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Electrification Calibration Engineer


We are seeking motivated candidates for an Electrification Calibration Engineer position in GM's Global Electrification Calibration group at the Milford Proving Ground. The position involves significant in-vehicle and lab work, along with related analytical and performance verification activities.  Calibration engineers engage in cross-functional teams, are expected to handle multiple projects/priorities, and frequently need to balance planned and unplanned work.  A typical week includes in-vehicle calibration & testing, lab/bench/analytical activities, and collaboration with algorithm/software and hardware engineers.

Calibration engineers participate in offsite development trips as well as onsite program team vehicle evaluations.  In GM’s Electrification group, calibration engineers at the Milford Proving ground are located in a unique facility dedicated to hybrid/EV development.

Position Description:

This position will support electrification calibration of Battery and Propulsion system on GM vehicles. You'll deliver calibrations that ensure feature/diagnostic functionality and robustness. You will utilize system hardware/software troubleshooting skills to resolve issues and complete their calibration standard work. In addition, you'll analyze large sets of data collected during various driving maneuvers (in simulation, dyno, and vehicle), tune the system response through calibration and identify areas requiring a change in controls.

This Engineer will be invited to join one of the following groups within the Global Electrification Calibration team:

  • Battery Systems Calibration

  • Propulsion Systems Calibration

Additional Description


  • Develop and optimize calibrations to meet performance and timing requirements utilizing Calibration Standard Work

  • Conduct calibration reviews to ensure high quality calibrations

  • Organize, plan, and coordinate calibration activities with Lead Calibrator and Diagnostic Strategist

  • Support identification of requirements for resources to develop calibrations

  • Diagnose and correct vehicle, system, and controls deficiencies

  • Support resolution of vehicle, plant, durability/dyno, or customer issues

  • Utilize analytical tools to develop & verify calibrations

  • Develop, use, and update calibration procedures

  • Participate in controls groups and support development of algorithms

  • Participate in development trips and related test activities

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or equivalent discipline

  • Two years of relevant engineering experience

  • Independent worker requiring little direction and works well in a team environment

  • Excellent planner and complex problem solver

  • High level of oral and written communication skills

  • Experience with data acquisition and analysis

  • Knowledge of and passion for electrification propulsion system architectures

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters of Engineering or equivalent discipline

  • Five years of post-graduation engineering experience

  • Controls and/or calibration experience

  • Experience with tools commonly used in calibration: INCA, Vehicle Spy, CRETA, MDA, Matlab/Simulink

Key Behaviors:

  • Drive for Results

  • Dealing with ambiguity

  • Prioritization and decision-making skills

  • Action-oriented

  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills

  • Customer-focused

  • Integrity and Trust

  • Problem Solving

  • Conflict management

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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

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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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