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Quality Engineer, Chassis/Thermal/GA



Quality Assurance
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.
Position Overview
We are looking for a Quality Engineer with broad responsibilities, working cross-functionally with Engineering, Suppliers, Purchasing, and Manufacturing teams to define and implement quality engineering processes and drive continuous improvement activities throughout the organization. The Quality Engineer will play a key role in implementing and maintaining Harbinger’s quality management system (QMS) and will establish and improve the quality of our operational processes and outputs. The Quality Engineer's responsibilities include defining quality standards, inspecting materials, equipment, processes, and products, developing quality control systems, supplier selection, PPAP, lead APQP and determining corrective actions.
A successful Quality Engineer should have excellent troubleshooting skills and be able to ensure that processes and products consistently meet established quality standards.


  • Developing and implementing quality standards, quality control systems, and manufacturing and supplier quality processes
  • Inspecting and testing materials, equipment, processes, and products to ensure quality specifications are met
  • Collaborating with production leadership to develop and implement controls and improvements
  • Make technical and statistical investigations on quality problems, methods, and equipment, and make recommendations
  • Developing corrective actions, solutions, and improvements for supplier, production, and product issues
  • Lead Supplier audits, APQP, PPAP, Gauge R&R, and safe launch activities
  • Participate in design reviews with the design engineering and manufacturing team to mitigate risk for manufacturing and assembly
  • Develop forms and instructions to be used for collecting, analyzing and reporting quality data on the manufacturing line
  • Lead and teach the multidisciplinary effort to perform Root Cause analysis on the internal and external product with timely responses and ensure all corrective actions are validated to prevent the recurrence of non-conformances
  • Lead MRB meetings and act as a quality representative for the engineering change control board
  • Lead implementation of quality processes and KPI’s with internal manufacturing team, contract manufacturers and suppliers

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Manufacturing) or similar technical degree required
  • Three to five years of experience in work related to manufacturing quality or supplier quality engineering in an automotive or aerospace industry or equivalent manufacturing environment
  • ASQ Certifications as Certified Quality Engineer, Certified Quality Auditor, Certified Quality Manager, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or higher preferred
  • Knowledge of ISO-9001:2018 or IATF 16949 standard strongly desired
  • Understanding of basic quality core tools such as Quality Management Systems, Supplier and Internal Audits, APQP, SPC, PPAP, FMEA, and MSA
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, verbal, writing and interpersonal skills are required
  • ASQ Certifications as Certified Quality Engineer, Certified Quality Auditor, Certified Quality Manager, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or higher preferred
  • Excellent project management skills with ability to manage multiple projects is required
  • Strong understanding of chassis, general assembly and thermal systems is preferred

Additional Requirements

  • Must be able to travel up to 25%

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
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.
Candidate Data Privacy
Harbinger may collect, use and disclose your personal information or personal data (within the meaning of the applicable data protection laws) when you apply for employment and/or participate in our recruitment processes (“Candidate Personal Data”). This data includes contact, demographic, communications, educational, professional, employment, social media/website, network/device, recruiting system usage/interaction, security and preference information. Harbinger may use your Candidate Personal Data for the purposes of (i) tracking interactions with our recruiting system; (ii) carrying out, analyzing and improving our application and recruitment process, including assessing you and your application and conducting employment, background and reference checks; (iii) establishing an employment relationship or entering into an employment contract with you; (iv) complying with our legal, regulatory and corporate governance obligations; (v) recordkeeping; (vi) ensuring network and information security and preventing fraud; and (vii) as otherwise required or permitted by applicable law.
Harbinger may share your Candidate Personal Data with (i) internal personnel who have a need to know such information in order to perform their duties, including individuals on our HR, legal, and finance teams, and the team(s) with the position(s) for which you are applying; (ii) Harbinger affiliates; and (iii) Harbinger’s service providers, including providers of background checks, staffing services, and cloud services.
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