Senior Design Release Engineer

General Motors

Warren, MI

Job Description

Hybrid: This position does not require an employee to be on-site full-time to perform most effectively. The employee’s role enables them to be onsite approximately 3 days (Tue., Wed., Thurs.) per week

The Role:

The Power and Signal Distribution Systems (PSDS) consist of Low & High Voltage Wire Harnesses/Cables interfacing with electrical devices throughout the vehicle. PSDS also consists of a variety of sub-components (i.e., coax, LVDS/USB and ethernet cables, clips, coverings, connectors, etc).

The Power and Signal Distribution Systems (PSDS) DRE is responsible for the design, validation, and release of the harnesses/cables for vehicle programs.

It is a Senior DRE position within Mechatronics & Sensing Hardware Team. The position requires global collaboration with vehicle program teams, suppliers, and other product development teams (i.e., electrical architecture, interiors/exterior, body, chassis, vehicle validation, safety, purchasing, marketing, and manufacturing) to integrate and execute the harnesses and cables in the vehicle.

The PDSD Release Engineer will directly affect the quality, durability and performance of future ICE and electric vehicles manufactured by GM.

What You’ll do:

  • Lead the design, validation, and execution of assigned wire harness and cable assemblies, including all sub-components.

  • Lead the integration of the assigned harnesses/cables within the vehicle architecture

  • Provide direction to UG Designers

  • Meet program deliverables and imperatives per the PDS PDT Key Task Scheduler.

  • Execute root cause and problem resolution of vehicle or component development or validation issues.

  • Set priority and urgency for Engineering Change Requests, Problem Resolution, and Development / Validation Plans

  • Complete warranty reduction efforts on current product programs

  • Support all virtual and physical build events

  • Travels as required

  • Interface with Lead DRE and Technical Specialists on design direction

  • Leads discussions with program teams on design and execution in leadership forums

  • Provides complexity & cost reduction ideas as a direct interface with marketing, program management, purchasing and suppliers

  • Expected to optimize a comprehensive and detailed plan to validate the assigned component to its technical requirements.

  • Facilitates validation coordination with supplier validation representatives within the PDT meeting.

  • Reviews and approves component DV & PV ADVP&R

  • Track the execution of component hardware validation and facilitate approval with SMEs as needed

  • Documents test failures in PRTS

  • Ensures DV and PV are completed on time to the validation milestones

  • Ensures all test documentation is completed by Validation Documentation Complete milestone and completes validation action plan or 3660 in support of launch.

Additional Job Description

Your Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications)

  • 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 5-7 years of experience in PSDS or Vehicle Wire Harness Design, Repair or related fields.

  • Preferred UG/Teamcenter experience.

  • Familiarity with PSDS component physical and/or virtual test methods.

  • Previous subsystem and/or component testing experience in automotive.

  • Interpersonal skills to work effectively with others, including global partners

  • Working knowledge of vehicle development process

  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite

  • Analytical and program coordination problem solving skills

  • In depth knowledge of vehicle electrical architecture and related systems




About GM

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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.

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