This engineering position will support all aspects of the design release engineering function at Proterra for thermal systems. These systems include HVAC, defroster, battery thermal management (BTMS) and system cooling. The primary objective is to execute design solutions and direct CAD design and drawings for use in the production build process. This position will provide a candidate with the opportunity to demonstrate strong engineering rigor while providing immediate value add for customer projects. The candidate will join a team of talented engineers as part of the Thermal Engineering team located in Greenville, SC.
Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities
Design engineering solutions based on established engineering and quality principles and in accordance with Proterra best practices and guidelines.
Develop and implement test plans for new and existing designs, including validation of form/fit/function, safety and reliability.
Collaborate and communicate with management, internal, and outsourced development partners regarding design status, project progress, and issue resolution.
Review design output with customers and support customer acceptance inspections as it relates to thermal designs.
Interface with other team members to develop a fully integrated system for customer specific configurations.
Participates in DFA/DFM activities during gamma build phase.
Utilizes build incident alert process for capturing build issues and proposing design solutions to address issues identified on the shop or manufacturing floor during build events.
Utilizes a 5-phase problem solving process for addressing field and validation test issues.
Executes engineering change orders through a change management process including preparation of necessary documentation and thorough design reviews.
Ensures completeness of all final release documentation for new builds.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to effectively communicate product architectures, design proposals and negotiate options at all management levels.
Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
Education and Experience
S. degree in mechanical engineering or equivalent.
3+ years progressive mechanical engineering or design experience.
Working knowledge of engineering change management & design release processes.
New production program launch experience is highly desired.
Proficiency in reading blueprints and communicating design changes.
Proficiency in CAD, preferably SolidWorks and/or CATIA V6.
Vehicle, heavy-duty, bus, truck or hybrid vehicle experience is a plus.
Location: Greenville, SC
Travel: 0 - 10%
Proterra is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all Employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law or ordinance. Proterra participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program (E-Verify).
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