Battery Process Engineer

General Motors

Detroit, MI


Job Description

Work Arrangement

Onsite - This position requires the employee to be onsite full-time.

The Role

In execution, we’re directly responsible for the equipment from the time it is qualified at the OEM through startup plus 1 year. This includes equipment qualification at the OEM, shipping, install, power-on, debug, issue resolution, documentation and deliverables, and meeting launch metrics.

The selected candidate will be responsible for Process Engineering of the BEV3/BET Battery at Factory Zero. This includes coordinating of installation, debug, runoff, and PPAP of equipment to manufacture Lithium Ion Batteries. Work will be performed in a plant environment where a considerable amount of creativity and initiative is exercised as well as a high level of independent judgment. The candidate must be open to the potential of working an off-shift (2nd or 3rd).

What You Will Do

  • Process Engineering of the BEV3 Battery Equipment during the “Execution” Phase of the program
  • Coaching / Mentoring / Training of newer / less experienced team members
  • Equipment Runoff @ OEM
  • Collaboration with the Operations Team on Program Deliverables
  • PFMEAs Review / Simulation Review / Control Plans / Launch Deliverables
  • Plant Equipment Install / Debug / Launch / Continuous Improvement
  • Actively participate in the SCRUM / Agile Process to accomplish daily tasks and meet the project deliverables.
  • Establishes equipment installation board and review weekly/daily with OEM and contractors.
  • Develop and lead the PPAP review meetings in area of responsibility utilizing the PPAP checklist, capturing exceptions.
  • Lead the lessons learned gathering activity and feedback the information to the central process team for BOE/BOP updates.
  • Closure of all ME open issues for Launch Deliverables
Additional Job Description

Your Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications)

  • Automotive Engineering Experience [Plant and/or Execution]
  • Program Execution Experience [Equipment Install through SORP and launch]
  • Experience in Leading a project [Coordinating Resources / Updates to Leadership / Status Reporting / Tracking Timelines]
  • Experience in troubleshooting equipment [Problem Solving / Debug]
  • Competency in GD&T.
  • Understanding of Pneumatic, Mechanical, and Control drawings.
  • Understanding / Application of Part Locating / Mechanics / Machine Design
  • Understanding of Theory of Constraints [Goldratt / The Goal]
  • Experience with Time Cycle Diagrams and Man / Machine Charts
  • Practical Problem-Solving Skills [Formal Training / Practical Application] [Red X / 7 Diamond / Shainin / Fish Bone]
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or Equivalent Experience
About GM

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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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