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Product Engineer – Overhead Systems – Electrical Components - ENG0033194

Warren (Tech Ctr), Michigan, US

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Product Engineer – Overhead Systems – Electrical Components

  • Represent Interior Overhead Systems team & assist in setting strategy for overhead systems electronics and CCC components (e.g. technology lifecycle & refresh, brand differentiation, vehicle electronic integration, future vision & ATW projects)
  • Represent Interior Overhead Systems team & assist in establishing overhead systems electrical requirements (e.g. zone master & vehicle interface, interface to peripheral devices such as sunroof, lift gate, lighting). This includes traditional buss and lin based systems.
  • Extensive interaction with Electrical SMT for many interfaces, such as: AOS, On-Star communications, switching (DLO, sunroof, power lift gate, power folding seats), intrusion / inclination sensing, voice activation, noise cancellation, lighting, etc.)
  • Act as the “Key Interface” between GM Electrical Engineering and component suppliers for approval of electrical schematic drawings and electronic components.
  • Act as “Key Interface” between GM Overhead Systems team and GM Validation team to update, and maintain, validation plans / templates / SSTS & CTS
  • Responsible for understanding competitive benchmarking and customer requirements and translating them into GM system & component requirements & brand strategies
  • Responsible for technical problem solving.
  • Responsible for overhead systems electrical DFMEA
  • Responsible for ICDe templates
  • Act as a “key interface” to Purchasing and ECT for sourcing decisions related to electrical components.
  • Maintain share point site and communicate efficiently and effectively with GM global overhead engineering community.
  • Responsible for Generating and executing technical solutions for Overhead Systems electrical components
  • Responsible to balancing business imperatives, including but not limited to cost, mass, complexity, and timing for CCC components. Responsible to create, and seek approval for, annual appropriations requests of CCC electronic components.
  • Communicating information to and from internal and external customer organizations.

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Working knowledge of engineering and design for automotive interior injection molding and components (preferably styled parts)
  • Working knowledge of automotive electrical schematic drawings

Preferred Skills:

  • Master’s Degree or other Advanced Degree
  • Familiarity with the engineering design of compression molding
  • Familiarity with Design For Six Sigma process
  • Experience with DFMEA (Design Failure Mode and Effect Analysis), PFMEA (Process Failure Mode and Effect Analysis) and GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing)
  • Knowledge of plastic materials, processes, and tooling
  • Experience with Statistics, Mechanics of materials, Design for Manufacture, and Integrated Design


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or protected veteran status.

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