Job Areas with General Motors
General Motors (GM) careers cover four broad areas, according to their website: Business, Manufacturing, Technical, and Internships.
GM Business Careers
Business covers the widest spectrum, with careers in: administration, communication, mergers and acquisitions, finance, customer care, global supply chain and purchasing, legal, human resources, policy, sales and marketing…phew, the list keeps going on and on! Some of these areas are going to be hard to get if you have a felony conviction on file.
GM Technical Jobs
GM Technical jobs will often require a university degree and include creative design, engineering, IT, and research and development. If you have the credentials, a felony may not hold you back, but it depends on the details of the conviction.
GM Manufacturing Jobs
Manufacturing breaks down into “hourly jobs,” which are essentially production floor positions utilizing skilled labor to manufacture. Remember these jobs are through the UAW and open to some felons. These are going to be your fast-paced work areas, where one works in tandem with a team and/or with a bunch of high-tech industrial robots. When you’re building a car, precision counts so these are not the types of jobs where there’s much room for error.
But if you have a knack for performing attention-to-detail work, and don’t mind busting your bottom for a decent wage, then production might be a great fit for you. A felony conviction is less likely to stop you from getting these jobs, however it really depends on what you did and how much rehabilitation you can show to the hiring manager.
Alternatives which still fall under the manufacturing umbrella include quality, and, oddly, “Manufacturing,” which their site describes as working with, “Alternative fuel systems. Advanced safety features. Improved performance. Elegant design.” If that’s too vague, specific areas include: Lean Body Integration, Design Release, Performance, and Engine Materials. We won’t go too much into detail on all of these.