Engineering Test Technician
Garden Grove, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Harbinger Motors Inc. is a Los Angeles-based electric vehicle manufacturer on a mission to transform the automotive and transportation industries, bringing to market EVs developed from the ground up to address the needs of the Medium Duty vehicle industry. This broad, and to date poorly addressed, market segment includes class 4 to 7 commercial delivery vehicles, RVs and utility vehicles, among others. Leveraging a foundation of proprietary, in-house developed vehicle technologies, Harbinger's first-of-its-kind EV platform will bring enhancements in vehicle performance, durability and operator comfort. And importantly, Harbinger's vehicles will be priced for zero acquisition premium relative to traditional gas- and diesel-based competitors, removing one of the most tenacious barriers to EV adoption.
Harbinger's team, with operations in Southern California and Michigan, includes industry veterans with expertise in powertrain, battery, chassis and software development, along with leaders in advanced manufacturing, corporate development, operations and finance. Our team members come from leading innovators, both in and out of the automotive industry, including Tesla, Rivian, Canoo, Ford, Anduril, and SpaceX.
Founded in 2021, Harbinger is a venture-backed startup on a rapid growth trajectory, looking for candidates that thrive on tackling complex challenges and who share in our passion to bring clean transportation alternatives to a segment of the market starving for innovation.
As a member of the Engineering Test Team, you will play an active role in the characterization and validation of the battery, powertrain, and thermal systems that drive our chassis. You will support test engineers with various projects that thermally, mechanically, and electrically stress components. This will include building test harnesses, running/monitoring an active test setup, making thermocouples, or occasionally supporting testing at offsite test facilities. Each week will be different, this is a startup and things move quickly. You will learn and develop many valuable, hands-on engineering lab skills along the way.
- Build fixtures and test stands
- Operate test equipment
- Instrument Devices Under Test (DUTs) with sensors for data collection
- Troubleshoot wiring issues as they come up
- Assist test engineer with test execution and monitoring
- Maintain equipment and keep a neat and organized lab
Preferred Skills and Experience
- High school diploma or GED
- 2+ years of experience in an aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, or lab environment in a technician role or similar
- Demonstrated fabrication and assembly skills
- Must be able to lift up to 30lbs
- Competency in Microsoft Excel
- LabView experience is a plus
- Automotive HVAC or powertrain experience is a plus
- Past work with or around electric vehicle batteries and high voltage is a preferred but not required
- We are looking for a responsible team player that thrives in a fast-paced environment.
- We need someone who takes pride in their work. Not everything needs to be done fast, but eventually everything will need to be done correctly.
- We are flexible with hours, with core hours being 10am to 4pm and 8 hours each day. Some days may need more, some days may need less - with the expectation that when you are working, you are working.
A Harbinger of Good Things to Come...
- Collaborative work atmosphere that values multi-disciplinary thinking
- Work with other talented engineers and businesspeople who are driven to change the world for the better
- Extremely generous health care package
- Early-stage equity compensation
- Flexible Paid Time Off
- Paid lunches
Harbinger is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information or characteristics, physical or mental disability, marital/domestic partner status, age, military/veteran status, medical condition, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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