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General Motors Materials Engineer – Structural Adhesives in Warren, 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

Responsible for material development and specifying technical requirements for structural adhesive materials utilized in Body Structures and Closures, while offering limited adhesive support for other SMT’s.

  • Anti-flutter adhesives/mastics

  • Hem Adhesives

  • High Strength/Crash toughened adhesives

  • Low/Medium Strength Adhesives

  • Structural Inserts

  • Structural tapes

  • Panel Stiffeners

  • Interpret product designs along with performance and manufacturing requirements to select optimal adhesive materials.

  • Maintains contact with engineering functions as programs are developed, finalized and put into production and ensures proper specification of materials.

  • Assists in implementing adhesive changes.

  • Reviews eSOR documents to provide engineering direction to suppliers for quotations.

  • Participates in solution of engineering/material related product problems (Root Cause).

  • Supports Adhesives GSSLT and Technical Focus Group.

  • Provides technical direction to Product Development Teams, among others.

  • Works with engineering functions, suppliers, plant personnel and others toimplement cost reduction, methods improvement, product improvements, and to support build programs.

  • Plans and implements test and/or development programs in the area of adhesives.

  • Facilitates materials testing, assists with sample preparation, as needed.

  • Obtains material property data for analysis and development (VDDV)

  • Interprets test results for feedback to the Product Development Teams.

  • Validation & Documentation of new bonding combinations

  • Support DFMEA and PFMEA development and best practices

  • Product and Dispense troubleshooting activities

  • Communicates information to and from internal and external customer organizations.

  • Coordinates and consults with departments outside engineering such as Manufacturing, purchasing, & CCA.

  • Stays abreast of new technology and competitive products.

  • Develops written materials specifications for automotive materials.

  • Regular contact with others outside the work group.

  • Travels as required.

Additional Job Description

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering Required

  • Minimum two years of experience in engineering or manufacturing.

  • Knowledge of adhesive materials and surface science

  • Good oral and written communication skills

  • Understanding of design/manufacturing/material processes

Preferred Skills:

  • MS or PhD in Engineering

  • DFSS Certification(s) Preferred

Benefits Overview

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

• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;

• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;

• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;

• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values;

• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;

• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

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.