Manufacturing Engineer - Remote Laser Welding at General Motors

Job Description

In our pursuit to create a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion, GM’s Global Manufacturing Engineering team is challenging the limits on what is possible and embracing agility as it reimagines how to build the next generation of vehicles. Our diverse team of Manufacturing Engineers play a crucial role in transforming our facilities through the adoption of ground-breaking technologies. From raw sheet metal to final assembly, this team is reinventing the tools and processes that will enable GM to deliver on our promise to create an all-electric future.
In this role your responsibilities will be of a technical nature with decisions made within the limits of general practices, policies and standards. Your work will involve complex manufacturing problems including the need to root cause and follow issues to resolve.


  • Specify, configure, and operate equipment to test remote laser welding.
  • Manage the design and build of fixturing necessary for laboratory testing.
  • Obtain testing materials.
  • Develop joining processes to meet product performance requirements.
  • Create summary data reports of laboratory testing.
  • Identify and develop new technology projects to improve laser joining.
  • Work with Manufacturing Architects, Product and Launch Teams to identify potential applications for laser-based joining.
  • Execute Advanced Technology Development Projects including, define project scope; obtain approvals & project resources such as funding, space, equipment, and people; execute the project.
  • Complete validation of new technologies for production.
  • Ensure deliverables meet program timing.
  • Develop SOR for sourcing tooling systems.
  • Develop Pre-Production process and support pre-production build problem resolution.
  • Manage design, construction and installation of new laser joining systems in assembly plant or metal center.
  • Support new technology on-site through launch and production acceleration.
  • Support current production laser joining.
  • Follow up with production centers on Continuous Improvements items and participate in weld coordination meetings to keep informed of productions issues after SORP.
  • Develop lessons learned and continuous improvement items and incorporate into standards, procedures, processes and tool designs.
  • Keep current of developments regarding new technology. Review competitor’s advancements.

Additional Job Description

Required Qualifications:

  • Laser Welding experience
  • Fanuc robots experience
  • Understanding of weld analysis
  • Ability to use common hand tools and operate shop tools such as band saws and drill presses.
  • Understanding of engineering theory and principles of operation of mechanical/electrical mechanisms
  • Knowledge of sheet metal welding and joining processes
  • Strong interpersonal skills involving ability to work effectively cross-functionally and cross-culturally.
  • Project Management Skills
  • Demonstrated high level of interpersonal skills to effectively lead, motivate and facilitate others in group situations and instruct others in new techniques.
  • High level of analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work well with others, exhibiting teamwork skills.
  • Ability to multitask by handling diverse assignments concurrently
  • Areas of expertise include Body Manufacturing and Assembly Processes.
  • Ability to travel around 20% of the time.
  • Ability to work OT on an as needed basis.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to set-up and use integrated manufacturing equipment.
  • Knowledgeable on setting up and operating laser optics.
  • Experience with cleaning and repair of laser optics.
  • Body shop launch and plant experience.
  • Experience in high level programming languages such as Python, MATLAB, C, C++, C#, Visual Basic, or Java.
  • Fundamental knowledge of material strength and fatigue principles.
  • Trouble shooting process and equipment issues.
  • Knowledge of CAD such as Solidworks, UG, NX, and Vis Mock-up.


  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, Electrical, or Welding Engineering (Preferred)
  • Advanced Degree in Engineering (Master’s or Ph.D.) (Preferred)

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.

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 InformationGeneral 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

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