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Technical Specialist - Sealing


This position is for a Sealing Technical Specialist for the Structure/Coolant Hose PMT. This position will be responsible for sealing requirements and performance of coolant hoses and other battery pack components with sealing requirements for GM's various BEV programs.  

The Technical Specialist is the subject matter expert on components requiring any sealing some of which include coolant hose quick connects, inlet ports and vent sealing. The person is also responsible for establishing, communicating, and assuring compliance to the global BOD/BOM/BOP for sealing sub-systems and components.

Job position will be responsible for specifying and balancing requirements, definition, execution and evaluation of designs and performance targets, analysis, development, test procedures, testing and validation of major engineering projects where a substantial amount of creativity and initiative are involved as well as a high level of independent judgment.  The broad scope of responsibilities includes components and systems and technical mentoring of other engineers.  This position will need to exercise technical direction over other engineers or engineering support personnel and may have work direction responsibilities over a group with specific engineering objectives.  Capable of managing very broad or numerous projects with a high degree of difficulty.  Actively engages in team issue resolution and supplier leveraging.

Global Harmonization of Commodity Strategies         

  • Develop technical strategy for Joint Venture (e.g. PATAC, TCS)  

  • Ensure global strategies are developed and defined and are globally harmonized.

  • Ensure rich technical discussion / direction for overall commodity.

Develop & Maintain BOM Strategy & Reuse

  • Commodity Benchmarking, both performance testing and physical analysis                         

  • Develop/define and globally harmonized strategies.  Ensure rich technical discussion / direction for overall commodity.                                          

  • Support battery tear down activities 

Lead Technology & Innovation of Commodity

  • Expert representative of commodity                                                    

  • Strategy integration & cross-subsystem/component support                                                   

  • Drive technology to future vision (5/10 yr plan)                                               

  • Develop annual benchmarking budget                                                 

  • Commodity Benchmarking, both performance testing and physical analysis                         

  • Ensure Compliance to GM Safety Practices                                                       

  • Regulatory Advisory                                                    

  • Support OIR (Open Investigation Review) & SFADA (Safety & Field Action Decision Authority) Processes                                                   

  • Lead *S PRTS (Tether; Read-Across; PRD)

Create/Maintain Base Knowledge Documents

  • Develop and maintain standard work templates and documents (Base Knowledge documents) for commodity                                            

  • Review and approve component level templates                                                           

  • Support BOP activities 

Provide Execution Support          

  • Review and Approve Component level Requirement Deviations                                               

  • Serve as liaison to AVDC for technical development                                                       

  • Review and Approve SOR                                                         

  • Support Supplier Evaluations                                                   

  • Support implementation of design                                                       

  • Support Peer Reviews Activities                                              

  • Attend Meetings and provide strategy direction where appropriate  

Lead/Support Problem Solving activities impacting commodity         

  • Provide component specific guidance on problem solving (including system level problem solving e.g. ERGO, RRAB deployment, fit/finish as appropriate)                                

  • Participate in CAE Reviews   

Support Mentoring/Coaching 

  • Share lessons/learnings with global stakeholders expediently                                                   

  • Ensure regular global learning symposiums/trainings are conducted                                       

  • Provide technical guidance/direction to Technical Specialists, Lead DRE, Chief Engineers & Program Team as appropriate                                                        

  • Support activities to mentor, train and coach product and program engineering roles

  • Create and maintain training materials   

Additional Job Description:

Required Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering  

  • At least 3 years of experience in RESS Battery systems

  • In-depth knowledge of requirements engineering process (FMEA, BOD, BOM, etc.)

  • In-depth knowledge of verification and validation processes

  • In-depth knowledge of RESS Module development, testing and associated tools

  • Understanding of hardware design and failure modes

  • Understanding of engineering theory and principles of operation of mechanical/electrical mechanisms

  • Thorough knowledge of design development and test engineering, manufacturing and assembly operations, engineering processes and procedures.

  • Highly developed oral and written communications skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally within Battery and across other SMTs.

  • Demonstrated problem solving ability.

  • High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others, motivate employees, and elicit work output

  • Very high level of analytical problem-solving skills where problems are very unusual and extremely difficult.

  • Must be willing and able to travel as needed globally to support the business as needed (estimated 0-20%) 

  • Strong people leadership and coaching capabilities 

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Master of Science in Mechanical or other Engineering disciplines  

  • At least 5 to 10 years of experience in RESS Battery Module systems

  • Experience working with RESS Battery Module systems

  • Highly developed oral and written communication skills 

  • High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others, motivate employees, and elicit work output 

  • High level of analytical problem-solving skills where problems may be unusual and difficult to resolve 

Additional Description

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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.

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