Senior Hardware Engineer - Electromagnetic Compatibility SME

Job Description

A fully-qualified individual contributor who has thorough knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the function. Individuals at this level operate with a high level of independent discernment and are typically responsible for implementing functional strategy, administering and coordinating programs, counseling and advising management. Broad technical knowledge, training and understanding combined with creative and independent thinking and conceptual ability to relate work performed within broader technical and business context. Requires skill and proficiency in many technical functions and ability to integrate across disciplines. Performs complex assignments requiring a wider application of principles, theories, and concepts. May interact with senior internal and may often deal with external personnel. Not a supervisor but may lead and provide direction to a team of individuals.

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Subject Matter Experts (SME) are responsible for ensuring that electromagnetic performance criteria is met for all assigned components. Engineers in this position are responsible to work closely with electronic module and component suppliers to ensure that their designs are utilizing standard methodologies to achieve optimal EMC performance at the component level so that vehicle level integration issues are minimized. This role takes on detailed reviews of circuit board level designs and analysis of test data, with hands-on test occurring as needed to assist in problem solving and root cause analysis. The SME will collaborate with GM DREs, Development Teams, Virtual Design, Development & Validation (Analysis), Technical Specialists, and Program Teams. This position provides an excellent opportunity for the selected candidate to utilize state-of-the-art lab facilities and tools to develop exceptional expertise in vehicle electronics and to create a strong relational network within the company.

Additional Job Description

Responsibilities Include:

  • Initiate EMC Component Design Reviews for new electrical ECU designs in cooperation with the EMC Technical Fellow as needed

  • Develop EMC component test plans with suppliers and approve in CEMENT.

  • Review electrical component EMC test data/results in CEMENT and work to resolve any issues through a 5-phase process

  • Bring attention to EMC issues which may impact successful on-time completing of validation

  • Provide EMC expertise to GM partners for root causing EMC issues when required for responsible components at both component and vehicle level

  • Assist EMC Technical Fellow to develop any new Best Practices as needed for components in area of responsibility

  • Provide technical support and expertise to suppliers as necessary to ensure they meet EMC Vehicle Level requirements

  • Work with other EMC component EMC engineers via participation in the Global EMC Test Plan Commonization Workgroup

  • Meetings to ensure common approach to design reviews, test plan reviews, and data/results reviews globally

  • Participate in special assignments aimed at improving GM business practices both in and outside of the local department

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering: BSEE (preferred), BS Electronic Systems, or BSME

  • Minimum 2+ years experience in automotive design and/or validation of electronic components

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree (Electrical Engineering Preferred)

  • Minimum 2+ years of experience in EMC

  • 5+ years experience in automotive design and/or validation of electronic components

  • DFSS Black Belt

  • Demonstrated technical knowledge related to design and operation of electronic control modules and their application in automotive environments

  • High level of oral and written communication skills with the ability to work with autonomy and effectively with others within multi-disciplinary teams

  • Understanding of engineering theory and principles of operation of mechanical/electrical mechanisms

  • Exhibits appropriate interpersonal styles and communication methods to work effectively with business partners to meet mutual goals

  • High level analytical ability where problems are unusual and complex

  • Knowledge of engineering software and systems as it pertains to job-related area

  • We believe work-life balance is crucial to a team member’s success and job satisfaction. This position allows some work flexibility to ensure




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Why Join Us 

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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.

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