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General Motors Launch Electrical Diagnostician in Wentzville, Missouri

About GM

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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.

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Job Description

Responsible for the effective use of personnel, material, and equipment. Participates in the training, developing and evaluating of hourly team members. Participates in the development of highly effective teams. Leads Global Manufacturing Systems(GMS) processes and serves as resource supporting launch and pilot activities in assigned areas. Meets or exceeds production cost schedule and maintains quality requirements. Maintains awareness of quality standards, and communicates department quality goals, and leverages resources to solve quality issues. Builds and maintains good working relationships with employees, union and management. Understands and consistently administer the National and Local Agreements between General Motors and the United Auto Workers Union. Implements and follows systems that prevent reoccurrence of known issues. Promote safe work practices and achieve objectives for ergonomics, health and safety and housekeeping. Motivates, trains and develops employees to effectively perform their jobs utilizing standardized methods. Ensure team members receive adequate JIT (job instruction training). Achieve production schedules and product requirements by applying lean manufacturing/synchronous principles with emphasis on variation reduction, control costs, and achieve productivity improvements. Coach, teach, counsel and mentor Group Leaders in these responsibilities.

Additional Job Description


The Electrical Diagnostician role is a key position at launch to support the plant in achieving electrical first time quality (E-FTQ) glide path. The primary responsibility is supporting electrical end of line (EOL) repair process.


Launch (New, major, VIP)

6 months prior to IVER for training

Released at launch team release or when targets are meet EFTQ/DRR


  • Complete required training at various sites around GM and suppliers, travel required -Electrical College

  • Learn new technologies associated with VIP Electrical Architecture and effectively transfer key learnings to appropriate plant team members

  • Off shift voice for Electrical Team, support all functions on the off shifts feed forward issues the Electrical Team

  • Ensure documentation (schematics, etc.) to help with early in plant builds for repairing new product, working with the PPO Lab Check team during IV Build at PPO for identification of faults and fixes.

  • Document all Lab Check failures with PRTS, and work with Software IRT prior to IV exit for a planned demonstration date

  • Support EOL test event at Milford (region specific location)

  • Work with the Electrical IRT team to resolve EOL issues

  • Document lessons learned for process and product improvements. Read across to other Diagnosticians

  • Utilizes the plant quality reporting systems (i.e. GSIP/MERS/PRTS) to identify and eliminate process / product variation.

  • Utilizes the applicable plant testing systems (ie GBFTT, AVT, DVT) to improve and correlate plant electrical performance

  • Reports pass rate performance for all applicable in plant testing systems (ie GBFTT, AVT, and DVT) and leads corrective action plans.

  • Support GCA with electrical issues – first responder (verify failure mode), support root cause and feedback to the owner on the Electrical Team (Factor 20/50)

  • Help support repair team members in reporting incorrect schematics to service for correction

  • Support repair team in gaining access to external systems (MERS/Service Information)

  • Lead disconnect workshop during launch to develop database for repair faults (knowledge-based repair systems) in GSIP between PVBns and PVBs

  • Support training for repairmen on service diagnostic tools (i.e. GDS2/MDI/Buffalo, via Raytheon or applicable company).

  • Key contact for Final Process Repairman helping with training, troubleshooting vehicle issues, repair root cause entry into GSIP, Service Information schematic and other issues, Plant repair diagnostic tool (GDS2/MDI) and reporting systems.

  • Lead Electrical troubleshooting efforts for VIP for the plant:

  • DVT/Repair Support

  • Diagnostic Trouble Shooting/ Support No Trouble Found process

  • BoO-Electrical - 322 - Electrical End of Line Tracker

  • This role does not replace the need for Final Process Group Leader

  • Coordinate the collection of key learnings from plants launching VIP prior to your site - Make sure they are implemented at your site

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  • Create electrical repair standardized work (Final Repair)

  • Support Proper GSIP Documentation (Upload Defect Pictures in GSIP)

  • Track all diagnostics issues to closure prior to SORP

  • Will report to the Lead Launch Electrical Coordinator

  • Lessons learned with multiple shifts will have a Lead Diagnostician and the off shifts will report to this person. This should be the person that comes on 6 months prior to IV


  • Report out EFTQ Launch performance on a weekly basis -Launch Wall

  • Daily tracking report to show the status of each vehicle at each test station (Standard format in MERS)

  • Root cause analysis reports for top electrical issues for launch team

  • Track all diagnostics issues to closure prior to SORP

Required Skills:

  • Minimum 3 years previous experience with automotive electrical sub-systems

  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Self-motivated

  • Strong analytical ability

  • Able to make decisions quickly with a high level of confidence

  • Must be able to continually innovate

  • Must be able to help root cause highly complex issues and work well with Product and AVG Engineers and then translate executive summaries to non-technical people

  • Thorough working knowledge of GMS as well supporting BIQ4 Deliverables

Preferred Skills:

  • Prior manufacturing plant experience in either Electrical or Plant Floor Operations

  • DVT Experience or Electrical Engineering

  • Supervisory role on plant floor, experience with managing UAW employees

  • Thorough knowledge of Manufacturing Requirements and how they impact the build process

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.

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 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.