Structural Integration Lead Engineer at General Motors (Detroit, MI)

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The Battery Lead Structural Engineer is responsible for leading the mechanical integration inside and outside of a high-voltage battery pack. They are involved with the latest battery technology in General Motors electrified vehicles portfolio for both current and future vehicles. They will work with a high-performance team and will be responsible providing technical direction over other engineers. The Battery Lead Structural 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 Global Battery Systems Lab. The lab is a state of the art facility operates 24/7, covers 85,000 square-feet on the Warren Tech Center campus, and has capabilities to test 112 battery packs and 120 battery cells at a time. 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.
Key Job Responsibilities:
  • Exercise technical direction over other engineers for the design and release of the battery pack structural components.
  • Lead the Design, Engineering, and packaging of battery Structures system. Including Tray, Cover, Structural components, and Pack to body integration.
  • Lead problem resolution activities for structural components within the battery and interfacing structures
  • Support structures DREs to ensure that their components meet program imperatives.
  • Provide Technical Leadership on pack enclosure and component sealing to the organization
  • Utilize UG skills to design, check designs and run basic analysis as required
  • Lead and Mentor DREs to deeply understand formability and tooling required to produce each part
  • Mentor DREs to assess the cost impacts of each feature
  • Transfer knowledge and best practices from Body Engineering to Battery Engineering.
  • Review pack designs prior to kicking off crashworthiness or durability CAE
  • Provide trade study analysis as a decision tool for design trade-off activities
  • Stay abreast of new material, forming, and joining technology and competitive products
  • Support preproduction and production builds events as necessary
  • Design and Release RESS structural components as workload dictates
  • Lead a Structures Sub-PDT
  • Supplier oversight for all Structural Items
  • Represent structures work in RESS PDT and Vehicle CIT
  • Support Program Management and report-outs per EGM direction
  • Communicate, coordinate and consult with engineering departments and stakeholders
  • Support Change Control once designs are frozen on structural parts
  • Sign off and track any deviations in builds from plan for structural components
  • Issue tracking (PRTS)
  • Build schedule and part fidelity

Required Skills and Experience:
  • B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 5+ Years' experience with parts design and release
  • Experience with design and integration of structural components
  • Proficient computer skills including analyzing data, creating presentations
  • Understanding of engineering theory and principles of automotive energy storage systems
  • High level of analytical ability where problems are complex
  • Time management skills to meet agreed upon customer deliverables, able to manage multiple projects
  • 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
  • Experience with Unigraphics NX/VisMockup
  • Experience with structural analysis

Preferred Skills and Experience:
  • Master's degree in Engineering
  • High voltage or electrified vehicle safety training and hands on work experience
  • 10+ Years' experience with a major automotive OEM
  • 5+ Years' experience with design and integration of structural components
  • DFSS Black Belt Certification

Key Behaviors:
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills
  • Dealing with ambiguity
  • Conflict management
  • Decision quality
  • Action-oriented
  • Customer-focused
  • Priority Setting
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Problem Solving

Additional Description
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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