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Material Launch Industrial Engineer


Material Launch Industrial Engineer will work directly with production, engineering and Core Teams in implementing lean manufacturing systems.  They will analyze through put data to help departments improve performance.  They will be responsible to prepare standardized work for future products alongside the core team and help to launch great products. In steady state, they will drive continuous improvement projects.  This role will be primarily supporting our Material Launch Team as we prepare for the launch of an autonomous vehicle.

  • Coordinate problem solving activity on plant floor level with multi-department resources
  • Support as necessary in-plant tryouts, process changes, and implementation plans to resolve ergonomic issues
  • Assist in establishing operational methods and work standards using various measurement techniques
  • Analyze throughput data to determine plant bottlenecks then work with the floor to eliminate them
  • Analyze existing operations and proposes cost justified improvements
  • Optimize use of floor space, materials, personnel, and equipment
  • Assist in planning new facilities, operations and/or relocation of same
  • Provide information for various management systems
  • Regular contact with others outside the work group
  • Monitor adherence to recommended safety procedures and good housekeeping
  • Recommend changes to work station, labor, and layouts to reduce waste and cost per car
  • Work alongside Core team, manufacturing engineering team, engineering team to establish lean work station set-up including standardized work
  • Establish execution plans to complete the job and or/project
  • Coordinate input from internal/external customers to better understand customer needs and/or perceptions
  • Keep up to date on current product developments and trends in areas of expertise
  • Actively identify new areas for learning and take advantage of learning opportunities
  • Attend/participate in LAUNCH activities in Warren, MI including but not limited to Meetings, Reviews, Builds
  • Liaison between plant IE’s and Launch personnel
  • Knowledge of MGO and part routings
  • Understanding of line balancing
  • Respond to Supplier and Engineering inquiries
  • Assist in training launch follow-up team members
  • Complete special projects / scenarios as needed
  • Support Floor Readiness for SORP

Additional Description



  • Knowledge of and experience in the GM-Global Manufacturing System
  • Knowledge of and experience in Standard Time Data Systems (STDS)
  • Knowledge of and experience in Assembly Processing Systems (APS)
  • Highly developed oral & written communication skills
  • High level of interpersonal skills.
  • Project management skills
  • High level of analytical ability


  • Degree in Industrial Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • General Motors Direct Labor Industrial Engineering experience or equivalent
  • Knowledge and coaching experiences in Throughput Analysis
  • Knowledge of and coaching experiences in Global Manufacturing Systems (GMS)
  • Knowledge of work measurement and work standards
  • Knowledge of basic manufacturing and assembly processes
  • Knowledge of computer software (Office suite and engineering software)
  • Demonstrated technical and professional skills in job-related area required
  • Knowledge of Global Launch Process

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Why Join Us 

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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.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statements

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