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Manufacturing Engineer, EOL and Test Process Equipment



Garden Grove, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2023
About Harbinger
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.
Job Overview: The Manufacturing Engineer specializing in EOL/Test Process Equipment will play a critical role in ensuring the successful implementation, optimization, and continuous improvement of the vehicle buy-off process. This individual will collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop, validate, and implement a robust testing system, contributing to the production of high-quality and reliable electric vehicles.

What You’ll Do:

  • Develop and Design EOL/Test Processes: Collaborate with R&D and manufacturing teams to design, develop, and optimize end-of-line and testing processes for EV components and vehicles.
  • Ensure these processes meet safety, quality, and efficiency standards.
  • Test Equipment Specification and Procurement: Define the requirements for EOL/test equipment, including hardware and software specifications.
  • Manage equipment vendors to identify, evaluate, and select appropriate testing equipment for implementation.
  • Ensure the schedule objectives have been met while providing testing in accordance with engineering requirements.
  • Process Validation and Integration: Validate new EOL/test processes and equipment, ensuring they align with product specifications and manufacturing requirements.
  • Integrate new processes seamlessly into existing production lines, minimizing downtime and disruptions.
  • Continuous Improvement: Continuously monitor and analyze EOL/test process performance, identifying opportunities for improvement in quality, throughput, and cost.
  • Implement corrective actions and drive process optimization initiatives to enhance manufacturing efficiency.
  • Quality Assurance and Control: Collaborate with the Quality Assurance team to establish quality standards and test protocols. Conduct regular audits and inspections to verify compliance with quality requirements and drive adherence to industry standards.
  • Troubleshooting and Technical Support: Provide technical support to resolve equipment malfunctions or process issues encountered during production. Work closely with maintenance teams to minimize downtime and optimize equipment reliability.
  • Issues Management: Identify, triage, track and resolve vehicle build concerns with the engineering team through various builds.
  • Training and Documentation: Develop comprehensive training materials and provide training to production operators and technicians on the proper use and maintenance of EOL/test equipment.
  • Ensure clear and detailed documentation of processes, procedures, and equipment specifications.

Who You Are:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or a related field. Advanced degrees are a plus.
  • Proven experience in designing and implementing EOL and test processes for electric vehicles or automotive components.
  • In-depth knowledge of testing methodologies, automation systems, and quality control principles.
  • Familiarity with testing and validation standards for electric vehicles and automotive components Proficiency in CAD software, PLC programming, data analysis tools, and statistical process control.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with cross-functional teams and external partners.
  • A passion for sustainable transportation and the drive to contribute to the growth of the electric vehicle industry.
Equal Opportunity
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.
Harbinger is committed to ensuring that our hiring process is accessible for persons with disabilities. If you have a disability or limitation, such as those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, that requires accommodations to assist you in the search and application process, please email us at info@harbingermotors.com.
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