Employee Spotlight – Jennifer Naczynski
Meet Jennifer Naczynski, a Managing Engineer formed out of a Canadian Technical Centre Oshawa Campus.
1) How prolonged have we been during GM and what is your stream role?
I started operative during GM in 2002, so we have only over 17 years with a company.
Currently, we have dual sides to my role. we am a Innovation Designate for a Chassis – Vehicle Dynamic Performance Management Innovation Domain. In this position, we assistance conduct a tellurian portfolio of Advanced Technology Work (ATW) projects for that Domain. we am also a Managing Engineer for a Body ATW team, supervising a tiny group of engineers during CTC Oshawa as they govern Body-related ATW Projects.
2) What brought we to GM?
Directly after graduating university, we started with GM as a Designing Engineer (DE). This purpose no longer exists though can be described as a Design Release Engineer that finished their possess Computer Aided Design work. we found it sparkling that we would be conceptualizing and releasing tangible automotive components into a public plant and eventually saying those tools expostulate down a highway in a vehicle.
3) What is a best partial about your job?
The best partial of my pursuit is assisting to figure a portfolio of innovative technologies during GM and afterwards examination them rise into solutions. It is always fulfilling to see record that we am concerned with get extrinsic into a vehicle. we suffer assisting encourage a creation routine and heading a group of engineers in a growth and execution of designs.
4) How has GM helped we grow?
GM offers a far-reaching operation of practice and opportunities to grow professionally. we took advantage of a extraordinary advantages of a Technical Education module to acquire my master’s grade that authorised me to benefit technical trust applicable to my job.
I also have had a event to be partial of a Women’s Council within GM Canada to assistance expostulate profitable initiatives to a whole population. we have been given opportunities over a march of my career to lead internal initiatives outward of my daily work as widen assignments that built my care skills and grew my network.
5) What is a coolest thing that you’ve achieved given being during GM?
It is tough to collect only one thing, so I’ll name three! we was a DE for a top tie bar in a 2010 Chevy Equinox. This is partial of a vehicles’ underbody structure and what a hood, headlamps and fascia are trustworthy to. It is unequivocally cold that those tools are on over one million Equinoxes that were built and sold. The fact that those stampings are providing confidence to over a million drivers is really exciting.
I was also partial of a group that worked to pattern a “Flow Tie”. This was used on certain Camaros to boost engine atmosphere upsurge by a Chevy bowtie on a front of a vehicle. It was a good instance of building innovations in your bland job, underneath parsimonious timelines and with copiousness of logistic hurdles.
Finally, we helped classify dual Innovation Symposiums to commend and applaud creation within all areas of GM Canada and to enthuse attendees to innovate in their daily jobs. Both events were really gratifying accomplishments. we trust they were a probable hint for someone’s extraordinary new thought and helped enthuse people to demeanour during their daily jobs differently.
6) What’s your favourite GM vehicle?
I theory we would have to contend a Equinox. In further to my honour in a contributions from my team, it is a unsentimental choice for my life. My stream and prior cars have both been Equinoxes. They are a ideal distance for relocating a family behind and onward to propagandize and sports practices with adequate space to lift my son’s hockey equipment. we comprehend it isn’t glamorous or fast, though we theory we am a unsentimental person.
7) If we could expostulate to one place where would it be?
I would expostulate along a easterly seashore of Canada. we have visited there twice before though have never been means to go on a debate along a coast. we would adore to expostulate a Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, revisit Prince Edward Island and, one day, see Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland.
8) What do we do on your giveaway time?
I suffer reading and, like everyone, always wish we had some-more giveaway time to dive into some-more books. we also suffer hiking with my family. We adore to get outward and knowledge a extraordinary views and lesser-known spots that approximate a GTA.
9) What’s one thing many people don’t know about you?
I grew adult in a farming area of south eastern Ontario. It is so tiny that there were some-more people vital in my university dorm than there were in my hometown!
10) If we didn’t have to sleep, what would we do with a additional time?
Given how bustling life is, we would use a additional time to spend with my kids. They grow adult so fast, so we would spend a time creation memories with them.
11) What film pretension best describes your life?
I would collect a film “One Fine Day”. The chaotic gait of balancing family and work commitments reflects a family’s bustling life. We coordinate pickups and dump offs with early meetings and fist in sports practices and games. It is a choreographed dance on some days. However, during a finish of a day, we all come home to comprehend that it was a good day.