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General Motors Designer in Warren, Michigan

About GM

There’s never been a more exciting time to work for General Motors.

To achieve our vision of a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion, we need people to join us who are passionate about creating safer, better and more sustainable ways for people to get around. This bold vision won’t happen overnight, but just as we transformed how the world moved in the last century, we are committed to transforming how we move today and in the future.

Why Work for Us

Our culture is focused on building inclusive teams, where differences and unique perspectives are embraced so you can contribute to your fullest potential as you pursue your career. Our locations feature a variety of work environments, including open work spaces and virtual connection platforms to inspire productivity and flexible collaboration. And we are proud to support our employees volunteer interests, and make it a priority to join together in efforts that give back to our communities.

Job Description

We are looking for a high performing Designers who will be responsible for developing math and design solutions to meet subsystem and component requirements. This activity requires creativity, initiative and independent problem solving skills while leading cross functional teams for issue resolution. This role requires an individual with drive and passion to embrace technology while becoming an expert in Automotive Structural Design, Engineering Best Practices, Manufacturing Requirements, highly skilled in NX, Teamcenter, VisMockup and the Windows Office.

We are seeking a rang of experience from 2-10+ years in a variety of different areas such as Bumpers, Facias and Grills, Upper Structures, Front, Rear and Side Closures, and Accessories. Experience with Plastic injection components is preferred


  • Support component and subsystem requirements

  • Develop, refine, and finalize Criteria and Typical Sections

  • Develop Standard Modeling Methods and Processes

  • Proficient in Design Standards and Best Practices

  • Demonstrated application of design operations and processes (Standard modeling, Clearance Analysis, etc.)

  • Applies manufacturability, Design for Assembly, and integration knowledge to parts and subsystem designs

  • Facilitates and participates in Design Reviews, both scheduled and informal workstation reviews, as required

  • Documents and maintains material, mass, and other part specifications within the NX file

  • Supports CAE with studies to improve designs

  • Completes, analyzes and applies NX Analysis results for solutions of their subsystem / components

  • Supports the Global Vehicle Development Process and the math fidelity for each cycle

  • Independently integrates component subsystem design into systems

  • Performs appropriate studies/alternatives and participates in recommendations for program direction

  • Keeps abreast of current product developments and trends in area of responsibility

  • Supports lessons learned, updating best practices and learning sessions with program teams

  • Creates math data models of advanced, complex components, systems and subsystems

  • Proactively communicates effectively with all stakeholders

  • Releases system/subsystem parts to meet timing requirements with quality

  • Actively identifies new areas for learning and takes advantage of learning opportunities

  • Supports current product change management processes

Additional Job Description


  • Bachelor’s degree in Technical Design/Engineering Program

  • Preferred 2+ years of design/engineering experience

  • Previous product design experience with the following components: Bumpers, Fascias, Grilles and Exterior Trim Parts and Plastic injection components.

  • Proficient in NX, Teamcenter, VisMockup, specifications, and data management

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • High level of Interpersonal skills to work effectively with others including global partners

  • Working knowledge of CAE and eGD&T

  • Knowledge of product design concepts and manufacturing processes (i.e. injection molding, stamping, casting, extrusion, machining, etc.)

  • Working knowledge of manufacturing processes to support Vehicle Development

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office tools

  • Ability to work independently to solve highly complex problems and lead teams to consensus when needed

  • Understanding of Specification and Release terms and systems

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.

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.