General Motor

General Motor

Tooling Services Shift Leader


On-site: This position requires an employee to be on-site on a full-time basis

The Role:

In this role, you will have responsibilities for the implementation and execution of the established business plan for Tooling Services and champion an atmosphere of collaboration and cooperation.

What You'll Do:

The Tooling Service Shift Lead will hold supervisory responsibility for a small/medium group of employees involved in plant production as well as the TCM Tooling Engineering Team. This is a high visibility role working with internal GM teams, UAW hourly employees, Tooling Engineers, Tooling Vendors and TCM Leadership. Work is of a technical nature using independent judgment within the limits of GMS; focusing on Safety, People, Quality, Responsiveness, Cost, and Environment (SPQRCE). Responsibilities are as follows:

  • Responsible for the effective use of personnel, material, and equipment. Participates in the training, developing and evaluating of hourly team members. Participates in the development of highly effective teams.
  • Leads Global Manufacturing Systems(GMS) processes and is responsible for maintaining a Level 4/5 BPD and supporting the ME Level 2 BPD.
  • Maintains awareness of quality standards, and communicates department quality goals, and leverages resources to solve quality issues and is actively involved in problem solving activities.
  • Builds and maintains good working relationships with employees, union and management. Understands and consistently administer the National and Local Agreements between General Motors and the United Auto Workers Union.
  • Implements and follows systems that prevent reoccurrence of known issues. Promote safe work practices and achieve objectives for ergonomics, health and safety and housekeeping.
  • Motivates, trains and develops employees to effectively perform their jobs utilizing standardized methods.
  • Ensure team members receive adequate JIT (job instruction training). Achieve production schedules and product requirements by applying lean manufacturing/synchronous principles with emphasis on variation reduction, control costs, and achieve productivity improvements.
  • Conduct regular Layered Audits and FSOT's
  • Process Kronos timekeeping, manage OT coverage for both daily and weekend hours, schedule and approve vacations
  • Involvement in launch activities for Tooling Services
  • Zoller troubleshooting.
  • Coach, teach, counsel and mentor TCM Group Leaders in these responsibilities.
  • Support Manufacturing to resolve tooling issues as needed.
  • Lead Tooling Sufficiency plan prioritization and implementation by directing the Tooling Engineering resources in order to achieve the 3000 account tooling budget.
  • Lead the daily tooling unscheduled review and prioritize follow up.
  • Additional Description

    Your Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications):

  • Bachelors Degree in a Technical Field or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • What Will Give You a Competitive Edge (Preferred Qualifications):

  • Previous leadership experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Previous experience in a tooling position

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    Job details


    Tooling Services Shift Leader


    General Motor


    United States


    June 11, 2024

    Application deadline

    August 28, 2023

    Job type




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    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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