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Dimensional Systems Engineer - Body Engineering


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 1-3 times per week.

Do you enjoy working in a fast paced, rapidly changing role? Are you an engineer who can visualize how complex assemblies come together? If so, you may be a good fit for a position as a Dimensional Systems Engineer at GM!

Our Dimensional Systems Engineers work with the studio, manufacturing, DRE’s, and suppliers to develop world class designs that manage the variation and meet vehicle level requirements for performance and appearance, a task which is often challenging and rapidly changing. 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.


  • Proactively lead the strategic dimensional integration within and across subsystems, through variation management of product designs and manufacturing processes to achieve vehicle dimensional requirements

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

  • Coordination of Global Strategic Dimensional Product Requirements

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

  • Subject-Matter-Expert (SME) and mentor in the utilization and application of 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 Competitive Best-of-the-Best (CBOB) targets and Dimensional/Vehicle Technical Specifications (DTS/VTS) requirements

  • Identify and define the initial dimensional requirements for purchased components and assemblies and detail them in the Appendix F7 of the program Statement-of-Requirements (SOR)

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

  • Actively supports the program specific datum coordination and verification of Checking Fixture/Gage execution

  • Support Vehicle Builds and Issue resolution, as required

  • Creation of GD&T in order to communicate Dimensional Strategies

Additional Description


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or related degree

  • 2+ yrs. experience

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

  • Design/Release/Manufacturing Experience

  • Product Launch Experience

  • DFSS Green Belt Certification

  • Demonstrated Project Leadership

  • Unigraphics (UG)/ NX

  • Teamcenter Visualization Mock-Up


  • Masters of Science degree in Engineering

  • ASME Y14.5M – Professional Certification

  • IRT Co-Chair Program Experience

  • DFSS Black Belt Certification

  • BOM Family Owner Experience

  • Advanced Vehicle Development Experience

FOR GM INTERNAL CANDIDATES:  This role is posted at both the 6th and 7th level. The determination by HR and the Hiring Manager as to whether an offer will be lateral or promotional will be based on a candidate’s relevant experience and whether the role will amount to a significant increase in level of responsibility.

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statements

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