Manufacturing Test Equipment Engineer

at 
Proterra
Posted on 
21 Jan

Position Overview

This position will provide comprehensive production test engineering support to Proterra's EV Battery Packs factory in Greer, SC., with occasional support to other sites if needed. In this role you will help design, develop, implement and maintain automated manufacturing test equipment for battery production lines. Your tests will verify mechanical and electrical systems in our battery packs to ensure that our customers get high-quality functional products. You will be a part of developing tests for new products and introduction of those tests into production. You will specify requirements from operations - identifying, developing, evaluating, improving, and commissioning testing equipment as well as support the manufacturing team to identify root causes and support technical corrective actions for battery pack testing and function. You will work with the functional teams to specify batteries testing, automation requirements and ensure compliant and efficient designs, lead the vendor and factory acceptance tests, software and hardware installations, design and execute batteries automation testing during commissioning and qualification test phases.

About the Role – You Will:
- Become the technical process expert for all testing throughout the battery pack manufacturing process
- Develop and implement test scenarios and test scripts for battery production
- Be involved in all phases of testing from design of parameters to troubleshooting errors and writing test procedures.
- Perform Gage R&R Studies on test equipment to assess its fitness for use in production
- Seek for continuous improvements to boost efficiency by reducing cycle time and waste
- Ensure that all testing and procedures meet company and industry standards
- Facilitate maintenance and servicing of test equipment
- Conduct root cause analysis on test failures and implement corrective actions
- Become part of a multi-disciplinary team that will integrate new technologies based on Industry 4.0 concepts
- Work with manufacturing team to assure that relevant new product testing protocols are applied to serial production
- Troubleshoot and detect any bug issues to ensure test software meets the developers' purpose
- Gain expert knowledge and ability to design, create, develop and manage test systems, for example, factory automation and battery test process automation
- Lead the test methodology for battery packs and subassemblies, transforming product knowledge and specs into electrical and functional test
- Design, program, simulate, and test automated machinery and processes
- Other duties as assigned by management.

About Our Group

  • As strategic partners, the Manufacturing Engineering team strives to ensure that our values, culture and engagement always allow us to 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 Manufacturing Engineering team that supports Proterra’s Manufacturing and Engineering operations.
  • You will report to the Site Manufacturing Engineering Manager and collaborate with other Engineering team members located at our headquarters in Burlingame, CA and other manufacturing facilities in Los Angeles, CA and Greenville, SC.

About You

  • Detail-oriented, resourceful, hands-on, and diligent.
  • 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, discretion, and intense focus on exceeding customer expectations.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality, establish trust and credibility, and act with complete integrity.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills; operates independently with limited supervision.
  • Sound judgment and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Your Experience Includes
- Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Electronics, Computer Science or Mechanical Engineering
- 3+ Years of hands-on automated test experience in a Manufacturing or Process Assembly environment
- Experience with Labview or similar testing environment
- Experience supporting test equipment including functional end of line, hi-pot, flying probe, leak testers, etc.
- Experience with Battery Cyclers, experience with testing various battery technologies or other relevant electrical testing experience
- Experience using communication tools such as CAN for test automation and data collection
- Experience in database technology (Oracle, SQL) and scripting languages (Python, CI)
- Able to use digital multimeter, read electrical schematics, troubleshoot, data collection, write test reports, and communicate any test issues.
- Knowledge if Measurement System Analysis Methods (Gage R&R)
- Understanding of Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement Methods
- Skilled problem-solving techniques
- Green Belt or Black Belt certification, preferred but not required.

Location: Greer, SC
Travel: 0 - 10%

 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).

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Job Description

Position Overview

This position will provide comprehensive production test engineering support to Proterra's EV Battery Packs factory in Greer, SC., with occasional support to other sites if needed. In this role you will help design, develop, implement and maintain automated manufacturing test equipment for battery production lines. Your tests will verify mechanical and electrical systems in our battery packs to ensure that our customers get high-quality functional products. You will be a part of developing tests for new products and introduction of those tests into production. You will specify requirements from operations - identifying, developing, evaluating, improving, and commissioning testing equipment as well as support the manufacturing team to identify root causes and support technical corrective actions for battery pack testing and function. You will work with the functional teams to specify batteries testing, automation requirements and ensure compliant and efficient designs, lead the vendor and factory acceptance tests, software and hardware installations, design and execute batteries automation testing during commissioning and qualification test phases.

About the Role – You Will:
- Become the technical process expert for all testing throughout the battery pack manufacturing process
- Develop and implement test scenarios and test scripts for battery production
- Be involved in all phases of testing from design of parameters to troubleshooting errors and writing test procedures.
- Perform Gage R&R Studies on test equipment to assess its fitness for use in production
- Seek for continuous improvements to boost efficiency by reducing cycle time and waste
- Ensure that all testing and procedures meet company and industry standards
- Facilitate maintenance and servicing of test equipment
- Conduct root cause analysis on test failures and implement corrective actions
- Become part of a multi-disciplinary team that will integrate new technologies based on Industry 4.0 concepts
- Work with manufacturing team to assure that relevant new product testing protocols are applied to serial production
- Troubleshoot and detect any bug issues to ensure test software meets the developers' purpose
- Gain expert knowledge and ability to design, create, develop and manage test systems, for example, factory automation and battery test process automation
- Lead the test methodology for battery packs and subassemblies, transforming product knowledge and specs into electrical and functional test
- Design, program, simulate, and test automated machinery and processes
- Other duties as assigned by management.

About Our Group

  • As strategic partners, the Manufacturing Engineering team strives to ensure that our values, culture and engagement always allow us to 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 Manufacturing Engineering team that supports Proterra’s Manufacturing and Engineering operations.
  • You will report to the Site Manufacturing Engineering Manager and collaborate with other Engineering team members located at our headquarters in Burlingame, CA and other manufacturing facilities in Los Angeles, CA and Greenville, SC.

About You

  • Detail-oriented, resourceful, hands-on, and diligent.
  • 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, discretion, and intense focus on exceeding customer expectations.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality, establish trust and credibility, and act with complete integrity.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills; operates independently with limited supervision.
  • Sound judgment and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Your Experience Includes
- Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Electronics, Computer Science or Mechanical Engineering
- 3+ Years of hands-on automated test experience in a Manufacturing or Process Assembly environment
- Experience with Labview or similar testing environment
- Experience supporting test equipment including functional end of line, hi-pot, flying probe, leak testers, etc.
- Experience with Battery Cyclers, experience with testing various battery technologies or other relevant electrical testing experience
- Experience using communication tools such as CAN for test automation and data collection
- Experience in database technology (Oracle, SQL) and scripting languages (Python, CI)
- Able to use digital multimeter, read electrical schematics, troubleshoot, data collection, write test reports, and communicate any test issues.
- Knowledge if Measurement System Analysis Methods (Gage R&R)
- Understanding of Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement Methods
- Skilled problem-solving techniques
- Green Belt or Black Belt certification, preferred but not required.

Location: Greer, SC
Travel: 0 - 10%

 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).

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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