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Orion Assembly Body Launch Coordinator


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Direct report to the Body Shop Launch Operations Manager.
  • Liaison to the Body Shop Area Manager / Body Launch Manager for the Launch Team issues.
  • Leads the Body Shop launch activities with support from the Plant Planner, departmental Business Manager and other plant personnel.
  • Utilizes Plant knowledge, relationships and authority to “get things done.”
  • Engaged in Program from Verified Data Release (VDR) to Launch Team Release (LTR).


Product Interface & Issue Resolution Process

  • Utilize Production Knowledge to analyze major design, tooling and specification for SPQRC issues.
  • Engaged with the PDT, CIT, Peer Reviews, and MIT.
  • Actively engaged with the Engineering counterpart to ensure the Process Engineering requirements are met and executed for Body Shop.
  • Assist production in the development of the initial JES and SOS
  • Implement PMP / TPM for Production and Maintenance
  • Implement Set and Runs for Production
  • Coordinates the interaction between General Assembly and Paint Shop for resolution of Body Shop issues whose root cause is found to have originated within those departments.
  • Integral member of the problem resolution teams in Body Shop, assisting in resolution of build issues in Body while ensuring that the 7- diamond problem solving process is being utilized.
  • Executes the change management process for internal process control (tooling, material, etc.), coordinates issues and resolutions with Body Shop and Paint Shop.
  • Works with the Change Management Coordinator - Launch to develop plans for Production Trial Runs, Engineering Tryouts, Engineering Work Orders, etc. during the launch process. Leads Production Trial Runs (PTR) during the Launch
  • Works with the Change Management Coordinator - Launch to understand all Temporary Engineering Work Orders, reworks and part substitutions for their impact and timing, providing production breakpoints on production issues.
  • Provides Leadership during the Daily issues meeting with Manufacturing and Engineering.
  • Root Cause established      
  • Owner assigned
  • Ensures Containment is in place and repair direction is provided to technicians in Final Process
  • Conducts daily Plant Issue Team  meetings to resolve build issues and achieve schedule, acting as the execution liaison for the Body Shop.
  • Coordinates material usage and track scrap material to assure it is processed correctly.
  • Coordinates rework or replacement of non-salable parts on salable vehicles with support from other plant departments and Product Engineering.
  • Coordinates the Process Verification Reviews, ensuring the operations are reviewed for safety, ergonomics, containers, tooling, etc.
  • Attend and support Design and Process plus System Layout Reviews.
  • Manufacturing voice at mule build activities

Program & Deliverables Timing

  • Provides Level 1 & 2 outline for all Body Shop Master Dot activities ensuring updates with the appropriate countermeasures.
  • Communicates Body Shop’s status to the Body Shop Launch Manager and the Body Shop Area Manager.
  • Works with the Material Launch Manager to help coordinate and validate the material plan for General Assembly.
  • Coordinates quality plans with Quality Systems.
  • Holds team accountable to achieve manpower targets.

Process Validation

  • Ensures that the Body Shop manufacturing validation plan supports the acceleration schedules and comprehends the plant build restrictions.
  • Coordinates builds with Body Shop, schedules subassemblies and bodies in support of the launch plan, with emphasis on Safety, Quality and Thru-put.
  • Drives ergonomics issue resolution by ensuring that Body Shop ergonomic reviews are occurring and corrective actions are developed.
  • Provide leadership and Production input to GMS implementation, pulling on additional support as required.
  • Manages the review and buy-off of Body Shop responsible items in vehicle retrofits execution on any vehicles before shipping.
  • Provide Production input to the Body Shop layout development and operator station layout, utilizing established verification process, error proofing, and operator certification by start of manufacturing validation build.
  • Monitors builds, communicating daily requirements while tracking performance. Working with others to ensure weld destruct and dimensional plans are followed.

Education & Training

  • Identifies and develops the Body Shop training and workshop plan, and ensures its execution. Provide build direction and training to the production operators.
  • Ensures that skilled trades training is developed and being executed.
  • Implements lessons learned from previous programs and captures lessons learned during the program execution.
  • Ensure active participation during the Process Verification Builds (slow builds), concentrating on weld patterns, sealer paths and metal match up.
  • Responsible to schedule focused build workshops in the Operator Support Center


  • Provides leadership to the Body Shop launch structure.
  • Coordinates daily activity of launch personnel.
  • Manage PIT activities; facilities, equipment and budget.
  • Establishes plant participation for Validation Center builds and tool shops, for system buyoffs..
  • Exhibit active participation as a member of the Launch Team and attends all Launch Team meetings, including the daily build wrap-up meetings, GCA, and production meetings.
  • Responsible to forecast and coordinate the necessary plant resources required during the launch (E.G. skilled trades, checkers, and production operators). 
  • Input into pre-production budget requirements: resources, materials, training aids, etc.


  • The Body Shop Launch Coordinator is responsible for the flawless execution of the program deliverables within the Body Shop.
  • Identify and resolve issues to ensure a successful launch.
  • Trained Body Shop organization.
  • Share Lessons Learned

Additional Description

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