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Manufacturing Production Support - Grand Rapids GMCH


Grand Rapids GMCH

The Manufacturing Production Support (MPS) maintenance technician is responsible for maintaining, troubleshooting, repairing and problem solving industrial process equipment. Must be able to function in a manufacturing team culture where GMS (Global Manufacturing System) principles are highly integrated.

  • This is a full-time position working as a direct employee of General Motors.  
  • Candidates must be willing to work any shift but hiring will be primarily focused on 2nd and 3rd shift.  Training will occur on day shift.
  • Overtime hours on those shifts are common and may be available with little notice.  Some weekend shifts are to be expected.
  • The pay starts at $21.50/hr and offers a competitive benefits package after 90 working days.

Additional Description

Preferred qualifications include:

  • 2 year associates degree or prior maintenance experience
  • Strong knowledge of electrical and mechanical systems including: electricity and electronics (PLC, HMI), controls and instrumentation, mechanical drives, pneumatics, and hydraulics
  • Working knowledge of process equipment operations, sequence, error proofing and diagnostic capabilities
  • General knowledge of preventative maintenance and predictive maintenance principles, blueprint reading/schematics
  • Knowledge and ability to participate in the Throughput Improvement Process (TIP) and Continuous Improvement Process (CIP) to attain maximum Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
  • Knowledge of high volume assembly and precision machining equipment
  • Welding
  • Ability to grasp and learn complex systems
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to use one's hands and power tools
  • Ability to multitask in a highly flexible environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work well with others
  • Strong computer skills

Work requirements include:

  • Understand, support and execute all work in a safe manner using the established procedures, methods and safe working requirements.
  • Provide technical support in a complex production machining and assembly environment.
  • Assist on planning and scheduling predictive, preventive and reactive maintenance activities. Maintain, troubleshoot and perform tasks on all equipment
  • Support all production operators, systems, & tools to achieve all throughput and uptime targets.

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.