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Electric Motor Design Engineer


Hybrid: 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 approximately 1-3 days per week.

The Electric Motor Design Engineer will be focused on traction motors within the Electric Motor team. Responsible for definition of requirements, execution of design, analysis, development, and testing of electric motors. Provides technical direction to other engineers, or engineering support personnel.


  • Lead & coordinate execution of electric machine designs for Hybrid & Electric Vehicle programs.

  • Develop models of electric machines for system level analyses.

  • Generates technical solutions for current, new and major programs.

  • Provides technical leadership for advanced technology development.

  • Performs complex design analysis.

  • Develops engineering designs (including subsystems).

  • Implements engineering changes.

  • Specifies and balances system requirements.

  • Plans and implements test and/or development programs.

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

  • Stays abreast of new technology and competitive products.

  • Travels as required.

Additional Description

Required Skills:

  • M.S in Electrical Engineering.

  • 3-5 years in electrical machine design & analysis (graduate work accepted).

  • Extensive knowledge & experience required (user & mentor) in electro-magnetic machine design using FEA tools.

  • Understanding of engineering theory and principles of design.

  • Design, development, and testing experience with electric machines.

  • Working knowledge of automotive systems.

  • Knowledge of computer software as it pertains to engineering.

  • Working knowledge of electric motors, or hybrid systems.

  • Strong interest and ability in integration and system understanding.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve.

  • High level of project management skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with others.

  • High level of analytical ability where problems are unusual or difficult.

  • Demonstrated technical and professional skills in job-related area required.

  • Travel as required (domestic & international).

Desired Skills:

  • PhD in Electrical Engineering.

  • 5+ years of experience (related graduate work accepted).

  • Specialization in Electrical Machines & Drives.

  • Working knowledge of electric motor design optimization methods.

  • Working knowledge of electric motor manufacturing, testing and development.

  • Working knowledge of electric motor and inverter controls.

  • Interest in & passion for automotive technology.

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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