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Maintenance Shift Leader

General Motors

General Motors

Tonawanda, NY, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023

Job Description

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

The Role:

As a Leader in Maintenance, you will be responsible for the supervision of salaried employees responsible for operations, maintenance, and repair of plant equipment. Work requires the ability to make decisions based on established procedure. Work is of a technical nature using independent judgment within the limits of GMS; focusing on Safety, People, Quality, Responsiveness, Cost, and Environment (SPQRCE).

What You'll Do:

In this role, you will oversee a small to medium group of salaried maintenance Group Leaders. Leads the maintenance and repair of plant equipment and facilities aligned with standard GM maintenance systems. You will conduct appropriate checks and tests and communicates evaluation of results. Responsible for preventative maintenance and diagnosis of equipment malfunctions, Recommends solutions to problems, and meets schedule and quality requirements in addition to the following responsibilities.

  • Conduct appropriate checks and tests and communicates evaluation of results
  • Propose and evaluate the processes for equipment in assigned area
  • Responsible for preventative maintenance and diagnosis of equipment malfunctions
  • Recommends solutions to problems, and meets schedule and quality
  • Complies with the terms of local and national labor agreements
  • Implements divisional and corporate policies
  • Implements safety and good housekeeping practices
  • Frequent contact and collaboration with others outside of the work group
  • Responsible for the effective use of personnel, material and equipment
  • Participates in the selection of new employees
  • Trains, develops and evaluates employees
  • Establishes a course of action to accomplish completion of the job and/or project
  • Leads technical guidance for complex and unusual plant operations or projects
  • Assists in the development of budgets and forecasts within assigned area
  • Obtains a deep knowledge and ability to implement GMS principles

Additional Job Description

Your Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications):

  • 5+ years in manufacturing environment
  • 3+ years in a leadership role in a manufacturing environment
  • Previous experience in a technical role in manufacturing facility

What Can Give You a Competitive Edge (Preferred Qualifications):

  • CNC machining knowledge
  • Kronos; Maximo
  • Expert level Excel knowledge
  • Reading Mechanical and Electrical prints


  • The expected base compensation for this role is: $90,223-$144,122. Actual base compensation within the identified range will vary based on factors relevant to the position.
  • Bonus Potential: An incentive pay program offers payouts based on company performance, job level, and individual performance.


  • Benefits: GM offers a variety of health and wellbeing benefit programs. Benefit options include medical, dental, vision, Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Accounts, retirement savings plan, sickness and accident benefits, life insurance, paid vacation & holidays, tuition assistance programs, employee assistance program, GM vehicle discounts and more.


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.

Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values;
• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

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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