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Engineering Technician 


Position Overview

This position will provide comprehensive technical support to Proterra’s High Voltage Engineering team. You will be responsible for building, troubleshooting, and repairing prototype high voltage battery packs as well as setting up, maintaining, and reporting out on accelerated life tests in Proterra’s Research and Development Lab.

About the role – You will:

  • Maintain acceptable performance standards for assembly, production, quality, documentation and housekeeping (daily 5S) while upholding high safety standards.
  • Support the development of Engineering and Validation projects with responsibility for modifying, building and validating prototype harnesses and functional test equipment.
  • Maintain production, quality standards, department blueprints, schematics, drawings, production plans and standard manufacturing procedures.
  • Diagnose/troubleshoot battery pack issues and support testing activities either in the lab or from the field.
  • Assemble or produce components into completed units with blueprint specification and/or design tolerances while assisting in the orientation and training of new/existing associates on various tasks.
  • Check and verify quality related to the electrical system and occasionally assist with electrical integration on the production line.
  • Implement new technology and aid research group in development of future products while upholding communication across cross-functional teams.

About you:

  • Self-starter with the ability to adapt interpersonal styles and techniques to influence at all levels of the organization.
  • Results-focused attitude, with high level of professionalism and discretion.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality, establish trust and credibility, and act with complete integrity.
  • Detail-oriented, resourceful, diligent and methodical.
  • Strong time management, organizational skills, communication skills and proficiency in MS Office applications.
  • Sound judgment and problem-solving skills; safety first mentality.

Physical Demands:

  • Sit or stand for prolonged periods of time; lifting up to 25 pounds and occasionally 50 pounds.
  • Good eye/hand coordination and ability to identify color variations, depth perceptions and close or distance visual items.
  • Manual dexterity with occasional repetitive finger motion; reaching, stretching, pushing pulling, crouching and stooping.
  • Environmental Demands:
  • Works in and around high voltage.
  • Ability to work in a manufacturing environment with extreme heat and cold conditions.
  • Wear protective clothing or respiratory protective equipment.
  • Works with irritant chemicals, gases, etc.

Experience Requirements

  • 5+ years of engineering technician experience
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent.
  • Extensive experience with automotive electronic and mechanical systems.
  • Hands-on mechanical and high and low voltage skills.
  • Proficiency with electronic test, measurement and vehicle diagnostic equipment (Isolation testing, Multi-meter, Oscilloscopes, data acquisition systems, etc.)
  • Ability to perform electrical and mechanical troubleshooting and root cause failure analysis.
  • Ability to read engineering drawings, schematics, prints, and translate drawings/prints into finished product.

You might also have:

  • Work experience in automotive, bus, or heavy vehicle.
  • Associates’ Degree in related field

Location - Burlingame, CA

Travel: 0-25%

Position Requirements  
EOE Statement Proterra is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all Employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law or ordinance. Proterra participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program (E-Verify).  

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