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Global Manufacturing Systems Integration Engineer – Vehicle Systems


As a Global Manufacturing Systems Integration Engineer, you will be responsible for the communication of, and adherence to, the General Assembly Manufacturing Strategies in the Advanced Vehicle Development Process.  Your work will involve complex manufacturing problems including the need to root cause and follow issues to resolution.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development and integration of the General Assembly Manufacturing systems for new vehicle programs pre-DSI/STA through CSO/GO

  • Lead the integration of advanced technology into new vehicle programs where and when appropriate

  • Lead the generation of BOP/BOE migration planning for all brownfield sites (Plan for Every Site)

  • Drive new vehicle programs into a high degree of BOP/BOE compliance

  • Provide leadership to generate the best possible processing solutions that balance investment, piece cost, manpower, floor space, timing, etc. for new vehicle programs

  • Develop lean investment targets for all programs within a given architecture

  • Drive the leanest total cost for all programs within a given architecture

  • Actively pursue a balanced BOP, BOE, Automation, and Vision that yields the most efficient product at the leanest capital investment

  • Establish Program Specific Strategic Direction

  • Direct / coordinate GA Manufacturing Strategies to be implemented on programs with a given architecture

  • Lead Program Timing Development – Establish critical integration dates for the program

  • Evaluate Global Peer Reviews for all programs within a given architecture

  • Lead the implementation of competitive initiatives for “gotta have” vehicles that balance GA design features and manufacturing requirements

  • Coordinate with Centers outside GA to ensure a comprehensive approach when responding to an MPS or MS

  • Responsible for coordinating team members within VSME (i.e. Processing, Execution, PPI, Paint, Automation, Controls, Install, etc.) to ensure all parties are aligned to ensure the best appropriate responses to the MPS/MS

  • Develop and construct formulated responses to Manufacturing Planning Studies

  • Work across the organization to remove roadblocks for the success of the team

  • Complete and maintain the Plan for Every Site (PFES) for General Motors North American Operations assigned plants

  • Work involves a considerable amount of creativity and perception and a high level of independent discernment in making decisions

  • Be the liaison between the department and associated departments to provide technical services

  • Present to all levels of Leadership within different forums for the task at hand


Additional Description

Minimum Requirements:

  • 10 years of General Assembly program execution experience including process, design, build, integration, installation and launch

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering

  • Highly motivated, self-starter, adaptable and effective in various working team environments.

  • Team player who can lead cross-functional groups and has a cross-cultural skill set

  • High level of analytical ability to resolve problems that are very complex and unusual

  • High level of interpersonal and negotiating skills to work effectively with others, motivate employees and elicit work output

  • Highly developed oral and written communication skills, and the ability to present finding to all levels of the organization

  • Thorough knowledge of complex mechanical concepts

  • Ability to manage multiple high priority assignments simultaneously

  • High level of cross-functional knowledge in General Assembly manufacturing processes

  • Working knowledge of the Global Vehicle Development Process (GVDP) including process and product deliverables and interfaces

  • Familiar with the Global Production Launch Process and have participated in major program launches from pre-production through Launch Team Release

  • Knowledgeable and able to implement Global Manufacturing Systems (GMS) principles (i.e. GMS Scorecard)

  • Demonstrated ability of dealing with ambiguity to enable timely decision making

  • Travel will be required

  • This position is not available for ISP, ITAP or localizations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Vehicle Development Process

  • Manufacturing Operations experience

  • Advanced Degree in Engineering

  • Embraces all (8) of GM's core Behaviors in working with others

About GM

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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.

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