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Electric Propulsion IRT Co-Chair

Company: General Motors
Location: Spring Hill
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

About GM
There's never been a more exciting time to work for General Motors.

To achieve our vision of a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion, we need people to join us who are passionate about creating safer, better and more sustainable ways for people to get around. This bold vision won't happen overnight, but just as we transformed how the world moved in the last century, we are committed to transforming how we move today and in the future.

Why Work for Us
Our culture is focused on building inclusive teams, where differences and unique perspectives are embraced so you can contribute to your fullest potential as you pursue your career. Our locations feature a variety of work environments, including open work spaces and virtual connection platforms to inspire productivity and flexible collaboration. And we are proud to support our employees volunteer interests, and make it a priority to join together in efforts that give back to our communities.

Job Description
This position will require the candidate to be onsite in Warren, MI for up to 1 year and onsite in Springhill, TN for approximately 3 years. Candidate may also be required to travel to other GM facilities including Domestic and International.


The Powertrain & Electrification (PT&E) Issue Resolution Team (IRT) Co-Chair represents the full PT&E team at both the pre-production build site and vehicle assembly plant. The IRT Co-chair is responsible for driving resolution of all build-related issues for the PT&E team and serves as the first line of defense for the manufacturing team. This role works in close collaboration with the PT&E VSE (Vehicle Systems Engineer), the PT&E product team, calibration team and quality, engaging engineers from across the SMTs. This is a very "hands on" assignment with a broad scope of work including hardware, software and calibration. This assignment also provides a unique opportunity to learn about many vehicle systems, the manufacturing and vehicle launch process. This role reports through the PT&E Integration Team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assume leadership responsibility for all build related issues for PT&E
  • Track PRTS issues and ensure that owners provide timely and effective closure
  • Support the QE in completing the PRTS 4-Diamonds as well as reject or approve PT&E PRTS issues at Launch PRC stage.
  • Provide proper preliminary root cause analysis to ensure appropriate assignment of PRTS issues
  • Identify error-proofing and ergonomic improvement opportunities and recommend potential solutions
  • Ensure all Process Change opportunities are reviewed. (Diamond 5)
  • Coordinate Engineering Try-Outs (ETO) and Plant Trial Runs (PTR)
  • Coordinate across the PT&E manufacturing locations and the respective teams at those sites to alert the program team and assembly plant of any potential issues.
  • Present top issues at build event meetings (Daily Easel Board Review, VIRT, Wall Review)
  • Host IRT meeting to review issues and timing with the appropriate engineers (AEs, DREs, etc.)
  • Escalate unresolved issues to PEM / MIM / PLOM, Area Launch Manager, and Engineering Group Manager / Director
  • Travel to support plant builds as required Additional Job Description
    • Bachelor of Science - Engineering or equivalent experience (required)
    • DFSS - Black Belt (recommended)
    • 2+ years of post graduation engineering experience required;
    • Understanding of engineering theory and principles of design;
    • Good oral and written communication skills;
    • Strong interpersonal skills involving ability to work effectively cross-functionally and cross-culturally.
    • Ability in integration and system understanding;
    • Extensive level of analytical ability where problems are unusual or difficult;
    • Extensive level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others;
    • Thorough understanding of manufacturing processes;
    • Expert on engineering operations, processes, and best practices;
    • Extensive understanding of Specification and Release terms and systems.
    • DFSS Certification.
    • Extensive expertise within the business unit of leading-edge or complex technologies, relevant disciplines, theories, or techniques.
    • Strong understanding of materials, engineering theory and principles of design.
    • Designs and develops solutions to considerably complex problems.
    • Consistent collaboration of Global and Regional teamwork for strategy development and critical issue resolution
    • Demonstrated ability of "dealing with ambiguity" to enable timely decision making.
    • Proven leadership skills which translate to high degree of inner self confidence and ability to motivate others.
    • Demonstrated people leader skills and must feel very comfortable leading Product Engineers who are "matrix" to the program, not direct reports.
    • GVDP, ECR, EWO, TWO, PTR, PRTS processes and system
    • Ability to legally operate a motor vehicle on a daily basis
      • Master of Science - Engineering
      • Master of Business Administration
      • 7+ years of post graduation engineering experience strongly preferred
      • Familiarity with ElectrificationBenefits 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
        The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at . In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.

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