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Engineering Group Manager (EGM) - Manufacturing Engineering Die Casting Process

Description

In our pursuit to create a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion, GM’s global manufacturing engineering team is challenging the limits on what is possible and embracing agility as it reimagines how to build the next generation of vehicles. Our diverse team of manufacturing engineers play a crucial role in transforming our facilities by implementing the adoption of ground-breaking technologies.


In this role you will manage one or more areas. You will be responsible for a group of engineers engaged in determining and specifying how Die Casting products are to be manufactured. 


You will also take part in planning, procurement, fabrication, installation and upkeep of systems, equipment and tooling required for complex, special and unique situations.

The Die Casting Process & Equipment Team is looking for talented and self-driven individuals to fill the role of Engineering Group Manager (EGM).  The Team plays a significant role in Programs at the heart of GM’s Propulsion Systems, both in Electrification and Conventional Products.  This includes being a key part of GM’s $27 billion of investments in EV and AV products and 30 EVs by 2025, including GMC Hummer EV and Cadillac Lyriq.

The primary responsibility of this EGM is to lead a team of engineers aligned to executing the Die Casting manufacturing strategy for Prismatic Components across EV Drive Units, EV Body Structures as well as Transmissions and Engines.  The EGM provides leadership and direction to a group of direct reports consisting of Subject Matter Experts, a Technical Specialist and a Supervisor leading the Process Development & Implementation Team for a total of 9-14 engineers.

The team has tremendous opportunities to apply the latest technology in both the Product and Process of current programs and to apply the latest lessons learned from the global launches to improve quality and efficiency of future systems via the Bill of Process (BOP)and Bill of Equipment (BOE). Work is performed in a team environment where there is daily interactions with Product Engineering (PE), Programs System Engineers (PSEs) and Manufacturing Engineers (MEs), as well as the Die Casting Tooling Team.

This role is based at GPS Die Casting Operations in Bedford IN with opportunities to work from home, and periodic travel to the Warren Tech Center, Pre-Production Operations in Pontiac , and also includes direct interaction with plants in North America, and other global regions.

If you are innovative, creative, enjoy the challenge of making an impact through major projects and programs, working with the latest technologies and thrive in a fast paced, team orientated environment, here is your chance to make a career of it.

Responsibilities

  • Set objectives for team members and coach them for success
  • Establish and oversee required tooling activities or review and evaluate proposals for re-use, retool and new manufacturing processes
  • Develop long-range plans for improvements of processes and manufacturing activities
  • Develop OEM Supplier base and relationships
  • Provide technical assistance to achieve manufacturing performance
  • Provide an environment for continuous development and learning for all team members
  • Guide technical leadership in areas of Die Casting and related Casting operations
  • Support the use of common systems such as Process of Manufacturing Engineering (PoME), BPD, Global Read Across Tool (GRAT), FIT, lessons learned for standardizing and improving processes with a drive to reducing the structural cost of manufacturing
  • Lead, Guide and Manage a Manufacturing Engineering team that does the following:
    • Develop and continuously improve the BOP, BOE and BOO for Rotating and Reciprocating components:
      • Process Development, Analytical and mechanical gaging techniques
      • Efficient material flow;
      • Human factors consideration
    • Design, build, integrate, install and successfully launch systems as well as continuously improve equipment and tools required in plants for the production of high quality parts.
    • Process analysis, using math-based tools for process development, optimization and problem-solving to address SPQRCE (Safety People Quality Responsiveness Cost Environment) launch issues and reduce structural cost
    • Work with Product Engineering to provide design direction for efficient manufacturing of new product designs, such as accounting for Manufacturing Requirements (MR's) .
    • Provide accurate cost estimates for new or revised products
    • Partner with Purchasing to develop the supply base for Machine Tool Suppliers; provide manufacturing technical support to suppliers through the SQE organization.
    • Work with plants & purchasing in support of cost savings initiatives and provide technical support for solving manufacturing problems.

Additional Description

Qualifications:

  • High Level of technical knowledge and ability in process engineering disciplines
  • Demonstrated understanding of Casting Manufacturing and Measurement Processes
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to implement General Motor Manufacturing System (GMS) principles
  • Proven ability to lead, coach, and develop direct reports - 5+ years of experience in a supervisory role is preferred
  • Knowledge of Product/Process Design and the Manufacturing Interface
  • Launch knowledge
  • The ideal candidate will have demonstrated capability of driving results, as well as strategic agility & urgency

Preferred Experiences:

  • Demonstrated applications of plant floor and product design improvements for manufacturing
  • Multiple different Manufacturing Engineering assignments with successful individual achievements or strong team-based achievements
  • Global Exposure working with others from other regions to complete projects
  • Cross-Functional assignment in another Manufacturing Engineering Center
  • Plant job assignments for 2-3 years, preferably in Global Propulsion Systems

Education/ Training:

  • Bachelors Degree, recommended in Engineering
  • Masters degree preferred

This position is not eligible for ISP, ITAP or localizations.


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.