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2024 Summer Intern - Manufacturing Metallurgist


Work Arrangement: 

Onsite : This position requires an employee to be on-site on a full-time basis.

The Role:  

Assist with routine metallurgical and physical analysis and laboratory testing of submitted or self-collected samples of materials used in products and manufacturing processes. Works without continual supervision, but is frequently instructed and checked by the manager.  

Assist in Technical Support Activities such as:  

  • Materials testing, standardization, and reporting in metallurgical laboratory
  • Makes reports and recommendations based upon test analyses
  • Process modifications and continuous improvement
  • Process management and quality documentation (i.e. error proofing, PFMEA, Process Control Plan)
  • Production and maintenance support and guidance in heat treating areas (technical troubleshooting, direction, and operator training as it relates to the metallurgical processes)
  • Establishes and evaluates testing techniques and procedure
  • Planning activities
  • Audits metallurgical processes to defined requirements (CQI-9.
  • Safely operates, verifies calibration, and maintains laboratory equipment (magnetic particle inspection, band saw, abrasive cut off saw, grinders, polishers, hardness testers, microscopes, image analysis systems, carbon determinator)
  • Conducts appropriate chemical, metallurgical, and physical tests of process or production material with the use of precision laboratory equipment.
  • Approves material meeting established criteria and reports exceptions.
  • Maintains complete and accurate test records.
  • Adjusts technical processes based on test results.
  • Maintains safety and good housekeeping standards and continuously improves standardized work.
  • Inputs raw information into results database and provides analysis.
  • Provides written reports of analysis.
  • Interacts with various manufacturing database systems.

Job Location:

We have opportunities available in the below locations for this role. Please indicate in your application which of these locations you are interested in.

  • Toledo, OH
  • Bedford, IN

Additional Description

Required Qualifications:   

  • Pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree in one of the following areas: Metallurgy or Materials Science Engineering
  • Must be graduating between December 2024 and May 2027
  • Willing to work in a plant environment
  • Able to work a minimum of 40 hours per week

What will give you a Competitive Edge (Preferred Qualifications):   

  • Knowledge of materials, substances, and their characteristics
  • Comfortable with technology tools (i.e. PCs, Microsoft Office, web-front data bases, PLCs, CNCs, robots)
  • Problem solving and resolution (Red X)
  • Outstanding interpersonal and relationship management skills with the ability to effectively collaborate with varying levels of the organization​
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to distill complex subjects to a wider audience​​
  • Emerging partnership and collaboration skills and ability to learn from and share knowledge with co-workers in a fast-paced environment​
  • High level of integrity, ability to deal with ambiguity, takes initiative/self-directed​
  • Evidence of strong character with integrity, honesty, accountability and trust​
  • Consistently demonstrates innovative thinking that is customer-centric​
  • Excellent project management skills and the proven ability to manage multiple projects at any given​

The start date for these Internship roles are for May & June of 2024 Spring/Summer Internship

GM will provide a one-time lump sum taxable stipend payment to eligible students selected for the 2024 Student Program.

The salary range for this role is $4,000-$4,900, dependent upon class status and degree.​


  • Benefit options are not available for this role

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