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Development Innovation lab Technician Wallace Battery Cell Innovation Center

Description

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

We are looking for a high-performing Battery Cell Innovation Center (BCIC) Technician supporting the design and manufacturing of GM battery cell technology for General Motors’ electrification programs.  As a BCIC Technician you will provide technical equipment and system support to product engineering teams; while adhering to and enforcing the principles of safe work practices, Quality Management System, and ensuring workplace organization and Lean process standards are maintained.

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform all required tasks in relation to equipment setup, operation, cleaning, testing, and process checks to ensure reliable and consistent functionality.

  • Work consistently in controlled, “clean room” environment while wearing required protective equipment

  • Utilize Job Instruction Training process to grow combined skill set of work group

  • Mix chemicals (liquids, powders, gases) to a specified recipe

  • Perform scheduled equipment maintenance and required cleaning

  • Observe equipment functionality and troubleshoot issues when needed

  • Maintain records on work performed, analyze data collected, and report results

  • Recommend revisions to lab process

  • Document best practices in battery cell manufacturing processes through standardized work instructions

  • Use data collection to make well informed process improvements through corrective action

  • Identify and eliminate operational waste through use of Lean manufacturing tools

  • Execute problem solving techniques to improve efficiency, quality, and safety

  • Maintain good housekeeping, safety practices, and supplies

  • Coordinate and exchange findings with engineering personnel outside work group

  • Properly dispose of material waste

  • Actively participate in team/group Business Plan Deployment meetings


Additional Description

Requirements

  • Two-year associate degree in mechanical, chemical, electrical field or equivalent experience

  • 2+ years previous working experience in a lab environment

  • Thorough knowledge of complex mechanical, chemical, and/or electrical concepts

  • Working knowledge of computer applications used in lab/manufacturing environments

  • Ability to accurately interpret engineering instructions

  • Analytical ability where problems are somewhat complex

  • Interpersonal skills to work effectively with others and assigned leaders in an inclusive, team environment

  • Must be willing to work any shift

Desired Skills

  • Previous working experience in a chemical laboratory

  • Knowledge of vehicle battery systems and safe work practices

  • Knowledge of test equipment, measuring, and recording devices

  • Knowledge of electrical and mechanical diagnostics and repair

  • Machining and/or welding experience

  • Implementation and use of Lean manufacturing tools and processes


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.