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Engineer II, Sustaining Engineering (Electrical)

Company: Gillig LLC
Location: Livermore
Posted on: January 16, 2023

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.
This Engineering position is responsible for engineering design, problem resolution and other engineering duties in support of the design and manufacturing of parts and sub-systems. This person will have direct influence at the part level to optimize the piece parts and sub-systems. 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.

  • The mission of the Sustaining Engineering team is to develop new option content, cost & performance improvements to the current product, and drive resolution of technical Supply Chain, Production, and Field issues
  • Emphasis on providing robust, service-friendly, and cost-conscious electrical designs for vehicle low voltage (12/24VDC) and high-voltage (600VDC, 240/480VAC) systems
  • Experienced troubleshooting capabilities that efficiently drive to root cause and ability to identify & implement permanent corrective actions
  • Familiarity with vehicle and/or industrial control systems


    • Communicate component level design/ideas to internal/external customers
    • Evaluate customer product requirements and develops product designs to meet customer needs
    • Interpret customer requirements, and map requirements onto existing designs when possible, and/or develop new designs when needed
    • Optimize design via analytical, numerical and/or empirical assessments
    • Ensure thermal and electrical model analysis are accurate as well as product requirements are met
    • Produce and/or evaluate possible design solutions to improve cost, quality, delivery, and performance on specialized knowledge of engineering applications together with possible involvement of other functional engineers and/or customer/supplier personnel
    • Direct CAD Designers to complete 3D models and drawings as necessary
    • Release drawings accordingly to support production cost estimation and prototype quotes
    • Review CAD models and drawings of component to ensure their integrity
    • 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
    • Design and document solutions, within the scope of concepts for components and modules, taking project guidelines (e.g., safety, quality, cost, weight, and dates) into consideration
    • Detailed electrical design including design for manufacture and assembly
    • Analyze assignments and determine engineering specifications which must be fulfilled for problems as well as projects
    • Support production ramp & ongoing/continuous product/process improvement
    • Perform and coordinate laboratory testing of prototypes for component characterization
    • Work with the test engineer(s) to create DVP&R, execute the defined test plan and review the test results/reports
    • Conduct field testing and provide preliminary evaluations
    • Develop and maintain the technical specification for desired performance at the component level
    • Ability to prioritize assigned tasks to maintain schedule
    • Work independently on assigned component tasks with some guidance required from senior engineers on sub system level tasks
    • Work productively with other engineers, designers, technicians, sales representatives, installers, and project managers so the project is delivered on schedule and on budget
    • Support purchasing, fields 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
    • Apply industry practices and standards (NFPA, NEC, APTA, etc.) at the direction of the senior engineers
    • Area of expertise at the component level
    • Ensure model and drawing documentation is accurate and complete
    • Exhibits insight on electrical design sense to develop and meet design requirements with product designs that are manufacturable, serviceable, meet all performance objectives and meet customer requirements
    • Hands-on troubleshooting of vehicle systems
    • Released designs are cost effective, manufacturable, serviceable, meet all performance objectives, and meet customer requirements


      • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or equivalent discipline required
      • Minimum 4 years of engineering experience
      • MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) Skills
      • Familiarity with manufacturing process and environment
      • Electrical Engineer:

        • Application of sound electrical design fundamentals
        • Working knowledge in electrical power distribution including AC and DC systems
        • In-depth knowledge of electrical load calculation and circuit protection
        • Experienced with high voltage system design and necessary safety guidelines
        • Experienced with low voltage harness design
        • Experienced in generating harnesses and electrical schematic using CAD software
        • Familiarity with automotive components such as circuit breakers, relays, and wiring, etc.
        • Familiarity with automotive industry standards such as SAE, NFPA, FMVSS, etc.
        • Ability to diagnose and troubleshoot automotive electrical systems


          • Ability to lift 25 lbs.
          • Regularly required to sit, stand, and walk and occasionally kneel or squat
          • Limited travel may be required
          • Typical start time is 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 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.
            GILLIG is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.
            #ZRPlease see job descriptionPI200578090

Keywords: Gillig LLC, Livermore , Engineer II, Sustaining Engineering (Electrical), Other , Livermore, California

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