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Database/MES Developer Co-op

  • Rochester
  • Students & Recent Graduates
  • Full Time
  • Added
  • JR-000067636


Job Description:  

Our plants are the groundwork for GM and a hotbed of innovation. We also have a culture of continuous improvement where we strive for operational excellence. This position perfectly blends the two. GM Rochester is looking for a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Developer Co-Op to build and support our custom MES application. You will work alongside our Engineering, Manufacturing, and Quality teams to analyze requirements, and then design and develop solutions. Your responsibilities of preforming ground-up design and development of new features would have a direct effect on the plant. Which means you could leave a lasting impression at GM! The plant is a high volume, fast paced environment where teamwork is championed, and we all have the same goal.  


  • Structured Query Language (SQL) development and performance tuning of database schema, stored procedures, etc. 

  • Web development and design using Python, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, etc. 

  • Ad-hoc and planned data visualization and report development using Reporting Services (SSRS), Tableau, etc. 

  • Ensure optimal system performance and uptime 

  • Design and implement SQL queries and new reports to support business needs 

  • Work with users on a day-to-day basis to be continuously aware of their specific requirements and issues 

  • Monitor and troubleshoot performance of system on in the manufacturing environment 

Additional Description

Qualifications (required):  

  • Pursuing Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or Web/Mobile Computing  

  • Work fulltime, 40 hours per week 

  • Enrolled in a Co-op program at your university 

  • Willing to work in a plant environment 

Preferred Experience:  

  • Experience designing, implementing, and troubleshooting websites 

  • Knowledgeable with SQL optimization for high volume and large databases 

  • Understanding in SQL Server database functions and related usage like transaction processing, indexing, and performance 

  • Solid understanding of SQL Server-related development environments (SQL Server Management Studio, Visual Studio, etc.) 

  • Experience troubleshooting and resolving database integrity issues, performance issues, blocking/deadlocking issues, connectivity issues, data replication issues etc. 

  • Expert use of Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) 

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

  • 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 

  • 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 

  • Driven to produce high quality results 

GM will provide a one-time lump sum taxable stipend payment to each student selected for the 2022 Student Program. 


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 . 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.