Metal Model Maker Journeyperson (Warren Tech Center) 


General Motors Warren Technical Center have needs for qualified Metal Model Makers in three areas of the business which requires specific skills as described below.

In Design Operations, working under minimal supervision, the Metal Model Maker Journeyperson is responsible for the construction of a variety of models used for design evaluation and clinic purposes.

In Pre-Production Machining, Tooling and Stamping Operations, working under minimal supervision, the Metal Model Maker Journeyperson provides a variety of services that support quality pre-production vehicle development and research activities. Services include tool design and build, die tryout, part fabrication, body-in-white weld tools, research projects, test lab fixtures and CMM and Scanner support.

In Pre-Production Body Shop, the Metal Model Maker Journeyperson is responsible for PLC programming of robotic welding as well as performing templated manual resistance welding and MIG welding. Further services are required to modify vehicles, parts and tools to engineering specifications.


  • Follow established safety procedures according to OSHA standards and company procedures
  • Fabricate models from drawings, designer or engineering verbal direction and/or math data
  • Work in different mediums such as ferrous, non-ferrous, carbon fiber, fiberglass, plastic
  • Operate all metal working machines such as mills, lathes, press brake, water jet
  • Welding, MIG/TIG, ferrous and non-ferrous metals
  • Perform ground up construction of specialty vehicles including chassis fabrication, powertrain and complete interior component installation
  • Disassemble and assemble production vehicles with enhancements both interior and exterior
  • Metal finish ferrous, non-ferrous components, polish and brush finish
  • Surfacing of exterior composite or metal body panels
  • Perform bench engineering – troubleshooting of mechanical assemblies and making adjustments/corrections
  • Perform CAM programming and CNC machining
  • Work with Production, Engineering and peers in a team environment


  • Follow established safety procedures according to OSHA standards and company procedures
  • Part and Fixture inspection/GD&T
  • Operate CMM equipment & Scanning equipment
  • Conduct laser programming using Fast Trim software & Laser machine operation
  • Perform NX design and CNC programming/machining
  • Perform stamping operations – Blank Development, Die Tryout, Die Handling and Press operations
  • Perform die barbering and die surface finishing
  • Operate all metal working machines (e.g., grinding, drilling, milling, lathe, punch press, press brake, s  
Position Requirements

Interested individuals must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • U.S. Department of Labor Completion of Apprenticeship Certificate as a Metal Model Maker or six (6) years of documented experience as an Metal Model Maker (notarized documentation required)
  • Ability to work any shift and work some overtime including daily, weekend, and holidays

Applicants must be:

  • At least 18 years of age;
  • Eligible to work in the United States;
  • Submit to a drug test and background check.

General Motors offers a competitive compensation and benefit package.

Locations: Warren Tech Center, Warren MI

Relocation and travel expenses will be the responsibility of the applicant

Location Warren, MI  

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