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Fuel Cell Test Engineer

Company: General Motors
Location: Pontiac
Posted on: April 30, 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

Job Summary:

Fuel Cell Test Engineers are responsible for preproduction product development testing, design system integration testing, system calibration and control development testing, and durability/validation testing. Test Engineers address testing needs within General Motors and our Fuel Cell System Development/R&D teams, fostering the communication required to ensure the highest level of safety and data quality in a dynamic testing atmosphere. In this role, data analysis will be used to improve engineering operations by identifying and correcting component failures. Communications and organization skills will be key in solving problems and maximizing quality test time. A thorough understanding of fluid, electrical, mechanical, hydrodynamic, and fuel cell systems allows our team to diagnose and correct issues in a developing system, documenting operational changes to account for the new technology.

* This is a 1st or 2nd shift opportunity*


  • Support weekend and off-shift test needs as required for continued operations
  • Sets up and tests Fuel Cell Stacks and systems which interface with high voltage safety systems
  • Reviews and analyzes testing requests, fulfilling requirements, ensuring safety and high data quality
  • Analyze test data output and provide improvement recommendations ensuring the highest data quality
  • Review data from electrical, fluid, mechanical, and thermal systems identifying system abnormalities
  • Provide engineering analysis used for troubleshooting system hardware and control software, including identification and resolution of test stand, test protocol, and/or test article related issues.
  • Support build modifications and maintenance to the fuel cell module providing maintenance feedback and continued improvement
  • Maintain area metrics and workplace organization standards
  • Lead continuous improvement activities and participate in the problem resolution process
  • Participate in cross training initiatives for Stack / Module Build and Test Operations
  • Communicating with other engineers, resolving mechanical complications and scheduling operations
  • Constantly improving the workspace, administration, and operations environment

Additional Job Description

  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Engineering or related field
  • 2 years of testing and operation experience within an emerging technology environment or related engineering experience
  • Working knowledge of computer controlled hardware and instrumentation
  • Working knowledge of temperature and pressure sensors, and mass flow control
  • Self-reliant problem solver with demonstrated experience exceeding expectations in an electro mechanical work environment
  • Ability to multitask in a highly flexible environment and adjust quickly to rapidly changing priorities
  • Ability to communicate effectively with engineers and work in a team environment
  • Experience reading and following mechanical and electrical assembly documents and schematics

  • Controls experience using dSpace, MatLab, Python, LabView, or Simulink software packages
  • Experience with early development product assembly and product evolution processes
  • Experience with continuous improvement and quality problem resolution processes
  • Experience with product assembly documentation and drawing structures
  • Electrical troubleshooting acumen
  • Fuel Cell Experience

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 atCareers.Accommodations@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.

Keywords: General Motors, Pontiac , Fuel Cell Test Engineer, Other , Pontiac, Michigan

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