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General Motors Senior Interior CAE Engineer in Warren, Michigan

Job Description

Hybrid: This role is categorized as hybrid. This means the successful candidate is expected to report to Warren or Milford three times per week, at minimum.

The Role:

Instrument panel structural and airbag deployment finite element analysis engineer performing static and dynamic assessments to meet GM and FMVSS requirements.

What You’ll do:

  • Conduct analytical finite element simulations to evaluate vehicle instrument panel (IP) systems. Primary activities would be passenger and knee airbag deployment, FMVSS 201L Head Impact assessment, and IP static and dynamic performance.

  • Work with Safety VDDV teams in support of full vehicle crash simulations.

  • Leverage significant off-shore resources to support program and method development workload. Define tasks and timing such that program milestones are met and progress towards virtual validation proceeds with urgency.

  • Work with suppliers, outside test labs, and GM test engineers to maximize learnings from limited hardware. Follow up post-test comparison of CAE and test results and incorporate learnings into improved modeling and analysis techniques to support virtual validation.

  • Perform DOE variation and optimization studies using various advanced CAE tools and methods to improve the design robustness.

  • Participate in global teams charged with improving methods, adopt latest software tools, and utilize process automation/machine learning to accelerate design development towards successful tool kick off release.

  • Handle multiple projects independently, present effectively to leadership, and drive virtual design development.

Additional Job Description

Your Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications)

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Engineer Mechanics, or Material Science (polymers) is required.

  • 5+ years of engineering experience

  • 3+ years of FEA experience in automotive industry is required using LS-DYNA, Optistruct and Hypermesh or ANSA.

  • Excellent knowledge of solid mechanics, structural dynamics, and modal analysis.

  • Strong understanding of engineering principles and physics of automotive systems.

  • Knowledge of Optimization tools and DFSS principles to enable robust design solutions.

  • Experience managing CAE reviews with design and platform customers.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in teams, balance theory with practical limitations, and identify and execute work at a level of detail consistent with the need for accuracy and the time available.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

What Will Give You A Competitive Edge (Preferred Skills)

  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering is preferred.

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

GM is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. GM is committed to providing a work environment free from unlawful discrimination and advancing equal employment opportunities for all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, all practices and decisions relating to terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment are made without regard to an individual's protected characteristics. For purposes of this policy, “protected characteristics" include an individual's actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, weight, height, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws and ordinances. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at Careers.Accommodations@GM.com or call us at 800-865-7580. 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.​

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.