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Power & Signal Distribution Systems (PSDS) Wiring 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.  This position requires an employee to be onsite weekly.

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.
As a fully-qualified individual contributor who has thorough knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the function, you will provide expert judgment and analysis for the design, development and implementation of technical products and systems.
Resolve highly complex technical issues and conducts advanced research.
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

The Power and Signal Distribution Systems (PSDS) Engineer is a key position responsible for designing and implementing the power and signal distribution wiring systems in GM vehicle programs. It is an electrical engineering position within the Product Development Team in the Electrical SMT. The PSDS DRE will require to interface with other engineers from many other groups to integrate components, wiring and systems. The position entails working closely with vehicle program teams, other Product Development engineering groups such as interiors and body, purchasing, marketing, and manufacturing.

  • Provides program specific requirements for sourcing process 
  • Provides technical background in PSDS supplier technical reviews 
  • Creates initial harness parts list and complexity studies 
  • Maintains consistency of effort for the program - knows the PSDS Statement of Requirements, program, timing, issues, plan etc. and manages details when changes are required 
  • Manages efforts of the supplier within the engineering factory 
  • Identifies and schedules training needs accordingly with manager approval 
  • Participates in interface tradeoffs and resolves integration issues 
  • Manages the cost, quality, mass, etc. for the power and signal distribution system including content and program changes 
  • Supports Pre-Production build events including both physical and virtual builds 
  • Ensures that the design, development, and release of the Wiring system are integrated within the vehicle architecture with quality 
  • Conducts Product Development Team meetings to ensure deliverables and timing are met 
  • Leads/Assists benchmarking analysis to support innovation, tradeoff or cost /benefit analysis 
  • Leads/Assists with Peer and Wire Harness Assessment reviews 
  • Provides assembly plant launch and remediation support 
  • Generates technical solutions for current, new and major programs 
  • Provides technical leadership for advanced technology development 
  • Performs complex design analysis 
  • Develops engineering designs (including subsystems) 
  • Implements engineering changes 
  • Specifies and balances system requirements 
  • Plans and implements test and/or development programs
  • Releases parts and subsystems for production 
  • Communicates, coordinates, and consults with engineering departments and customers
  • Stays abreast of new technology and competitive products 
  • Travels as required

Required Skills / Experience:

  • Candidate should have one of the following engineering degrees:  BSE, BS in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Computer Science, Math, Chemistry, Metallurgical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Aeronautical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Physics, Materials Engineering  
  • At least 2 years of post graduation engineering experience in Power Signal or Wire harness packaging 
  • High level of oral and written communication skills 
  • Understanding of engineering theory and principles of operation of mechanical/electrical mechanisms 
  • Demonstrated technical and professional skills in job-related area required 
  • Exhibits appropriate interpersonal styles and communication methods to work effectively with business partners to meet mutual goals 
  • Specific knowledge of engineering discipline (e.g. mechanics, physics, metallurgy, manufacturing methods, electronics, software, control systems) within job-related area 
  • High level analytical ability where problems are unusual and complex 
  • High level of interpersonal skills to work independently and effectively with others 
  • Previous hands on mechanical / electrical troubleshooting and repair experience (hobby / personal automotive experience is applicable)
  • Knowledge of engineering software and systems as it pertains to job-related area 
  • This position requires legally operating a motor vehicle

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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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