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General Motors Power Converter Design Engineer 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

This role is a Design Engineer for the Electrification Power Converter Design team. Responsible for converter design definition, electrical design, vehicle integration, WCA, benchmarking, and sustaining engineering in production. Required to collaborate with Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers as well as vehicle customers in order to solve technical solutions per detailed requirements and standard methodologies. Responsible for technical direction of converters (DC/DC, On-board Charging) for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles.


  • Responsible for execution of converter requirements and evaluation of designs where creativity and initiative is involved.

  • Work cooperatively with and provide technical mentorship to suppliers of power electronics.

  • Develop engineering designs and generate technical solutions for advanced and production hardware.

  • Perform WCA analysis to assess design performance and robustness.

  • Ensure lessons learned comprehended in converter SOR & BOD.

  • Participate in supplier DFMEA reviews to ensure design compliance.

  • Provide technical support to GM Design Release Engineer.

  • Assist in planning design completion dates and complete designs to planned timing.

  • Write and assess technical reports.

  • Create and protect intellectual property.

  • Stays abreast of new technology and competitive products.

  • Perform component benchmarking and vehicle integration of competition.

  • Utilize Design for Six Sigma analysis as a decision tool for design trade-off activities and decision making.

Additional Job Description


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience.

  • 5+ years of electrical circuit design experience.

  • Solid understanding of converter systems design.

  • High level of project management skills and presentation skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to troubleshoot, problem solve and work independently.

Desired Skills:

  • Master’s degree or PhD in Electrical Engineering.

  • 8 +years electrical circuit design experience.

  • Solid understanding of APQP, DFMEA, PFMEA, quality standard, PPAP, cost tracking.

  • Experience with the following CAD/CAE tools: SABER, MATLAB, SIMULINK simulation tool, SIMPLORER system/circuit simulation tool, Orcad schematic capture, Cadence and P-Spice circuit analysis software.

  • Experience with GM engineering processes and software.

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.