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Mechanical Journeyperson (Spring Hill, TN) 


General Motors Spring Hill Manufacturing has a need for qualified Mechanical Journeypersons (e.g. machine repair, mechatronic technician).  Working under minimal supervision with a high level of independent judgment and problem solving, the Mechanical Journeyperson is responsible for maintaining production and quality by ensuring operation of industrial machinery and mechanical equipment. The Mechanical Journeyperson needs to be flexible enough to take on multiple job assignments in a shift and be skilled at priority setting.



  • Follow established safety procedures according to OSHA standards and company procedures

  • Troubleshoot and repair complex electromechanical systems working with other skilled and non-skilled Team Members

  • Fabricate, drill, weld, cut, and bolt to install, maintain, dismantle, repair, or replace mechanical components (e. g. bearings, seals, details, carriers, etc.) on industrial machinery

  • Maintain, dismantle, repair, and replace mechanical and hydraulic components on industrial machinery such as shafting, motors, generators, air compressors, cranes, conveyor belts, engines, pumps, and valves

  • Maintain, and repair piping systems

  • Use various hand or power tools for measuring, cutting, threading, grooving, bending, soldering, assembling, joining, and installing pipes, valves, and fittings

  • Read and interpret blueprints for the mechanical operation and assembly of conveyor systems, material handling systems, robots, and other automation

  • Operate mobile equipment (e. g. forklifts, vertical lifts, cranes)

  • Determine loading requirements to rig equipment and material for lifting

  • Plan sequences of operations for fabricating tools or assemblies using blueprints, sketches, or models

  • Determine quality of finished products, ensuring defect-free parts, by verifying dimensions, alignment, and clearances for conformance to specifications using measuring instruments such as calipers, gauge blocks, micrometers, and dial indicators

  • Promote teamwork and show a willingness to work with other departments;

  • Participate in continuous improvement activities;

  • Adhere to the principles of the GMS-Global Manufacturing System. “The Global Manufacturing System is a single, common manufacturing system that engages all employees to use best processes, practices, and technologies to eliminate waste throughout the enterprise.”

Position Requirements

Interested individuals must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • U.S. Department of Labor Completion of Apprenticeship Certificate in a Mechanical trade (millwright, pipefitter, toolmaker, machine repair) or six (6) years of documented experience in a Mechanical trade (notarized documentation required)

  • Able to work any shift and work some overtime including daily, weekend, and holidays


  • Experience with industrial robotics, automation, and conveyance systems

  • Experience with planned maintenance systems and predictive technologies

Applicants must be:

  • At least 18 years of age;

  • Eligible to work in the United States;

  • Willing to submit to a drug test and background check.

General Motors offers a competitive compensation and benefit package.

Location: Spring Hill, TN

Relocation and travel expenses will be the responsibility of the applicant

EEO Clause

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 protected veteran status.

Location Spring Hill, TN  

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