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Industrial Engineer


Industrial Engineer will work directly with Production leadership in implementing lean manufacturing systems. The main purpose of the Industrial Engineer is to work to eliminate waste of time, money, materials, person-hours, machine time, energy and other resources that do not generate value. The ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced manufacturing environment is critical to your success at General Motors.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Implement common Industrial Engineering business practices and processes

  • Design work operations that meet safety, quality, and efficiency requirements with high integrity

  • Maintain accurate time studies through motion analysis and application of standard time data

  • Maintain accurate routings of parts to their assembly location

  • Maintain accurate workstation layouts using computer aided drafting software (AutoCAD)

  • Drive continuous improvement efforts in assigned area through elimination of waste

  • Evaluate bottleneck areas and support throughput and productivity improvements in assigned area

  • Support change management projects by developing line balance plans and participating in production trials

  • Reduce total cost by improving productivity metrics related to operator work loading and value-added percent

  • Participate in lean manufacturing through implementation of GM’s Global Manufacturing System

  • Support implementation and training for standardized work development

  • Become a coach and teacher of lean manufacturing principles to the production floor

  • Drive problem solving efforts

  • Work collaboratively as one team with all levels of the organization 

  • Develop relationships with Production department and related personnel

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering or equivalent experience

  • Experience working in manufacturing with a background in continuous improvement

  • Experience in documentation of standardized work procedures 

  • Experience in implementation of lean manufacturing concepts 

  • Knowledge of time study and motion analysis 

  • Self-motivated individual with continuous improvement focus  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of human factors engineering / ergonomic analysis 

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

  • Ability to adapt to different interpersonal styles and communication methods 

  • Previous experience with project management and time management

“FOR GM INTERNAL CANDIDATES: This role is posted at both the "5th", “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.”

Additional Description

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 or call us at 800-865-7580. 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.