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Materials Automation Execution Engineering Group Manager -Global Tech Center

General Motors

General Motors

Warren, MI, USA
Posted on Friday, February 9, 2024

Job Description

This position is located on site full time with Travel (approximately 50%)

GM DOES NOT PROVIDE IMMIGRATION-RELATED SPONSORSHIP FOR THIS ROLE. PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR THIS ROLE IF YOU WILL NEED GM IMMIGRATION SPONSORSHIP (e.g., H-1B, TN, STEM OPT, etc.) NOW OR IN THE FUTURE.

In our pursuit to create a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion, GM’s Global Manufacturing Optimization team is challenging the limits on what is possible. Our diverse team plays a crucial role in transforming our facilities through implementing the adoption of ground-breaking technologies. Starting from day one, we’re creating a workplace where we work as One Team and embrace a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcome and supported. We want those who are bold, innovative, ready to take on challenges, and strive for excellence. Our journey is just beginning, and we want you to be a part of it. Selected candidate will execute new technologies role into existing plant process.

The Role

In this role, you will have the opportunity to lead a team of LMS execution engineers to implement safety, ergonomics, throughput, quality, and cost improvements in our assembly and GPS sites. This role will be focused on manufacturing optimization project execution across many sites. This role is well suited to someone who has natural leadership aptitude, experience solving people and equipment prob5lems. As a Materials Execution lead, you will collaborate frequently with the Plants, Automation suppliers, ME, Production, Quality and Maintenance Teams.

What You’ll Do (Responsibilities)

  • Develop a proactive safety culture by engaging team members and peers in our safety processes.

  • Lead a team of LMS manufacturing optimization execution engineers

  • Execute LMS automation projects in Assembly & GPS sites.

  • Oversight for G-Risks, RYG buyoffs, factory acceptance testing and site acceptance testing

  • Coordinate projects pull ahead activities

  • Lessons learned read across for future projects and other sites.

  • Develop the plants operational strategy for a fully optimized operation with the leadership team

  • Identifying any areas of concern that could impact the performance of team members

  • Resolving any employee conflicts quickly and efficiently

  • Providing hands-on direction for all activities and projects

  • Communicating any pertinent information regarding project timelines, goals, or objectives to team members

  • Maximizing productivity by scheduling available staff members to the appropriate shift or project

  • Guide and mentor, the technical development of team.

  • Performance management responsibilities for reporting engineers.

  • Travel to sites for planning and execution of LMS automation projects

  • Review and approve Shopping Carts.

  • Plan and manage all projects for your LMS execution engineers

  • Review initiatives and open issues.

  • Assume technical work as needed.

Additional Job Description

Your Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or a related technical field, or equivalent experience

  • Minimum of 6 years of experience working within automative manufacturing sites

  • Experience leading a technical team.

  • Experience executing manufacturing equipment installation projects within automotive manufacturing sites

  • Strong technical capability working with industrial electrical systems regulations, design and maintenance, automation and controls systems.

  • Demonstrated technical project management experience.

  • General knowledge of Automotive Assembly application and operations.

  • Ability to efficiently manage multiple issues in a fast paced work environment.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, AutoCAD.

What Can Give You a Competitive Advantage (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Experience working in a unionized manufacturing operation.

  • Management experience in a manufacturing environment with extensive manual operations.

  • Team building training and experience.

  • Coaching, mentoring and teaching experience.

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statements

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