General Motors
Detroit, MI

Manufacturing Dimensional Engineer at General Motors (Detroit, MI)

| Detroit, MI
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The Manufacturing Dimensional Engineer's primary role is to improve the dimensional quality of Body in White (BIW) sheet metal subassemblies for a vehicle program from prototype build through launch. The tasks include performing tooling 101 and tool repeatability studies in body shop weld tools, reviewing/analyzing dimensional data (CMM, scan, etc.), and working with suppliers to improve the quality of their incoming parts. The DPE is expected to lead the dimensional problem-solving activities in their respective area, to ensure the dimensional requirements are met.
Demonstrate Leadership
  • Independently establishes action plans to accomplish the completion of a job or project.
  • Evaluates body shop manufacturing processes and equipment for assigned areas, and finds opportunities for improvement
  • Advises the design, development and/or improvements of manufacturing processes and equipment for assigned areas.
  • Coordinates guidance from internal/external customers to assist with problem solving, and ultimately improve quality/resolve issues
  • Actively identifies new areas for learning and takes advantage of learning opportunities.

Roles & Responsibilities
  • Improves 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 supervise the dimensional Process Control/Measurement Plan for BIW 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.

Additional Description Required Skills
  • Thorough knowledge of body shop 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 supervise plant dimensional data.
  • Familiar with using UG/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
  • High level of interpersonal skills to work optimally with product and manufacturing engineering as well as plant personnel and suppliers
  • High level of analytical abilities to tackle sophisticated problems
  • Facilitator/Leadership skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft software
  • Automotive manufacturing launch experience
  • Knowledge of computer software as it pertains to manufacturing
  • Knowledge of body and trim assembly processes
  • This position may require extensive travel to assembly facilities in North America

  • Engineering degree desired but not required, experience level to compensate

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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.
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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.
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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.
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