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GM Test Technician Intern

  • Warren
  • Students & Recent Graduates
  • Full Time
  • Added
  • JR-000068405


This role offers the following  Work Appropriately  strategies:

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

The Technician Intern at General Motors will be responsible for working within the Test Labs and Garages team to ensure First Time Quality and On-Time Delivery of test deliverables, including of test vehicles, sub-systems, components, as well as instrumentation & data systems, depending on the assigned work location.  They will work collaboratively with other GM Technicians and Engineers to ensure delivery of test results to support global product development requirements. Responsible for test property inspection, setup of instrumentation and test support equipment, installation and removal of test properties, fixtures, & test equipment and operation of test equipment.  The candidate must demonstrate a high level of communication and interpersonal skills to effectively operate within the highly technical and fast paced laboratory environment.

Additional Description


  • Test property inspection, fixturing, instrumentation installation & verification, teardown/removal of test equipment and test vehicles.
  • Staging, movement, build, teardown, and validation of test vehicles.
  • Champion of Safety in all aspects of their work.
  • Complete assignments according to work requests, on-time, with high quality.
  • Troubleshoot mechanical and electrical problems with test vehicles and instrumentation.
  • Able to collaborate with others within and outside the work group and work effectively in a team environment.  Communicate findings with engineering personnel through verbal or written means
  • Maintain awareness of Business Plan Deployment goals and objectives, identify, and suggest relevant opportunities for improvement.
  • Maintain records on work performed including data collected or analyzed.
  • Develop, implement, and sustain workplace organization practices.
  • Consistently model GM Behaviors in everything they do


  • Working towards an Associate Degree or Bachelor Degree in relevant technical field
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA, preferred 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Must have valid driver's license
  • Familiar with automotive mechanical and electrical systems
  • Familiar with instrumentation & data acquisition systems theory, use, programming, and troubleshooting
  • Advanced mathematics coursework is a plus
  • Proficient computer skills e.g., MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Demonstrate ability to work multiple projects and assignments with high level of autonomy and accountability for results.
  • Occasional lifting of up to 50 lbs.

Needs to be able to make informed decisions associated with the job with limited assistance. Strong communication skills are required, and the candidate should be able to interact smoothly with other workers at all levels. Technician will interact with other technicians (if required) to complete testing/building tasks as well as engineers to help define work. Technician is semi-autonomous in how work is developed, refined, and completed (self-starter).


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.