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Associate Engineer, Customer Engineering (Mechanical)

Company: GILLIG
Location: Livermore
Posted on: July 31, 2022

Job Description:

GILLIG LLC is the largest and most dependable manufacturer of Heavy-Duty Transit Buses in North America. Our customers are in all 50 states, and include cities, counties, transit districts, universities and major private fleet operators. We are headquartered in Livermore, CA.

GILLIG offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including 100% company-paid premiums for medical, dental and vision for employees and their families. Other benefits include a unique 401k profit-sharing plan and pension.

Job Summary

This Associate Engineering position is responsible for engineering design and support. Duties involve engineering assistance, problem resolution and other engineering duties in support of the design and manufacturing of specific parts. This person will have direct influence at the part level to optimize the piece parts. This position reports to the Engineering Supervisor, but may also get direction/guidance from senior engineers. This is a direct, full-time position with GILLIG.


Driver Interior:

  • The Driver's Interior area is central to the operation of the bus and is designed unique to each customer's order. This area of responsibility is from the front wheel wells to the windshield and is where driver ergonomics, endless option content, and regulatory/compliance all converge to create a unique engineering and configuration management challenge
  • Design work in the Driver's Interior includes both design of GILLIG components as well as integration supplier components
  • The dominant areas of design and integration include Driver Seating, Driver Dash Layout & Overhead Controls, Driver Partitions/Barriers, Fare Collection, and Wheel Well Equipment Stowage
  • Familiarity with Driver Ergonomics and/or ADA compliance standards is highly desirable

    Key Responsibilities
    • Release drawings accordingly to support production cost estimation and prototype quotes
    • Use CAD modeling software to create components, assemblies, and engineering drawings for manufacturing
    • Create and maintain Bill of Materials (BOM) along with all project documentation
    • Analyze assignments and determine engineering specifications which must be fulfilled for problems or projects
    • Support production ramp & ongoing/continuous product/process improvement
    • Works under direct supervision of more senior engineers in a support role
    • Ability to prioritize assigned tasks to maintain schedule
    • Works productively with other engineers, designers, technicians, sales representatives, installers, and project managers so the project is delivered on schedule and on budget
    • Support purchasing, field service and other internal customers as required
    • Lead or support prototype order and procurement
    • Operate in a team environment and provide input to design solution during the design development phase
    • Applies industry practices and standards (NFPA, NEC, APTA, etc.) at the direction of senior engineers
    • Model and drawing documentation is accurate and complete
    • Released designs are cost effective, manufacturable, serviceable, meet all performance objectives and meet customer requirement

      • Bachelor Degree Engineering or equivalent required
      • Understanding of automotive mechanical systems and functions
      • Application of sound electrical design fundamentals
      • Working knowledge in electrical power distribution including AC and DC systems
      • Experienced in generating harnesses and electrical schematic using CAD software
      • Ability to diagnose and troubleshoot automotive electrical systems
      • No previous experience required

        About The Environment
        • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
        • Regularly required to sit, stand and walk and occasionally kneel or squat
        • Limited travel may be required
        • Typical start time 6:00AM (negotiable)

          We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor work visa's now or in the future.

          About Us

          After 130 years, GILLIG holds strong to its family values and focus on its employees and customers. Our motivated and dedicated employees have a passion for quality and customer satisfaction. We are committed to building buses that connect communities, eliminate congestion, and contribute to a greener environment. Our Company pride is exemplified by the thoughtful design and quality craftsmanship present in every GILLIG bus. GILLIG's steadfast focus on quality and unwavering commitment to exceptional customer service sets us apart from our competition.

          In compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, GILLIG has a longstanding commitment to provide a safe, quality-oriented and productive work environment consistent with the standards in which the company operates. Drug abuse poses a threat to the health and safety of GILLIG employees and to the security of the company's equipment and facilities. For these reasons, GILLIG is committed to the elimination of drug and alcohol use and abuse in the workplace. All applicants must pass a drug test before beginning work.

          GILLIG is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Keywords: GILLIG, Livermore , Associate Engineer, Customer Engineering (Mechanical), Engineering , Livermore, California

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