Active Chassis Calibration Engineer at General Motors

Posted in Other 13 days ago.

Location: Milford, Michigan

Job Description:

Job Description

As we move towards our ZERO ZERO ZERO vision for the future, we are looking to add hardworking individuals to our Active Chassis Calibration team! On this team, we contribute to that vision by developing and delivering world-class vehicle performance to our customers through innovative chassis controls features on GM's upcoming electric and autonomous vehicles.

As an Active Chassis Calibration Engineer you will be involved in highly dynamic work with significant hands-on time spent driving and calibrating vehicles, deep technical analysis of the resulting data, and efforts to continually enhance the underlying algos/controls. You will be directly accountable for the tuning and integration of chassis controls performance features and diagnostics to meet vehicle performance requirements per program timing.

The features to be developed and calibrated generally fall into two areas:

  • Brake / Chassis Controls Features (Stability Control, Traction Control, Antilock Brakes, Rollover Mitigation, Diagnostics, etc.)

  • Vehicle Motion Control Features (AWD, torque vectoring, Diagnostics, etc.)

The Active Chassis Calibration Engineer will work to deliver confident and exciting chassis controls performance on the innovative vehicles that will define the next generation of GM's future. Current development programs include Hummer EV, Cadillac Lyric, BrightDrop EV600, Cruise Origin and many upcoming electric vehicles.

Work is primarily accomplished through time spent in-vehicle performing evaluation maneuvers and collecting data on brake controls and AWD controls performance, calibrating controls features to optimize chassis performance and diagnostics, and assessing both objective and subjective metrics. In addition to extensive vehicle work, calibration engineers will utilize innovative tools to support their work including vehicle simulation environments, Software In the Loop, Hardware In the Loop benches, Driver In the Loop simulators and driveline dynos. Calibrators will accomplish this work among a collaborative team of chassis calibrators, propulsion calibrators, algorithm specialists, HIL engineers, system feature owners and performance engineers.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Champion the safety of GM's employees and customers

  • Tune and integrate chassis controls performance features and diagnostics to meet vehicle performance requirements per program timing

  • Develop tuning strategies and optimize calibrations through data collection and detailed analysis of chassis performance, vehicle dynamics, and controls behavior

  • Maintain an advanced technical knowledge of the physics affecting vehicle dynamics and chassis controls performance

  • Develop refined integration between chassis and propulsion controls

  • Work closely with the Controls/Algo team to identify controls changes and future enhancements, develop solutions, and inform the timing of needed changes

  • Utilize a broad array of environments (Vehicle, Simulation, HIL, DIL) to perform assignments

  • Take ownership of identifying, communicating, and resolving vehicle issues

  • Work with performance engineers to seek feedback and ensure performance meets VTS/SSTS

  • Maintain knowledge of the program's controls development timing, VeSCoM deliverables, milestones and buy off rides

  • Support GM calibration processes, including Calibration Execution Guides, TRB/peer reviews and Chief Engineer reviews, master calibrations, calibration documentation to GDM, etc.

  • Work to improve the processes and tools used to develop and release Active Chassis calibrations

  • Represent Active Chassis Calibration on development test trips

  • Significant travel in January and February required for some roles, possible for others to support winter surface testing in Kincheloe, MI

  • Travel interspersed several times through the year to support off-site development trips and rides

  • Under GM's "Work Appropriately" initiative, this role is considered a Hybrid position, allowing a combination of both on-site and at-home work.

We believe work-life balance is essential to a team member's success and job satisfaction. This position allows some work flexibility to ensure our diverse team has good work-life integration.

Additional Job Description

Required Qualifications:

  • BS in Engineering

  • 2+ years of post graduation experience in chassis controls, vehicle dynamics, driveline, propulsion, calibration, vehicle performance, or similar

  • Demonstrated ability to manage the development and integration of complex controls features

  • Ability to analyze objective and subjective technical data and efficiently derive required changes to meet vehicle performance targets

  • Experienced in data acquisition and analysis

  • Demonstrated initiative to drive for results in areas of innovation and new development

  • High level of oral and written communication skills

  • High level of interpersonal and collaboration skills

  • Possess a valid driver's license, and ability to obtain GM Level 3 driving certification

  • Ability to travel for winter testing in January / February for 6 to 8 weeks

  • Ability to travel for development & ride trips interspersed throughout the year

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS in Engineering

  • Experience in chassis controls development

  • Knowledgeable in vehicle dynamics, subjective evaluation

  • Experience with controls / algorithm development

  • Current GM Level 2 driver or higher

  • Performance or Off-Road driving enthusiast

  • Experience with GM calibration tools: MATLAB/Simulink, ETAS, INCA, CRETA, etc.

  • Experience with GM calibration processes

  • Experience with GM simulation tools (CarSim, CarMaker)

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

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 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.
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