Engineer II, Sustaining Engineering (Electrical) job Livermore California
Engineer II, Sustaining Engineering (Electrical) job Livermore California
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Engineer II, Sustaining Engineering (Electrical) Job

Employer Name: KLM Careers SpiderID: 13257074
Location: Livermore, California Date Posted: 2/25/2023
Wage: Category: Engineering
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Job Description:
Engineer II, Sustaining Engineering (Electrical)

Livermore, CA 94550

Must be a US Citizen or Green Card holder.

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


Communicates component level design/ideas to internal/external customers
Evaluates 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, weights 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
Preform 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
Works independently on assigned component tasks with some guidance required from senior engineers on sub system level tasks
Works 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
Applies industry practices and standards (NFPA, NEC, APTA, etc.) at the direction of the senior engineers
Area of expertise at the component level
Model and drawing documentation are the 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

Job Requirements:
1. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent discipline.

2. Minimum 4 years of engineering experience

3. Working knowledge in electrical power distribution including AC and DC systems

4. Experienced with high voltage system design and necessary safety guidelines

5. Experienced with low voltage harness design

6. Experienced in generating harnesses and electrical schematic using CAD software

7. Ability to diagnose and troubleshoot automotive electrical systems

8. Familiarity with manufacturing process and environment – a plus

9. Familiarity with automotive components such as circuit breakers, relays, and wiring, etc. -a plus

10. Familiarity with automotive industry standards such as SAE, NFPA, FMVSS, etc. – a plus

11. Must be a US Citizen or Green Card holder.

Job Criteria:
Start Date:
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required: 5
Education Required: Bachelors
Overnight Travel:
Vacation Time:

Job Benefits:
Health/Dental Benefits, Retirement Benefits, Paid Holidays, Vacations, and Sick Leave, Life and/or Disability Insurance

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Kevin Meyers Company Type: Recruiter
Company: KLM Careers
City: Iron Mountain
State: Michigan
Zip: 49802
Web Site:

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