AGC | Design Release Engineer (New Model Launch) – General Motors, Farmington Hills, MI

Get to Know Us:

AGC Automotive Americas (AANA) is a leading supplier of automotive glazing for the OEM and aftermarket industries and is part of the AGC Group, the largest global glass supplier employing more than 50,000 worldwide in approximately 30 countries.


Expectations are high and team successes are celebrated. We believe in the power of skilled, engaged, and united teamwork backed by open, honest communication. Integrity matters most and is essential for building trust with teammates and with customers.

Summary of Position:

The Design Release Engineer is responsible for design, development, implementation, and analysis of Fixed Glass and Door Glass systems while utilizing AGC and OEM Best Practices and design guidelines. The Design Release Engineer will be responsible for developing full-solid CAD models (Math) as well as development of systems and components with all interfacing OEM commodities (sheet metal, interior Trim, electrical, etc). The Design Release Engineer will be required to provide on-site support at OEM facilities, off-site design locations, OEM designated test facilities, vehicle assembly plants and any other locations required to execute and meet program milestones. 

This position directs and coordinates all engineering and design activities (internal/external) for assigned programs from SOR award thru Program Launch and maintenance. Works with and guides/mentors AGC Supplier Integrated Designers on-site at OEM facilities. Facilitates DFMEA/DESIGN REVIEW activities, documenting and archiving all findings for presentations to the program team and/or OEM. This role authorizes for release, 2D & 3D data generated by Designers; Assembly & Components. Supports prototyping activities at glass plants, value-add plants and component part plants. Supports pre-production/production builds at OEM facilities. Negotiates technical specifications, tolerances, and alternative design proposals with OEM customer. Leads Product Development Team meetings (PDTs) at OEM customer and internally with Program Management Support.


  • S. or B.S. required in a related technical field
  • 3 years’ experience automotive product design with automotive glass background
  • Working experience with General Motors systems and processes
  • Ability to be on-site at General Motors as required by the customer
  • Detailed understanding of:
    • GD&T & tolerance stack-up principles
    • Project Management principles
  • High level understanding of OEM UG/CAD software packages for 3D models and 2D drawings.
  • Working knowledge of Customer Systems Applications: See Recruitment Profile for specifics
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications: Project, Excel, Word, Visio, SharePoint, Adobe
  • Team Center proficient preferred
  • Ability to work in office environment in an engineering workstation or conference room setting
  • Ability to be hands-on working in the shop-floor industrial environment during trial / supplier visits

We’re looking for someone who is:

Creative – You possess the internal need to create and continually iterate.  You look at situations with an open mind and develop smart, efficient and often non-obvious solutions.

Innately Curious – You are naturally curious about cause-effect relationships, what-if scenarios and why-done analysis.

Intuitive – You have the ability to see interconnections and dependencies between seemingly disparate pieces.  You can identify a missing element and/or gap based on general logic, even without having specific knowledge or experience in the subject.

Self-Educating – In addition to formal training opportunities, you possess an internal drive to identify areas of missing knowledge and independently close gaps.

Internally Motivated – You have an internal drive based on interest and/or self-imposed expectations. 

Humble/Customer Serving – You embody our mission to enable the customer facing teams to be successful.  You understand that our customer’s failure is, at least on some level, our failure.

What Can AGC Offer You?

  • Competitive compensation
  • A structured bonus plan
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • 401(K)
  • Generous PTO program
  • Discount programs
  • Opportunities for growth

If you would like more information or are interested in applying, please submit your resume and a cover letter that includes your salary requirements.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer – To be considered applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.