Skilled Trades Apprentice- Flint Assembly, MI
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.
General Motors is looking to hire up to one hundred (100) external candidates to indenture as Apprentices at some point between now and 2023. Submitting an application for this particular job posting does not mean that you are applying to be an Apprentice. Rather, submitting an application for this job posting is how external candidates can express their interest in a potential opportunity to be hired as an Apprentice at General Motors in the future.
Prior to applying to become a GM-UAW Apprentice, you must successfully complete the GM-UAW Skilled Trades Apprenticeship Readiness Certificate (STARC) program at Penn Foster by passing four (4) specific college level courses with a grade of 75% or better to work in our Manufacturing facilities or 80% or better to work in our Engineering facilities. The four (4) courses are: Basic Shop Related Mathematics, Basic Blueprint Reading for Skilled Trades, Trades Related Preparation (Spatial and Mechanical Reasoning) and Algebra 101.
If you have not done so already, you must register to take these courses at Penn Foster through this link, here . Upon successful completion of the STARC program, you will subsequently be placed on our STARC Ready List, making yourself eligible to potentially receive a job offer as a GM-UAW Apprentice in the future.
What Is An Apprenticeship?
As with all US-Department of Labor registered apprenticeship training programs, the Apprentice will enroll in, and complete required classroom training curriculum outlined by their local joint Apprentice Committee. The course work will require up to 672 hours of related technical instruction in a classroom setting and approximately 7920 hours of on the job training with an assigned qualified Journeyperson. An Apprenticeship allows for a unique opportunity to acquire the necessary skills to become a skilled trades journeyperson through on the job learning with current GM-UAW skilled tradespersons, along with related technical training. General Motors pays for wages, as well as applicable technical training and transportation for this training.
- Follow established safety procedures according to OSHA standards and company procedures
- Responsible for the maintenance and repair of manufacturing equipment
- Analyze and troubleshoot malfunctions in equipment and related components, diagnosing and correcting the problems quickly to avoid production delays
- Perform preventative and corrective maintenance on all plant manufacturing equipment
- Promote teamwork and show a willingness to work with other departments
- Participate in continuous improvement activities
- Read and interpret drawings and wiring schematics
- Demonstrate strong problem-solving skills
Interested individuals must meet the following minimum qualifications:
- Must be able to satisfactorily complete the General Motors hiring process requirements, which includes a hair drug testing, and a background check.
- Must be able to successfully complete the GM-UAW Skilled Trades Apprenticeship Readiness Certificate (STARC) program with a grade of 75% or better for Manufacturing sites and/or 80% or better for Engineering sites
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
- Must be eligible to work in the United States
- AND MORE...