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Paint Process Engineer

General Motors

General Motors

Lansing, MI, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

Job Description

Onsite: This role is categorized as onsite. This means the successful candidate is expected to report to Lansing Delta Township Assembly on a full-time basis

The Role:

The Paint Process Engineer is part of a team that is responsible for maintaining and improving all Paint Shop processes on their respective shift. This position could work on any of the 3 shifts that are worked in the Paint Shop. All facets of Paint Shop Process Equipment and Control are in scope on your shift – Pretreat, Elpo Deposition, Sealer Application, Topcoat Application and Oven performance. This position is responsible for safety, quality, and responsiveness of these paint processes, as well as meeting all Process Control Plans for specific processes.

What You'll Do (Responsibilities):

  • Follow Process Engineer Std. work and refine as necessary
  • Engage the Paint Production organization to ensure that needs are met, and any new ideas are properly communicated to ensure success
  • Escalate items as needed to others for proper resolution
  • Develop and train new salaried/hourly team members for work in the Paint Shop as required
  • Backfill members of your team when absent
  • Ensure that all efforts support GMS (GM Production System) Elements
  • Model and foster desired core values and behavior
  • Become a specific process owner in Paint, responsible for execution and continuous improvement for that process

Additional Job Description

Your Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications):

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years experience in manufacturing or process engineering
  • Knowledge of paint-related technologies and equipment (coatings, corrosion, sealing, etc.)
  • Ability to interpret blueprints, engineering drawings and learn new systems
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement processes, mechanical and/or electrical concepts, tooling and manufacturing process
  • Must be willing to work on rotating shifts (1st, 2nd and 3rd) and overtime including weekends

This job may be eligible for relocation benefits.

GM DOES NOT PROVIDE IMMIGRATION-RELATED SPONSORSHIP FOR THIS ROLE. DO NOT APPLY FOR THIS ROLE IF YOU WILL NEED GM IMMIGRATION SPONSORSHIP (e.g., H-1B, TN, STEM OPT, etc.) NOW OR IN THE FUTURE

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 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

GM is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. GM is committed to providing a work environment free from unlawful discrimination and advancing equal employment opportunities for all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, all practices and decisions relating to terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment are made without regard to an individual's protected characteristics. For purposes of this policy, “protected characteristics" include an individual's actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, weight, height, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws and ordinances. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at Careers.Accommodations@GM.com or call us at 800-865-7580. 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.​