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Interior Design Release Engineer


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.  This position requires an employee to be onsite monthly.

Are you a degreed engineer looking to boost your credentials by adding a sophisticated system to your resume that will provide advancement in your career?

The Global Interiors and Thermal Cabin Comfort Group is seeking experienced, motivated engineers to support the next generation of sophisticated systems within our IP and Console group. Are you up for the challenge?

Electrifying the future will include development instrument panels (IP) and consoles that contain a wide array of next generation displays and electronics. You will balance a list of vehicle and occupant performance requirements while engineering the highly styled instrument panel and console. These are the major systems that a customer sees and touches daily.

There are also opportunities developing the metallic structures that are the backbone of the instrument panel. You will balance a list of vehicle and occupant performance requirements while engineering the backbone of the cockpit. Collaboration with all major vehicle systems is required in this role.

Design, development, analysis, implementation, and validation of the complex instrument panel, console or instrument panel structure subsystems will be your day to day duties.

  • Perform engineering design evaluations and concept development across global vehicle programs

  • Utilize engineering tools and demonstrate CAE groups including Safety Performance to successfully develop the best system solution

  • Assessment of design to manufacturing processes (e.g. injection molding, vibration welding, vacuum forming, foam-in-place, wrapping) for instrument panels and consoles

  • Assessment of design to manufacturing processes used for IP Structures. Processes include steel & aluminum stamping and extrusion as well as robotic welding, magnesium die casting, and hybrid concepts.

  • Package components and collaborate with other systems within the vehicle (Thermal, Electrical, Body, Chassis, Restraints, etc.)

  • Work multi-functionally to support initial vehicle configuration work, realize cost optimization, deliver customer-driven requirements, and implement product and process improvements

  • Balance business imperatives, including but not limited to cost, mass, complexity, and timing

  • Communicate information to and from internal and external customer organizations (e.g. Creative Design, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Quality, suppliers) and lead the product development team (PDT)

  • Stay abreast of relevant new technology and driven products

Additional Description


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from an accredited university
  • Comfortable working with multidisciplinary and cross-cultural teams
  • Ability to deal optimally with ambiguity and forward-thinking environment
  • Capacity to manage sophisticated projects, provide accurate time estimates, and allocate resources efficiently

Preferred Skills:

  • Prior DRE experience developing and executing technical solutions for mechanical components to support new vehicle programs
  • Experience with injection molding, skin forming, wrapping and similar interior component construction processes (IP and console)
  • Experience with steel, magnesium and/ or aluminum structures. (IP structures)
  • Experience applying the results of CAE analysis to structure design to optimize performance
  • Knowledge of tooling used in the construction of interior components
  • Experience with GD&T
  • Experience with DMFEA
  • Experience developing an SOR
  • Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) Blackbelt certification
  • Skilled in VIS Mock-Up / Teamcenter

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 . 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.