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Manufacturing Paint Process Engineer Co-op

  • Wentzville
  • Students & Recent Graduates
  • Full Time
  • Added
  • JR-000067610


Manufacturing Paint Process Engineer Co-op  


Our plants are the groundwork for GM and a hotbed of innovation. We need paint process engineer Co-ops to utilize their creativity and innovation to develop efficiencies in material flow and support and define implementation of new processes and equipment. These tasks would teach you root causing analysis and problem solving as well as leadership skills to provide technical support and direction to support personnel/skilled trades within the organization. Quality and safety are extremely meaningful to us, so enforcing safe work practices is the highest priority, so you may develop and support safety protocols. There is a high level of analytical ability where problems are unusual and difficult.  


  • Ensure that assembly processes are maintained to run effectively for engine manufacturing  

  • Work with other team members on problem solving and continuous improvement initiatives daily  

  • Collaborating with hourly and salaried employees  

  • Problem-solve (analyze data, determine root causes, develop implementation plans) and resolve issues which are affecting assembly, quality or throughput  

  • Actively identify & pursue opportunities to improve operations by reducing cost, reducing energy usage, improve quality, etc.  

  • Collaborate with production and maintenance personnel  

  • Resolve issues, implement improvements, and communicate status & opportunities, etc.  

  • Proposes and evaluates the processes for equipment in production areas  

  • Provides technical support for manufacturing operations  

  • Coordinates input from internal/external customers to better understand customer needs and/or perceptions  

  • Keeps abreast of current product developments and trends in areas of expertise  

  • Actively identifies new areas for learning and takes advantage of learning opportunities  

  • Able to assign work to small or large groups of employees  

Additional Description


  • Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, Controls Engineering, Controls Systems Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Materials Engineering/Materials Science and Manufacturing Engineering 

  • Able to work fulltime, 40 hours per week  

  • Willing to work in a plant environment  

  • Enrolled in a co-op program at your university 

Desired Skills:   

  • Demonstrated leadership in field of study, extracurricular activities and/or service organizations  

  • Able to work independently and with a team  

  • Outstanding interpersonal and relationship management skills with the ability to effectively collaborate with varying levels of the organization as needed  

  • Oral and written communication skills with the ability to distill sophisticated subjects to a wider audience  

  • Emerging partnership and teamwork skills and ability to learn from and share knowledge with co-workers in a fast-paced environment  

  • High level of integrity, ability to deal with ambiguity, takes initiative/self-directed  

  • Evidence of strong character with integrity, honesty, accountability and trust  

  • Consistently demonstrates innovative thinking and problem-solving skills that is customer-centric  

GM will provide a one-time lump sum taxable stipend payment to each student selected for the 2022 


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.