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General Motors Studio Integration Design Engineer in Warren, Michigan

About GM

There’s never been a more exciting time to work for General Motors.

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.

Why Work for Us

Our culture is focused on building inclusive teams, where differences and unique perspectives are embraced so you can contribute to your fullest potential as you pursue your career. Our locations feature a variety of work environments, including open work spaces and virtual connection platforms to inspire productivity and flexible collaboration. And we are proud to support our employees volunteer interests, and make it a priority to join together in efforts that give back to our communities.

Job Description

Do you enjoy creating unique and highly technical engineering solutions to address unusual challenges? Are you curious about how a vehicle design develops into reality, where it all begins? The Integration Design Engineer is responsible for integrating and balancing vehicle models with Design in partnership with Architecture, SMT, Performance, Human Factors and Manufacturing. We are at the very early stages of the vehicle development process working at a systems level to integrate innovative technology and ground breaking design. The creative candidate has a passion for the automotive industry and can work objectively to balance the vehicle for the customer while working hard to enable design. A considerable amount of creativity and initiative are involved as well as a high level of independent judgment.

Responsibilities:

  • Build, refine and finalize engineering criteria and work collaboratively with creative design

  • Own the creation of unique and highly-integrated engineering solutions to resolve packaging issues while protecting the design aesthetic utilizing physical and math models.

  • Utilize DFSS methodologies to ensure robust design development trade off management to study alternatives while considering impacts such as cost, mass, timing, design for assembly, dimensional variation and other program imperatives

  • Integrate regional/global requirements and develop alternatives to satisfy regional/brand needs

  • Actively connect with team members to understand and resolve challenges and complexities.

  • Ensure that packaging and Studio model are balanced with customer facing targets (Spaciousness, Visibility, Occupant accommodation, Storage/SALT, Cargo, Access)

  • Lead cross-functional surface & integration meetings including CITs and Surface Workgroups

  • Lead issue resolution and escalation for your area of responsibility – drive timely resolution

  • Support technical development of design surface in both digital and full size/scale clay models as well as clinic properties and VR/MR mockups

  • Benchmark the competition and ensure that the integrated package is competitive (section size, clearances, component locations, component size, functional performance, etc.)

  • Develop meeting agendas and publish minutes

  • Build NX models for surface guidance

  • Develop and maintain NX skills

  • Incorporate the Voice of the Customer in package design

  • Develop space claims and package solutions to meet customer needs while improving the utilization of space

  • Support Math Virtual Assessments & Sync Point reviews

Additional Job Description

Qualifications

Required

  • 5+ years’ experience in a related area

  • Understanding of engineering theory and principles of automotive design

  • Ability to work independently and with others

  • Aptitude to integrate complex systems and a passion for design

  • Familiarity with manufacturing processes

  • Demonstrated skills on CAD - Unigraphics systems

  • College degree with a major in engineering or established substitute (Technical associates + Mich. Tech Univ. DE Certificate during DE transition period)

Preferred

  • Engineering Degree (B.S.) in Mechanical Engineering

  • Courses preferred: Statistics, Mechanics of materials, Vehicle/occupant packaging, Integrated Design

  • DFSS Certification Blackbelt

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.

We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

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 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 Careers.Accommodations@GM.com .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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