General Motors
Detroit, MI

ME-VS Tech Lead - Chassis at General Motors (Detroit, MI)

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In this role your responsibilities will be of a technical nature with decisions made within the limits of general practices, policies and standards. Work will involve complex manufacturing problems including the need to root cause and follow issues to resolve. You will be responsible for equipment related to the manufacturing process. Additional responsibilities may involve training others and assigning work to a small group of employees.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Develop, maintain and improve a competitive Global Bill Of Process
  • Support/lead development of Best Practices
  • Develop, maintain and improve Global Bill of Equipment and all major M&E and Tooling in areas of:
    • Global Technology Step Function
    • Review common technical training courseware development and provide direction to Manufacturing Engineers and Equipment Suppliers on proper technical content
    • Qualified Suppliers and Qualified Supplier List
    • Global SOR's Section 5 Technical Requirements Template
    • Seller Buy Off Checklist and Plant Validation Checklist
    • T&E Bulletins
    • Develop and Maintain Process Control Plans (PCP)
    • Cost book
    • Common/Reference/Template Tools utilized across all vehicle programs
    • Manufacturing M&E "Generic PADs" as Required
    • Provide input for reuse, recovery and replacement of major equipment
    • Lead advance technology developments

Act as Single ME-VS Voice To Product Engineering Organizations
  • Provide single Global voice for manufacturing at Sub System Leadership Teams, Powertrain Assembly Dress Integration Teams, etc.
  • Drive manufacturing efficiency through product designs.
  • Support GATS (ATW, Decoupled Development, Coupled Integration) projects
  • Provide Manufacturing Engineering direction in Product Peer Reviews

Support Program Execution Teams:
  • Review and approve Product Statement of Requirement Appendix E1s
  • Support Global Program execution problem resolution as required
  • Develop and Maintain Process Review Check sheet Template
  • Support Program Working Calls
  • Evaluate new Product content concept sheets and determine manufacturing implications
  • Review Manufacturing Planning Studies (MPS) as required
  • Review tooling proposals (peer review process)
  • Support M&E Tooling Peer Reviews
  • Participate in tool validation planning and buyoffs as required
  • Provide direction to Manufacturing Engineers and AVDC Manufacturing Engineers for training, lessons learned, etc.
  • Review and approve, with ME-VS Automation, Statement of Requirements (section 5 & 6)

Key Interfaces:
  • Global Technology Engineering EGMs
  • AVDC Manufacturing Engineers and Manufacturing Systems Integration Engineers
  • Central IE
  • Regional Manufacturing Engineering Execution Groups
  • Regional Manufacturing Engineering Subject Matter Experts
  • Purchasing
  • ME-VS Automation Team

Success is measured by:
  • Competitive and optimal BOP, BOE, BOT... and knowing that it is competitive and optimal.
  • Accuracy and continuous reduction/optimization of Cost Book
  • Product designs that meet Manufacturing Requirements
  • Reduction of redesign cost for common / template tools
  • Advance projects initiated, completed and available in time for Program Execution's use
  • Successful program launches
  • Attainment of Business Plan Deployment metrics
  • Global Extended Staff-approved Global Statement Of Requirements

Additional Description
Minimum Requirements:
  • 3+ years previous experience in the associated sub-system (assembly plant and/or product).
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering
  • Demonstration of GM's Core Values and Beliefs
  • Support and understanding of diversity, especially organizational and cultural diversity.
  • Strong analytical ability
  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills
  • Strong written and oral skills.
  • Regional and global travel, on occasion.
  • Early start times (6:00 AM) and late end times (11:59 PM)

Preferred Skills, Abilities and Experiences:
  • Masters Degree
  • 10-15 years experience (Processing and Tool or M&E development)
  • Practical use and understanding of DFM/DFA and Lean Manufacturing

Required Developmental Training: (to be completed within time designated)
  • See 'ME-VS Group Training...XLS' training matrix
  • Continued improvement in the use of lean tools, including GMS, Simulated Work Environment, Red-X, ...
  • Continued improvement in robust engineering tools, including Design For Six Sigma, Failure Mode Effects Analysis
  • Ongoing cultural training

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] . 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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