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Wind Tunnel Test Technician


Onsite: This position requires an employee to be on-site on a full-time basis

Role Summary
The Wind Tunnel team is looking for Test Technicians to support flawless execution of product development testing activities.  The Test Technician will support daily lab operations, including prepare and install test properties, operate the wind tunnels during testing, and provide other support as needed.  The Test Technician should be a motivated self-starter, capable of critical thinking and problem solving in a team environment, as well as individually.  Interested in joining a growing team while working a flexible schedule?  Read on and apply.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for test property installation, fixturing, instrumentation installation and validation, teardown/removal of test equipment and vehicles for the various types of wind tunnel tests.

  • Responsible for staging, movement, build, teardown, and validation of all wind tunnel vehicles.

  • Complete assignments according to work requests, on-time, with high quality.

  • Troubleshoot mechanical and electrical problems with test vehicles and instrumentation.

  • Collaborate with others inside and outside the work group & work effectively in a team environment.  Able to work in a diverse work environment.

  • Ability to develop, produce and maintain departmental performance metrics.

  • Maintains safety and good housekeeping standards, supporting Lean Process implementation

  • Create and maintain an environment that enables all participants to contribute to their full potential; Consistently model GM Behaviors

Additional Description

Required Skills and Experience

  • 4+ years of work experience in related technical areas

  • Functional understanding of math and engineering principles; Ability to read engineering drawings & understand mechanical concepts

  • Analytical ability to find solutions when problems are somewhat complex

  • Working knowledge of Safety Processes and Procedures

  • Working knowledge of Laboratory test equipment and procedures

  • Results-oriented problem solver

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with varying levels of the organization as needed.

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Direct experience with Wind Tunnel Testing environment

  • Knowledge of General Motors Global Manufacturing System (GMS)

  • Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) Green Belt

Education and Training

  • Associates Degree in Applied Science or similar; or equivalent training & experience required

  • Training in data acquisition equipment installation & operation

  • Completion of recommended Corporate training programs

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.