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Manufacturing Engineering Global Propulsion Systems Intern

About GM

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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 

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Job Description

**Please note that interviews with the hiring manager will not take place until after Labor Day (there are other steps however, that will be scheduled and completed prior to that)** 
You will participate in the GM EXCEL (Exploring Careers through Experiential Learning) Internship Program. Successfully complete all deliverables for your specific project(s), including: completing any/all Corporate Required/Site Specific/Department Specific and any Optional TRAINING; gathering and analysis of data/information; development of findings and recommendations; presentation of findings and recommendations to Team and to Leadership.  
Projects can be within (but not limited to) any of the following areas:  
  • Casting/Foundry Manufacturing Processes 
  • Engine Machining; Engine Assembly & Test 
  • Transmission Machining; Transmission Assembly & Test 
  • Electrical / Controls Engineering 
  • Gear Engineering & Manufacturing 
  • Battery Assembly & Test 
  • Fuel Cell Technology 
  • Electric Motors Technology 

Perform specific project/assignment(s) within a Headquarters and/or manufacturing facility environment. Can include involvement with any of the Propulsion Systems components or assemblies currently being manufactured or, those being developed for future manufacture, and any of the Machinery & Equipment &/or Manufacturing Processes related to them. May include activities such as:  
  • Analyze and make/purchase components for the best method of manufacture / assembly / test
  • Propose and/or evaluate manufacturing processes and/or plant layouts for machinery & equipment in assigned area and/or product program 
  • Direct the design, development, analysis, and/or improvement of manufacturing processes for an assigned area or program 
  • Provide technical support to Operations personnel for specific plant machinery & equipment, including specifications, purchase, runoff, installation, debug, PPAP, and ramp-up activities 
  • Regular contact with others outside the assigned work group, and/or outside of GM, as required 
  • Develop Tooling, Tool Change and/or associated manufacturing processes 
  • Prepare and deliver reports on work progress 
  • Gather, analyze and report on data 
  • Investigate problems and recommend/analyze possible solutions 
Job locations can be at Manufacturing Engineering headquarters in Warren, Michigan or in various plant locations throughout the U.S.  
Plant locations may include:  
  • Warren, MI  
  • Saginaw, MI  
  • Defiance, OH  
  • Bedford, IN  
  • Romulus, MI  
  • Tonawanda, NY  
  • Grand Rapids, MI  
  • Flint, MI  
  • Lansing, MI  
  • Orion, MI  
  • Arlington, TX  
  • Bowling Green, KY  
  • Spring Hill, TN  
  • Wentzville, MO  
  • Fairfax, KS  
  • Parma, OH  

  • Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Materials Science Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science  
  • Able to work fulltime, 40 hours per week 
Preferred Experience:  
  • Casting/Foundry Manufacturing Processes 
  • Engine Machining; Engine Assembly & Test 
  • Transmission Machining; Transmission Assembly & Test 
  • Electrical / Controls Engineering 
  • Gear Engineering & Manufacturing 
  • Battery Assembly & Test 
  • Fuel Cell Technology 
  • Electric Motors Technology 
Desired Skills: 
  • Knowledge of statistical methods as applied to experimental design and process development 
  • Demonstrated leadership in field of study, extracurricular activities or service organizations 
  • Able to work independently and with a team 
  • Holds themselves and others accountable for demonstrating GMs values and cultural behaviors. Models GM behaviors and creates a winning culture 
  • Outstanding interpersonal and relationship management skills with the ability to effectively collaborate with varying levels of the organization as needed 
  • Oral and written communication skills with the ability to distill complex subjects to a wider audience 
  • Emerging partnership and collaboration skills and ability to learn from and share knowledge with co-workers in a fast-paced environment 
  • High level of integrity, ability to deal with ambiguity, take initiative/self-directed 
  • Evidence of strong character with integrity, honesty, accountability and trust 
  • Consistently demonstrates innovative thinking and problem-solving skills that is customer-centric 


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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