Manufacturing Engineering Lead - Body

General Motor
March 11, 2023
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There's never been a more exciting time to work at GM's Oshawa Assembly.

At Oshawa Assembly, we're starting a brand-new chapter and are already building both the Chevrolet Silverado HD and LD trucks in less than a year.

We're on the journey to achieve our vision of a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion, and building quality trucks play an integral role in helping us fund this future.

We're looking for new team members to help bring this vision to life in Oshawa. Starting from day one, we're creating a workplace where we work as One Team and embrace a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcome and supported. We want those who are bold, innovative, ready to take on challenges, and strive for excellence. Our journey is just beginning, and we want you to be a part of it.

Selected candidates will learn new skills and actively play an integral role in the development of new plant processes and people. The opportunities at Oshawa Assembly are endless as we build the organization from the ground up and shape it into a Workplace of Choice.

Join our team today!

We are currently looking for you to take on the role of Manufacturing Engineering Lead based out of our Oshawa Assembly plant. In this role, you will have the opportunity to positively influence our Organizational Culture by modelling a commitment to GM's Cultural Behaviors in driving toward and achieving desired business results:

Be Inclusive

Winning with Integrity

Think Customer

One Team

Be Bold

Innovate Now

Look Ahead

It's on Me

In this role, you will get the chance to be a lead player guiding a group of Control and Mechanical Engineers to implement safety, ergonomics, throughput, quality and cost improvements. This role is well suited to someone who has natural leadership aptitude, experience solving people and equipment problems. Equipment used in Body include dispensing, fastening, Operator tooling, robotics and conveyance equipment. As ME Lead, you will collaborate frequently with Production, Quality and Maintenance Associates.


  • Develop a proactive safety culture by engaging team members and peers in our safety processes.

  • Lead the ME team to excel in their performance.

  • Interviewing new staff members

  • Identifying any areas of concern that could impact the performance of team members

  • Resolving any employee conflicts quickly and efficiently

  • Providing hands-on direction for all activities and projects

  • Communicating any pertinent information regarding project timelines, goals, or objectives to team members

  • Maximizing productivity by scheduling available staff members to the appropriate shift or project

  • Guide and mentor the technical development of team.

  • Performance management responsibilities for reporting engineers.

  • Review production and quality Group Leader and Team Leader project requests.

  • Review and approve Shopping Carts.

  • Attend and advise during breakdowns.

  • Perform General Duties as Requested by Engineering and Area & Managers.

  • Review initiatives and open issues.

  • Bottleneck monitoring and analysis.

  • Attend Pre-Shift and Post-Shift meetings and floor walks.

  • Review previous shift's throughput tracking.

  • Complete annual Capital Projects forecasting.

  • Additional Description

    Additional responsibilities will include:

  • You will analyze and implement product or machinery designs for the best method for manufacturing processes.

  • You will propose and evaluate the processes for equipment in assigned area.

  • Direct the design, development, and/or improvement of manufacturing processes for assigned area.

  • You will interact on a regular basis with design, product and manufacturing engineering staffs.

  • Provide direction to engineering support group and vendors.

  • Evaluate or monitor expenditures for processes and/or equipment.

  • Handle engineering projects with plants and/or Manufacturing Engineering Staffs.

  • Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or its equivalent in a related technical field, with a minimum of 6 years of experience in automation controls.

  • Experience leading a technical team.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written and oral).

  • Experience working in a unionized manufacturing operation

  • Experience working with and troubleshooting robotics / controls systems, Fanuc robotics, ControlLogix PLCs and plant application controls and automation.

  • Strong technical capability working with industrial electrical systems regulations, design and maintenance, automation and controls systems.

  • Demonstrated technical project management experience.

  • Intermediate or advanced Control Logix PLC programming.

  • Experience with Variable Frequency Drives and HMIs.

  • General knowledge of Automotive Assembly application and operations.

  • Ability to efficiently manage multiple issues in a fast paced work environment.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, AutoCAD.

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Management experience in a manufacturing environment with extensive manual operations.

  • Human performance training and experience.

  • Team building training and experience.

  • Coaching, mentoring and teaching experience.

  • Benefits Overview :

    The goal of the General Motors of Canada total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan currently includes the following benefits, in addition to many others:

  • Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and supplemental benefits for pregnancy, parental and adoption leave;

  • Healthcare, dental, and vision benefits;

  • Life insurance plans to cover you and your family;

  • Company and matching contributions to a Defined Contribution Pension plan to help you save for retirement;

  • GM Vehicle Purchase Plan for you, your family and friends.

  • 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.

    Total Rewards Benefits Overview

    From day one, we're looking out for your well-being–at work and at home–so you can focus on realizing your ambitions. Learn how GM supports a rewarding career that rewards you personally by visiting Total Rewards resources.

    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 or call us at 800-865-7580. 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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