2024 Summer Co-op Student - Group Leader (Paint)
Sponsorship: GM DOES NOT PROVIDE IMMIGRATION-RELATED SPONSORSHIP FOR THIS ROLE IF YOU WILL NEED IMMIGRATION SPONSORSHIP (e.g., H-1B, TN, STEM OPT, etc.) NOW OR IN THE FUTURE.
As a Production Group Leader, the individual is responsible for supervising a group of employees involved in production, or operations. The group is responsible for quality products in a safe, and timely manner! Also, the Co-Op student will be responsible for reducing costs, eliminating waste, and improving safety practices. Together with other Group Leaders, you are part of a team supporting business objectives, and maintaining operation at a world-class level! Some of the problem-solving work is of a technical nature. This type of work requires the ability to make timely decisions within specified limits, that the individual can effectively cope with change, and can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
Furthermore, the Production Group Leader can expect to be collaborating on innovation challenges, interacting with industry leaders, attending professional trade events, and volunteering for community service activities.
Supervise hourly represented employees in a unionized environment
Implement Health & Safety laws, and promote a safe work environment
Ensure quality levels are maintained and improved every day
Maintain and exceed efficiency levels through continuous improvements
Effective use of personnel, material and equipment
Align with terms of local and national labour agreements
Maintain department records and complete various administrative tasks
Supervise and achieve business plan objectives and targets
Shift rotations and flexible to work weekends and overtime as required
Additional Job Description
Pursuit of a Bachelor's (3rd or 4th year) or Master's degree in one of the following areas: Business, Engineering (ex. Industrial, Mechanical, Electrical, Mechatronics, Automotive, Chemical, etc),
Eligible to work full-time (40 hours per week) in Canada and for 8, 12, or 16-month term (2-4 consecutive semesters) starting May 2024
Willing to work in a plant environment and flexible hours (shift work, weekends, and overtime to meet business needs)
What will give you a Competitive Edge (Preferred Qualifications):
Prior manufacturing experience, knowledge of production environments, and in automotive industry are considered assets
Previous supervisory, or team leading experience
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
Evidence of strong character with integrity, honesty, accountability and trust
Consistently demonstrates innovative thinking that is customer-centric
Excellent project management skills and the proven ability to manage numerous projects at any given
Possess strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
Fundamental digital literacy including understanding of MS Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint
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.
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.