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Electrical Systems Engineer

Description

This position requires an employee to be onsite 1-3 times per week

General Description:

  • Design & support high accuracy, high reliability systems used to control vehicle development test systems. Gather and analyze test requirements, design appropriate hardware, software, and processes to permit accurate and complete product performance evaluations.
  • Systems need to comprehend human factors, fault tolerance, error handling, upgradability, and compatibility with standard test hardware to allow for future deployment in other areas.
  • Project management: Planning, accurate cost, timing, and resource forecasts to procure, manage, and carry out the project. Provide direction to technical support personnel, report regularly on progress. Provide detailed project documentation. Ability to work as part of an agile team focused on tasks at 2-week sprint intervals.
  • Work with Facilities to execute lab systems upgrades
  • Troubleshoot systems, provide root cause analysis and timely resolution to system problems when necessary.

  Desired Qualifications EE:

  • Hardware Experience: Knowledgeable in the application of a variety of instrumentation grade transducers, high-speed video systems, serial data tools (CAN, LIN, RS-485, etc.), data acquisition systems (use and troubleshooting).
  • Software Experience: Ability to effectively apply common office automation tools: Word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations. Ability to create detailed wiring and circuit schematics for test system fabrication.
  • Programming Skills: Strong LabVIEW development skills with ability to architect systems, including real-time applications, as well as ensuring that developed systems are abstracted such that they can be useful for multiple test sites. Software development process knowledge (i.e. agile) using the Atlassian toolset to manage revision control, knowledge base, and workflow.
  • Computer Skills: Knowledge of computer operating systems: Windows XP, Windows 7, and Windows 10. Knowledge of local area networks, both wired and wireless. Ability to configure, manage, troubleshoot, and upgrade lab test site computer systems.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills. Ability to effectively articulate and communicate complex technical topics.
  • Strong organizations skills. Ability for formulate project plans using timing charts and deliverables schedule. Ability to manage multiple projects where tracking and reporting progress and problems is required.  Ability to present and communicate technical information and lead small groups to achieve project goals.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to interact in a positive manner with all employees of all levels and backgrounds. Ability to forge strong relationships with teammates, leadership, and customers. Ability to interact with others on a personal level, as well as in a team setting.
  • Maintain a good work ethic, (on time, dependable, good attitude). Work cooperatively with others.
  • Adhere to department guidelines (workplace organization, breaks, flexible work hours, hazardous materials, safety, etc.).

Education and Training

  • Required: BS (EE, CE, or related)
  • Preferred: MS in related field
  • 2+ years Overall Engineering experience required; 5+ Preferred
  • LabVIEW – CLD or higher (CLA or ESD) preferred

Additional Description

Desired Qualifications EE:

  • Hardware Experience: Knowledgeable in the application of a variety of instrumentation grade transducers, high-speed video systems, serial data tools (CAN, LIN, RS-485, etc.), data acquisition systems (use and troubleshooting).
  • Software Experience: Ability to effectively apply common office automation tools: Word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations. Ability to create detailed wiring and circuit schematics for test system fabrication.
  • Programming Skills: Strong LabVIEW development skills with ability to architect systems, including real-time applications, as well as ensuring that developed systems are abstracted such that they can be useful for multiple test sites. Software development process knowledge (i.e. agile) using the Atlassian toolset to manage revision control, knowledge base, and workflow.
  • Computer Skills: Knowledge of computer operating systems: Windows XP, Windows 7, and Windows 10. Knowledge of local area networks, both wired and wireless. Ability to configure, manage, troubleshoot, and upgrade lab test site computer systems.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills. Ability to effectively articulate and communicate complex technical topics.
  • Strong organizations skills. Ability for formulate project plans using timing charts and deliverables schedule. Ability to manage multiple projects where tracking and reporting progress and problems is required.  Ability to present and communicate technical information and lead small groups to achieve project goals.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to interact in a positive manner with all employees of all levels and backgrounds. Ability to forge strong relationships with teammates, leadership, and customers. Ability to interact with others on a personal level, as well as in a team setting.
  • Maintain a good work ethic, (on time, dependable, good attitude). Work cooperatively with others.
  • Adhere to department guidelines (workplace organization, breaks, flexible work hours, hazardous materials, safety, etc.).

Education and Training

  • Required: BS (EE, CE, or related)
  • Preferred: MS in related field
  • 2+ years Overall Engineering experience required; 5+ Preferred
  • LabVIEW – CLD or higher (CLA or ESD) preferred

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

The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at Careers.Accommodations@GM.com . In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.