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General Motors Electrical Technician in Milford, 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

Electrical Technician provides electrical build and programming support for vehicle properties that are typically in the early phases of the advanced development process. The type of work includes but not limited to: Build, integration and servicing of newly designed vehicle architectures. Modification of production and prototype body, powertrain and chassis control systems. Design build and integration of special control circuit’s modules and controllers for advanced vehicle innovation projects. New sub-system installations, for new technologies. Troubleshooting electrical issues for Engineering Development Vehicles.


  • Completes assignments according to work requests, on-time, with highest quality.

  • Applies harness assembly, routing best practices

  • Adheres to all GM safety standards.

  • Actively participates in GMS initiatives as required.

  • Creates accurate, complete documentation associated with task execution.

  • Perform physical tasks common to the position.

  • Maintains WPO excellence.

Additional Job Description

Required Skills

  • Associate degree in an electrical field, or equivalent military or job experience in relevant discipline will be considered.

  • 4+ years’ experience in a job-related area.

  • Strong understanding of electrical principals

  • Capable of diagnosing DTC’s using MDI with GDS2 and NEO-VI with V-Spy

  • Capable of flashing software and cals using MDI with GDS2 and DPS tools

  • Knowledge of how to get Archives from VeSCoM releases

  • Ability to read vehicle electrical schematics

  • Knowledge of various automotive connectors, terminals, locks used by GM

  • Knowledge of the overall vehicle electrical functionality and power distribution

  • Knowledge or ability to use the MDI system and/or NEOVI Fire 2 system

  • Strong Automotive Electrical & Electronic (tear down and assembly skills)

  • Operation of shop fabrication equipment (drill press, saws, powered crimpers)

  • Soldering skills (board level, connectors and harness)

  • Fabrication of high voltage cables and connections

  • Experience with Powertrain Electronics

  • Experience with Hybrid, Battery and Hydrogen driven vehicle systems desirable

  • Highly developed oral and written communication skills.

  • Proficient computer skills e.g., MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), SharePoint, Outlook, Team Center/ Vis Mock up and U/G.

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.