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General Motors Electrical Processing Hardware Tech Lead 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.

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Job Description

Job Description: Lead Development and Execution of Electrical Processing Tools and Equipment with a focus on In-Process Testers

Job Responsibilities:

  • Define and maintain common requirements (BOE) for Electrical Processing Tools and Equipment

  • Develop and maintain T&E Bulletins and Process Control Plans for Electrical Processing Tools and Equipment

  • Strengthen In-Process Test Systems validation strategy within the GVDP milestone phases

  • Support innovation or new technology development with Advanced Technology (ATW) and New Technology related to electrical systems

  • Benchmark electrical processing tools and equipment solutions internal and external for innovation and improvements

  • Support and mentor Execution Zone Engineers and Plant Electrical Coordinators for In-Process Test execution

  • Perform in-plant and remote troubleshooting of equipment issues, as required.

  • Provide ongoing and new program execution support at PPO and applicable Assembly Plants

  • Closely coordinate with software team to prepare for new products and standards creation

  • Work with PPO to define equipment strategy for pre-production processing needs

  • Update and maintain standardized work and training related to Electrical Processing Tools and Equipment

  • Maintain tool and equipment read across for tracking BOE compliance and recommending updates when required.

  • Drive In-Process Test Strategy that reduces Electrical First Time Quality (eFTQ) at End of Line (EOL) Test Locations

  • Work closely with Strategic Supplier to continuously improve equipment design development, build and validation requirements

  • Implement continuous improvement ideas generated by plant teams where applicable

  • Support the Electrical Processing Expert Team

  • Support Integration Architect with tool and/or processing solutions for electrical RPLS risk reduction

  • Work with CME and Processing Teams for BOP updates for Electrical Processing Tools and Equipment

  • Create and maintain Process Manufacturing Requirements

  • Support development of Product Manufacturing Requirements for Electrical Processing Tools and Equipment

  • Support Commodity Manager activities – Safety Contract Management, MPS responses, maintaining cost book, etc.

Required Skills, Abilities and Experiences:

  • Experience with GM vehicle electrical architectures and/or sub-systems

  • Experience with design, build, validation and installation tool and equipment development cycle

  • Manufacturing or Manufacturing Engineering Launch experience

  • High level of project management experience

  • High level of analytical abilities to solve complex problems

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills

  • Ability to translate complex issues into summaries for non-technical people

  • Excellent abilities/skills with Microsoft Office Applications

Preferred Skills, Abilities and Experiences:

  • Experience in manufacturing, manufacturing engineering or tooling development

  • Vehicle assembly process experience

  • Knowledge of vehicle serial communication protocols

  • PC hardware and software knowledge including cyber security skills

  • Microsoft Excel Macros and Pivot tables

  • Familiar with MEVS Assembly Verification Group (AVG) test environments

  • Knowledge of Plant Floor IT systems

  • Red X, DFSS or OpEx training


  • Electrical Process Commodity Manager

  • Assembly Plant Electrical Coordinator and Plant Maintenance Team

  • Execution Team

  • Program Launch Team

Key Interfaces:

  • Assembly Verification Integration and Development Engineers

  • Process Commodity Managers and Process Tech Leads

  • Product Integration CMEs

  • Integration Architects

  • Execution Manager, Zone Engineer, and Industrial Engineers

  • Automation and Cybersecurity Manufacturing Engineers

  • Tester Strategic Supplier and Integrated Strategic Suppliers (ESYS, Kuka and HTI)

  • Assembly Plants (Electrical Coordinator, Quality and Maintenance Teams)

  • Program Launch Teams

  • Product Engineering DRE’s, GSSLTs, BFOs

Success is measured by:

  • Reducing and eliminating launch issues

  • On time, fully validated and within budget Tooling Solution

  • Benchmark for Cost, Quality, Throughput, Floor-space, & Manpower

  • First time quality for Test Systems

  • Ensuring all possible assembly validation is performed

  • Initial Pass Rates

  • Compliance to Electrical Development Process

Educational Requirements:

  • 4-year degree in Electrical related field or equivalent experience in automotive process and tooling

Special Notes: (travel, flexible hours, relocation etc.)

  • Travel required for supporting plant issues, innovation development etc.

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.

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.