- Bus driving
- Project engineering
- Health savings account
- Dental insurance
- Health insurance
- Employee assistance program
Location: Loveland, CO
Compensation: $85,000 - $125,000
The Lightning team works with forward-thinking fleets to engineer, deliver, and manage full transportation electrification solutions, including vehicles, charging, data analysis, and energy infrastructure.
Lightning eMotors designs and manufactures zero-emission all-electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, including delivery trucks, shuttle buses, passenger vans, chassis-cab models, and city transit buses. The Lightning products include best-of-class commercial EVs based on leading legacy platforms like the Ford Transit 350HD passenger and cargo vans, Ford E-450 shuttle bus and cutaway models, Ford F-59 step/food van, Ford F-550 cargo trucks and buses, Chevrolet 6500XD Low Cab Forward model, and 30-foot, 35-foot, and 40-foot transit buses.
Why join Us?
Here at Lightning, we focus on innovation, exceeding expectations, collaboration, integrity in our work, and respect for all.
We are a fast-growing company, and we recently went public! This enables us to continue scaling our teams and capabilities while also maintaining our leadership within the commercial electric vehicle market. This is your opportunity to be an integral part of the team, working with like-minded professionals who are dedicated not only to making a difference in our world but also transforming the automotive industry.
About our Headquarters
We are headquartered in the heart of beautiful Northern Colorado!
Loveland is located just 45 minutes north of Denver/DIA; 40 minutes from Boulder; 35 minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park/Estes Park; and only 15 minutes from Fort Collins, the home of Colorado State University. Whether you are an art lover, outdoor enthusiast, foodie, wildlife admirer, big-city dreamer, or just want to get away, Loveland is the ideal location; and Lightning eMotors is grateful to be a part of this wonderful city.
Visit us at: www.lightningemotors.com to learn more about our organization and living in Colorado!
This position is responsible for participating in the design, implementation, maintenance, and evolution of electric vehicle systems as well as brainstorming new product features to help operate systems more effectively. This position will also work to improve engineering quality and develop strategies to increase satisfaction as well as bridge the gap between software, hardware, testing, and customer management teams so that all teams are effective and efficient.
Work with mechanical and controls engineers
Work with mechanical and controls engineers within the R&D and Engineering teams to manage on time release of platform product development
Understand and coordinate vehicle level customer needs of assigned chassis/platform into executable system-level and component-level requirements
Incorporate field reliability and customer feedback from the Customer Operations team and Technical Account Managers into product roadmap
Generate high-level system and component design specifications and objectives
Manage program direction, and track progress and issues with external suppliers and consultants Implement cost reduction and labor reduction strategies
Track engineering related KPIs for specific platform (including uptime, reliability, cost, assembly time, etc.) Other duties as assigned
Technically minded: Capable of reading and interpreting drawings and prints as well as electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical schematics; and control logic diagrams. Possess strong analytic and problem-solving skills as well ability to collect, organize, and analyze data.
Time management: Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously, meet deadlines with tight timelines, remain organized, and ability to focus on work in a fast-paced environment. Maintain accuracy and detail-orientation.
Communication: Demonstrated ability to interact respectfully with all colleagues and customers. Clear and concise written and verbal communication skills are essential along with the ability to listen intently to others. Comfortable communicating with and presenting to executive teams.
Leadership: Desire to coach, mentor, and transfer knowledge to teammates. Ability to shape the business at all levels within the organization.
Self-starter: Independently start and complete projects with limited direction.
Customer Service: Passion for delivering exemplary service. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers as well as ability to turn expectations into engineering requirements. You should also be collaborative and exhibit a positive attitude toward your work and colleagues.
What we require:
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Mechatronics, Controls, Electrical, or similar field of study) from an ABET accredited University
5+ years of experience as a Lead Project Engineer, Controls/Systems Engineer, Design Engineer, or similar role
Demonstrated knowledge of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) tools
Demonstrated experience writing component and system specifications to meet objectives
Experience generating system boundary diagrams and DFMEAs
What we prefer:
Experience in the Automotive, Commercial Vehicle, or other similar industries; an understanding of basic EV system architecture and components is highly desired
Knowledge and practical application of 3D CAD systems; PTC Creo is highly desired
Experience writing control logic in Simulink, LabVIEW, Raptor, and/or Motohawk
Experience with CAN bus diagnostics and data logging with CANalyzer, PCAN and/or Kvaser
Demonstrated experience with high-voltage DC systems, particularly in PHEV, EV, or FCEV applications
Physical demands and abilities
Ability to lift 30-50 pounds
Regularly perform repetitive tasks, including prolonged periods at a desk
Must be able to bend, stoop, squat, crouch, climb, kneel, and twist.
Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
Once hired, employees are offered generous benefits package including:
Medical, Dental, Vision insurance
Health Savings Account and Health Reimbursement Plan (if enrolled in medical plan)
Paid time off (accrued)
Short and Long-term disability
Employee assistance program
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Lightning eMotors is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, military or veteran status.