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Welding Technical Specialist - Battery Assembly


Technical Specialist - Battery Assembly

The Battery Assembly Team is looking for talented and self-driven individuals to fill the NEW role of welding Technical Specialist (TS). Our team is responsible for the execution of programs at the heart of GMs Zero-Zero-Zero initiatives. $27 billion of investments in EV and AV products and 30 EVs by 2025, including GMC Hummer EV and Cadillac all-new CELESTIQ. The primary responsibility of the TS is to 'get the product right' and do so by delivering product designs that enable a flawless launch. TS will provide manufacturability direction for welding and laser trim operations to the product engineering team during early concept development. In addition, TS will act as the subject matter expert for welding and laser trim for the products as they move into design release and production. As the SME, the TS will work closely with the manufacturing responsible engineering team (MRE) to help guide the product development team (PDT) to ensure manufacturability of components. There will be great opportunities to carry latest technology trends to current programs and latest lessons learned from launches back to future battery design. Work is performed in a team environment where you will have daily interactions with Product Engineering (PE), Programs System Engineers (PSEs) and Manufacturing Engineers (MEs). This is a hybrid role with opportunities to work from home, at the Warren Tech Center in the state of the art Battery Lab and Pre-Production Operations, and in plants like Factory Zero where our team is currently launching the Hummer EV. If you are innovative, creative, enjoy working with the latest technologies and thrive in a fast paced, team orientated environment, here is your chance to make a career of it.

Key Job Responsibilities:

Responsible for leading/supporting activities that may include:

  • Recognized expert for technology implementation across all products, providing technical direction to others:
    • develop global Bill of Process/Bill of Equipment documents
    • manufacturing process development and definition
    • sequence of operations
    • human factors consideration
    • efficient material flow
    • design, construction, integration, plant installation, successful launch and continuous improvement of systems, equipment, and tools required in plants to produce high-quality parts
  • Subject matter expert in manufacturing system design for battery welding and laser cutting
  • Serve as a liaison with advanced engineering for technical developments, including ATW projects and manufacturing validation 
  • Participate in Process Failure Alert reviews, PRTS, GRAT, warranty reduction and quality improvement processes to assure lessons learned are captured and included in global BOP/BOE

Additional Description


Responsible for supporting activities that include:

  • Proven expert technical knowledge and ability in process engineering disciplines (specifically battery welding and laser cutting processes)
  • Proven ability in project management skills
  • Proven ability to coach, guide and teach other engineers as well as equipment suppliers
  • Significant Manufacturing Engineering experience – (10) years of experience in manufacturing engineering on multiple battery designs
  • New product program and launch experience

Proven expert skill level in the following technologies relating to battery or related welded assembly:

  • GD&T and tolerance stacks
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Design for Battery Manufacturability


  • Willingness/ability to travel globally to production facilities and OEMs as required


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, Manufacturing or related Engineering discipline

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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