Design Release Engineer - Electrical Components
General Motors

Warren, Michigan

Posted in Automotive

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Job Description

TheBattery Systems ElectricalDesign Release Engineer is responsible for releasingelectricalparts and subsystems such as Wiring, Busbars, HV Headers, LV connectors, BDU and SFM. This individual will also leadingathering, negotiating, updating, and documenting requirements for the assigned product and will be the single-point contact between GM and the supply base. The DRE will participate in highly complex problems using quantitative and qualitative data to find solutions with a blend of program management and technical leadership. They will also be responsibleto leadanddevelopstrategic solutions to achieve business initiatives for safety, warranty cost and quality.Capable of managing very broad or numerous projects withhighdegree of difficulty. Exercises independent judgment, with minimal input from supervisor.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leads overall communication, coordination, and consultation with engineering departments and customers for responsible components
  • Establishes designs to meet program performance and timing requirements
  • Balances requirements across systems
  • Own/Release the hardware for development & production
  • Assure that all Electrical and Mechanical interfaces are defined and documented including packaging of components
  • Negotiate changes from supplier, Electrical Architecture, Controls, Software and Cyber Security Engineers and update controller requirement documents
  • Support cost savings initiatives.
  • Facilitate requirements and design reviews with suppliers, (DFMEA, DRBFM, Peer Reviews)
  • Gather all necessary documents for sourcing and provide technical expertise during purchasing process
  • Organizes and leads Product Development Team (PDT) meetings.
  • Keep supplier(s) on track to meet key milestones (design freeze, gate reviews for prototype levels, validation start and complete dates)
  • Analyzes design through design failure modes effects analysis (DFMEA)
  • Plans and implements complex test and/or development programs
  • Demonstrates that designs meet requirements through analysis, development and validation processes
  • Represents business unit in vendor and/or customer contacts
  • Releases final designs for manufacturing or purchase as appropriate
  • Conducts incident analysis and ensures problem resolution
  • Implements engineering changes
  • Initiates and evaluates cost studies, product suggestions and value analyses
  • Defines hardware and budget requirements for experimental build programs
  • Ensures designs meet serviceability requirements
  • Actively participates in product management team
  • Leads product development team(s)
  • Supports supplier quality assurance process
  • Support warranty issue resolution
  • Support technical specialist in establishing component/system requirements
  • Participates in work groups with interactive/interfacing hardware/software teams as required
  • Travels as required

Required Skills and Experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or other Engineering Discipline
  • 3+ years of engineering experience
  • Specific knowledge of engineering mechanics, physics, metallurgy and manufacturing methods engineering
  • Understanding of engineering theory/principles of operation of mechanical/electrical mechanisms
  • Familiarity working with vehicle integration issues
  • Familiarity working with suppliers
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Experience in problem solvingHighly developed oral and written communications skills

Preferred Skills and Experience
  • Master's Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or other Engineering Discipline
  • At least 5 years minimum related experience
  • Background in automotive system hardware engineering (development and/or release)
  • Knowledge of GM warranty system
  • Thorough knowledge of design development and test engineering, manufacturing and assembly operations, engineering processes and procedures
  • High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with and motivate others
  • Very high level of analyticalproblem solvingskills where problems are very unusual and extremely difficult

Additional Job Description

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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 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.

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