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Manager, New Product Engineering (Electrical)

Company: GILLIG
Location: Livermore
Posted on: May 10, 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 The Manager, New Product Engineering (Electrical), will be responsible for High-Voltage (HV) and Low-Voltage (LV) electrical architecture, harness design, component selection and power distribution for GILLIG's future products. You will be a key contributor in the integration of major components and systems such as HV traction systems, LV/HV passenger heating systems, LV lighting and convenience systems, circuit protection systems and LV and HV energy storage systems. You will lead a staff of engineers who ensure designs meet customer requirements, program targets, and industry and regulatory standards. Your team will take new product electrical content from concept to design to industrialization to after-sale support. This on-site position reports to the Director of New Product Engineering in Livermore, CA. TECHNICAL FOCUS Low Voltage electrical system, High Voltage Electrical System, Electrical Components Key Responsibilities Analyze new product program requirements, vehicle operational constraints, new technological advancements and key supplier capability to determine electrical system design strategy Evaluate multiple solutions, concepts, and product and process improvement opportunities to devise the overall electrical system approach that will be contained within the program scope Work through organizational, vehicle and subsystems trade-offs to formulate actionable assignments for direct staff and to specify supporting needs from other functional areas such as Manufacturing, Purchasing, Quality and Mechanical Engineers Lead your team of engineers to deliver high quality, cost-effective, manufacturable and maintainable designs including release-ready drawings, bills-of-material and technical publications input Collaborate with Product Validation team to devise robust testing and verification plans Make design corrections and improvements as knowledge is gathered from testing and industrialization processes Mentor team members to instill independent thinking, constructive communications and robust design approaches inside and outside your functional area Provide resources and support the implementation needs of your systems and components for testing, Manufacturing launch, transition to Current Product Team and into field introduction Complete implementation of new ECAD tools, specifically Zuken E3 such that design engineers' time, data manageability and quality of output is optimized Contribute and collaborate with peers in Mechanical and Controls Engineering to fully optimize New Product Engineering resources in all phases of product development Requirements Required Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering Minimum of 5 years managing a small or mid-sized design engineering staff Experience managing simultaneous programs, field issue resolutions and manufacturing support needs Experience with HV (750VDC) and LV (12/24VDC) systems Experience in automotive, heavy truck, transit, earthmoving, aircraft or major capital equipment industries Knowledge of electrical engineering standards for vehicles such as IEEE, SAE, NEMA 5 years of experience as a hands-on vehicle electrical harness design engineer, electrical component design engineer or power distribution systems engineer Experience using collaborative ECAD tools such as Zuken E3 or Capital Harness Highly proficient with MS Office tools (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) Preferred Qualifications: PLM system experience, preferably Siemens Teamcenter Knowledge of American Public Transit Association (APTA) requirements About The Environment Ability to lift 25 lbs. Regularly required to sit, stand, and walk; occasionally kneel or squat. Limited domestic travel Typical start time 7:00AM (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 , Manager, New Product Engineering (Electrical), Professions , Livermore, California

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