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Design Lead Technical - Fabrication Engineering


GM Design is looking for a Design Lead to join the talented and dedicated individuals of the Fabrication Engineering Team. This team uses surface data crafted by the Design Studios and develops 3D parts that can be fabricated and assembled by the Design Fabrication Shops. The Design Center Fabrication Engineering team uses Siemens NX along with other CAD tools to aid in the Design process by engineering the studio’s conceptual designs into three-dimensional life-like models.

We are looking for a motivated NX Design Lead with knowledge of fabrication processes and materials to help direct a team of designers that converts early Studio A surface into three dimensional models for the fabrication of Design properties and show vehicles. We need a team player dedicated to a philosophy of designing to simplify assembly and to reduce material costs while leading others to do the same. The work is of a technical nature requiring the use of independent judgment within the limits of general practices and standards. Creative initiative is also required. If this sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you!


  • Lead others and provide technical guidance as needed
  • Train team members as necessary to improve skillset of the group
  • Create and maintain assemblies for large projects
  • Work directly with Project Lead to understand project requirements
  • Attend and participate in Build Meetings
  • Maintain awareness of quality standards, communicate department quality goals and use resources to tackle quality problems
  • Drive first time quality in the design of models
  • Build and maintain good working relationships with Shop, Project Management, and Studio Personnel
  • Communicate between shifts, and other departments to implement standard methodologies, resolve problems and sustain consistent performance to objectives
  • Create designs that control costs and achieve productivity improvements
  • Knowledge of specialty/concept vehicle build and fabrication practices
  • Solve difficult design problems
  • Willingness to innovate and take measured risks
  • Accept and follow verbal design direction when vital
  • Interpret and analyze work orders, drawings, and parts list
  • Supervise quality control and build schedule
  • Basic understanding of GMS System
  • Meet all timing, quality and cost requirements

Additional Description


  • Five years’ (ten preferred) experience using Siemens NX (Unigraphics)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Tools
  • Proficiency using and navigating TeamCenter
  • Proficiency using TcVIS
  • Knowledge of GM Pre-Production and GVDP
  • Demonstrate high level of interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with others in face to face and group situations.
  • Well-developed oral and written presentation skills with the ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Analytical ability to solve complex problems
  • Knowledge of fabrication processes, including equipment and materials.
  • Previous fabrication experience
  • College degree or equivalent training
  • Knowledge of additional CAD systems

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

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