AVD Electrical Sub System Architect at General Motors (Detroit, MI)

| Detroit, MI
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This position does not require an employee to be on-site full-time to perform most effectively. The employee's role enables them to work at a GM facility or off-site as frequently as needed or desired. This position requires an employee to be onsite monthly.
Responsibilities include:
- Provide design direction to 3D/UG Designers regarding the components you are required to package
- Ensure design solutions are feasible and meet all vehicle & component design criteria (including Environmental, Crashworthiness, Manufacturing, Serviceability, etc.)
- Craft concepts and develop proposals to resolve issues (including utilizing techniques to drive data-driven decisions - DFSS, competitive benchmarking, etc.)
- Develop expertise in the commodity area you are assigned (application of Best Practices, ICDm, etc.)
- Develop close alignment with the Product Execution team you will be supporting
- Understands the Global Vehicle Development Process.
- Stays ahead of current product developments and trends in area of responsibility.
- Shares lessons learned with team members.
In your role, you will be responsible for packaging electrical and/or infotainment components in early development of vehicle programs. Requires command level knowledge of your components, critical criteria, vehicle environment and a strong voice to ensure robust design execution.
Additional Description
- Maintain close knowledge of advance technology and competitive benchmarking in the functional area assigned
- The following leadership behaviors are essential in this role: teamwork, dealing with ambiguity and change, responsiveness, effective communication, customer focus, active learning, sense of urgency, technical excellence.
Required Skills / Experience / Education:
- Completed Bachelor of Science in STEM field required (or equivalent); Masters preferred
- 2 years of post-graduation engineering experience required; 5+ years strongly preferred
- Experience with vehicle/component packaging integration
- Understand assembly plant manufacturing processes
- Ability to use VIS Mockup tool
- Familiar with electrical schematics & electrical architecture plan views
- Understand engineering processes related to program timing and content
- Proactive / results driven individual with high levels of initiative and leadership capability.
- Strong track record of solving complex problems and outlining the strategy by which others can solve a problem
- High level of oral and written communication skills
- High level of interpersonal skills to work independently and negotiate effectively with others to meet mutual goals
- Be comfortable and willing to make decisions and assume the risk with those decisions.
- Needs to be open minded, optimistic, approachable, easy to work with and willing to mentor individuals within their own area and other organizations
- Proven leadership skills which translate to high degree of inner self confidence and ability to motivate others
- Exceptional cross-functional communication skills of complex issues to enable
world class designs, packaging efficiency and vehicle integration, within and across the organization
- Demonstrated ability of "dealing with ambiguity" to enable timely decision making
- Ability to manage a multitude of assignments with high levels of composure and
effective implementation
- DFSS Blackbelt
-Ability to legally operate a motor vehicle
About GM
Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.
Why Join Us
We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day - individually and collectively - to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.
Benefits Overview
The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values; • Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.
Diversity Information
General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers. We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statements
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 veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at [email protected] . In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.
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