General Motor

General Motor

Sr. Process Engineer – Machining – Pre-Production Operations


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

The Role

As a Sr. Process Engineer – Machining – Pre-Production Operations you will be responsible for cylinder head process engineering execution of pre- production programs through alpha, beta and gamma build phases. Leads each new program build phase through Key Indicator Report (KIR) timing for equipment programs, fixtures and tooling. Works collaboratively with Product Engineering, Central Manufacturing Engineering and others to address build issues and ensure BOP/BOE requirements are met for Pre-Production Operations. Exercises technical direction over support personnel, including OEM's, tool design/build suppliers and installation trades. Maintains daily contact with engineering functions as programs are developed finalized and put into production.

What You'll Do

  • Provides technical direction to and oversight of outside tool vendors in the design and build of assembly tooling and fixtures

  • Works with machining equipment suppliers in the programming and preparation of test equipment for new programs

  • Work may involve development and testing of advanced manufacturing process technology

  • Implements engineering changes as driven by product requirements

  • Defines system requirements for machining equipment

  • Works with engineering functions, suppliers, plant personnel and others to implement cost reduction, methods and product improvements, and to support build programs

  • Communicates information to and from internal and external customer organizations

  • Coordinates and consults with outside departments including product engineering and manufacturing engineering

  • Stays abreast of new manufacturing technology, competitive products, and latest techniques

  • Develops and refines PFMEAs and Control Plans to support defect prevention in PPO

  • Manages procurement, design, run-off, installation, and release of capital equipment in support of pre-production machining operations. Responsible for project timing and milestones.

  • Works closely with multi-disciplined teams to understand functional requirements, contributes to generation of innovative ideas, develops project plans and implements appropriate solutions

  • Supports and interacts with manufacturing operations personnel.

  • Coaches and supports operations teams in the use of GMS tools to achieve productivity, quality and safety targets.

  • Assists in establishing operational methods and work standards using various measurement techniques. Analyzes existing operations and proposes process improvements.

  • Optimizes use of floor space, materials, and equipment

  • Additional Description

    Your Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications)

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or equivalent degree

  • 5+ years engineering experience in related area

  • Understanding of engineering theory and principles of operation of mechanical/electrical mechanisms

  • High level of analytical ability where problems are unusual and difficult

  • Appropriate interpersonal styles and communication methods to work effectively with business partners to meet mutual goals

  • Ability to manage multiple complex projects and assignments with high level of autonomy and accountability for results

  • Effectively deals with ambiguity and copes with change

  • What Will Give You A Competitive Edge (Preferred Qualifications)

  • DFSS Black Belt Certification

  • Familiarity with manufacturing processes, particularly prismatic machining experience

  • Knowledge of GM-Global Manufacturing System and Lean Manufacturing principles

  • Knowledge of work measurement and work standards

  • Knowledge of computer software as it pertains to engineering (Microsoft Office, AutoCad, TeamCenter, etc.)


    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.

    Total Rewards Benefits Overview

    From day one, we're looking out for your well-being–at work and at home–so you can focus on realizing your ambitions. Learn how GM supports a rewarding career that rewards you personally by visiting Total Rewards resources.

    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


    Sr. Process Engineer – Machining – Pre-Production Operations


    General Motor


    United States


    June 11, 2024

    Application deadline

    September 12, 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.


    Similar jobs

    Recent blogs