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General Motors Supplier Quality Engineer in Auburn Hills, Michigan

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

The Supplier Quality Engineer execute APQP process with those Suppliers assigned to meet or exceed program work. Execute program reviews to program milestones and escalate issues appropriately. Ensure supply base adheres to GM standards and quality and manufacturing processes are enabled identify out of standards conditions while preventing them to move to the next process or manufacturing site. React to out of standard conditions are work cross functionally to resolve known issues in a timely manner. Travel up to 75% to Supplier Manufacturing sites to ensure robust quality plans are in place. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Seeking Experience in:

  • Sheet Metal Stamping and/or Assembly, Quality/Manufacturing, or Product Engineering.

  • Welding or Die Design expertise will be considered as well.

  • Exterior Lighting, Class A Plastic Injection Molded, Painted, and/or Chrome Plated processes.

The Supplier Quality Engineer's responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assuring supplier understanding and compliance with APQP processes and product PPAP submission and approval requirements.

  • Reviewing and approving supplier quality plans (Control Plans, PFMEA) for new components and assemblies for new vehicle.

  • Reviewing supplier manufacturing processes and quality systems.

  • Facilitating root cause analysis and corrective actions of supplier quality issues

  • Performing on-site supplier visits for root cause analysis and verification of correction actions of supplier quality issues

  • Implementing and monitoring supplier part qualification and certification processes (PPAP, Run at Rate).

  • Improving quality performance of suppliers by conducting onsite workshops at supplier locations, providing technical assistance in developing a robust quality system, or other technical support as required.

  • Providing technical assistance during supplier launch, change-over and ongoing production activities.

Additional Job Description

Required Qualifications:

  • Three years of experience in any (or all) of the following:

  • Sheet Metal Stamping and/or Assembly, Quality/Manufacturing, or Product Engineering.

  • Welding or Die Design expertise will be considered as well.

  • Exterior Lighting, Class A Plastic Injection Molded, Painted, and/or Chrome Plated processes.

  • Proficient in print reading and interpretation, part measurement, gage design and function.

  • Comprehension of geometric design and tolerance (GD&T).

  • Comprehension of manufacturing and assembly plant processes, procedures, tooling, equipment and facilities.

  • Comprehension of probability, statistical quality control and design of experiments.

  • Ability to investigate quality problems and to apply sound technical judgment to develop potential solutions.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and lead diverse cross functional teams simultaneously.

  • High level of interpersonal skills to work independently and effectively with others.

  • Strong oral, written and presentation skills.

  • Ability to travel up to 75% (daily commutable and overnight combined, domestic and international).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • OEM or Tier 1 experience in automotive Body or Body Exterior, Quality, Manufacturing, or Product Engineering.

  • Experience in the automotive electrical systems or electronics.

  • Experience and capability in Quality Systems Planning (APQP), including PPAP.

  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing and Manufacturing Quality.

  • Capability for Statistical Problem Solving (Red X, DFSS, DMAIC).

  • Experience in Product (Body/Body Exterior) Engineering.

Education and Training:

  • Bachelor's degree is required, with technical focus such as Applied Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics.

  • Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Industrial, Electrical, Manufacturing, Welding, Plastics, Materials, Chemical) is preferred.

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.

We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

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 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 Careers.Accommodations@GM.com .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.