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Sr. Design Release Engineer- Fuel Cell

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

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Job Description


As a Senior Product Engineer, you will be responsible for leading product development and integration activities. Responsibilities include utilizing engineering tools and processes to successfully develop components and systems for vehicle programs.

Effectively achieve program milestones by thorough and rigorous program management. You will coach and lead suppliers to timely execution of program deliverables with perfection.

Senior design release engineer with key mechanical design integration experience on multiple production propulsion/powertrain system applications to provide technical direction for mechanical, electrical and electro-mechanical component design and release. Proficient in assembly and mechanical design best practices. Knowledge of design standards and GD&T required.

The broad scope of responsibilities will include:

  • Functioning as senior hardware design release engineer for fuel cell system key components including thermal and air valves. Working as key senior integration engineer for fuel cell applications. Components will have high complexity and/or change level.
  • Providing technical direction for fuel cell system design and assembly, vehicle integration, and validation activities.
  • Managing interfaces to the fuel cell air, electrical and hydrogen subsystems.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Proficient in mechanical design, assembly, sealing and fastening systems design
  • Mechanical design representative during fuel cell system component and system design reviews
  • Lead Design for Assembly and Design for Manufacturing activities. Modify design based on build learnings.
  • Management of physical interfaces-components integration
  • Work with other component Design Release Engineers, suppliers and designers to establish the fuel cell system assembly and dress component math packaging models (as required)
  • Lead component PDT and represent GM-released components at subsystem PDTs, PAPIRs and PPDRs
  • Support mass, cost and quality sufficiency plans
  • Establish component and subsystem designs to meet program performance and timing requirements
  • Confirm all designs meet requirements through analysis, development and validation processes (DFMEA, FEA, DFSS)
  • Ensure design is compliant with Bill-of-Design, Bill-of-Material and Bill of Process
  • Meet all MRD requirements
  • Manage PRTS and IRT activities as required
  • Travel as required to global locations

Additional Job Description

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, Electrical or other engineering discipline
  • 10+ years equivalent experience in hardware design, advanced conceptualproduct design, product and vehicle integration
  • Proficient in propulsion system hardware release best practices
  • Proficient in applying mass and material properties to math models
  • Ability to lead DFMEA, FEA, CFD or other analysis required for part integration into a complex air, thermal or hydrogen system
  • Knowledge of drawing standards and GD&T
  • Thorough knowledge of GPDP, PPDRs and propulsion design review required deliverables
  • Background in automotive system hardware engineering (design and/or release)
  • Familiarity with design and release management processes (EWO, PRTS, etc.)
  • Must function well in engineering design team environment and have experience working with manufacturing engineering, and other engineering teams
  • Thorough knowledge of design development, test engineering, manufacturing/assembly operations, and engineering procedures
  • Organized with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to travel to global locations

  • Master of Science in Mechanical or other engineering discipline
  • Experience with fuel cell or electrification products, including high voltage interfaces
  • Experience working with global partners
  • Experience managing math assemblies to support vehicle integration
  • Knowledge of materials engineeringDevelopment or validation experience, including warranty or root cause analysis

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 , Sr. Design Release Engineer- Fuel Cell, Other , Pontiac, Michigan

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