General Motor

General Motor

Industrial Engineer – New Program


HYBRID: Position does not require an employee to be on-site full-time but the general expectation is that the employee be onsite an average of three (3) days each week.

The Role

We are looking for an upbeat and passionate Industrial Engineer that will champion early development of new product programs. Your work will involve sophisticated 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.

What You'll Do (Responsibilities)
  • 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

    Y our Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications)

  • Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering (or related field) or equivalent experience

  • Minimum of three years of related Industrial Engineering or floor experience

  • Manufacturing Plant experience (Engineering, Operations, Leadership etc.)

  • Capable and willing to travel (Within USA, Canada, and Mexico).

  • What Can Give You a Competitive Advantage (Preferred Qualifications)

  • 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)®

  • Demonstrated understanding of Battery, Drive Unit or Fuel Cell high-volume manufacturing.

  • Knowledge of Castings systems and manufacturing methods.

  • 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

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    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.

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    Job details


    Industrial Engineer – New Program


    General Motor


    United States


    June 11, 2024

    Application deadline

    September 01, 2023

    Job type




    About the employer

    We embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all. Our diverse team of 164,000 employees bring their collective passion for engineering, technology and design to deliver on our vision of a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion.

    Together, we want to make electric vehicles for everyone and safely push transportation beyond our wildest imaginations with autonomous vehicles and advance hydrogen fuel cell technology. We are proud of our achievements so far, but there is more work to be done. Together, for everyone.


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