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Lead System Test Engineer - Drive Unit System Validation

Company: General Motors
Location: Pontiac
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Job Description:

About GM
There's never been a more exciting time to work for General Motors.

To achieve our vision of a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion, we need people to join us who are passionate about creating safer, better and more sustainable ways for people to get around. This bold vision won't happen overnight, but just as we transformed how the world moved in the last century, we are committed to transforming how we move today and in the future.

Why Work for Us
Our culture is focused on building inclusive teams, where differences and unique perspectives are embraced so you can contribute to your fullest potential as you pursue your career. Our locations feature a variety of work environments, including open work spaces and virtual connection platforms to inspire productivity and flexible collaboration. And we are proud to support our employees volunteer interests, and make it a priority to join together in efforts that give back to our communities.

Job Description
We are currently looking for a high-performing, hands-on leader to join our team as a Lead System Test Engineer (LSTE)! The LSTE is a new position within GPEV and is integral to our teams success executing system-level validation on time with quality. The skills learned in this role will be used for the rest of your career regardless of your career path.

As stated, it's a very hands-on position with a broad range of responsibilities including: developing new and/or special validation tests and fixtures, setting test priorities for the team, helping Validation Engineers root cause and debug new test setups, understand operation basics of all test article variants, and understanding calibration basics and their effect on hardware, just to name a few.

In addition to the hands-on responsibilities, the LSTE will be the conduit between the Lead Validation Engineer (LVE), laboratory operations, calibration and the Validation Engineers and coordinate the usage of various lab resources globally. The LSTE will learn leadership skills and will be engaged in programs throughout the development lifecycle. Creative people with a passion for leading teams, hands on testing, and root causing issues are encouraged to apply.

Main deliverables include: Maintain test article open issues list, send daily test status to leadership, review and approve Unit Under Test limits, approve reliability calculations and duty cycle generation before Start Of Test.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop / oversee development of new validation tests including scripting support and request
  • Develops / root causes dyno calibrations to support validation testing locally and globally
  • Utilizes analytical tools in validation process
  • Perform and support root cause analysis and correction of system level problems relating to hardware validation
  • Conduct first of build phase critical hardware testing
  • Coordinates and consults with various departments outside engineering
  • Stays abreast of new technology and competitive products
  • Maintain test article open issues list
  • Mentor and train new and/or less-experienced colleaguesAdditional Job Description

    Minimum Requirements:
    • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Mechanical, or Electrical preferred)
    • 5 years of relevant experience
    • Demonstrated excellence in communication and collaboration in a diverse team environment
    • Demonstrated adaptability and ability to change with program modifications/updates
    • Demonstrated ability to complete vague and ambiguous assignments with minimal guidance
    • Willing to gain specific training from a variety of people / techniques
    • Ability to learn complex system functions (i.e. engine, transmission, electric propulsion) quickly

      Desired Skills:
      • Knowledge of reliability & durability calculations
      • Calibration and/or development experience
      • Proven leadership skills
      • Proficient with Inca and/or Puma
      • Powertrain dynamometer experienceBenefits 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 ...@GM.com . 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.
        Associated topics: aerodynamic, automotive, catia, mechanical, msme, proe, propulsion, solidworks, turbine, turbomachinery

Keywords: General Motors, Pontiac , Lead System Test Engineer - Drive Unit System Validation, Other , Pontiac, Michigan

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