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GA Launch Coordinator




Product Interface & Issue Resolution Process

¨ Utilize production knowledge to analyze major design, tooling and specification for SPQRC issues

¨ Actively engaged with the Engineering counterpart to ensure the Process Engineering requirements are met and executed for General Assembly

¨ Assist production in the development of the initial JES and SOS

¨ Coordinates the interaction between Body Shop and Paint for resolution of General Assembly issues whose root cause is found to have originated within those departments

¨ Integral member of the problem resolution teams in General Assembly, assisting in resolution of build issues in GA while ensuring that the 7- diamond problem solving process is being utilized

¨ Executes the change management process for internal process control (tooling, material, etc.), coordinates issues and resolutions with Body Shop and Paint Shop.

·        Works with the Change Management Coordinator - Launch to develop plans for Production Trial Runs, Engineering Tryouts, Engineering Work Orders, etc. during the launch process

·        Works with the Change Management Coordinator - Launch to understand all Temporary Work Orders, reworks and part substitutions for their impact on timing

¨      Provides Leadership during the Daily Wrap up meeting with Manufacturing and Engineering

·        Root Cause established  

·        Owner assigned

·        Containment is in place and repair direction is provided to technicians in Final Process

¨      Conducts daily Plant Issue Team/Superintendent meetings to resolve build issues and achieve schedule

¨      Coordinates rework or replacement of non-salable parts on salable vehicles with support from other plant departments and Product Engineering

¨      Coordinates the Process Verification Builds during IVER ensuring the operations are reviewed for safety, ergonomics, containers, tooling, etc.

¨      Participate in easel board reviews at IVER

¨      Supports the Virtual Engineering activity by “leading the discussion” for General Assembly at all Virtual Tryout events making sure issues are captured


Additional Description

Program & Deliverables Timing

¨      Provides Level 1 & 2 outline for all General Assembly Master Dot activities ensuring updates with the appropriate countermeasures.

¨      Communicates General Assembly’s status to the Plant Launch Operations Manager and the General Assembly Area Manager

¨      Works with the Material Launch Manager to help coordinate and validate the material plan for General Assembly

¨      Coordinates quality plans with Quality Systems

¨      Holds team accountable to achieve manpower targets


Process Validation

¨Ensures that the GA manufacturing validation plan supports the acceleration schedules and comprehends the plant build restrictions

¨Coordinates builds with General Assembly, emphasis on Safety, Quality and Thru-put

¨Plays an active role in the development of the General Assembly dimensional tune-in plan

¨Drives ergonomics issue resolution by ensuring that General Assembly ergonomic reviews are occurring and corrective actions are developed

¨      Provide leadership and Production input to GMS implementation, pulling on additional support as required

¨Manages the review and buy-off of General Assembly responsible items in vehicle retrofits execution on any vehicles before shipping

·         Provide production input to the GA layout development and operator station layout, utilizing established verification process, error proofing, and operator certification by start of manufacturing validation build

·         Participate and provide input in tooling reviews and buy-offs

¨      Supports General Assembly Matching build activities for build events M3 & M4 by working closely with the Quality Lead in executing the matching requirements

Education & Training

¨      Identifies and develops the General Assembly training and workshop plan, and ensures its execution. Provide build direction and training to the production operators

¨      Implements lessons learned from previous programs and captures lessons learned during the program execution

¨      Ensure active participation during the Process Verification Builds (slow builds)

¨      Responsible to schedule focused build workshops in the Operator Support Center


¨Provides leadership to the General Assembly launch structure

¨Coordinates daily activity of launch personnel

¨Manage all activities between PIT/IRT, facilities, equipment and budget

¨Establishes plant participation for Validation Center builds and tool shops, for system buyoffs

¨Establishes roles and responsibilities for the General Assembly Launch Team

¨Exhibit active participation as a member of the Launch Team and attends all Launch Team meetings, including the daily build wrap-up meetings

¨Responsible to forecast and coordinate the necessary plant resources required during the launch (E.G. skilled trades, checkers, and production operators)

¨Input into pre-production budget requirements: resources, materials, training aids, etc.


¨ The GA Launch Coordinator is responsible for the flawless execution of the program deliverables within General Assembly

¨      Identify and resolve issues to ensure a successful launch

¨Trained General Assembly organization

¨Share Lessons Learned

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