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Design Release Engineer – Seats

  • Remote / Warren
  • Engineering
  • Added
  • JR-000043511


(various positions – Components, Plastics, Comfort, Structure, Integration, JIT)

This position does not require an employee to be on-site full-time to perform most effectively.  The employee’s role enables them to work at a GM facility or off-site as frequently as needed or desired.  This position requires an employee to be onsite weekly.

Are you a degreed engineer looking to boost your credentials by adding a sophisticated system to your resume that will provide advancement in your career?  This space is ripe with technical leadership opportunities for advanced technology development as well as the ability to provide mentorship for new employees.

Our  seating group is seeking experienced, motivated engineers to support the next generation of industry-leading and complex systems within our Global Interiors and Thermal Cabin Comfort Group. Are you up for the challenge?

Electrifying the future will include a seating system that will provide the passenger a tailored experience based on preference.  You will execute breakthrough technologies into vehicles and experiences that people love. A vehicle seat is the source of the largest physical connection between the car and driver!

  • As a Seating Engineer, you will develop and integrate an area within the team that will exceed expectations in the overall customer experience.
  • Design, development, implementation, and analysis of technical seating systems will be your day to day duties.
  • Perform engineering design evaluations. May develop a range of products.
  • Utilize engineering tools and processes to successfully develop components and system programs.
  • Optimally achieve program breakthroughs by detailed and thorough program management.
  • Responsible for leading product development and integration activities.
  • The focused teams have several openings in the following areas:
  • Studio Seat Integration
  • Front and Rear Seat Integration
  • Seating Components (Heat/Vents, Ventilation, Restraints, Electrical, Armrest)
  • Seat Complete - JIT
  • Seat Plastics
  • Seat Comfort (Climate, Trim)
  • Seat Structures

The roles require engineers to lead and drive a multi-functional product development team including collaboration with the following groups:

Within Engineering

  • Design
  • Interior Restraints Systems
  • Body Systems
  • Electrical Systems
  • HVAC Systems
  • Global Safety
  • CAE
  • Validation

Outside of Engineering

  • Program Management
  • Design Studio
  • Purchasing
  • Manufacturing
  • Quality
  • Suppliers

Additional Description


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from an accredited University required.
  • Minimum three years of developing and executing technical solutions for mechanical components to support new vehicle programs
  • Balancing business imperatives, including but not limited to cost, mass, complexity, and timing
  • Comfortable working with multidisciplinary and cross-cultural teams
  • Ability to deal optimally with ambiguity and forward-thinking environment.


Preferred Skills:

  • Previous DRE experience
  • Familiarity with structured problem-solving methods (i.e., Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) – Green belt certification or higher, Red-X, Experience with DFMEA, PFMEA and GD&T

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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