General Motors Sr Process Engineer - Gear Engineer 3rd Shift - MFE0005092 in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Process engineer responsible for developing manufacturing processes, equipment/tooling alternatives, sequence and flow of operations for the effective utilization of personnel, material, machines and facilities necessary for the production of gears. Work is performed in a plant activity where a considerable amount of creativity and initiative is exercised as well as a high level of independent judgment.

Responsible for:

  • Offshift Production Support
  • Manufacturing process definition
  • Sequence of operations
  • Human factors consideration
  • Efficient material flow
  • Design, construction, integration, plant installation, successful launch and continuous improvement of equipment and tools required in plants for the production of high quality gears and parts
  • Providing technical direction to and oversight of outside vendor sources for gears, gear blanks and related components
  • Work may involve development and testing of advanced process technology
  • Work may involve providing technical direction to and coordination of less experienced process engineers
  • Gear manufacturing process development and definition, and input to Bill of Process (BOP) / Bill of Engineering (BOE)

Basic Required:

  • Strong technical knowledge and ability in process engineering disciplines
  • Strong knowledge and ability to implement Global Manufacturing System principles
  • Demonstrate 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 significantly complex projects and assignments with high level of autonomy and accountability for results
  • Demonstrates initiative by reaching beyond work assigned to improve output and/or help others
  • Proven ability in project management skills and ability to teach others
  • Manufacturing engineering experience in gear component machining or equivalent machining experience.
  • Knowledge / experience with gear designs, manufacturing and measurement processes
  • Must be willing to work any assigned shift, work daily, weekend, and holiday overtime as required
  • Willingness to travel as required.
  • Assignment location will be inGMCH LLC Grand Rapids

Preferred Experiences:

  • Demonstrated understanding of plant floor and product design manufacturability
  • Manufacturing production experience
  • Multiple different ME assignments with successful individual achievements or strong team-based achievements
  • Global exposure working with others from other regions to complete projects
  • Plant experience
  • Application of GMS and 4 walls within the site or program
  • Cross-Functional assignment in another ME Center (desirable )
  • Experience with hypoid bevel gears.
  • Experience with special gear/manufacturing processes relating to welding, shot peen, annealing, lapping and phosphate.


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or equivalent experience

Basic Preferred:

  • Master's degree in engineering preferred