General Motor

General Motor

Production Shift Leader


Work Arrangement:

Position requires an employee to be onsite on a full-time basis.

The Role:

Factory ZERO is our first, all-electric automotive assembly plant and the blueprint of General Motors' electric future! We have a corporate vision of “Zero crashes, Zero emissions, Zero congestion.” Our most novel products like the Hummer EV and our very first autonomous vehicle, Cruise Origin will be assembled right in this facility. This requires us to employ the most upbeat, capable, and innovative talent to ensure we meet the challenges of developing the new manufacturing processes required to assemble these outstanding products!

As the Shift Leader, you will be Responsible for managing salaried group leaders in the implementation and execution of the established business process for an area in the production operations and foster an atmosphere of teamwork and cooperation. Work is of a technical nature using independent judgment within the limits of GMS, focusing on Safety, People, Quality, Responsiveness, Cost, and Environment (SPQRCE). Possess the ability to deal with complex problems. Supervise a very large group of salaried employees involved in multiple departments and processes.

What You'll Do:

  • Create a highly engaged floor operation team
  • Maintain safety culture through audits, observation and incident investigation
  • Employee development including mentoring, training and evaluation of employees
  • Knowledge of Global Manufacturing Systems (GMS), quality control procedures, manufacturing processes, and management systems as they relate to production operations
  • Champion of allocated Business Plan Deployment (BPD) activities
  • Ability to adapt plans & resources to meet production schedule requirements
  • Manpower allocation planning
  • Lead shift meetings for Safety, People, Quality, Responsiveness, Cost
  • Execute CIP workshops in the areas of Quality & Cost
  • Complies and resolves disputes with the terms of local and national labor agreements
  • Manages budget and achievement of productivity improvements
  • Ensure cost control achieves budget needs
  • Must be willing to rotate shifts
  • Additional Description

    Your Skills and Abilities:

  • Minimum 4 years of experience in an Automotive Assembly Plant (OEM preferred)
  • Bachelor's degree or 10 total years of Manufacturing Experience required
  • Ability to lead problem solving activities and leverage analytical abilities.
  • Leadership/Management Experience (UAW, Salaried, Skilled Trades or similar)
  • High level of oral and written communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively with others
  • Experience/knowledge of GM Global Manufacturing System (GMS)
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement processes (CIP)
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, SharePoint)
  • What Will Give You a Competitive Edge:

  • Production experience
  • Experience within Body Shop or General Assembly preferred
  • Experience in applying 6 pillars of quality process to meet BIQ IV

    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.

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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.

    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] or call us at 800-865-7580. 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.

    Job details


    Production Shift Leader


    General Motor


    United States


    June 11, 2024

    Application deadline

    September 11, 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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