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LEAD BATTERY TEST MANUFACTURING ENGINEER

Description

WORK LOCATION

In order to provide a firm foundation in battery product design and manufacturing processes, the selected candidate will start work at our manufacturing facility in Brownstown, Michigan, supporting equipment install / debug / start-up / issue resolution [Battery Process / Product Exposure] for an expected period of (6) months.  The candidate would be offered a temporary assignment in Brownstown or be expected to frequently travel, two or three weeks per month.  In addition, the candidate would be responsible for the Spring Hill program deliverables.  Subsequently, travel would be as required to support install / startup activities at Detroit Hamtramck and Ramos, Mexico [Identical Equipment], as well as equipment runoff at the OEM.  Eventually, the selected candidate would fully transition to the BEV3 Battery Program and relocate to the Spring Hill, Tennessee site.

EXECUTION ROLE EXPECTATIONS / JOB DESCRIPTION

In execution, we’re directly responsible for the equipment from the time it is qualified at the OEM through startup plus 1 year.  This includes equipment qualification at the OEM, shipping, install, power-on, debug, issue resolution, documentation and deliverables, and meeting launch metrics.

The selected candidate will be responsible for Process Engineering of the BEV3 Battery Test Equipment @ [SPRING HILL RESS ASSEMBLY] .  This includes coordinating of installation, debug, runoff, and PPAP of equipment to manufacture Lithium Ion Batteries.  Work will be performed in a plant environment where a considerable amount of creativity and initiative is exercised as well as a high level of independent judgment.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Process Engineering of the BEV3 Battery Test Equipment during the “Execution” Phase of the program.
  • Coaching / Mentoring / Training of newer / less experienced team members
  • Equipment Runoff @ OEM
  • Collaboration with the Operations Team on Program Deliverables
    • PFMEAs Review / Simulation Review / Control Plans / Launch Deliverables
  • Plant Equipment Install / Debug / Launch / Continuous Improvement
  • Actively participate in the SCRUM / Agile Process to accomplish daily tasks and meet the project deliverables.
  • Establishes equipment installation board and review weekly/daily with OEM and contractors
  • Develop and lead the PPAP review meetings in area of responsibility utilizing the PPAP checklist, capturing exceptions. 
  • Lead the lessons learned gathering activity and feedback the information to the central process team for BOE/BOP updates
  • Closure of all ME open issues for Launch Deliverables
  • Engage in Leadership discussion for quality and product design and production control.

Additional Description

  • Hands-on knowledge of Test Equipment and Manufacturing Processes
  • Understanding and experience with Data Acquisition Hardware [Bauer or Similar]  [2+ Years Preferred]
  • Statistical Process Control / Tends for Defect Mapping.
  • Test Application and Programming Software Experience [Bauer PCS, Krause UPS32/64, LabVIEW, Other]
  • Program Execution Experience [Equipment Install through SORP and launch]
  • Experience in Managing OEMs [Program Management / OEM Timing / Open Issues / Financial Forecasts]
  • Experience in Leading a project [Coordinating Resources / Updates to Leadership / Status Reporting / Tracking Timelines]
  • Experience in troubleshooting equipment [Problem Solving / Debug]
  • Understanding of Pneumatic, Mechanical, and Control Drawings.
  • Understanding / Application of Part Locating / Mechanics / Machine Design
  • 7+ Years Automotive Engineering Experience [Plant and/or Execution]
  • Strong Analytical Practical Problem-Solving Skills [Formal Training / Practical Application]
  • Experience with PFMEAs / Simulation]
  • Ability and willingness to travel [Every other week for 6 months] or Temporary Relocate to SE Michigan; travel for OEM qualification and / or plant support.

EDUCATION:

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering [Controls Experience Preferred]

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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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