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BrightDrop - Dimensional Systems Architect

  • Palo Alto / Warren
  • Engineering
  • Full Time
  • Added
  • JR-000078098


At BrightDrop, we are reshaping e-commerce by developing smarter, greener, and more efficient ways to deliver goods and services to your door, while delivering a brighter future for the cities where we live. We are building an ecosystem of all-electric, zero-emissions delivery solutions – from electric vehicles, to ePallets and software that leverages real-time data to drive intelligent optimizations for e-commerce. To deliver on our mission we are growing fast and building a team, based in Palo Alto, with offices in Atlanta and Detroit, that is customer-focused, agile and passionate about innovating for a more sustainable future.

From engineering to product management to operations, BrightDrop is looking for people who can combine a passion for technology and sustainability with high doses of curiosity and rigorous thinking to deliver a better future.

Backed by General Motors, BrightDrop is striving to improve the communities where we live and deliver a better future for generations to come. We hope you’ll join us.

The Job:

The Dimensional System Engineer is involved from the early phases of a program, working to comprehend risk, understand manufacturing process enablers, evolve designs, and develop/communicate a dimensional strategy that will meet program requirements.

The work involves a considerable amount of initiative in decision making and is accompanied by a high level of independent judgment. 

In this role you’ll be responsible for defining and documenting datum and locator schemes at the part and sub-assembly level, running both 1D and 3D tolerance stacks, using statistical data to make design improvement recommendations, and tracking implementation of these recommendations into the designs to ensure the product conforms to the build objectives. You will also be responsible for working with the manufacturing and assembly teams to ensure that not only is the design optimized, but also the method of manufacture and assembly align with the design requirements. You will be responsible for defining drawing standards and ensuring consistency in how GD&T is used within all teams across the product. You will be responsible for evaluating measurement data, and based on this data, make recommendations to the manufacturing team on which changes to make to best meet the build objectives.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Execute and support Virtual Analysis of product design and manufacturing processes to predict vehicle build variation

  • Lead/support Advanced Vehicle Development of Program specific GD&T

  • Develop and deploy global dimensional engineering methods, processes, standards, and training

  • Responsible to identify and drive dimensional strategies and tolerance allocations to achieve Dimensional Technical Specifications (DTS/VTS) requirements

  • Identify and define the initial dimensional requirements for purchased components and assemblies

  • Documentation of In-Plant Assembly Dimensional Requirements to support DTS and functional interfaces (Control Datasets/Drawings)

  • Support Vehicle Builds and Issue resolution, as required

  • Creation of GD&T to communicate Dimensional Strategies

  • Provide day to day technical direction to others on the team (PE, ME, Contract Manufacturer)

Additional Description

Skills Required:

  • BS in Engineering (Masters preferred)

  • Proficient in Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T)

  • Design/Release/Manufacturing Experience

  • Knowledge of metal and plastic mfg capabilities.

  • Product Launch Experience

  • Demonstrated Project Leadership

  • Unigraphics (UG)/NX Preferred

  • Teamcenter Visualization Mock-Up Preferred

  • DFSS Black Belt Certification Preferred

  • Advanced Vehicle Development Experience

  • Experience in managing multiple development programs with internal engineering groups and external technology development partners and vendors

  • Comfort with ambiguity, working independently and self-motivation to drive towards results

  • Ability to work comfortably and effectively with cross functional team

  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills

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 at or call us at 800-865-7580. 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.