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Lead Control Systems Technician, Zero Emission Vehicles

Company: Gillig LLC
Location: Livermore
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

As the leading transit bus manufacturer in the United States, GILLIG buses play a critical role in the environmental and social initiatives in communities across our nation. GILLIG is on the forefront in the transition to zero-emission vehicles and has an unmatched reputation in the industry for quality, reliability, durability, service, and support. From initial design through final assembly, each GILLIG bus is designed and built in Livermore, CA.

  • Leader in environmentally friendly mobility solutions including battery electric, hybrid electric, near-zero CNG and clean diesel transit buses
  • Renowned for its inclusive team/family-oriented culture
  • Stable, successful, and growing organization a Bay Area business for over 132 years!
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Excellent compensation including company paid medical premiums, generous retirement plan and other comprehensive benefits

    As the nation moves to transition its public transit fleets to zero emission platforms, GILLIG is seeking a highly motivated and passionate control systems professional to lead its zero-emission vehicle troubleshooting and diagnostic efforts at our manufacturing site in Livermore, CA.
    This is a new role within GILLIG and will serve as a subject matter expert on the newest and most technologically advanced GILLIG vehicle platforms and technologies. The Lead Controls Systems Technician will be are responsible for providing diagnostics and technical support for GILLIGs portfolio of zero emission vehicles during the manufacturing process, including the initial road tests prior to delivering to our end customers. They will be expected to be very hands on while building a small supporting team of other qualified technicians around them.
    The Lead Controls System Technician will have the goal of resolving complex technical issues on zero emission vehicles in a timely manner. Working regularly with Manufacturing Engineering, Quality, Product Engineering and Customer Care, they will be trusted to provide detailed information necessary to determine root cause and corrective actions as well as assist in the development of instructions for repetitive repairs.
    The Lead Controls System Technician will report directly to GILLIGs head of Manufacturing Engineering. They must have a passion for problem solving, be willing to continuously learn new troubleshooting and diagnostic technologies.

    • Resolve complex technical issues on recently produced electric vehicles in a timely manner
    • Effectively communicate technical issues on Zero Emission vehicles with Product Engineering, Quality, Manufacturing Engineering and Customer Care
    • Participate in root cause investigations and resolution with cross functional GILLIG teams including Product Engineering, Quality and Customer Care
    • Serve as one of the subject matter experts on the diagnostics and repair for new GILLIG vehicle platforms and technologies
    • Document failure analysis, troubleshooting steps and repair processes to ensure repetitive items can be quickly resolved and corrective actions are put in place to prevent future failures
    • Develop innovative approaches, and processes to improve GILLIGs diagnostic and troubleshooting ability on zero emission vehicles


      • Associates Degree in Electronic Technology (or similar) or Bachelors Degree in a related Engineering field
      • Results driven individual with a minimum of 5+ years of professional and/or military experience in a related field
      • Strong experience in problem solving techniques and documentation of corrective action plans
      • Ability to read engineering drawings and electrical schematics with extensive knowledge in electrical systems architecture and machine controls
      • Ability to prioritize with excellent organizational as well as written and verbal communication skills
      • Proven ability to use Telematics, SCADA and/or a comprehensive suite of computer software/tools to accurately diagnose issues
      • Proficient with the use of analytical tools including a VOM, oscilloscope, HMI, and circuit analyzers
      • Comprehensive computer skills


        • Certified in High Voltage Safety procedures, Fall Protection, LOTO and industrial safety practices
        • Familiarity with electric vehicle powertrain systems and CCS charging
        • 2+ years apprenticeship or equivalent experience in Control Systems troubleshooting/ programming
        • 2+ years of experience with Motor Controls (motor starts, variable frequency drives, DC drives, and standard electrical components)
        • 2+ years of experience with repair of control network components
        • 1+ years of experience with Programmable Logic Controls (PLC) programs
        • 1+ years of experience with Industrial electrical hands-on experience and troubleshooting
        • Project Management experience with the ability to train others


          • Ability to lift up to 35 lbs.
          • Working from ladders, heights and underbody chassis components required
          • Minimal to no travel

            Salary Range: $80,000 - $100,000

            GILLIG is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.
            Please see job descriptionPI204725492

Keywords: Gillig LLC, Livermore , Lead Control Systems Technician, Zero Emission Vehicles, Engineering , Livermore, California

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