General Motors
Detroit, MI

Design Release Engineer - Electrification: Charging Systems, Electric Drive, and Electronics at General Motors (Detroit, MI)

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Hybrid: 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 1 day per week.
The Electric Drive & Electrification Electronics Design Release Engineer is responsible for the design and release of electrification components including: charging systems (on and off vehicle), converters, inverters, motors, and resolvers. They are involved with the latest electrification technology in General Motors portfolio for both current and future vehicles. They will work with a high-performance team and will be responsible for the design and packaging of components. The Electric Drive & Electrification Electronics Design Release Engineer will directly affect the quality, durability and performance of future hybrid, plugin and battery electric vehicles manufactured by GM.
This job is based in General Motor's Warren Technical Center and will work with GM's state of the art laboratory and development facilities. The General Motors Technical Center has been named a National Historic Landmark by the United States Department of the Interior and the National Park Service. The campus opened in 1956 and houses the GM vehicle engineering center, design center, research and manufacturing engineering. It is the workplace of over 18,000 employees on a 1.1 square-mile campus.
The selected candidate will be invited to join one of the following groups within the Electric Drive and Electrification Electronics Organization. Please note that each candidate will have input into which team they ultimately join:
  • Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (Responsible for design, release, and execution of charge inlet assembly and off-vehicle charge equipment)
  • Electrification Power Conversion (Responsible for design, release, and execution of converter technology)
  • Inverters & Integrated Power Electronics (Responsible for packaging, release, and execution of Integrated & Stand-Alone Inverters)
  • Electric Motor & HV Connection (Responsible for release and execution of Motor, Resolver, & HV Connection components)

Key Job Responsibilities:
  • Oversee design and packaging of Motor/Inverter/Converter/Charging components.
  • Work with Designers to ensure interface and packaging compatibility both internally and externally.
  • Work with other component owners to select appropriate designs.
  • Reuse parts where appropriate.
  • Work with manufacturing to ensure build ability and to determine quality requirements.
  • Work to support manufacturing in root cause.
  • Work with service to ensure serviceability.
  • Support purchasing in sourcing of components.
  • Oversee and support DFMEA and Design Reviews Based on Test Results (DRBTR).
  • Track validation status and review results.
  • Resolve all development and validation issues.
  • Manage change control.
  • Provide and manage component timing plan.
  • Execute and support Peer Reviews per program milestones.
  • Work with component suppliers to meet design and timing objectives.

Additional Description
Required Skills:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering
  • Understanding of engineering theory
  • High level of analytical ability where problems are complex
  • Time management skills to meet agreed upon customer deliverables, able to manage multiple projects
  • Proficient computer skills including analyzing data, creating presentations
  • Interpersonal styles and communication skills to work effectively with local and international team members
  • Technical writing ability to create written engineering evaluation reports
  • Ability to read, interpret and generate engineering drawings and specifications
  • Familiarity with CAD and CAE

Preferred Skills:
  • Master's degree in Engineering
  • 5+ Years' experience with a major automotive OEM
  • Experience with 'build to print' parts - or - experience writing specifications and managing suppliers with 'build to spec' parts (please clarify)
  • Experience with structural, thermal, electrical analysis tools
  • Experience managing OEMs or suppliers on critical timelines
  • High voltage or electrified vehicle safety training and hands on work experience
  • Design for Six Sigma Certification
  • Experience with Unigraphics NX

Key Behaviors:
  • Drive for Results
  • Dealing with ambiguity
  • Prioritization and decision-making skills
  • Action-oriented
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills
  • Customer-focused
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Problem Solving
  • Conflict management

FOR GM INTERNAL CANDIDATES: This role is posted at both the 6th and 7th level. The determination by HR and the Hiring Mangers as to whether an offer will be lateral or promotional will be based on a candidate's relevant experience and whether the role will amount to a significant increase in level of responsibility.
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] or call us at 800-865-7580. 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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