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Industrial Engineer Process Analyst

Company: General Motors
Location: Grand Blanc
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

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

As a leader in Supply Chain, you will be responsible for supervising and leading a team of individual contributors for one of the key areas within the Global Supply Chain Organization: manufacturing/ warehouse operations, supply chain systems and processes, launch execution and scheduling and material management.

You will act as a liaison between purchasing, engineering, warehousing/manufacturing, logistics and suppliers to resolve issues and to provide support.

The Lean Warehousing Organization (LWO) is looking for a detail-oriented Industrial Engineer to monitor our current operations and determine more efficient production processes. The Industrial Engineer's responsibilities include analyzing operations, designing workflows and production processes and reducing inefficiency.The position is required to design efficient systems that integrate workers, information, machines and materials to provide superior services.

Provide input, support and jointly develop long term capacity / operational business plan. Work with local business units to insure that resources are available to execute to the plan. Drive the implementation of common global processes, policies. Responsible to foster the culture of continuous improvement and best practice sharing and implementation.


  • Identify and execute "Step Function Strategy" to improve productivity

  • Develop the most efficient ways to utilize people, machines, materials and information

  • Assist operations to increase productivity.

  • Optimize methods of business organization.

  • Perform mathematical calculations to determine operational processes.

  • Design methods to ensure product quality.

  • Resolve operational problems.

  • Study and rearrange material flow, and operations sequence.

  • Evaluate effects of operational design changes.

  • Standardize common floor processes

  • Determine all operational methods according to required work standards and analyze all information to resolve specific issues such as optimal utilization of personnel and materials.

  • Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders and recommend changes to layout and maintain control on all labor and material costs.

  • Ensure optimal utilization of all personnel and materials and provide support to all SPQRC processes and ensure achievement of all safety and cost objectives.

  • Train Warehouse staff for standardization on newly implemented processes. This can include developing instructions and manuals for employees.

  • aggregate and summarize information from a variety of sources and communicate findings as appropriate.

  • Designs, redesigns, or enhances work areas and layouts so that awkward or uncomfortable positions, repetitive motions, and inefficient operations are reduced or eliminated.

  • Identifies and assesses various problems and departures from established manufacturing standards and best practices; researches and recommends solutions.

  • Develops and maintains management information, planning, and control systems.

  • Implements methods and modifications to reduce production costs.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Thorough understanding of ergonomics and applicable industry standards.

  • Thorough understanding of warehousing operations

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Additional Job Description


  • 3 to 5 years Industrial Engineering experience

  • Warehousing/assembly plant experience in Industrial Engineering or related engineering experience

  • Excellent level of analytical ability, communication and interpersonal skills required to build relationships with team members and customers to solve problems and resolve issues.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple and difficult projects and assignments with high level of autonomy and accountability for results

  • Knowledge and ability to implement and coach GMS principles

  • Ability to design work operations that meet safety, quality, and efficiency requirements

  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing Processes and GMS Principles and Elements.

  • High level of analytical ability to make difficult decisions and solve complex/unusual problems.

  • High level of initiative and flexibility.

  • Ability to deal with high levels of ambiguity, make assumptions, and support decisions.

  • Ability to teach and train others including coaching/facilitation skills.

  • Ability to gather information, organize and make presentations to Senior Leadership.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision and learn quickly.

  • Proficient level of computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office products, Teamcenter Visualization).

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. 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 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.

Keywords: General Motors, Flint , Industrial Engineer Process Analyst, Other , Grand Blanc, Michigan

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