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Part-time Flex Manufacturing Intern - MAN0021245

Wentzville, Missouri, US

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General Motors (NYSE: GM, TSX: GMM) is a globally renowned mobility technology company with roots tracing back to 1908. Today, with 215,000+ employees spread across 396 facilities in more than 100 countries around the globe, GM offers exciting careers designing, engineering and building some of the world’s most advanced vehicles and personal mobility solutions.


At the new General Motors, we are passionate about designing, building and selling the world’s best vehicles.  This vision unites us as a team each and every day and is the hallmark of our customer-driven culture.  Making the world’s best vehicles can only happen with the world’s greatest employees. GM is in the process of reinventing our industry with innovative products like the Chevy Volt and OnStar.


Our culture is centered on being Made For More. It’s a concept reflecting our constant pursuit and confident expectation for more out of life—for our company, for our planet, for our customers, and for ourselves. Because our work goes beyond making cars; it’s about allowing people greater access to and more meaningful interactions with the world around them. From designing and engineering state-of-the-art plants and developing new vehicles and technologies to creating new marketing programs, our team members are valued for their unique contributions.  We are seeking individuals who are looking to make a difference in one of the world’s most iconic companies.


As state-of-the-art technologies continue to transform the automotive industry, GM is committed to maintaining its position as an industry leader and establishing its innovative vision for the future of transportation. Learn more at


Mission: Design, build and sell the world's best vehicles.


General Motors Wentzville has produced quality cars, vans, and trucks since 1983. The plant is situated on 438 acres of land in a former wheat field about 40 miles west of St. Louis in Wentzville, Missouri. Currently Wentzville assembly produces the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups as well as the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full size vans. Wentzville employs over 4600 hourly and salary workers over three shifts. Recent accolades for Wentzville Assembly include winning the 2015 and 2016 Motor Trend Truck of the Year with the Colorado and Autoweek’s 2015 Best of the Best Truck with the Canyon.


The Part-time Flex Manufacturing Engineering Intern will rotate through a series of positions and assignments aimed to further development and educate.  Types of Manufacturing assignments available include:

Technical Engineering
Analyzes product, process and technology to determine the best methods of manufacture in the areas of Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial and Maintenance

Assists in the design and building of tools and equipment or recommends improvements to existing processes
Assists maintenance personnel in operation and maintenance of specialized equipment
Troubleshoots special maintenance and equipment problems
Coordinates machinery upgrade projects

Group Leader   
Supervise medium to large group of employees involved in plant production operations, maintenance, supply chain and quality 
Make decisions within the limit of general standards
Apply technical knowledge with some direct guidance from supervisor 
Quality Analyst
Provide technical support/oversight to ensure effective quality control systems are in place and adhered to
Support Fast Response, reliability testing, analysis and general problem solving skills and processes
Engage and support resources to assist in root cause identification

Ensure product and process changes are documented in appropriate systems

Perform Layered Audits and address non-conformances  
Effectively address and respond to customer concerns via problem solving and local procedures 
Initiate and monitor containment efforts  
Collect, analyze and react to data regarding First Time Quality

Ensure compliance to PFMEA's and PCP's, and GMS requirements

May handle site audit requirements and Built in Quality certification process   

Supply Chain Analyst
Planning and/or scheduling of manufactured or purchased products

Plans and schedules production or procurement considering mix, manpower, machine capabilities, material availability and customer requirements
Makes decisions and/or recommendations having substantial impact on plant operation and performance
Provides follow-up assistance in assuring maximum schedule performance
Monitors, controls, and publishes inventory reports
Regular contact with others outside the work group

Preferred Hours:

  • Friday, Saturday, Monday (24 hours per week)


Basic Required Qualifications:
Seeking students currently working on undergraduate or graduate degrees in the following disciplines:

  • Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial, Manufacturing and others)
  • Engineering Technology
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Operations or Production Management
  • Supply Chain Management

Preferred cumulative GPA of 3.0

  • Knowledge of basic math
  • High level oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of basic technology of area where assigned
  • High level analytical ability where problems are complex
  • High level interpersonal skills to work effectively with all levels of the organization, motivate employees and elicit work output

Basic Preferred Qualifications:

  • Willingness to learn high volume manufacturing processes and procedures
  • Willingness to learn quality control procedures
  • Ability to read part and machine prints
  • Willingness to learn and to implement GMS principles (lean manufacturing)
  • Demonstrate proficient level of analytical and technical ability
  • Demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills required to build relationships with team members and customers to solve problems and resolve issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple and difficult projects and assignments with autonomy and accountability for results under direct supervision.
  • Demonstrated initiative by reaching beyond work assigned to improve output and/or help others
  • Project management skills
  • Willingness to learn designs, manufacturing and measurement processes
  • Willingness to learn PFMEA’s, control plans and RPN reduction processes

Right to work in the U.S. without visa sponsorship.  Strong written and oral communication skills.  High level of analytical ability to solve complex problems.  Basic knowledge of manufacturing and assembly processes.  Strong interpersonal skills.  Flexibility to work any shift.  Strong project management skills.  

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 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.


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