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Senior Engineer I (Mechanical)

Company: Gillig Corporation
Location: Livermore
Posted on: September 15, 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.
The Senior Mechanical Engineer I is responsible for design and industrialization of major and minor new content of GILLIGs continuously evolving product line. This includes the entire scope of analyzing, designing, launching and problem-solving mechanical systems across a wide range of technical areas.
The primary focus of this role is integrating major systems onto low- and zero-emission heavy duty transit coachesmainly battery electric and hybrid. This includes high-voltage powertrains, thermal systems, suspension systems and structural systems.
The Senior Mechanical Engineer will have direct influence over vehicle, system, and component level design decisions. They will collaborate and teach up, down and across the organization to help raise the skills and knowledge of the GILLIG NPE team.
This is a hands-on position, it is an on-site role at our Livermore, CA plant and reports to the Mechanical Engineering Manager of New Product Engineering.

  • Electric and Hybrid Powertrain
  • Body & Chassis Structure
  • Electric / Hybrid Thermal Systems
  • Battery Technology
  • Axles/Suspension/Drivelines
  • Steering Systems
  • Power electronics & EV Propulsion Technology


    • Translates customer, program, regulatory, manufacturability, quality, and other requirements into design concepts
    • Gather information regarding supplier components, existing GILLIG designs and technological advancements to rationalize and optimize design concepts
    • Perform design trade-offs and optimization to devise robust, manufacturable, and maintainable design concepts
    • Use 3D CAD tools to create, review & release vehicle components and assemblies
    • Use 2D drafting tools to create, review & release component and assembly drawings
    • Use analytical tools to assess your designs and others, including but not limited to stress, vibration, thermal performance, and durability
    • Process design releases including the creation of and management of Bills of Material
    • Support designs through manufacturing launch and field introduction
    • Provide technical input to technical publications
    • Collaborate and iterate designs with cross-functional partners such as electrical, controls and manufacturing engineers


      • Bachelors or advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering
      • Minimum of 5 years experience within the Engineering industry
      • Experience in automotive and/or heavy-duty vehicle design
      • Demonstrated capability to translate high-level program requirements into actionable design deliverables
      • Able to work successfully in collaborative, peer-to-peer settings as well as independently, without any direct supervision
      • Experience working with major component suppliers, engineering service suppliers, testing suppliers and product validation engineers
      • Experience in the direct design of components including Design for Manufacturing (DFM), Design for Service (DFS), and cost-efficiency (Value Engineering)
      • Experience with hands-on troubleshooting, product assembly, prototyping, testing, and validation activities (on site and at remote locations)


        • Ability to lift 25 lbs.
        • Regularly required to sit, stand, and walk; occasionally kneel or squat.
        • Limited domestic travel
        • 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 visas 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. GILLIGs 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.
          Please see job descriptionPI191216257

Keywords: Gillig Corporation, Livermore , Senior Engineer I (Mechanical), Engineering , Livermore, California

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