Manufacturing Engineering Global Propulsion Systems Intern
General Motors

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Job Description


You will participate in the GM EXCEL (Exploring Careers through Experiential Learning) Internship Program. Successfully complete all deliverables for your specific project(s),including:completing any/all Corporate Required/Site Specific/Department Specific and any Optional TRAINING; gathering and analysis of data/information; development of findings and recommendations; presentation of findings and recommendations to Team and to Leadership.

Projects can be within (but not limited to) any of the following areas:

  • Casting/Foundry Manufacturing Processes
  • Engine Machining; Engine Assembly & Test
  • Transmission Machining; Transmission Assembly & Test
  • Electrical / Controls Engineering
  • Gear Engineering & Manufacturing
  • Battery Assembly & Test
  • Fuel Cell Technology
  • Electric Motors Technology

Perform specific project/assignment(s) within a Headquarters and/or manufacturingfacilityenvironment. Can include involvement with any of the Propulsion Systems components or assemblies currently being manufactured or, those being developed for future manufacture, and any of the Machinery & Equipment &/or Manufacturing Processes related to them. May include activities such as:

  • Analyzeandmake/purchase components for the best method of manufacture / assembly / test
  • Propose and/or evaluate manufacturing processes and/or plant layouts for machinery & equipment in assigned area and/or product program
  • Direct the design, development, analysis, and/or improvement of manufacturing processes for an assigned area or program
  • Provide technical support to Operations personnel for specific plant machinery & equipment, including specifications, purchase, runoff, installation, debug, PPAP, and ramp-up activities
  • Regular contact with others outside the assigned work group, and/or outside of GM, as required
  • Develop Tooling, Tool Change and/or associated manufacturing processes
  • Prepare and deliver reports on work progress
  • Gather, analyze and report on data
  • Investigate problems and recommend/analyze possible solutions

Job locations can be atManufacturing Engineering headquarters inWarren, Michiganor in various plant locations throughout the U.S.

Plant locations may include:
  • Warren, MI
  • Pontiac, MI
  • Saginaw, MI
  • Defiance, OH
  • Bedford, IN
  • Romulus, MI
  • Tonawanda, NY
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Flint, MI
  • Spring Hill, TN
  • Lockport, NY
  • Rochester, NY
  • Brownstown, MI

Additional Job Description


  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Materials Science Engineering, Computer Engineering,Manufacturing Engineering,orChemical Engineering
  • Able to work fulltime,40 hours per week

Preferred Experience:
  • Casting/Foundry Manufacturing Processes
  • Engine Machining; Engine Assembly & Test
  • Transmission Machining; Transmission Assembly & Test
  • Electrical / Controls Engineering
  • Gear Engineering & Manufacturing
  • Battery Assembly & Test
  • Fuel Cell Technology
  • Electric Motors Technology

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of statistical methods as applied to experimental design and process development
  • Demonstrated leadership in field of study, extracurricular activities or service organizations
  • Able to work independently and with a team
  • Holds themselves and others accountable for demonstrating GMs values and cultural behaviors. Models GM behaviors and creates a winning culture
  • Outstanding interpersonal and relationship management skills with the ability to effectively collaborate with varying levels of the organization as needed
  • Oral and written communication skills with the ability todistillcomplex subjects to a wider audience
  • Emerging partnership and collaboration skills and ability to learn from and share knowledge with co-workers in a fast-paced environment
  • High level of integrity, ability to deal with ambiguity, take initiative/self-directed
  • Evidence of strong character with integrity, honesty, accountability and trust
  • Consistently demonstrates innovative thinking and problem-solving skills that is customer-centric

This role offers the following Work Appropriately strategies:
  • Onsite: This position requires an employee to be on-site on a full-time basis.
  • Hybrid: This position does not require an employee to be onsite full-time to perform most effectively. The employee's role enables them to work at a GM facility or off-site as frequently as needed or desired.

The start date for these Internship roles are for May & June of 2022 Spring/Summer Internship

GM will provide a one-time lump sum taxable stipend payment to each student selected for the 2022 Student Program


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.

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 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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