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Pre Production Operations Global Propulsion Systems Designer

General Motors

General Motors

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Design, Operations
Milford Charter Twp, MI, USA · Pontiac, MI, USA · Pontiac, MI, USA · Michigan, USA · United States
Posted on Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Job Description

Hybrid This role is categorized as hybrid. This means the successful candidate is expected to report to GM Global Technical Center in Pontiac, Michigan, three times per week, at minimum.

The Role

Would you enjoy early insights into new products coming to market? Do you want to directly impact the success of new program launches? Are you an innovative thinker that can creatively reinvent tools and processes from raw material that will enable GM to deliver on our promise to create an all-electric future?

If so…... then this team is for you.

In our pursuit to create a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion, GM’s global manufacturing engineering team is challenging the limits on what is possible and embracing agility as it reimagines how to build the next generation of vehicles. Our diverse team of engineers and machinists play a crucial role in transforming our facilities through implementing the adoption of ground-breaking technologies.

In the PPO GPS Designer role, you will be responsible for development of math design solutions to meet complex system and subsystem requirements. This activity is dependent upon a high degree of creativity and initiative in problem solving and working with multi-functional teams for issue resolution. You will perform as an expert in Design and Engineering Best Practices, and be highly skilled in GM CAD and Data Management System, Windows Suite, and VisMockup. You will exercise highly independent judgement and creative solution development with minimal direction from the Design Supervisor. Proficient in CAD Tools and owns the development of Standard Model Methods in their component / subsystem area.

You will be developing virtual powertrain integration solutions to support program test requirements, including vehicle, dynamometer, and component subsystem tests. You will work as a fully - qualified contributor who is dependent upon a high degree of knowledge and understanding of all aspects of virtual vehicle integration. You will have broad technical knowledge, training, and understanding, combined with creative and independent thinking and conceptual ability within the virtual vehicle integration through multiple cycles of the Global Vehicle Development Process..

What You'll Do

  • Owner of Standard Modeling Methods or Virtual Integration Methods for their Program and System Management Team (SMT) area

  • Proficient in Design Standards, Best Practices and Global Design infoBOOK Standards

  • Demonstrated application of design operations and processes (Standard modeling, Clearance Analysis, Vehicle Assembly Structure, Global Data Security, etc.)

  • Apply Design for Manufacturing, Design for Assembly, and Integration knowledge to parts, subsystem designs and vehicle integration

  • Document and maintains material, mass, and other part specifications within the Math file

  • Complete, analyzes and applies NX Analysis results to solution set for their subsystem / components

  • Very knowledgeable of and experienced with Development Process and the math fidelity for each cycle

  • Independently integrate component subsystem designs into systems

  • Perform appropriate studies / alternatives / layouts, and participate in recommendations to program direction

  • Create math data (models), drawings, or virtual layouts of very advanced and complex components, systems and subsystems

  • Release system/subsystem to meet GVDP requirements with quality and on time

  • Create Bill of Material for all Powercube builds and determine spare parts needed

  • Interact with material analysts when submitting BOM’s and addressing part issues

  • Accessing GPDS and/or APM databases for product and part information

  • Familiarity with Vehicle Assembly Structure (VAS)

    Additional Job Description

    Your Skills & Abilities

    • Bachelor’s degree in Product Design / Engineering Technology or equivalent experience

    • Experience (5+ years) or demonstrated proficiency with successful product design results

    • Proficiency in CAD (NX, Teamcenter, Vis Mockup, etc...), math release process, specifications, and data management

    • High Level experience in Product Design development, concepts, manufacturing, and tooling processes (e.g., injection molding, metal stamping, etc.)

    • Working knowledge of Vehicle Development Process

    • Working knowledge of Vehicle Assembly Structure (VAS)

    • High level of Interpersonal skills to work effectively cross functionally and with global partners

    GM DOES NOT PROVIDE IMMIGRATION-RELATED SPONSORSHIP FOR THIS ROLE. DO NOT APPLY FOR THIS ROLE IF YOU WILL NEED GM IMMIGRATION SPONSORSHIP (e.g., H-1B, TN, STEM OPT, etc.) NOW OR IN THE FUTURE.

    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

    GM is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. GM is committed to providing a work environment free from unlawful discrimination and advancing equal employment opportunities for all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, all practices and decisions relating to terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment are made without regard to an individual's protected characteristics. For purposes of this policy, “protected characteristics" include an individual's actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, weight, height, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws and ordinances. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at Careers.Accommodations@GM.com or call us at 800-865-7580. 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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