Assistant Project Manager

AM General
Auburn Hills, Michigan
May 20, 2024
May 26, 2024
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate

AM General develops and builds specialized ground vehicle systems that get the US Armed Services and our allies to and from their mission safely. Our innovative spirit delivers advanced, rugged, resilient, and dependable mobility solutions. We are one team dedicated to producing the best products for our customers. We have a collective understanding that at AM General our purpose is to serve those who serve to protect us.

We R.I.D.E. with Sgt. Smith!

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  • Project management responsibilities include:
    • Identification of program scope through development of a Program Charter
    • Development of a program schedule and timing
    • Product definition
    • Program performance to include identification of required resources
    • Oversight of program costs
    • Product performance
    • Product testing, configuration management and production planning and support
    • Oversight of contract management activities
  • Matrix Management: This position requires the individual to assist the Director in the management and direction of the matrix organization team designated to support the program
  • Reports: This position requires the individual to assist the Director in the generation of appropriate weekly and/or monthly reports to senior management to provide the necessary information to make program business decisions
  • Meetings and reviews: This position requires the individual to assist the Director or act in the place of the program manager in the conduct effective meetings, both internal and external, as required, to respond to customer requirements, and maintain appropriate internal project focus
  • Written and verbal coordination: This position requires the individual to have outstanding verbal and written communication skills. It requires daily oral and written communication with the customer to understand requirements and issues and respond as appropriate. It in turn requires daily oral and written communication with the AMG program matrix team to address customer requirements and issues and direct appropriate AMG actions and responses


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience with a concentration in Business Management, Industrial Engineering, Program Management, or related field
  • Minimum of 2 years of related experience, with at least 2 years leading a team
  • Strong leadership skills and proven experience in leading a small team of professionals
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills a must
  • Clear and precise communication at all levels of the organization essential
  • Strong ability to manage clients and partners
  • Excellent organizational and presentation skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Solid understanding of accounting rules for expense and capital activities
  • Detail oriented with excellent analytical, financial and spreadsheet modeling skills
  • Must be familiar with the configuration management process
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Software: Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project required
  • Must have strong customer service, multi-tasking, organizational skills


  • Sight: must be able to regularly read computer screen, reports, and various documents with detail and clarity to accomplish work tasks in a safe and efficient manner, including regular use of adequate close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus
  • Hearing: must be able to regularly hear well enough to communicate
  • Hand-Eye Coordination: must be able to regularly coordinate one's eyes with one's fingers, wrists, or arms to move, carry, or manipulate objects or to perform other job-related tasks
  • Manual Dexterity: must be able to regularly make quick, accurate, skillful, and coordinated movement with hands and arms to grasp, place, move, or use objects such as phone, computer, and other office equipment, tools, or controls
  • Agility: must be able to regularly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with the body, arms, or legs to perform job tasks, including the ability to move throughout all areas of the facility, Company's property surrounding facility, or additional work areas
  • Climbing / Kneeling: must be able to occasionally climb, kneel, bend over, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, with balance
  • Lifting: must be able to occasionally lift up to 25 pounds with or without assistance
  • Physical Strength: must be able to occasionally lift, push, pull, or carry objects using hands, arms, back, abdominal muscles, shoulders, legs, or a combination of these muscle groups
  • Stamina: must be able to occasionally exert oneself physically over long periods of time, including performing repetitive or strenuous tasks as well as standing and sitting for long periods


  • Physical Location: This position operates between an office and manufacturing plant environment and is often assigned to a specific shift or hours. The Employee must be able to perform job functions in an environment with varying difficult work conditions such as extreme cold, heat, inclement weather, at heights, and/or while exposed to constant/intermittent loud noises
  • Teamwork: This position will work with others to ensure efficiency in the workplace
  • Listening Skills: This position will need to understand how to use machinery properly and safely to prevent accidents and ensure all tasks are completed accurately
  • Ability to follow instructions: Managers assign tasks and responsibilities, which vary; this position should be able to follow instructions competently
  • Methodical approach: Production lines follow a set process, so this position needs a methodical approach to ensure all tasks are completed in the correct order for a smooth-running production line
  • Concentration: This position may perform the same or similar tasks repeatedly, so a strong level of concentration when carrying out these tasks is important for quality control purposes. This role is often fast paced, so being able to maintain focus at all times is important


Some travel required

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)