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Design Release Engineer, Electrical Accessories – Body Engineering

General Motors

This is a Full-time position in Warren, MI posted May 1, 2021.

About GM
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To achieve our vision of a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion, we need people to join us who are passionate about creating safer, better and more sustainable ways for people to get around. This bold vision won’t happen overnight, but just as we transformed how the world moved in the last century, we are committed to transforming how we move today and in the future.

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Job Description
This posting will expire on 5/1/2021 @ 11:59 p.m .

Are you passionate about developing new products? Do you have creative ideas? Electrical Accessories may be the place for you!

Resolve highly complex technical issues and conducts advanced research. Recommend alterations to development and design to improve quality of products and/or procedures. Skilled and proficient with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures. Rely mostly on extensive personal experience and discernment to plan and accomplish goals. You will perform multiple tasks. Lead and likely advise the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is encouraged. Responsible for implementing functional strategy, administering and coordinating programs, counseling and advising management.

  • Provides program specific requirements for sourcing process
  • Provides technical background in supplier technical reviews
  • Maintains consistency of effort for the program – knows the Statement of Requirements, program, timing, issues, plan etc. and handles details when changes are required
  • Leads efforts of the supplier within the engineering factory
  • Participates in interface tradeoffs and resolves integration issues
  • Manages the cost, quality, mass, etc. for the electrical system including content and program changes
  • Ensures that the design, development, and electrical release of the system are integrated within the vehicle architecture with quality
  • Conducts Product Development Team meetings to ensure milestones and timing are met
  • Leads benchmarking analysis to support innovation, tradeoff or cost /benefit analysis
  • Provides dealership remediation support
  • Generates technical solutions for current, new and major programs with engineers
  • Provides technical leadership for advanced technology development
  • Develops engineering designs (including subsystems)
  • Plans and implements test and/or development programs
  • Releases parts and subsystems
  • Communicates, coordinates, and consults with engineering departments and customers
  • Stays abreast of new technology and competitive products
  • Interface between BFO and DRE on design direction
  • Leads discussion with program teams on design and execution
  • Provides complexity reduction ideas as a direct collaborate with marketing

    Additional Job Description

    • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering
    • 3+ years experience
    • Understanding of engineering theory and principles of operation of mechanical/electrical mechanisms
    • Proven technical and professional skills in job-related area required
    • Exhibits appropriate interpersonal styles and communication methods to work effectively with business partners to meet mutual goals
    • Specific knowledge of engineering subject area (e.g. mechanics, physics, manufacturing methods, electronics, software, control systems) within job-related area
    • High level analytical ability where problems are unusual and complex
    • High level of oral and written communication skills


    • 5+ years of experience in electrical components
    • Familiarity with GM release processes such as ECM, PRTS, APM
    • Release experience of GM electrical components including wiring & electric vehicles development

    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.