General Motors
Detroit, MI

Industrial Engineer - New Program Lead at General Motors (Detroit, MI)

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We are looking for an energetic and passionate Industrial Engineer that will champion early development of new product programs. Your work will involve complex manufacturing systems such as battery and drive unit assembly, castings, machining metal components, engine and transmission assembly, and fuel cells. Your strengths in team collaboration, effective communication, and integration of information provide a sound base for this position. The ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced manufacturing environment is critical to your success at General Motors.
Hybrid: This position does not require an employee to be on-site
full-time to perform most effectively. The employee's role
enables them to work at a GM facility or off-site as frequently as
needed or desired. This position requires an employee to be onsite monthly.
Responsibilities - What You'll Do
  • Learn and demonstrate solid methodology and understanding of IE Tools.
  • Implement Lean Manufacturing Systems and Standardized Work to achieve line balance to meet program KPI's, (JPH, VA %), benchmark HPU and Productivity Targets.
  • Develop plans, status, analyze, and provide countermeasures to Launch Timing Plan.
  • Coordinate integration activities with engineering teams, suppliers, and in-plant IE team from initial concept through prototype development and into full production.
  • Provide investment and labor impacts for new program and model year studies.
  • Lead 'Plan For Every Part' Workshops to define and align multi-functional teams in process, packaging, workstation design, material delivery, tooling, and layouts.
  • Analyze system data from current programs to improve performance and participate in Throughput Improvement (TIP) Workshops to improve current production programs.
  • Participate in Virtual Builds and Pre-Production Build events to understand new program build process, tooling, automation, sequence, quality, and test system requirements.
  • Support resolution of ergonomic issues identified and tracked for the program.

Additional Description
  • Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering (or related field) or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of two years of related Industrial Engineering or floor experience
  • Manufacturing Plant experience (Engineering, Operations, Leadership etc.)
  • Capable and willing to travel (Within USA, Canada, Mexico, and abroad).

  • Knowledge and experience in the Vehicle/Powertrain/Propulsion Development Process from design concept to program execution and launch of high-volume manufacturing.
  • Experience procuring workstation materials (Racks, Dolly, Minomi, Lift Tables, Trays, Bridge & Rail, Lift Assists, etc.)
  • Experience in Standardized Work (STDS), Assembly Line Balance (APS), Benchmark Calculator (BMC), Simulations, Man-Machine Charts, Indirect Labor Studies, Purchasing Planning & Financial Tracking, Throughput Improvement Process (TIP), Ergonomics Evaluations, Workstation and Plant design using AutoCAD, Continuous Improvement Process (CIP), Problem Solving Techniques, Value Stream Mapping, return on investment Studies, and Layout Development.
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to work to tight project deadlines.
  • Certification or experience in Agile Project Management Principles and Practices (PMI-ACP)®

Experience in any of the following is highly desired:
  • Battery, Drive Unit or Fuel Cell high-volume manufacturing.
  • Castings systems and manufacturing methods.

FOR GM INTERNAL CANDIDATES: This role is posted at both the 6th and 7th level. The determination by HR and the Hiring Manager as to whether an offer will be lateral or promotional will be based on a candidate's relevant experience and whether the role will amount to a significant increase in level of responsibility.
This position is not eligible for ISP, ITAP or localizations
About GM
Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.
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
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 (EEO) 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 [email protected] or call us at 800-865-7580. 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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