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Senior Engineer I - Vehicle Controls (Electrical)

Company: GILLIG
Location: Livermore
Posted on: May 26, 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 ABOUT THE ROLE
    The Senior Vehicle Controls Engineer will be a key member of the New Product Engineering (NPE) Department, responsible for driving the development of the body controller algorithms for all GILLIG vehicles and integrating components from the full range of suppliers. Become part of the team to develop the controls logic for the first in class zero-emission bus. You will research, define, implement, and validate novel controls designs for the next generations of public transit vehicles across every sub-system (electrical, mechanical, and thermal interfaces included). Assignments are broad in scope and highly detailed, requiring outstanding creativity, superior initiative, good judgement, and leadership skills. This is a hands-on position as your work product will be manufactured on-site.
    We are looking for a driven and self-starting engineer who will be a key implementation resource for new product releases.
    Technical Focus
    Vehicle Controls:
    Proven ability to develop, implement, and validate body controller algorithms for all GILLIG vehicles. Define the communication architecture and protocols for all new developments. Own the complete vehicle-level software package for each fleet of vehicles.
    • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering
    • Minimum of 5 years of progressive engineering employment and development
    • Comfortable working around low voltage and high voltage systems
    • Experienced with:
      • Software development using PLC ladder logic, C/C++ based microcontrollers, or model-based development including open and closed loop control systems for sensors, actuators, body controllers, ECU's, as well as integration of suppliers black box module
      • Control and safety analysis of low voltage and high voltage components such as circuit breakers, relays, wirings, AC-DC and DC-DC converters, traction motors, Li batteries, and high-power chargers, etc
      • Diagnosing and troubleshooting electrical and controls systems using a combination of tools simultaneously, such as CANalyzer, P-CAN, Kvaser, CANoe, CANApe, Wireshark, multimeters, oscilloscopes, function generators, and other sensors
      • Familiarity with:
        • Timing and system architecture issues of microcontrollers
        • CAN-Bus, LIN, and Ethernet communication networks and protocols, such as J1939, CANopen, Automotive Ethernet, etc
        • MATLAB, Simulink, and State flowchart
        • Substantial development experience of heavy-duty automotive safety standards, regulations, and guidelines, such as FMVSS, ADA, APTA Bus Procurement Guidelines, SAE HD vehicle standards, SAE charging standards, NFPA, ISO 26262, Arc Flash, and Manufacturing Safety
        • Fluency in 8D, five whys, fishbone process, FMEA/FMEDA to diagnose complex issues
        • Project leadership skills WORK ENVIRONMENT
          • 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 6:00AM (negotiable)
            $75,000 - $275,000/annual salary + premium benefits
            Pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job classification, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if a candidate receives an offer of employment.
            GILLIG is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Keywords: GILLIG, Livermore , Senior Engineer I - Vehicle Controls (Electrical), Professions , Livermore, California

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