If you're ready for a challenging career that provides you with the ability to advance personally and professionally, look to General Aluminum. Our people, our plants and our management have a passion for quality and continuous improvement. Whether we provide a raw casting or a machined & assembled component to our customer, we always give our best effort with ever improving quality.

We are Team General Aluminum.

General Aluminum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All associates and applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Position Details

Program Manager

  • Fremont, IN
  • Job purpose

    The Program Manager manages new products from conceptual design through PPAP of the product and its launch into production.                                                                                                                                                              

    Duties and responsibilities

    • Perform Program Management responsibilities per the current quality standard requirement and per General Aluminum procedures and guidelines            

    • Works with quoting and sales on new jobs including establishing recipes for the ERP System

    • Schedule and manage APQP meetings with the cross functional team to complete all tasks and confirm a launch that occurs on schedule, at or under budget, and achieves the quoted scrap and productivity rates.                                                                                                                                          

    • Maintain program timelines and launch action plans per General Aluminum procedures and guidelines                                                                                                                                                   

    • Maintain communications with the customer on all launch issues

    • Champion changes to the product and process for both internal and external customer driven changes.  Support manufacturing on any issues with the part.

    • Assists with action logs, problem solving and continuous improvement for plant projects                       

    • Complete engineering assumptions for all new product RFQ's and any requested product / process changes                                                                                                                                         

    • Identification, coordination and satisfaction of customer requirements that include special characteristics, setting objectives specific to the product, training necessary to implement customer requirements, corrective/preventive actions in customer prescribed format, product/process design and development                                                                                                                                          

    • Represent the needs of the customer            

    • Other duties as assigned                                                                                                      



    • 2-4 year Engineering or Technical Degree (Required)/ BS in Engineering field (Preferred)

    • 1-3 years of Program Management experience with automotive supplier is preferred or 3-5 years engineering experience in automotive industry with project involvement.

    • Must have strong hands-on mechanical ability.

    • Advanced Microsoft Office Skills, particularly with Excel, PowerPoint

    • Demonstrated dependability, responsibility and flexibility

    • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written)



    Working conditions and environment

    Office setting with exposure to foundry / manufacturing / machining environment with exposure to high noise, heat, hazards of moving equipment and molten metal.  Use of protective equipment to protect eyes, feet, ears and potential burn areas                                                                                                                                      

    Normal equipment used

    Routine use of plant manufacturing equipment and office equipment.