General Motors Lab Materials Engineer - GPS0001164 in Pontiac, Michigan

Responsible for design, development, testing and control of engineering projects where decisions are made within the limits of general practices and standards. Exercise technical direction over engineering support personnel. Use independent judgment, but can receive some direct guidance from the supervisor.

-Performs design analysiswith respect to materials and materials processes impact on components and subsystems

- Assist in developing engineering designs,providing materials engineering insight to customers

- Assists in implementing engineering changesthrough materials laboratory analysis

- Initiates reports to provide engineering authority and to maintain math data

- Participates in solution of engineering related product problems (Root Cause)

- Provides technical direction to support personnel

- Works with engineering functions, suppliers, plant personnel and others to implement cost reduction, methods improvement, product improvements, and to support build programs

- Communicates information to and from internal and external customer organizations

- Coordinates and consults with departments outside engineering such as manufacturing

- Stays abreast of new technology and competitive products

- Regular contact with others outside the work group

- Travels as required

Qualifications Required:

- BS in Materials or Metallurgical Engineering, or equivalent experience

- Ability to work 4 ten hour days (Wednesday thru Saturday) or (Sunday thru Wednesday)

- Minimum threeyears experience in laboratory related testing and/or analysis

- Knowledge of computer software as it pertains to engineering

- Knowledge of and experience in the preparation of metallurgical samples

- Knowledge of and experience in performing chemical analysis is desirable

- Understanding of metallography and metallurgical image analysis

- Understanding of cast irons, cast aluminum, wrought aluminum, zinc die-casting, magnesium, stainless steel, copper alloys, brass alloys, polymers, polymer composites, and other materials desirable

- Awareness of less common failure analysis mechanisms, such as hydrogen embrittlement, stress corrosion embrittlement, and others

- Demonstrated ability to operate complex laboratory test equipment, such as scanning electron microscopes, energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy, automated micro-hardness testers, image-analysis systems and similar equipment

Qualifications Preferred :

- MS in Materials or Metallurgical Engineering

- DFSS Certification