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2024 Winter Co-Op - Environmental Engineering, CAMI Assembly Plant

General Motors

General Motors

Ingersoll, ON, Canada
Posted on Saturday, October 21, 2023

Job Description


Work Arrangement:

Onsite: The position requires an employee to be on-site on a full-time to basis.

The Role:

General Motors of Canada Company - CAMI Assembly Plant is inviting applications from Engineering Students for one (1) Environmental Engineering internship position. The intern will be assigned to the above noted facility for the entire duration of the 8-month internship.

Get the jump-start you need to get your career moving by gaining valuable professional experience within an automotive manufacturing environment.

General Motors of Canada - CAMI Assembly Plant received a C$1 Billion investment to convert CAMI Assembly home of Equinox vehicle into Canada’s first large-scale electric commercial vehicles manufacturing plant. In 2022, the plant was transformed into General Motors new business - BrightDrop with the ZEVO 600 and ZEVO 400 models being built at GM CAMI Assembly Plant.

Currently, the new 400,000 sq.ft. battery module assembly facility is being built at CAMI Assembly Ingersoll for BrightDrop Zevo production as well as additional Ultium EVs built at other GM plants.

This is an opportunity for you to join a team that builds quality and cost competitive vehicles for our worldwide customers within a safe work environment. The GM CAMI Assembly Plant is a benchmark facility which includes as a three-time recipient of the ENERGY STAR certification, receiving its first certification in November 2018.

The preferred candidate will be a self-motivated, confident engineering student with strong problem solving, interpersonal and communication skills. You will be required to work with minimal supervision and will be expected to continually improve the operation for their area. A valid unrestricted Ontario driver's licence is required.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the plant’s newly installed tooling and capital equipment to support the new Battery Assembly EV electric vehicles

  • Coordinate industrial process wastewater and stormwater program in compliance with local by-laws and Ontario Ministry of the Environment Environmental Compliance Approvals permit (ECA).

  • Oversee industrial wastewater & stormwater management system (bioswales, detention ponds) sampling and 3rd party analytical program

  • Support the development of action plans for treatment of non-compliant industrial wastewater conditions

  • Project Manager for various as assigned environmental engineering and facility projects

  • Develop and coordinate plant sustainability community outreach activities and environmental awareness programs i.e. GM CAMI ecoSTEM, WHC Wildlife Habitat Certification program

  • Pursue new opportunities to increase environmental profile in the community and within General Motors network

  • Support the implementation of plant sustainability initiatives to meet GM Sustainability Goals reported through the annual GM Sustainability Report.

  • Coordinate and support Zero Waste and Landfill Free plant waste management program initiatives and in compliance with applicable waste legislation

  • Develop and analyze monthly environmental performance metrics (Plan Do Check Act PDCA continuous improvement process) and support corrective actions to ensure compliance to target objectives

  • Support waste management contractor in resolving waste collection issues and conducting regular plant waste audits and reviews

  • Oversee ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Internal Audit Program as per the International Organization for Standardization ISO 14001:2015 standard at CAMI Assembly and other GM facilities

  • Conduct plant environmental inspections, coordinate follow-up activities and effectively maintain the GM CAMI Problem Solving Reporting database

  • Perform other duties as required

Additional Job Description

Required Qualifications:

  • Pursuit of a Bachelor's (3rd and 4th year students) degree in one of the following areas: Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Civil Engineering

  • Enrolled in a qualifying Ontario co‑operative education, or internship program

  • Able to work fulltime, 40 hours per week in Canada, and 8-month term (2 consecutive semesters) starting January 2024

  • Willing to work in a plant environment

  • Have a valid Full Class G Ontario Driver’s Licence, or equivalent Canadian out-of-province licence

  • Outstanding leadership, interpersonal, and relationship management skills with the ability to effectively collaborate with varying levels of the organization

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to distill complex subjects to a wider audience

  • High level of integrity, ability to deal with ambiguity, takes initiative/self-directed

  • Possess strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills

What will give you a Competitive Edge (Preferred Qualifications):

  • Past experience in an industrial and/or manufacturing environment

  • Knowledge and understanding of ISO 14001 standard and environmental legislation

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.

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.

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 Statement

Accommodation is available for applicants with disabilities. Should you be contacted by General Motors of Canada, please advise if you require accommodation. General Motors of Canada values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.