General Motors

Powertrain Testing Group Leader

General Motors

July 21, 2021

About GM
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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 position requires an employee to be on-site on a full-time basis.
We are seeking a powertrain validation and development operation’s Group Leader working with the Engineering Group Manager. The role of this Senior Group Leader is to lead the day to day operations for a team of salaried laboratory technicians. Your area of knowledge includes test cell workstation software and hardware (PUMA, INCA, Delta Analyzers, INDICOM), test cell dynamometer equipment (AC Dynos, RWD Diffs, Portable Test Cell Support Equipment), and test cell instrumentation. Validation and development testing lifecycle; FWD and RWD transmission functionality; and ICE functionality and diagnostics as it interfaces with transmission. Knowledge of electric drive units and inverters as well as solid understanding in high voltage electrical safety.
Additional skills to aid in your success include:

  • Understanding of engine/transmission/electric drive calibrations

  • Strong understanding of test limits and controls

  • Knowledge and understanding of the Pallet Build process

  • Independent judgment and dealing with ambiguity

  • Maintaining safety and good housekeeping standards

  • Supporting GM Global Manufacturing Systems (GMS)

  • Participating in the selection of new employees

  • Supervising engineering technicians and assuring interaction of supervisors

  • Training, developing, assigning work, and evaluating subordinates

  • Ensuring work is performed in accordance to quality requirements; developing, producing and maintaining departmental performance metrics

  • Advising on administrative procedures and resolving technical problems

  • Reviewing incoming work and approving delivery dates; determining priorities for work schedules, coordinating activities with related departments

  • Interpreting divisional and departmental policy

  • Filling in for absent supervisors

  • Demonstrating managerial courage and displaying initiative to take action in support of positive change

  • Ability to work within a diverse work environment

  • Broad knowledge of Safety Processes and Procedures

  • Broad knowledge of laboratory test equipment and procedures

  • Ability to meet established project plans and requirements

  • Creating and maintaining an environment that enables all participants to contribute to their full potential

Additional Job Description

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent training and experience

  • 5+ years of work experience in related technical areas

  • 5+ years of work experience in a leadership position

  • Proven Leadership ability

  • Ability to understand basic mechanical concepts and read engineering drawings

  • Detailed understanding of math and engineering principles

  • Analytical ability where problems are somewhat complex

  • Outstanding interpersonal and relationship leadership skills to effectively collaborate with varying levels of the organization and motivate employees to perform at their best

  • Evidence of strong character with integrity, honesty, accountability, and trust


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Technical subject area

  • Knowledge of General Motors Global Manufacturing System (GMS)

  • Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) Green Belt

  • Completion of recommended Corporate training programs

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
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 (EEO) 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 . 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.