Senior Design Release Engineer Job at General Motors, Warren, MI

  • 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 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

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. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

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Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of unlawful 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 encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications for each role and apply for any positions that match their skills and capabilities. Applicants in the recruitment process may be required, where applicable, to successfully complete a role-related assessment(s) and/or a pre-employment screening prior to beginning employment. To learn more, visit How we Hire

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement (U.S.)

General Motors is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.  

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Job Tags

Full time, Remote job, H1b,

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