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Mechanical Associate 


The Proterra Story

Communities are growing and evolving, and with that, our transportation needs are changing. Now more than ever, we need smart solutions that provide safer, more reliable and cleaner transit. Every day, Proterra works to meet those needs, with the world’s best-performing zero-emission buses. Our revolutionary battery-electric buses help fleet operators abandon fossil fuels, improve environmental quality and reduce operating costs. Join the Proterra Revolution.

Position Overview

This position will provide comprehensive mechanical assembly support to Proterra’s Greenville Site Production Supervisor and other site leadership team members. You will be responsible for providing a full range of mechanical assembly solutions to client groups at the site and be in an environment where you can have a greater impact.

About the Role – You will:

  • Assemble or produce component parts into completed units within blueprint specification and/or design tolerances; performs minor adjustments, repairs or setups to equipment or machines.
  • Maintain acceptable performance standards for assembly, production, quality, safety and housekeeping.
  • Inspect parts or completed units by using visual inspection, gages, tape measures, check fixtures, calipers or other inspection equipment.
  • Assemble, align, test and inspect parts to form complete units or subassemblies of a variety of standard products where procedures and methods are prescribed. This may involve many parts, close tolerances and interrelated factors.
  • Coordinate with other setup or leader personnel for associate job assignments, or setup personnel for movement of materials or coordination of duties.
  • Responsible for maintaining daily 5S standards, including proper daily storage of hand tools.

About Our Group:

  • As strategic partners, the Production team strives to ensure that our values, culture and engagement always allow us do great things for our company.
  • We strive to provide the highest level service and support to our clients each and every day.
  • We work collaboratively to build strong relationships with our clients, partners, and own team.
  • We treat each other with respect……and always try to have a little fun every day!
  • This position will be part of the Greenville based Production team that supports Proterra’s Manufacturing and Engineering operations in Greenville, SC.
  • You will report to the Site Production Supervisor and collaborate with other Production members located at our headquarters in Burlingame, CA and other manufacturing facility in Los Angeles, CA.

Position Requirements

About You:

  • Self-starter with the ability to adapt interpersonal styles and techniques to influence at all levels of the organization.
  • Customer-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 and diligent.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Sound judgment and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Your Experience Includes:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 2+ years’ experience in mechanical assembly, installing/assembling components (i.e., bus seats, windows, doors, interior lights, grab bar, and other interior bus fixtures) and mounting front and rear suspension assemblies. Experience in cutting, fitting and measuring as well.
  • 2+ years’ experience in assembling the following: running brake and air lines, mounting HVAC units and radiators to exterior bus roof, mounting energy storage systems, assembling roof farings and other exterior bus assembly task.
  • 2+ years’ experience or knowledge in bus assembly processes, lean manufacturing concepts, blueprint reading skills and basic computer skills.
  • Physical Demands:
    • May work various shifts as needed; may be requested to travel to different locations.
    • Lifting up to 25 pounds and occasionally 50 pounds.
    • Able to walk, stand, crouch, bench, kneel, lift, carry and reach as needed in large and tight spaces.
    • 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.
  • Environmental Demands:
    • Ability to work in manufacturing environment with extreme heat and cold conditions.
    • Wear protective clothing or respiratory protective equipment.
    • Works with irritant chemicals, gases, etc.

You might also have:

  • Associates Degree in related field
  • 2+ years manufacturing assembly experience, preferably in automotive areas

Location: Greenville, SC

Travel: 0 - 10%

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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