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Design Release Engineer - Hybrid Electric Drive Unit


Hybrid: This position does not require an employee to be on-site full-time to perform most effectively. The employee’s role may require them to work at a GM facility once a week on average.

Position : Release Engineer Gears/Shafts & Power Transfer for GFE2 HEV Drive Unit

  • Authors Statement of Requirements for electric Drive Units.

  • Generates technical solutions for GFE2 HEV Drive unit.

  • Performs complex design analysis.

  • Develops engineering designs (including subsystems).

  • Authors and follows through on ECR (Engineering Change Request).

  • Implements engineering changes.

  • Specifies and balances system requirements.

  • Plans and implements test and/or development programs for Gears/Shaft components in GFE2.

  • Releases parts and subsystems for prototype or production.

  • Communicates, coordinates, and consults with engineering departments and customers.

  • Stays abreast of new technology and competitive products.

  • Travel as required to supplier facilities and vehicle assembly plants.

  • Support GMs technical expert in the development of component technical specifications.

  • Defines interface control document requirements for component parts, negotiates and reaches agreement with interfacing components, and works with others to resolve issues.

  • Performs appropriate component level studies/alternatives, and recommends program direction based on cost, mass, timing, design for assembly, variation and other program imperatives.

  • Develops/completes math model in preparation for design completion at required program phases.

  • Responsible for ensuring complete validation, including supporting of component validation plan by Component Validation Engineers.

  • Supports engineering activities with other functions (e.g. suppliers, suppliers quality, purchasing) to ensure delivery of product meeting requirements and imperatives.

  • Diagnoses and corrects deficiencies using statistical problem solving and quality control methods, including support of production launch (Problem Resolution and Tracking System) .

  • Coordinates and consults with departments outside engineering such as Manufacturing, Powertrain, Electrical, Crashworthiness.

Additional Description

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field of study.

  • 5 years engineering experience in Driveline or Powertrain components/assemblies.

  • Extensive knowledge and experience in product release.

  • Exhibits appropriate interpersonal styles and communication methods to work effectively with business partners to meet mutual goals.

  • Specific knowledge of engineering discipline (e.g. mechanics, physics, metallurgy, manufacturing methods, electronics, software, control systems) within job-related area

  • Knowledge of engineering software and systems as it pertains to job-related area.

  • Proficient in working in Vis Mock up/Teamcenter.

Desired Skills:  

  • DFSS Green Belt Certification

  • Experience with GM’s release systems

About GM

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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.

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