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Power Converter Design Release Engineer


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 or off-site as frequently as needed. This position requires an employee to be onsite potentially every other week. As a Design Release Engineer, you will be responsible for releasing product V2H and V2G systems for Electric vehicles.

Responsibilities include using engineering tools and processes to successfully develop components and systems for vehicle programs. Effectively achieve program milestones by thorough and rigorous program management. You will coach and lead suppliers to timely execution of program deliverables with precision. Required to collaborate with Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers as well as vehicle customers in order to solve technical solutions per detailed requirements and best practices. At this level you are expected to operate with a high level of independent discernment and are typically responsible for implementing functional strategy, administering and coordinating programs, counseling and advising management. Resolve highly complex technical issues and conducts advanced research.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design and execution of V2H/V2G requirements and evaluation of designs where creativity and initiative are involved.

  • Ensure robust technical solutions are developed and released for each phase of the program.

  • Find opportunities for improved specifications and best practices.

  • Implement the BOM and Reuse Strategy.

  • Execute root cause and problem resolution of vehicle or component development or validation issues.

  • Work with component validation engineer to develop and approve component validation plan and review validation results.

  • Set priority and vitality for Engineering Change Requests, Problem Resolution, and Development / Validation Plans.

  • Champion DFSS, complex trade-off and root cause assessments.

  • Work with Supplier Program Manager in execution and leadership of Converter Product Development Team (PDT).

  • Meet program deliverables and imperatives.

  • Recommend alterations to development and design to improve quality of products and/or procedures.

  • Skilled and proficient with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures.

  • Rely mostly on extensive personal experience and discernment to plan and accomplish goals.

  • You will perform multiple tasks. Lead and likely direct the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

Additional Description

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering

  • 3+ years of work with automotive modules and residential and industrial electrical wiring systems (electrician background)

  • High level of project management skills

  • Interpersonal skills to work independently and effectively with domestic and international business partners

  • Ability to work non-standard hours to collaborate with an overseas supplier

  • Analytical ability where problems are unusual and difficult

  • Specific knowledge of engineering mechanics, electronics, physics and manufacturing methods

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Experience with Bills of Design, Statement of Requirements, DFMEA (Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis), and Design Reviews

  • Travel as required (domestic & international)

Desired Skills:

  • Working knowledge of Power Electronics (inverter/converter) systems design

  • Experience working with UL to define safety requirements and obtaining UL certification

  • Familiarity and application of National Electric Code and UL standards that apply to distributed energy resources (UL2202, UL2231, UL1741, IEEE1547)

  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

  • DFSS Certification

About GM

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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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