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GM Fuel Cell Test Engineer

  • Location
    • Pontiac, Michigan
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


Onsite: This role is categorized as onsite. This means the successful candidate is expected to report to Pontiac, Michigan on a full-time basis.

This job is not eligible for relocation benefits. Any relocation costs would be the responsibility of the selected candidate.

The Role:

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.

We encourage Work Life Balance and support a FLEXIBLE Schedule!

To learn more about GM's commitment to Fuel Cell, please visit .

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

What You'll Do (Responsibilities):

  • 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 Description

Your Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications):

  • 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

  • Solid understanding of computer controlled hardware and instrumentation

  • Solid understanding 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 

What Can Give You a Competitive Edge (Preferred Qualifications):

  • 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 competence

  • Fuel Cell Experience

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