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Manufacturing Engineer – Vehicle Development


In our pursuit to create a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion, GM’s global manufacturing engineering team is challenging the limits on what is possible and embracing agility as it reimagines how to build the next generation of vehicles. Our diverse team of engineers and machinists play a crucial role in transforming our facilities through implementing the adoption of ground-breaking technologies.

Position Overview:

You will be responsible for design, development, testing, installation, and support of electro-mechanical tools, equipment, and processes used to manufacture motor vehicles.  Your use of creativity, initiative, and independent judgement will be required to successfully accomplish job duties.  Decisions are made within the limits of general procedures and specifications.


  • Oversee design, development, and improvement of manufacturing electro-mechanical equipment as is typically found in an automotive assembly plant
  • Interpret product math data and specifications to develop tools and equipment necessary to support the manufacturing process
  • Propose and evaluate process, tool, and equipment electro-mechanical designs
  • Review and approve tool designs, release tools to build source, and oversee tool build & installation as required to meet business needs
  • Develop and oversee production of build process documentation to be used on the shop floor
  • Interact with program management teams to stay abreast of developments and react as necessary
  • Monitor product program progress throughout the pre-production and production development process.  Able to implement changes as necessary to ensure manufacturing objectives are met.
  • Interact with design and product engineering activities to determine manufacturing feasibility of product designs
  • Provide technical direction to support personnel, maintenance, and tool design & build suppliers
  • Occasional oversight of other engineers or engineering support personnel to accomplish specific departmental and project objectives as necessary
  • This is an "on site" position and requires in person attendance at our facility.

Qualifications for this position:

  • Mechanical engineering degree or equivalent experience
  • Must have existing industry experience.
  • Strong understanding of vehicle assembly processes and related tools and equipment with demonstrated relevant experience
  • Understanding of processes performed to manufacture automotive tools
  • Ability to effectively use computerized systems in the GM work environment; NX/Unigraphics, Teamcenter, Process Designer, and others with demonstrated relevant experience
  • Strong communication skills with ability to clearly communicate complex subject matters
  • High level of interpersonal skills with ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to work independently with a minimum of direction
  • Ability to exercise independent judgement, creativity, and initiative
  • Ability to handle simultaneous assignments and competing priorities in complex work environment


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  

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.