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Production Launch Lead EV/AV


As a Launch Leader, you will have supervisory responsibility for a small/medium group of employees in the implementation and execution of the established business process for an area in the production operations and foster an atmosphere of teamwork and cooperation. Work is of a technical nature using independent judgment within the limits of GMS; focusing on Safety, People, Quality, Responsiveness, Cost, and Environment (SPQRCE). Possess the ability to deal with complex problems. Supervise a small to medium group of hourly employees involved in multiple departments/processes.

As the launch leader, you will interact cross-functionally with program team, product engineering and manufacturing engineering to deliver validation builds. This role will begin with early builds and progress through the development of the product, into production. Strong candidates will have launch experience in a vehicle environment.

You will maintain awareness of quality standards, communicate department quality goals, and leverage resources to solve quality issues. You will build and maintain good working relationships with employees, both union and management, and consistently administer the GM Subsystems Manufacturing, LLC Brownstown Plant Agreement between General Motors and the United Auto Workers Union. Lead will implement and follow systems that prevent reoccurrence of known issues.

  • Manages the floor operation in one of the production areas.
  • Promotes, educates, communicates, and follows up on corporate or local safety initiatives.
  • Maintains safety culture through audits, makes safety observations and complete incident investigations.
  • Promote safe work practices and achieve objectives for ergonomics, health and safety and housekeeping.
  • Responsible for the effective use of personnel, material, and equipment.
  • Exhibits excellent communication, planning and organizational skills.
  • Participates in the development of new employees; trains and evaluates hourly employees, and the development of highly effective teams.
  • Leads Global Manufacturing Systems (GMS) processes across production area and serves as lead resource supporting launch and pilot activities in assigned areas.
  • Meets or exceeds quality requirements.
  • Trains and develops employees to effectively perform their jobs utilizing standardized work.
  • Ensure team members receive adequate JIT (job instruction training).
  • Achieve production schedules and product requirements by applying lean manufacturing/synchronous principles with emphasis on variation reduction, control costs, and achieve productivity improvements.
  • Execute Continuous Improvement Process workshops in the areas of Throughput, Quality & Cost
  • Manages budget and achievement of productivity improvements


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent industrial leadership experience 
  • High level of analytical ability where problems are unusual and difficult   
  • High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others 
  • High level of oral and written communication skills 
  • Working knowledge of Workplace Safety System (WSS)
  • Experience/knowledge of GM Global Manufacturing System (GMS) 
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement processes (CIP) 

Additional Description

About GM

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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

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