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Dimensional Performance Engineer - MFE0003961

Warren (Tech Ctr), Michigan, US

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Position summary

At the new General Motors,we are passionate about designing, building and selling the world’s bestvehicles.  This vision unites us as a team each and every day and is thehallmark of our customer-driven culture.  Making the world’s best vehiclescan only happen with the world’s greatest employees. GM is in the process of reinventingour industry with innovative products like the Chevy Volt and OnStar.  Our202,000 employees work in 158 facilities touching six continents, they speakmore than 50 languages and touch 23 time zones.  From designing andengineering state-of-the-art plants and developing new vehicles andtechnologies to creating new marketing programs, our team members are valuedfor their unique contributions.  We are seeking individuals who arelooking to make a difference in one of the world’s most iconic companies. 

Dimensional Performance Engineer description


Responsible for design, development, testing, and control of major engineering projects involving tools, equipment, plant and manufacturing processes in a centralized manufacturing engineering activity where a considerable amount of creativity and initiative is exercised as well as a high level of independent judgment.  May supervise or exercise technical direction over other engineers or engineering support personnel with specific engineering objectives.


·         Establishes a course of action to accomplish completion of the job and/or project

·         Proposes and evaluates manufacturing processes and equipment for assigned areas

·         Directs the design, development and/or improvements of manufacturing processes and equipment for assigned areas

·         Evaluates expenditures for processes and/or equipment

·         Maintains cost controls

·         Provides technical assistance and training for assigned plant operations

·         Coordinates input from internal/external customers to better understand customer needs and/or perceptions

·         Keeps abreast of current product developments and trends in areas of expertise

·         Actively identifies new areas for learning and takes advantage of learning opportunities


Roles & Responsibilities


·         Improve dimensional quality for Body and General Assembly parts and subassemblies in launch/steady state production driving continuous improvement in % on target metrics and reducing variation

·         Responsible to ensure and monitor body and general assembly integration

·         Use Red X and other problem solving tools to quickly and effectively find the root cause and correct quality and dimensional problems

·         Lead dimensional problem solving activities related to dimensional requirements, processes and final vehicle status quality

·         Manage and work with suppliers as required to correct and improve their parts dimensionally

·         Implement and monitor the dimensional Process Control/Measurement Plan for subassemblies and assemblies and ultimately the finished vehicle

·         Provide process and tooling support.  Recommend tooling changes and adjustments to help improve the build process

·         Complete tooling 101 and repeatability studies on tooling as required

·         Support laser scanning activities such as verifying nominals and creation and creating additional measurement points

·         Support program launch/Issue Resolution Teams as needed with dimensional studies and problem solving

Basic Required


·         Thorough knowledge of tooling and manufacturing processes

·         Ability to collect, analyze, and interpret dimensional data (ex: supplier data, laser scans)

·         Proficiency with laser scanning and other metrology methods to measure parts and subassemblies

·         Able to use GDIS to review, analyze, and monitor plant dimensional data

·         Knowledge of statistical process control and the ability to create, maintain, and analyze SPC charts

·         Familiar with using Vis Mockup to cut sections, take nominal measurements, and review product geometry for use in problem solving

·         Knowledge of datum schemes and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

·         High level of oral and written communication skills

·  &nb sp;      High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with product and manufacturing engineering as well as plant personnel and suppliers

·         High level of analytical abilities to solve complex problems

·         Facilitator/leadership skills

·         Proficient in Microsoft software

·         Automotive manufacturing launch experience


Basic Preferred


·         Knowledge of computer software as it pertains to manufacturing

·         Knowledge of body and trim assembly processes



Education and Training


·         Four-year college degree (engineering preferred) or equivalent training/experience


Location:  30001 Van Dyke Avenue, Warren, MI  48090

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