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Industrial Engineer


Synopsis of GM-Orion:

For us the future is now! We are an assembly plant at the cutting edge of product and manufacturing processes. We strive for excellence in developing and sustaining the manufacturing enablers to quickly bring to market the most advanced and innovative automotive products to date. The Orion Assembly Plant manufactures the Bolt EV and EUV all-electric vehicles and the Cruise Autonomous Vehicle, a self-driving car. These products put us at the forefront of our corporate vision of “Zero crashes, Zero emissions, Zero congestion.”. This requires us to employ the most energetic, capable, and innovative talent to ensure we meet the challenges of developing the new manufacturing processes required to assemble such exciting products under the same roof. We develop and execute the enablers to make GM Manufacturing an obvious competitive advantage for our company.

GM-Orion is currently seeking a motivated and accomplished Industrial Engineer who will be the subject matter expert in leading continuous improvement strategies for the Orion Assembly Plant.

Job Description:

  • Drive Industrial Engineering common business practices and processes

  • Maintain accurate direct and indirect labor studies

  • Perform annual validations of Standardized Work

  • Support necessary in-plant tryouts, process changes, and implementation plans to resolve ergonomic issues

  • Support the assembly complex in achieving Safety, People, Quality, Responsiveness, Cost, and Environment goals

  • Support/Implement GMS (Global Manufacturing System) strategies

  • Evaluate bottleneck areas and support departmental TIP problem resolution

  • Provide analysis for special requests, cost studies, etc.

  • Implement the IE deliverables to meet new product launch timing and metrics

  • Support departmental productivity plan to achieve HPV and Gross Conversion Rate targets including MPH and %VA

  • Support training for standardized work development and scrolling

  • Support implementation of Lean Material Strategies (LMS) to optimize part presentation

  • Lead and Support launch-related initiatives to execute a flawless integration of a new product

  • Support Community Outreach activities



  • Knowledge of and experience in the GM-Global Manufacturing System

  • Knowledge of and experience in Standard Time Data Systems (STDS)

  • Knowledge of and experience in Assembly Processing Systems (APS)

  • Highly developed oral & written communication skills

  • High level of interpersonal skills.

  • Project management skills

  • High level of analytical ability


  • Degree in Industrial Engineering or equivalent experience

  • General Motors Direct Labor Industrial Engineering experience or equivalent

  • Knowledge and coaching experiences in Throughput Analysis

  • Knowledge of and coaching experiences in Global Manufacturing Systems (GMS)

  • Knowledge of work measurement and work standards

  • Knowledge of basic manufacturing and assembly processes

  • Knowledge of computer software (Office suite and engineering software)

  • Demonstrated technical and professional skills in job-related area required

  • Knowledge of Global Launch Process

Additional Description

FOR GM INTERNAL CANDIDATES: This role is posted at both the 6th and 7th level. The determination by HR and the Hiring Manager as to whether an offer will be lateral or promotional will be based on a candidate’s relevant experience and whether the role will amount to a significant increase in level of responsibility.

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

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