General Motors Advanced Shifting Systems - Senior Project Engineer - GPS0000112 in Pontiac, Michigan

Role Summary

Responsible for leading the development of new transmission component designs and technologies, with a focus in the area of Shifting Systems.

Key Responsibilities

  • Stay abreast of new technologies and competitive products in domain of expertise
  • Initiate, monitor, and execute multiple transmission component technology development projects, with a focus on reducing mass, cost, and power loss in shifting systems.
  • Champion the implementation of developed technologies to improve products and processes.
  • Identify critical technology gap areas and develop technology development plans to address these gaps
  • Provide technical leadership for advanced clutch system technologies.
  • Perform complex design analysis
  • Plan and implement test and/or development programs
  • Communicate, coordinate, and consult with engineering departments and customers
  • Interface with suppliers, universities, and research institutes, as required

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Required Skills and Experience

  • Minimum 7 years of experience with transmission components and subsystems
  • Minimum 5 years of experience with AT shifting systems
  • Expert knowledge of operation of shifting systems
  • Knowledge of design, analysis, manufacturing, and testing of shifting system components
  • Knowledge of friction materials and lubricant interactions
  • Familiarity with OWC, SOWC, and dog clutches
  • Understanding of failure modes & DFMEA
  • Willingness to accept new challenges, and work in new are varied areas
  • Ability to solve complex problems where little or no precedent exists.
  • Ability to work individually with limited supervision, and in team environments.
  • BS degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing, or Materials Engineering
  • DFSS Green Belt Certification

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Advanced Degree (M.S., PhD) in Mechanical, Manufacturing, or Materials Engineering
  • 10+ years of experience with shifting systems
  • Familiarity with CAD and CAE software
  • Demonstrated Technical Leadership (patents, publications, awards)
  • Understanding of cost analysis and business case development
  • Familiarity with component light weighting techniques
  • Involvement with ASME or SAE
  • High level of oral and written communication skills
  • DFSS Black Belt Certification