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GM HYDROTEC Hydrogen Storage Systems (HSS) Design Release Engineer (DRE)


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.

Open to Canadian Residents who are willing to commute to their US primary work location at least 60% of the time.


General Motors (GM) has a rich history in hydrogen fuel cell technology dating back nearly 60 years, transferring NASA Apollo space mission learning to the very first fuel cell powered automotive concept vehicle – the 1966 Electrovan .  Today, GM’s Global Fuel Cell Business is creating clean energy solutions for a gamut of commercial vehicle segments as well as non-traditional, non-automotive land, sea, and air applications, including stationary power and hydrogen energy storage.  Most recently, GM announced that it will be

The GM HYDROTEC Fuel Cell Design Integration and Components Release Team is looking for 2022 HYDROTEC Hydrogen Storage Systems (HSS) DREs .  These leaders will be tasked with the Hydrogen Storage Systems (HSS) execution of the HYDROTEC fuel cell programs: introducing GM’s first commercial HYDROTEC Fuel Cell Systems (GEN2 FCS), next generation HYDROTEC Fuel Cell Systems (GEN3 FCS), and the pioneering fuel cell application – the HYDROTEC fuel cell power cube.

As part of HYDROTEC Thermal & Fuel Cell Power Cube Components Team , these HSS DREs will lead the design and release of GM’s fuel cell product engineering co-development and manufacturing joint venture with Honda (FCSM LLC), in addition to several new GM-only power cube applications for commercial trucks, locomotives, aerospace, and power generation.

HYDROTEC HSS DREs will be responsible for leading the product development team in the definition of requirements, execution of design, and planning of analysis, development, & testing. These leaders will also provide technical direction to the supplier, product development team, and engineering support personnel.

Job Responsibilities

  • Leads overall communication, coordination, and consultation with engineering departments and customers for responsible components

  • Establishes designs to meet program performance and timing requirements

  • Analyzes design through design failure modes effects analysis (DFMEA)

  • Plans and implements complex test and/or development programs

  • Demonstrates that designs meet requirements through analysis, development, and validation processes

  • Releases final designs for manufacturing or purchase as appropriate

  • Defines hardware and budget requirements for experimental build programs

  • Ensures designs meet serviceability requirements

  • Leads product development team(s)

  • Support warranty issue resolution

  • Participates in work groups with interactive/interfacing hardware/software teams as required

  • Travel as required

FOR GM INTERNAL CANDIDATES: This role is posted at both the 7th and 6th 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.

Additional Description


  • MS or BS in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Metallurgical or Aeronautical Engineering or 3 years of equivalent experience required

  • Experience in automotive system hardware engineering (development and/or release)

  • Experience working with suppliers

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Experience in problem solving


  • Multiple DRE assignments (various PMT’s)

  • Experience in pressure vessel technology

  • Experience with Carbon Fiber winding technology

  • Red X / DFSS certification

  • Experience in hydrogen or CNG handling components (valves) technology

  • MS or BS in Mechanical Engineering

  • Thorough knowledge of design development and test engineering, engineering processes and procedures

  • Highly developed oral and written communications skills

  • Japanese language skills are a plus

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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