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Compartment Integration Designing Engineer (CIDE) - ENG0034370

Warren (Tech Ctr), Michigan, US

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Position summary


  • Lead IP/Console Compartment Integration Team meetings
  • Lead cross-functional meetings with the goal to integrate (package) all the parts and subsystems collaborating with Studio, SMT’s, safety, human factors, manufacturing, dimensional engineering, etc.
  • Develop meeting agendas and publish minutes
  • Develop Vision Assessments of telematics, greenhouse, and clusters
  • Resolve architecture (packaging) issues
  • Lead the resolution of vehicle packaging issues utilizing physical and math model reviews through the CIT / Design Review process
  • Create concepts and develop proposal to resolve issues
  • Use trade-matrices to study alternatives while considering impacts such as cost, mass, timing, design for assembly, dimensional variation and other program imperatives
  • Document open issues, status and closure. Write PRTS’s as needed
  • Create, develop and update architectural best practices in unison with using SMT best practices ensuring the latest technology is comprehended through benchmarking.
  • Conduct design studies based on tracking models in VAS
  • Ensure all parts are accounted for and packaged to meet engineering and program requirements
  • Develop package that allows design surface needs to be met
  • Review tracking vehicle to identify issues
  • Support physical mock-up activities as needed
  • Incorporate the Voice of the Customer in package design (Six Pillars)
  • Understand (retail) customer needs in the area of spaciousness, driver visibility, and  IP and Console storage
  • Develop space claims and package solutions to meet customer needs while maximizing the utilization of space
  • Identify and resolve if six pillar targets - – escalate as appropriate until resolved.
  • Conduct Peer reviews
  • Support the CIDE/SDE in the development of solutions to meet customer needs while maximizing the utilization of space/
  • CR Driver Position Worksheet filled out at the GVDP gates
  • Develop Driver Accommodation Competitive Data to support AE chart
  • Lead the development of Interior criteria
  • Develop criteria to support surface development while balancing all requirements
  • Develop  typical sections and support design execution sections (DES)
  • Maintain VIM (where criteria is housed)
  • Conduct/Support design review meetings
  • Identify and resolve math issues to Support Math Virtual Assessments & Synch Point reviews (define active role of CIDE)
  • Own the Decision Fix Point (DFP) deliverables to support studio theme. Collect, optimize, deliver and assess
  • Provide criteria to studio engineers for development of Zones & Limit Models
  • Demonstrate GM Core Values and Behaviors

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Basic Required

  • 5+ years experience in a related area
  • Understanding of engineering theory and principles of automotive design
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with others
  • General interest in product design, particularly automotive
  • General interest and ability to integration complex systems
  • High level of analytical ability where problems are unusual or difficult
  • High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others
  • Familiarity with manufacturing processes
  • Demonstrated skills on CAD - Unigraphics systems
  • Basic understanding of Engineering Specifications
  • College degree with a major in engineering or established substitute (Technical associates + Mich. Tech Univ. DE Certificate during DE transition period)
Basic Preferred
  • Engineering Degree (B.S.) in  Mechanical Engineering
  • Courses preferred: Statistics, Mechanics of materials, Vehicle/occupant packaging, Integrated Design
  • DFSS Certification

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