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AVD Design Release Engineer - Thermal

Company: General Motors LLC
Location: Warren
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

As we move towards our ZERO ZERO ZERO vision for the future, we are looking to add hardworking individuals to our Chassis & Active Thermal Management team! On this team, we contribute to that vision by engineering outstanding zero-emission products during the very early stages of vehicle development.

As a AVD Design Release Engineer, you will be directly accountable for:

  • Creation (engineering) of vehicle thermal-management subsystems (heating and cooling of propulsion, electronics and cabin) for new vehicle programs.
  • Functional and physical sizing and integration of thermal subsystem hardware (CRFM, compressor, chiller, HV heater, pumps, surge tanks, plumbing, etc) into new vehicles based on provided thermal system mechanizations.
  • Start with a "clean sheet of paper" and engineer system solutions to a detailed and balanced level.
  • Includes significant physical integration (packaging) and functional integration work, as well as performance assessments, and negotiating with competing components and requirements
  • Perform competitive benchmarking of performance, cost, mass, etc.
  • Perform detailed investigation of the Health of the Parent (previous program) to make sure all past issues are addressed in new designs
  • Daily collaboration with other advanced Engineers as well as other key areas of the organization (Designer, CAE, Design Studio, Vehicle Architecture, Purchasing, Cost Estimating, Performance Integration, Manufacturing, Service Engineering, other commodities such as Body, Powertrain, Electrical, etc.) to creatively and jointly develop the overall optimal solution for the vehicle.
  • Work with Designer to ensure CAD data in Unigraphics and TeamCenter is updated regularly (some may be done by this engineering candidate, if capable)
  • Development and refinement of the solution imperatives (pc cost, tooling, mass, quality, performance, etc.) of the designs.
  • May include some early physical "mock-up" or hardware test work with 3-D printed parts or other simulated hardware.
  • Lead DFSS or other projects to refine customer requirements and design robustness.
  • Lead Subsystem DFMEA
  • Collaboration with the downstream Design Release Engineer to allow them to successfully source and validate the components and systems for production.
  • Collaboration with component Technical Specialists (TS) to ensure GM component and system strategy is correctly implemented on new programs.
  • Collaboration with CAE engineers to assess system performance to requirements, and iterate to an optimum design.
  • Creation and leading of detailed technical Peer Reviews to ensure Best Practices and past lessons learned are implemented on new programs.
  • Creation and presentation of "readiness assessments" prior to significant program gates, to summarize the status and key issues.
  • Mix of working from home and working in the office, as required for the tasks at hand.

We believe work-life balance is essential to a team member's success and job satisfaction. This position allows some work flexibility to ensure our diverse team has good work-life integration.

Additional Job Description

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree in Engineering (or extensive equivalent experience)
  • Minimum 3 years experience in thermal product engineering and/or analysis
  • Ability to calmly work in an early and rapidly evolving design environment with significant ambiguity and frequent change
  • Ability to work well with others to resolve issues, elevate issues when appropriate, and communicate complex issues in a concise manner
  • Ability to work proactively and manage projects to long-term deliverables without daily guidance or check-ins
  • Ability to interrogate math data in VisMockUp and/or UG to review designs
  • Ability to work in TeamCenter
  • Ability to legally operate a motor vehicle
  • Ability to travel as needed (5% max)

Preferred Qualifications
  • 5+ years experience in thermal product engineering
  • Knowledge of thermal subsystem industry trends and new technology
  • Experience working in very early vehicle design and development
  • Thermal CAE and/or development experience
  • Unigraphics capability
  • Exhaust or air induction experience is a plus and may be utilized as needed
  • DFSS Green or Black belt certification
  • Masters degree in Engineering

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.

Keywords: General Motors LLC, Detroit , AVD Design Release Engineer - Thermal, Other , Warren, Michigan

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