Mechanical Journeyperson – both Regular Fulltime and Part-time (Wentzville, MO) 


General Motors – Wentzville has a need for qualified Mechanical Journeypersons (i.e., millwright, pipefitter, toolmaker, machine repair). This is a Mechanical job working as a direct employee for General Motors. 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.

Part and Fulltime Positions are available

This job may be available as Part or Full Time.

Part Time, flexible employees typically work weekends or holiday (specifically Monday, Friday, Saturday and some Sundays). You must be willing to work every scheduled Saturday and Sunday and on any shift along with overtime on those shifts with little advance notice. Additional days / hours may be available throughout the week. Current Part Time / flexible employees receive preference when regular / Full Time jobs become available in accordance with UAW agreement.

Full Time employees typically work Monday – Saturday with Sundays as required.


  • Follow established safety procedures according to OSHA standards and company procedures
  • 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
  • Layout, assemble, fabricate, 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
  • Set up and operate conventional or computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, and grinders to cut, bore, grind, or otherwise shape parts to prescribed dimensions and finishes
  • Fabricate punches, tools, steel rule tools and t-sets to exact specifications
  • 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 dim
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 in a high-volume environment.
  • 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 UAW hourly employment offers a very competitive compensation and benefit package. The starting wage is $34.00 per hour. Part Time employees receive health care options after 90 days. Full Time employees receive a traditional benefits package.

Location: Wentzville, MO

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 Wentzville, MO  

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