Paint Shop Process Engineer

General Motors

Detroit, MI

Job Description

Work Arrangement:

Position requires an employee to be onsite on a full-time basis.

The Role:

Factory ZERO is our first, all-electric automotive assembly plant and the blueprint of General Motors' electric future! We have a corporate vision of “Zero crashes, Zero emissions, Zero congestion.” Our most novel products like the Hummer EV and our very first autonomous vehicle, Cruise Origin will be assembled right in this facility. This requires us to employ the most upbeat, capable, and innovative talent to ensure we meet the challenges of developing the new manufacturing processes required to assemble these outstanding products!

The Paint Shop Process Engineer has responsibility for engaging in machine and plant maintenance along with process control activities in a department, group of departments, shift or plant operations. They will oversee collaborating with production/maintenance personnel, plant leadership and others outside the plant (Manufacturing Engineering, suppliers, etc.) as needed to resolve issues, implement improvements, and communicate status and opportunities, etc. This requires excellent communication, planning and organizational skills to effectively collaborate cross-functionally.

What You’ll Do:

  • Ensure that paint processes are maintained and running effectively for vehicle production
  • Problem-solve (analyze data, determine root causes, develop implementation plans) and resolve issues which are affecting paint shop metrics and document appropriately
  • Supervise all assigned indirect process personnel and production personnel
  • Build and maintain working relationships with employees, union, management and suppliers
  • Proactively identify and pursue opportunities to improve operations by reducing costs, reducing energy usage, improve quality, etc.
  • Supports the design and engineering of maintenance, utility and construction projects to meet existing and projected requirements
  • Provide technical support for specific plant operations
  • Keeps abreast of current product developments and trends in areas of expertise
  • Understand and execute PFMEA, Process Control Plans, manufacturing processes, and management systems as they relate to production operations
  • Support implementation of Global Manufacturing Systems (GMS) and Business Plan Deployment (BPD) activities
  • Must be willing to rotate shifts, and be available to work overtime including weekends.**
Additional Job Description

Your Skills and Abilities:

  • Minimum 2 years’ of Paint Shop experience at an Automotive Manufacturing Plant/Supplier
  • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing related field or equivalent experience
  • Ability to interpret blueprints, engineering drawings and learn new systems
  • Knowledge of Automotive Paint Process areas (PTED, Sealer, Topcoat, and Paint Mix Room)
  • Proven technical and professional skills in Manufacturing/Assembly Plant
  • Knowledge of tooling and Continuous Improvement and manufacturing processes

What Will Give You a Competitive Edge:

  • Knowledge of Red X, Six Sigma, or other problem-solving techniques
  • Experience/knowledge of GM Global Manufacturing System (GMS)
  • Knowledge of Fanuc robots (P-500, P-700), PaintPro software, Versabell III
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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