Senior Designer Job
GM - Warren, MI

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7-Senior Designer-ENG0011989

Major Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Design Responsible for Exterior Body Sheet Metal and Trim components including: Fenders, Hoods, Doors, Upper & Lower Structure, luggage Racks, Sunroof and Convertible Tops, Assist Steps, Body Side and Rocker Moldings, Fender Vents, Fuel Door Asm's and Charge Ports, Emblems and Badging, Sill Plates, License Plate Appliqu├ęs, Spoilers, Aero Shields, Air Inlet Panels, Underhood Sight Shields, Fixed Glass and Wipers,
  • Produces creative solutions to complex graphic design assignments
  • Fully understands methods and design procedures
  • Applies knowledge of graphic design requirements, manufacturability and production specifications and requirements for graphic design
  • Applies knowledge of corporate graphic design computer platforms and the interface with Alias and U/G
  • Fully understands Team Center, Global Quality Seal, SYNC Points and VAS
  • Applies knowledge of cost, safety requirements, export requirements and other specific requirements as appropriate to design assignments
  • Offers design suggestions for process and design solution improvement
  • Understands design with various materials, mediums and production and supplier requirements
  • Recognizes problems with the potential to solve critical areas or risks when designing graphic and visual communications and possesses the ability to propose solutions
  • Provides drawings, data, and all other design information to groups for release
  • Understands buildability and manufacturability of design as appropriate to a variety of assignments
  • Has familiarity with competitor/benchmark data on similar graphic design
  • Understands data acquisition functions and how studio interfaces with the NAO shops
  • Meets timing and quality objectives and understand VDP requirements for each milestone
  • Applies knowledge of total vehicle design process
  • Participates in design reviews and project meetings as required and conducts meetings when appropriate
  • Verifies and is responsible for quality of own design/changes
  • Resolves technical and aesthetic design conflicts
  • Able to design quick mock-ups for design reviews and coordinate with shop and processes
  • Interfaces with outside vendors and suppliers as required

Required Skills/Experience:
  • Knowledge of computer software as it pertains to department
  • Ability to organize self with adequate notes, records, drawings and designs
  • Ability to negotiate effectively
  • Ability to visualize in 2D and 3D and understand aesthetic aspects of design
  • Well developed oral and written communication skills
  • Relatively high level analytical and problem solving ability
  • Able to follow multiple jobs concurrently
Preferred Skills/Experience:
  • Several years (9years plus) work experience in related design field
  • Associate Degree in Automotive Body Design or equivalent training with Graphic Design or Industrial Design major
Job Location: 30100 Mound Rd. - Warren, MI
Primary Location: US-MI-Warren
Posting Date : Feb 9, 2012, 10:02:05 AM - Ongoing
Job: Engineering

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