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Senior Fuel Cell Stack Development Engineer

Company: General Motors LLC
Location: Pontiac
Posted on: September 14, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description


General Motors is at the forefront of transitioning personal transportation. To enable this transition, we are looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals to create our next generation electrochemical conversion devices. You will be responsible for developing the test direction of current and future hydrogen energy conversion stack designs and resolving complex technical issues. You will need to have thorough knowledge and understanding, be creative, take initiative as well as use a high level of independent discernment with respect to the electrochemical and mechanical behavior of these electrochemical energy conversion devices.

Stack Owner / Test Development

  • Apply the physics of fuel cells to calculate operating conditions for optimizing performance and durability
  • Design experiments and work with test engineers to conduct stack testing.
  • Work with large data amounts using existing GM tools as well as create your own as needed in excel or python.
  • Plan, develop and execute tests aimed at characterizing durability of various PEM fuel cell components and stacks.
  • Develop software (VBA, Python, Matlab) and hardware solutions to continuously improve fuel cell testing quality and capability.
  • Manage fuel cell test assets, including coordinating build, maintenance, and end of life disposition.
  • Plan and coordinate end of life failure analysis testing with materials characterization experts, summarize and report results.
  • Conduct thorough statistical analyses of experimental results.
  • Prepare written reports of test results and present results to broader team.
  • Interface with materials suppliers to insure development of materials the meet GM requirements.
  • Execute tests in accordance to GM procedures, ISO standards, SAE and ECE, Federal Register (CFR) procedures, and GMS principles.
  • Quickly identify issues / problems and report to responsible personnel.
  • Maintain a safe working environment.

Additional Job Description

  • MS in engineering either chemical, mechanical, material, or related engineering fields.
  • More than 3 years of experience in fuel cells or similar advance technology research and development.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office a must.
  • Must function well in a fast-paced, diverse engineering environment and be flexible and adaptive to unexpected technical issues and concerns.
  • Good understanding of PEM fuel cell technology.
  • Hands-on, independent, self-motivated contributor with strong problem-solving skills and a focus on innovation.
  • Strong organization skills with high level of attention to detail.
  • Communication: strong oral, written and presentation skills.

  • PhD in chemical, material science, mechanical or related engineering.
  • More than 5 years of experience in fuel cells.
  • Statistics and design of experiment training and experience.
  • Polymer / materials background specifically in developing accelerated tests.
  • Experience with materials characterization and analysis.
  • Comfortable in dealing with undefined / under-defined problems.
  • Adaptable in dealing with evolving goals and targets.

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 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 LLC, Pontiac , Senior Fuel Cell Stack Development Engineer, Other , Pontiac, Michigan

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