engineering meetings
  • Support timely resolution of supplier and engineering related plant floor Ergonomics and Quality issues
  • Drive timely support from Product Engineering for necessary guidance and TCRs to enable shipment of vehicles

Cost

  • Ensure effective management of salary attendance/vacation/overtime tracking systems
  • Drive assigned warranty reduction initiatives
  • Document and resolve cost recovery associated with supplier quality issues through eSAP system
  • Manage open ESEP jobs within assign commodities

Additional Description

Basic Required

  • Four-year degree in engineering or technical discipline
  • Highly developed oral and written communications skills
  • High level of analytical ability where problems are unusual and difficult
  • High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others
  • Demonstrated technical and professional skills in job-related area required
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes
  • Managerial courage
  • Customer focus
  • Strong decision-making ability
  • Ability to build effective teams

Basic Preferred

  • Graduate level degree in engineering or technical discipline
  • 2+ Years Manufacturing experience
  • 2+ Years Product Engineering experience
  • Team Management experience
  • Red X Technical Problem Solving Journeyman or higher certification
  • Body Dimensional, GD&T, and Part Data Analysis capability

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 . 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.