Launch Quality Engineer - VAA

General Motor
June 04, 2023
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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! We offer a multifaceted and inclusive work environment that questions the status-quo daily to strengthen our reputation. Selected candidates will have the opportunity to learn new skills and actively play an integral role in the development of new processes here at Factory Zero.

Job Description:

The Value-Added Assembler (VAA) Launch Quality Engineer or manufacturing IRT will be responsible for leading and delivering the VAA sub-systems and components to Factory Zero by meeting all manufacturing integration requirements with Quality on time by collaborating with SMT DRE's, IRT, VSE, Development team, Program team, Manufacturing Core Team, Launch Coordinators etc. Manage daily requests for problem solving issues affecting production and warranty. In a similar manner, present the Assembly Plant and Engineering Staff with clear problem definition and technical guidance on issues affecting throughput till steady state production and metrics are met. The individual will also be responsible for overlooking VAA component suppliers have quality systems in place to ensure defect free shipments to the assembly plant by working with respective SQE's.


  • Liaison between VAA, Assembly Plant, engineering, and suppliers, to ensure vehicle quality and reliability
  • Proactively review VAA Standardized Work, PFMEAs, and Process Control Plans to identify and eliminate risk potential for Safety, Quality, Throughput, and Cost issues within VAA processes
  • Perform Process Control Plan audits on VAA processes to ensure compliance to GM requirements
  • Document all issues on Easel board and PRC/PRTS.
  • Actively engage in IRT, VIRT meetings to drive all open Easel board, PRTS issues to closure at the earliest and escalate issues that need help.
  • Facilitate Supplier visits to VAA facility to enable resolution of Supplier Quality issues
  • Manage multiple projects with broad scope and high degree of difficulty.
  • Generate unique technical solutions utilizing 7 Diamonds Process, Red X and other tools as applicable.
  • Coordinate Repair, Rework, and Containment Activities for Identified VAA Spills
  • Work with suppliers to address SPPS/PRR issued and ensure robust countermeasures are implemented.
  • Work with suppliers and engineering to develop inspection standards for parts and subassemblies.
  • Share lessons learned with Engineering & plants with similar products to prevent repeat design or build issues.
  • Review of nonconforming parts and sub-assemblies for proper initial disposition and root cause follow-up.
  • Ensure timely Suspect Reject Part Disposition at VAA by Quality Engineering Team
  • Request Temporary Work Orders from Engineers as required to support VAA and Assembly Plant
  • Coordinate engineering change implementation- TWO, EWO etc.
  • Support weekly CPIT meetings to address top VAA warranty items.
  • Manage a clean transition of components with zero open item to continuous improvement after launch team release.
  • Communicate VAA Lessons Learned to SMTs and Validation Teams
  • Support VAA Launch activities for all future programs beginning at the first Manufacturing Build
  • Support SCCT/PIR/OIR meetings for potential safety issues.
  • Work Off-Shifts as required.
  • Domestic and Global Travel as required.
  • Additional Description

    Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum bachelor's degree in engineering or similar field
  • Minimum 1-3 years of Automotive Engineering experience

  • Proven analytical problem-solving skills with capability to identify solutions for unusual and complex problems.

  • Must excel at problem solving – root cause, containment, robust long-term solutions.
  • Thorough understanding of GD&T (Geometric Dimension & Tolerance) & ability to understand electrical circuit drawings.
  • Understanding of lean manufacturing concepts.
  • Thorough understanding and capacity to effectively operate in all areas of the launch and plant production process.
  • Preferred:

  • Advanced degree in Engineering.
  • Advanced Manufacturing experience
  • Red X Journeyman & DFSS black belt certification.
  • Good understanding of SPC.
  • Engineering Change Management (ECM/ECR)/Parts Release familiarity.
  • Sub-Assembly experience.
  • Knowledge of PPQP, APQP, PPAP requirements.
  • Certified Quality Engineer.
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