Battery (RESS) Assembly Launch Coordinator

General Motor
December 10, 2023
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Our electric future is now! The Spring Hill Manufacturing Complex is at the cutting edge of product and manufacturing processes. We strive for excellence in developing and sustaining the manufacturing enablers to quickly bring to market the most advanced and innovative automotive products to date. The products being built at Spring Hill encompass General Motors corporate vision of “Zero crashes, Zero emissions, Zero congestion.” This requires us to employ the most energetic, capable, and innovative talent to ensure we meet the challenges of developing the new manufacturing processes required to assemble amazing products. We offer a progressive and inclusive work environment that questions the status-quo in order to strengthen our reputation of being an incubator for new manufacturing processes and automation. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to learn new skills as well as influence the development/implementation of manufacturing processes that support the historical and game-changing progression towards an all-electric future.

The RESS Launch Coordinator will report to the RESS Launch Lead and be responsible for the development & execution of launch deliverables. The position will require extensive relationship building to foster integration with the execution engineering, product engineering, central manufacturing engineering and the core plant operations teams. The person to fill this position should be a self-starter who can determine their own best direction with minimal external input. They need to be able to look ahead to problem solve future operational issues and have an ability to remove roadblocks on their own or orchestrate a team to do so. The RESS Launch Coordinator will supervise core team members and be required to lay the foundation for a highly engaged team delivering BIQ IV results.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Liaison to the RESS Area Manager for the Launch Team issues.
  • Leads the daily RESS launch activities with support from the Plant Planner, Departmental Business Manager, Plant Trainers, and other critical plant personnel.
  • Leverages plant operations knowledge, relationship building, and drive for results to efficiently execute tasks.
  • Engaged in program from equipment install to Launch Team Release (LTR).
  • Engage with the PDT, CIT, Peer Reviews, and MIT.
  • Actively engaged with the Engineering counterparts to ensure the Execution & Process Engineering requirements are met and executed for turnover to the RESS plant team.
  • Assist launch team members in the development of the initial/final STS and TIS
  • Coordinates the interaction between General Assembly, Body Shop, Material & Quality for resolution of RESS issues
  • Integral member of the problem resolution teams in RESS, assisting in resolution of build issues in RESS while ensuring that the 7- diamond problem solving process is being utilized.
  • Executes the change management process for internal process control (tooling, material, etc.)
  • Works with the GSC Launch team to develop plans for Production Trial Runs, Engineering Tryouts, Engineering Work Orders, etc. during the launch process
  • Works with GSC Launch team to understand all Temporary Engineering Work Orders, reworks and part substitutions for their impact and timing, providing production breakpoints on production issues.
  • Provides Leadership during the Daily issues meeting with Manufacturing and Engineering.
  • Root Cause Established
  • Owner assigned
  • Program & Deliverables Timing
  • Communicates RESS status to the Plant Launch Operations Manager, RESS Launch Lead and the RESS Area Manager
  • Communicates all quality issues to Quality Systems team and provides critical data for resolution
  • Implements resolutions to address quality issues that arise
  • Employs methods of operating to prevent quality issues from occurring
  • Holds team accountable to achieve manpower targets
  • Process Validation:
  • Ensures that the RESS manufacturing validation plan supports the acceleration schedules and comprehends the plant build restrictions
  • Coordinates builds with RESS floor, schedules subassemblies and bodies in support of the launch plan, with emphasis on Safety, Quality and Through-Put
  • Drives ergonomics issue resolution by ensuring that RESS ergonomic reviews are occurring, and corrective actions are developed
  • Provide leadership and Production input to GMS implementation, pulling on additional support as required
  • Provide Production input to the RESS layout development and operator station layout, utilizing established verification process, error proofing, and operator certification by start of manufacturing validation build
  • Plan & demonstrate production process control plans & preventive maintenance tasks to demonstrate BIQ IV at MVBs
  • Monitors builds, communicating daily requirements while tracking performance. Working with others to ensure weld destruct and dimensional plans are followed
  • Education & Training

  • Identifies and develops the RESS training and workshop plan and ensures its execution. Provide build direction and training to the production operators.
  • Implements lessons learned from previous programs and captures lessons learned during the program execution.
  • Ensure active participation during the Process Verification Builds (slow builds), concentrating on 6 Pillars of quality with a BIQ IV focus
  • Coordinates daily activity of launch personnel.
  • Establishes roles and responsibilities for the RESS Launch Team.
  • Selects and supervises the RESS Team for Pre-Production build events.
  • Exhibit active participation as a member of the Launch Team and attends all Launch Team meetings, including the daily build startup/wrap-up meetings, and production meetings.
  • Responsible to forecast and coordinate the necessary plant resources required during the launch (E.G. skilled trades, checkers, and production operators).
  • Input into pre-production budget requirements: resources, materials, training aids, etc.
  • Deliverables

  • Flawless execution of the program launch deliverables within RESS.
  • RESS Capable to support Workplace Safety System initiatives/requirements
  • Sustainable RESS operation performing in accordance to BIQ IV metrics.
  • Build positive culture with a highly engaged team
  • Share Lessons Learned
  • Qualifications

  • Degree or equivalent experience related to production launch
  • Production/maintenance group leader experience (RESS experience preferred)
  • High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others
  • High level of organization skills & ability to efficiently coordinate build activities
  • High level of analytical ability where problems are unusually difficult
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