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General Motors Mechanical Engineer - MFE0005742 in Kansas City, Kansas

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Mission: Design, build and sell the world's best vehicles.

This position is for a Mechanical Engineer at the General Motors Fairfax Assembly & Stamping Plant located in Kansas City, KS. Fairfax Assembly proudly assembles the Chevrolet Malibu and Cadillac XT4. The General Motors Fairfax Assembly Plant has been producing World Class Quality vehicles in the Kansas City area since 1945. Fairfax Assembly was the first industrial facility to operate as a dual purpose manufacturer producing both automobiles and jet fighters in the same building. The present facility, constructed in 1985, has received numerous awards, including North American Car of the Year for the Chevrolet Malibu, as well as earning a top safety rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and J.D. Power recognition in multiple categories. In addition to the industry awards, the plant has received several capital investments, helping to make it the largest employer in the Kansas City Metro area. The plant workforce is represented by UAW Local 31.

Candidates must be capable of functioning in a highly technical automotive manufacturing environment. Work is of a highly technical nature where independent judgment is used and decisions made within the limits of general practices and policies. Assignments may include working in plant engineering, body shop, paint shop, general assembly or facilities depending upon individual strengths and capabilities.

This position is located in Kansas City, KS at the Fairfax Assembly & Stamping Plant and will be filled at either the 6th or 7th level.

Responsibilities of this position include Technical Support Activities working in a team environment such as:

Basic Required

  • High level of analytical ability and creativity where problems are unusual and complex
  • Strong work ethic (self-starter, responsible, follow through on assignments, etc.)
  • High level interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written) to work effectively with business partners to meet mutual goals
  • Comfortable with technology tools (PCs, Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point) and knowledge of computer software as it pertains to engineering, in particular AutoCAD.
  • Flexibility (work hours, rotating shifts, moving quickly from one assignment to another as priorities change)
  • Support and assist maintenance with mechanical troubleshooting support
  • Recommend equipment improvements, or manufacturing methods, which would result in improved quality or greater efficiency.
  • Strong industrial structural engineering experience as it relates to analyzing building panel point loads and the analysis of summary loads.
  • Strong conveyor mechanical engineering knowledge (power and free, COE, lifts / VDLs, PRBs, cross transfers, skid systems, etc.) as it relates to automotive assembly process.
  • Understanding of industrial fall hazard controls as it pertains to design.
  • Understanding of industry construction standards (OSHA requirements, NFPA)
  • Strong project management skills (scheduling, cost, resource planning, communication planning).
  • Experience working with union skilled trades, directing trades to execute construction projects.
  • Shift work as required

Education and Training

Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Preferred Technical skills/experience:

  • 10+ years’ experience in automotive conveyor systems and / or structural analysis.
  • Registered PE Certification
  • Understanding of IBC, AISC standards.
  • Knowledge of Team Center or Meridian.
  • Basic industrial controls knowledge.
  • Basic knowledge of robot automation, particularly Fanuc robots.
  • Knowledge of fluid fill systems.
  • Knowledge of automated welding and adhesive/sealing dispense.
  • Knowledge of drives / motion control.
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