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Electromagnetic Design Technical Specialist


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.

As an Electromagnetic Design Technical Specialist, you will provide technical expertise, direction, and guidance to cross functional electric drive teams throughout the development process. You will collaborate across the Electric Drive space with a diverse team of technical specialists and provide technical leadership within a team of electromagnetic design engineers with a diverse background and level of experience. Use the appropriate balance of freedom for creativity, project autonomy & individual responsibility with technical guidance, oversight and

mentorship where required.  


  • Lead Electromagnetic Technical Roadmap development and collaborate across technical domains to ensure Roadmap alignment.

  • Lead electric machine design activities for Electric Vehicle & Hybrid traction applications and coordinate across domains to balance requirements and meet program imperatives.

  • Develop, scope and lead or approve & direct ATW projects in alignment with technical roadmaps to support technology objectives.

  • Generates technical solutions for current, new and major programs and support programs throughout the development cycle.

  • Mentor internal team members and support technical growth of individuals & share knowledge across the larger Electric Drive & Electrification teams.

  • Advance the state-of-the-art of electric motor and electric drive system design by developing innovative methods, tools, and process definition and approving standard work updates.

  • Actively pursue cost reduction, size reduction and efficiency improvement advanced projects involving electric drive systems.

  • Work closely with Motor Mechanical Design & Release, Materials, Motor Manufacturing, Calibration, Development & Validation teams throughout the development timeline to balance requirements & deliver class leading electric motor designs that meet performance, quality & cost targets.

  • Lead and/or provide technical input to urgent issues, PRTS and Lead Safety Tether when applicable

  • Maintain a complete in-depth understanding of GM production applications across traction motor space.

  • Stay abreast of technology trends across industry and academia and perform benchmarking where applicable. Research industry trends and practices to develop future motor design capability.

  • Establish and maintain relationships with industry technical experts, key university labs, and national laboratories

  • Travels as required.

Additional Description

Required Skills:

  • PHD in Engineering with a focus in electric machine design & controls or equivalent work experience.

  • 10+ years of relevant experience in the field.

  • Extensive knowledge in advanced motor design and controls.

  • Extensive knowledge in electric machines and power electronics theory and

  • Extensive knowledge finite element design relating to internal permanent motor and induction motor design.

  • Experience in multidomain optimization for traction motor design for production automotive design.

  • Experience in corelating analytical motor performance data to test data.

  • Knowledge in position sensing and integration into control system.

  • Understanding of electrified vehicle system and integration.

  • Working knowledge of motor manufacturing processes.

  • High level of technical problem-solving skills & ability to deal with ambiguity.

Desired Skills:

  • Extensive knowledge of electric motor design optimization methods.

  • Working knowledge of typical electric machine standard works for automotive traction applications.

  • Working knowledge of power electrics design, controls & calibration in the areas of electric drive systems.

  • Experience & knowledge of automotive architecture development, especially in relation to electrification applications.

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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