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Fuel Cell Development Engineer - Cathode Humidification System

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

Job Description:

Job Description


The Gen3 Fuel Cell Balance of Plant (BOP) group is seeking a highly qualified Development Engineer for Cathode Humidification System. You will be responsible for developing the fuel cell cathode humidification system to meet fuel cell system requirements and resolving complex technical issues. You will need to be creative and take initiative as well as use a high level of independent discernment with respect to the material, chemical and mechanical behavior of the fuel cell cathode humidification system.

We encourage Work Life Balance and support a FLEXIBLE schedule.


  • Plan and coordinate work with suppliers to develop fuel cell cathode humidification system to meet Gen3 fuel cell system requirements.
  • Develop engineering designs and generate technical solutions for advanced hardware.
  • Plan, develop and execute tests aimed at characterizing performance and durability of various fuel cell cathode humidification system components.
  • Develop analysis tools (VBA, Python, Matlab) and hardware solutions to continuously improve fuel cell cathode humidification components testing quality and capability.
  • Manage fuel cell cathode humidification components test assets, including prototype procurement, maintenance, and end of life disposition.
  • Plan and coordinate end of life failure analysis testing with subject matter experts, summarize and report results.
  • Conduct thorough statistical analyses of experimental results.
  • Prepare written reports of test results and present results to a broader team.
  • Interface with suppliers to ensure the development of prototypes that meet GM requirements.
  • Provide test direction to lab technicians and lead technicians.
  • Consult with technical experts as required.
  • Perform complex diagnostics and problem solving.
  • Communicate, coordinate, and consult with engineering departments and customers.
  • Maintain diagnostic service documents and "lessons learned" technical memory.
  • Stay abreast of new product and test technology.
  • 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

  • BS in engineering either chemical, material, mechanical, or related engineering fields.
  • 2+ years of experiences in product engineering design, development, and testing.
  • Experience in advanced engineering or research
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office a must; experienced using VBA/Python/Simulink strongly preferred
  • Must function well in a fast-paced, diverse engineering environment and be flexible and adaptive to unexpected technical issues and concerns.
  • 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.
  • Comfortable with setting up bench / component level testing to understand root cause of the issue.

  • MS in either chemical, material, mechanical, or related engineering fields.
  • More than 3 years of experience in product engineering design, development, and testing.
  • Experience in fuel cells.
  • 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 , Fuel Cell Development Engineer - Cathode Humidification System, Other , Pontiac, Michigan

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