General Motors
Detroit, MI

Manufacturing Engineer - Lasers at General Motors (Detroit, MI)

| Detroit, MI
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Description
The career level process engineer, able to work autonomously with occasional guidance from supervision. Skilled in equipment/tooling alternatives, sequence and flow of operations for the effective utilization of personnel, material, machines and facilities necessary for the production of parts. Work is performed in a centralized manufacturing engineering activity or assembly/plant activity where creativity and initiative is exercised as well as independent judgment.
Responsible for supporting activities that may include:
  • SORs and project management for tools, stations or specific technologies.
  • Typically part of a larger effort or project
  • Manufacturing process definition
  • Sequence of operations
  • Human factors consideration
  • Efficient material flow
  • Design, construction, integration, plant installation, successful launch and continuous improvement of equipment and tools required in plants for the production of high quality parts
  • Providing technical direction to and oversight of outside vendor sources
  • Work may involve development and testing of sophisticated process technology.

Purpose: This position is responsible for development and implementation of sophisticated laser joining processes for body-in-white applications.
Job Description:
  • Specify, configure, and operate equipment to test laser brazing and laser joining
  • Manage the design and build of fixturing vital for laboratory testing
  • Acquire testing materials
  • Develop joining processes to meet product performance requirements
  • Build summary data reports of laboratory testing
  • Identify and develop new technology projects to improve laser joining.
  • Work with Manufacturing Architects, Product and Launch Teams to identify potential applications for laser-based joining
  • Implement Advanced Technology Development Projects including, define project scope; acquire approvals & project resources such as funding, space, equipment, and people; implement the project
  • Complete validation of new technologies for production
  • Ensure your work meets program timing
  • Develop SOR for sourcing tooling systems
  • Develop Pre-Production process and support pre-production build problem resolution.
  • Lead design, construction and installation of new laser joining systems in assembly plant or metal center
  • Support new technology on-site through launch and production acceleration
  • Support current production laser joining.
  • Follow up with production centers on continuous Improvements items and participate in weld coordination meetings to keep advised of productions issues after SORP
  • Develop lessons learned and continuous improvement items and incorporate into standards, procedures, processes and tool designs
  • Keep current of developments regarding new technology.
  • Review competitor's advancements.

Additional Description
Required Skills and Abilities:
  • Proficient programming of Fanuc robots.
  • Hands on use of fiber delivered high powered lasers.
  • Ability to use common hand tools and operate shop tools such as band saws and drill presses.
  • Understanding of engineering theory and principles of operation of mechanical/electrical mechanisms
  • Knowledge of sheet metal welding and joining processes
  • Strong collaborative skills involving ability to work optimally multi-functionally and cross-culturally
  • Project Management Skills Required.

Education:
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical or Weld Engineering ( Required)
  • Bachelor of Science in Materials Engineering ( Preferred)

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.
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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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