Skip to content

Wayne State University

Aim Higher

Oct 6 / Erin Rook

Opening for BS Electrical Engineer at General Dynamics via AcroCorp *Must be US Citizen*



Electrical Engineer:

Design engineer with emphasis on system and subsystem integration and test.
Review and develop hardware and software requirement documents and test plans.

Support hardware and software integration in a lab environment to include the use of various test equipment to include dynamic analyzers, oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, Ethernet, RS-422, etc.

Perform vehicle level testing utilizing the same type of equipment.

Analyze subsystem requirements and develop logic for flowcharts, state charts, state diagrams, and fire control algorithms for design documents.

Support fielding and production sites to investigate / resolve fire control issues.

Support the integration and testing of electrical control devices and sensors on various vehicle platforms.

Provide technical support and communication as required to GDLS program office, GDLS customers, and other departments within GDLS

Bachelors Degree In Electrical Engineering preferred.

-Extensive vehicle and lab testing required

-Must meet ASR requirements to work inside tanks and military vehicles

-Extensive use of computer and test equipment in both the laboratory and field environment

Some vehicle testing training/experience preferred.



*Must be a US Citizen*

Send resumes to: Michael Cosman 
Oct 6 / Erin Rook

New positions at GM for IE’s



Material Strategies Engineer – Vehicle Systems Program Execution

Position Overview – We are looking for incredible talent that will be responsible for strategy, investment, planning, design, and execution from pre-DSI through Saleable.  This is a new position in the newly created Material Planning team in Vehicle Systems. This position is a unique opportunity to influence the way we as General Motors operate in our assembly plants.    Key Deliverables will be to develop and execute all phases of material planning to create the most efficient, leanest designs for the entire GM Enterprise.  The team will migrate eventually to be responsible for both Material Planning and Lean Material Strategy implementations in North America.  This individual will work with all levels of a cross functional team and partner with plant team members to support successful launches, and drive established best practices at Assembly plant(s).

Key Deliverables/Job Elements:

Ensure overall GA 4 wall Material Strategies including: material flow, material routings, storage space requirements, mobile equipment, layout development, container development, storage areas, kitting, small lot strategy, sequence planning, PFEP, etc.

  • Ensure material investment is incorporated into the future program planning(MPS) & CR/DN studies
  • Establish Material Planning Metrics to be applied in North America
  • Route Planning, Dock Strategies, Material Flow,
  • Develop & track Master Dot milestones & Deliverables
  • Support the Manufacturing Launch team at the plant and Program Team
  • Provide technical support and issue resolution assistance to the plant Material Launch Manager and the Material Team at the Assembly Plant at Manufacturing Vehicle Build events
  • Develop and apply Lean Material Strategies (LMS) to design standards
  • Drive & execute common standards, processes, and lean designs.
  • Integrate Lean Manufacturing and GM-Global Manufacturing System (GMS) principles into Future Product Programs at assembly plants.
  • Provide updates to LMS Leads and Program Team as required
  • Support PFMEA process
  • Analyze existing operations and propose continuous improvements(CI)
  • Optimize floor space, materials, personnel, and equipment
  • Monitor adherence to recommended safety procedures and ergonomic guidelines
  • Develop, track, and implement budget allocation
  • Facilities design, layout, and processes that reduce cost/ achieve operational efficiencies.
  • Provide on-site support for execution and readiness activities related to major launches.
  • Support the development and implementation of best practices and standardized performance metrics across all GA assembly operations

Education Qualifications:

  • Required: Bachelors Degree in Engineering(Material, Packaging, Industrial) or equivalent

Required Candidate Qualifications:

  • High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others
  • Strong analytical, computer, presentatation, and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • High level of analytical ability & problem solving where problems are unusual and difficult
  • Proficient with Autocad, Factory cad or equivalent, MS-Office tools (Excel, Access, Project, Word, and Powerpoint)
  • Knowledge of work measurement/work standards, ergonomic principles, material optimization, and facility layout strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of basic manufacturing and assembly processes
  • Willingness to travel and/or temporary relocate during launch phases
  • High level of communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to present findings to all levels of the organization.
  • High level of expertise with Microsoft Office Software.
  • Ability to deal with and manage stressful situations.

Lominger Competencies:

  • Customer Focus / Organizational Agility / Managerial Courage / Drive for Results / Perseverance

Special notes:

Extensive travel, extended working hours, and varying shift schedules may be required to support Program Development and Launch Execution.


Send resumes to: Michael Kidder

Sep 29 / Erin Rook

List of Employers Attending the Engineering Career Fair THIS THURSDAY (10/01)



Please follow the link below to see the list of all employers attending the College of Engineering Career Fair THIS THURSDAY


10/01 1-4:30pm WSU Student Center Ballroom, 2nd Floor

Sep 25 / Susan Crowley

Career Services Hosts Dr. Khaled Hamdy for a Career Info Session on Columbia Business School Research Opportunities


Thursday October 8, 2015

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Room 1001, Faculty/Administration Building

Come join Dr. Khaled Hamdy, Director of Research and Planning at Columbia Business School for an information session about research opportunities at Columbia Business School.


Are you interested in research?  Would you like to learn more about what research is?  What type of research is performed in a business school?  Are you ready to combine your mathematics and computing skills to find innovative solutions to challenging problems in new fields?  Are you interested in manipulating and analyzing with large amounts of data?  Do you want to pursue research in a field with excellent academic and industry career opportunities?

Columbia Business School offers a number of opportunities for students to do high-impact research in the ultimate business laboratory: New York City.  Students will have the opportunity to work alongside our leading global researchers as they develop ideas transform the business world.  Our faculty work in the fields of Decision, Risk & Operations (DRO); Finance & Economics; Management; and Marketing.

Our research offerings include the following:

·         SUMMER RESEARCH INTERNSHIP PROGRAM – This 10-week summer program provides an intellectually stimulating environment and exposes the intern to the world of business research.  It is designed for students in their junior year, but exceptional sophomores and Master degree students have participated.  Interns are provided with housing and a stipend.  (Application process begins in January 2016)

·         FULL-TIME RESEARCH ASSOCIATE PROGRAM – This 2-3 year program allows the Research Associate to work on many different projects with world-leading faculty in their respective fields.  Alumni of the program have gone on to top-tier business PhD programs or positions in top financial services firms.  (Application December 1, 2015 for openings in July 2016)

·         PHD PROGRAM – Columbia Business School provides an intense research community and excellent resources for doctoral studies.  A fellowship and stipend give doctoral students flexibility to pursue their interests without having to worry about funding.  Recent graduates have joined leading academic institutions, including, Stanford, Northwestern, Wharton, and Duke.  (Application deadline January 4, 2016)


Khaled Hamdy manages all the research activities supporting faculty research at Columbia Business School, and he is looking to attract talented research-oriented students to Columbia Business School.  He earned an MBA (2006) with Distinction in Strategy and Finance from the NYU Stern School of Business, a PhD (2000) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, an MSE (1990) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, and a BS (1988) with Honors in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Colorado.

Khaled has had a diverse career spanning corporate strategy, consulting, and research & development. After completing his MBA, he worked in the consultant in the telecom, media, and technology industries.  He also worked in the Corporate Strategy group at Alcatel Lucent, where he developed growth, sales, and innovation strategies, built customer intelligence practice, and developed organizational strategies to improve innovation as new technologies are developed in Bell Labs.  After his PhD, he worked at iBiquity Digital Corporation, where he applied his expertise in audio coding technology to the development of the HD Radio standard in the US.

Sep 24 / Erin Rook

Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program


About SEAP

The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) provides an opportunity for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer.

The goals of SEAP are to encourage participating students to pursue science and engineering careers, to further their education via mentoring by laboratory personnel and their participation in research, and to make them aware of DoN research and technology efforts, which can lead to employment within the DoN.

SEAP provided competitive research internships to over 265 high school students this year. Participating students spend eight weeks during the summer doing research at 25 DoN laboratories.

                The SEAP Online Application opens on September 15, 2015!

Information here:

Sep 24 / Erin Rook





The Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) provides an opportunity for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer.

The goals of NREIP are to encourage participating students to pursue science and engineering careers, to further education via mentoring by laboratory personnel and their participation in research, and to make them aware of DoN research and technology efforts, which can lead to employment within the DoN.

NREIP provides competitive research internships to approximately 475 college students (400 undergraduate students and 75 graduate students) each year. Participating students spend ten weeks during the summer conducting research at approximately 29 DoN laboratories.


                                              NREIP Online Application opens September 15, 2015!                 

Information here: 

Sep 24 / Erin Rook

Paid Co-op Opportunity for Electrical Engineering/Computer Engineering at Vector in Novi, MI


Co-op: Embedded Software Engineering

Vector CANtech is an industry leader in Vehicle Networking technology based on the CAN,
J1939, LIN, MOST, Ethernet and FlexRay protocols supplying powerful development/analysis
tools, software development and quality integration services.
Our solutions are used by in the automotive, heavy-truck, agriculture, medical, aerospace and
various other industries throughout the world.
Vector is seeking a co-op willing to learn about Vector solutions and help us provide excellent
support for our customers. This position provides the opportunity for a co-op to gain valuable
experience by joining an engineering team, receiving training on Vector products and
technologies and then helping to support our customers, in a great work environment.
Position Description:
Gain experience with different micro-controller and compiler combinations. Learn how
Automotive Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) communication software works. Sharpen
your debugging skills. Use our CAN tools to help design and implement test suites and test
cases for the OEM software components.
Majors in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field
 Juniors, or Seniors with a g.p.a. of 3.0 and above
 Fundamental understanding of micro-controllers and network technologies.
 Knowledge of the CAN protocol a plus.
 Knowledge and proficiency in C
 The ability to learn independently when provided the necessary resources.
 We are interested in students that would commit to more than one semester because of the
training that is involved in coming up to speed with our technology. Work sessions may also
alternate semesters.
We offer a competitive wage. This is a great opportunity to gain high tech experience in a
worker friendly environment. Our U.S. office is located in Novi, Michigan.

Check out our
website at

Send resume to

We are an EEO/AA Employer.

Sep 24 / Erin Rook

SAVE THE DATE – COE CAREER FAIR OCT 1, 2015 1-4:30pm Student Center Ballroom, 2nd Floor



OCT 1, 2015 1-4:30pm

Student Center Ballroom, 2nd Floor


employers for 2015 coe fair ppt screen shot

Sep 21 / Erin Rook

Metallurgical Co-Op – Tenneco Co. in Monroe, MI


Metallurgical Co-Op

Tenneco Co., Monroe, MI

Job Description

* Set-up tests and evaluations in the Materials Engineering Laboratory.

* Interpret metallurgical and metallurgical test specifications

* Collect, summarize and communicate material test data to business units, product engineering, process engineering, Quality and plant operations.

* Perform metallurgical and failure analyses.

* Provide technical support of cost reduction programs.

* Assist in the maintenance of Materials Engineering Laboratory’s TS16949 and ISO 14001 certification and related procedures.

* Maintain Materials Engineering Laboratory equipment and facilities.

* Support and adhere to Tenneco Environmental Health &Safety, (EH&S), policies and procedures.

* Perform tasks as instructed by Materials Engineering Management.

Required Skills

* Ability to manage multiple tasks at one time.

* Working knowledge of Windows based word processing and spread sheet programs.

* Ability to work independently.

* Sound written and verbal communication skills.

* Mechanical aptitude for test equipment and measurement operations.

Educational Requirements

* Currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Materials or Metallurgical Engineering with an emphasis on Metallurgical Engineering

* Previous Co-Op or metallurgical work experience preferred.

* Graduation date from December 2016 through December 2017

This is a full time co-op starting January 2016.

If you meet the qualifications above which is evident on your resume, then please submit a resume to: , Career Services, 1001 FAB.

Deadline submission date: October 29, 2015.

Sep 17 / Erin Rook

GM Information/Networking Session – Monday, Sept 21 6-8pm