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Manufacturing Welding Engineering Intern

  • Detroit / Kansas City / Lansing
  • Students & Recent Graduates
  • Full Time
  • Added
  • JR-000066907


We value excellence, and we are driven by ingenuity and innovation. We strive for continued efficiencies and have the tenacity to win. As a Manufacturing Welding Engineering Intern, you will be responsible for proposing and evaluating manufacturing processes and equipment for effectiveness. This makes your work meaningful! There are accountabilities in maintenance, implementation and continuous improvement process controls methods for the body shop welding, fastening, sealing & adhesive applications. 


  • Provide welding engineering support to the Body production organization.  

  • Knowledge of joining processes that may include:

  • Welding processes – spot, mig, plasma, laser welding

  • Aluminum Spot welding

  • Sealer & Adhesive Vehicle requirements

  • Clinch & Rivet Applications

  • Drawn Arc Stud Welding

  • Projection weld nut welding

  • Provide plant floor troubleshooting, training and problem solving to root cause analysis

  • Be a technical resource for manufacturing engineers, skilled trades and production teams

  • Process validation experience with new equipment build, installation and start-up

  • Knowledge of computer software as it pertains to the manufacturing process

  • Provide a safe work environment & follow all policies

  • Work with engineering & production teams for quality, warranty & cost improvement activities

  • Coordinate guidance from internal/external customers to meet customer needs and/or perceptions  

Additional Description


  • Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Welding Engineering Technology, Materials Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering

  • Able to work fulltime, 40 hours per week

  • Willing to work in a plant environment 

Desired Characteristics   

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

  • Excellent written and verbal 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, take initiative/self-directed

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

  • Consistently demonstrates innovative thinking that is customer-centric 

This role offers the following Work Appropriately strategies:

  • Onsite: This position requires an employee to be on-site on a full-time basis.


The start date for these Internship roles are for May & June of 2022 Spring/Summer Internship


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


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.