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Entry Level - Industrial Engineering Rotational


Job Description Summary:

General Motors is looking for energetic Industrial Engineers to be part of its diverse manufacturing team. The industrial engineering department is responsible for implementing the latest advances in lean manufacturing while delivering world-class throughput achieved through line balance and waste elimination.

The ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced manufacturing environment is critical to your success at General Motors. You will be collaborating with other engineering disciplines, production personnel, and outside suppliers. You will be an integral contributor during the launch of exciting new vehicles. The selected candidate must have the following attributes: strong analytic and problem-solving skills, a keen attention to detail, strong communication skills, and act with high integrity.

As an Industrial Engineer in the Rotational Program, you will start your career by rotating through a series of assignments within industrial engineering while gaining exposure to the overall company. These dynamic rotations will rapidly develop the skill set that enables the candidate’s success. Due to their wide skill set and knowledge base, industrial engineers are considered a “jack of all trades” which leads to exciting potential career opportunities.

Work Location:

Most rotational assignments will be located at a vehicle assembly plant in MI, but may also include rotations at the Global Technical Center in Warren, MI. Many of these manufacturing sites are paving the way to GM’s all-electric future preparing for new vehicle launches that will implement cutting edge technologies and lean manufacturing processes.

Key Responsibilities:

* Implement workstation designs that meet safety and ergonomic requirements

* Maintain accurate time study and ergonomic evaluations for each workstation

* Drive continuous improvement activities for assigned area

* Implement lean manufacturing concepts (GMS)

* Support development of assembly process for future vehicle models

Additional Description


* Bachelor’s Degree in Controls Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Supply Chain, or Production Engineering.

* Manufacturing Plant experience preferred

*Graduating between April 2021 and June 2022

* Capable and willing to travel as needed

Desired Skills:

Industrial Engineering Skills

* Knowledge of time study and motion analysis

* Knowledge of human factors engineering / ergonomic analysis

* Experience in documentation of standardized work procedures

* Experience in implementation of lean manufacturing concepts, such as Six Sigma

* Excellent skills in Microsoft Office (heavily focused on Excel and PowerPoint)

* Working knowledge of computer aided drafting tools (AutoCAD / SolidWorks / Line Designer)

Interpersonal Skills

* Self-motivated individual with continuous improvement focus

* Ability to work collaboratively with all levels of the organization

  • Actively engaged with work teams and plant personnel
  • Ability to adapt to different interpersonal styles and communication methods
  • Trusted resource with high integrity with regards to their personal actions and work assignments

* Project management and time management skills

* Strong oral & written communication skills

This role offers the following Work Appropriately strategies:

  • Onsite: This position requires an employee to be on-site on a full-time basis.
  • Hybrid: This position does not require an employee to be onsite full-time to perform most effectively. The employee’s role enables them to work at a GM facility or off-site as frequently as needed or desired.

Relocation assistance is available to candidates who meet eligibility requirements.


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.