General Motors
Detroit, MI

Instrumentation Integration and Controls Engineer - Structural Development Laboratories at General Motors

| Detroit, MI
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Description
Onsite: This position requires an employee to be on-site on a full-time basis.
The primary mission of the GM Structural Development Laboratory (SDL) is to confirm new vehicle designs meet customer usage requirements by developing and performing component, sub-system, and vehicle level physical durability simulations. SDL is a community of lab testing specialists ensuring that the execution of world-class test evaluations is conducted in a safe and efficient manner.
We are seeking an Instrumentation Integration and Controls Engineer to design and develop instrumentation and control systems for validating vehicle structures, closure and subsystems including doors, hoods, deck lids, windows, lift gates, convertible tops, chassis, and suspension. Analyze engineering designs, data and develop conclusions. Collaborate with the Validation and Design Communities. Multi-task while leading several projects in various states of execution (plan, design, build/setup, test development). Interested in joining our growing team? Please read on and apply!
Additional Description
Required:
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering; an Engineering Technology degree may be considered with the proper work experiences
  • Knowledge of vehicle chassis and body structure systems
  • Knowledge of complex mechanical and electrical systems and concepts
  • Analytical ability where problems are complex
  • Hands-on laboratory testing experience
  • Experience with closed loop pneumatic and servo hydraulic control systems
  • Fundamental knowledge of material strength and fatigue principles
  • Experience with vehicle serial communication protocols
  • Experience with digital data acquisition systems
  • Outstanding interpersonal and relationship leadership skills to effectively collaborate with varying levels of the organization as needed
  • Emerging partnership and teamwork skills and ability to learn from and share knowledge with co-workers in a fast-paced environment

Preferred:
  • Master's Degree in Engineering Science
  • Vehicle Spy 3 scripting and controls development. Must have a proven track record of developing VS3 scripting, to both simulate and control vehicle control modules for the testing and development of vehicle systems. (3 plus year of experience preferred)
  • PLC Programming (PCWorx, Visu+, Allen Bradley)
  • HMI Development
  • C#, VB or Java Programming
  • Data Acquisition
  • Microcontroller Programming
  • Systems Integration of laboratory instrumentation and controllers
  • Install, program, and troubleshoot Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Design/Engineer control panels to meet customer specifications
  • Provide installation support, and startup/debug troubleshooting for automated equipment
  • Development of improved procedures for conducting tests

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.
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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.
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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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