General Motors
Detroit, MI

RESS Battery Test Engineer at General Motors (Detroit, MI)

| Detroit, MI
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Description
Description
While working in Manufacturing Maintenance, you will be responsible for operations, maintenance and repair of plant equipment. Work requires the ability to make decisions based on established procedures and the ability to innovate and define new procedures in a dynamic work environment. Work is of a technical nature using independent judgment within the limits of GMS; focusing on Safety, People, Quality, Responsiveness, Cost, and Environment (SPQRCE). May involve training others.
Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for the manufacturing processes and equipment for RESS Battery Assembly
  • Develop and implement sufficiency plans and continuous improvement activities to meet specific uptime, tool cost, quality, and maintainability objectives
  • Responsible for all documentation of the process including Process Control Plans, PFMEAs, and other equipment documentation including standardized work
  • Work with and support Maintenance activities, resolving equipment issues resulting in downtime of the equipment, tooling, and gages
  • Work with Manufacturing and Quality department in problem solving customer issues and developing short term corrective actions as well as long term irreversible solutions
  • Implement projects including estimating, project budget management and forecasting, development of timelines and equipment qualification
  • Manage process-related projects including installation of new or replacement equipment, continuous improvement initiatives, and periodic repair and refurbishment
  • Investigate conveyor and equipment problems to provide technical input for problem resolution
  • Occasionally lead maintenance team and supervise skilled trades to cover maintenance supervisor absence
  • Occasionally work weekends
  • Maintain proficiency in their field
  • Support TIP (throughput improvement process), GMS (global manufacturing systems) and BIQ4 (built in quality) initiatives.
  • Utilize statistical methods for continuous improvement of plant process systems
  • Enforce safe work practices as the highest priority and implement objectives for improved ergonomics, Health/safety, and housekeeping
  • High level of interpersonal skills with sensitivity to other's points of view, make contributions to the resolution of complex manufacturing problems, and interface with support functions outside the plant as required
  • Maintain compliance with all Process Control Plans and Tool and Equipment bulletins relevant to all RESS Battery Assembly Equipment and Processes
  • Maintain Error Proofing List and ensure all new or modified error proofing has passed User Acceptance Testing (UAT) requirements

Qualifications
Required
  • Working knowledge of all safety absolutes and policies (i.e. lockout, ESWP, etc.)
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge and ability in process engineer disciplines
  • Bachelor of Science degree in engineering (or equivalent experience)
  • Demonstrated basic understanding of mechanical and electrical concepts involving machine designs and process requirements involved in the manufacturing process
  • Demonstrated excellent level of analytical ability, communication and interpersonal skills required to build relationships and lead team members and suppliers to solve problems and resolve issues
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to implement GMS principles
  • Proven ability in project management skills and ability to teach others
  • High level of written and oral communication skills
  • Familiar with Error Proofing Equipment (EPP Preferred)

Additional Description
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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