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Design Release Engineer - GPS0003386

Job Description:


Responsible for definition, execution and evaluation of designs, analysis, development, testing and control of major engineering projects where a substantial amount of initiative and creativity are involved. Broad scope of responsibilities includes components and systems. Responsible for working cohesively with a group of engineers responsible for similar products on other applications, actively engaging in team issue resolution and supplier leveraging. Capable of managing very broad or numerous projects with high degree of difficulty. Exercises independent judgment, with minimal input from supervisor.


Key Responsibilities:

•             Leads overall communication, coordination, and consultation with engineering departments and customers for responsible components

•             Establishes designs to meet program performance and timing requirements

•             Balances requirements across systems

•             Analyzes design through design failure modes effects analysis (DFMEA)

•             Plans and implements complex test and/or development programs

•             Demonstrates that designs meet requirements through analysis, development and validation processes

•             Ensure design is compliant with Bill-of-Design, Bill-of-Material and Bill of Process

•             Represents business unit in vendor and/or customer contacts

•             Releases final designs for manufacturing or purchase as appropriate

•             Conducts incident analysis and ensures problem resolution

•             Implements engineering changes

•             Initiates and evaluates cost studies, product suggestions and value analyses

•             Defines hardware and budget requirements for experimental build programs

•             Ensures designs meet serviceability requirements

•             Actively participates in product management team

•             Leads product development team(s)

•             Supports supplier quality assurance process

•             Supports warranty issue resolution

•             Supports technical specialist in establishing component/system requirements

•             Participates in work groups with interactive/interfacing hardware/software teams as required

•             Travels as required


Basic Qualifications:

•             BS in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering

•             3 years’ experience minimum

•             Experience in automotive system hardware engineering (development and/or release)

•             Experience working with suppliers

•             Ability to multi-task

•             Experience in problem solving

Preferred Qualifications:

•             MS in Mechanical, Electrical, or other Engineering Discipline

•             Knowledge of GM warranty system

•             Thorough knowledge of design development and test engineering, manufacturing and assembly operations, engineering processes and procedures

•             Highly developed oral and written communications skills

•             High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with and motivate others

•             Very high level of analytical problem solving skills where problems are very unusual and extremely difficult

•             Experience working with vehicle integration issues


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