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Engineer I - (Electrical) - Power Distribution

Livermore, CA 94550
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GILLIG LLC is the largest and most dependable manufacturer of Heavy Duty Transit Buses in North America. Our customers are in all 50 states, and include cities, counties, transit districts, universities and major private fleet operators. We are headquartered in Livermore, CA.

Job Summary:

This Engineering 1 - (Electrical) position is responsible for engineering design and support. Duties involve engineering assistance, problem resolution and other engineering duties in support of the design and manufacturing of specific components and simple sub-systems. This person will have direct influence at the part level to optimize the piece parts and simple 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.

Technical Focus:

The technical focus of this role will be:

  • Collaborate with cross functional teams to develop power distribution, grounding, and harnessing strategy and parts for vehicle electrical systems.
  • Design and/or specify harnesses, devices, and connectors of appropriate size for power requirements and considering environmental conditions/applications

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ability to communicate component level design/idea to internal/external customer
  • Evaluates customer product requirements and develops product designs to meet customer needs
  • Optimize designs via analytical, numerical and/or empirical assessments. Make mechanical, thermal and electrical models/analysis to insure 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
  • Release drawings accordingly to support production cost estimation and prototype quotes
  • 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
  • Detail mechanical & electrical design including design for manufacture and assembly
  • Analyze assignments and determine engineering specifications which must be fulfilled for problems or projects
  • Support production ramp & ongoing/continuous product/process improvement
  • Perform and coordinate laboratory testing of prototypes for component characterization
  • 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
  • Provide technical design support to sales, product engineering, manufacturing, and quality organizations
  • Support purchasing, field 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 senior engineers
  • Ensure model and drawing documentation is accurate and complete
  • Perform hands on troubleshooting of vehicle systems
  • Ensure released designs are cost effective, manufacturable, serviceable, meet all performance objectives and meet customer requirements

We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor work visas now or in the future


  • Bachelors Degree Electrical Engineering or equivalent required
  • Minimum 3 years of engineering experience in area of technical focus
  • MS Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint) skills
  • Familiarity with manufacturing processes and environment
  • Application of sound electrical design fundamentals
  • Working knowledge in electrical power distribution including AC and DC systems, automotive electrical/electronic components - such as circuit breakers, relays, connectors, switches and harnesses for microprocessor-based control systems
  • Experienced with low voltage harness design, packaging and generating harnesses and electrical schematic using CAD software
  • Ability to diagnose and troubleshoot automotive electrical systems


Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
Working environment is primarily indoors (office and production environment), however, at times may require time spent outdoors.
Regularly required to sit, stand, and walk; occasionally kneel or squat.
May be required to work overtime based on business needs
Limited domestic travel
Start time 6AM


After 130 years, GILLIG holds strong to its family values and focus on its employees and customers. Our motivated and dedicated employees have a passion for quality and customer satisfaction.

We are committed to building buses that connect communities, eliminate congestion, and contribute to a greener environment.

Our Company pride is exemplified by the thoughtful design and quality craftsmanship present in every GILLIG bus. GILLIGs steadfast focus on quality and unwavering commitment to exceptional customer service sets us apart from our competition.

In compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, GILLIG has a longstanding commitment to provide a safe, quality-oriented and productive work environment consistent with the standards in which the company operates. Drug abuse poses a threat to the health and safety of GILLIG employees and to the security of the company's equipment and facilities.

For these reasons, GILLIG is committed to the elimination of drug and alcohol use and abuse in the workplace. All applicants must pass a drug test before beginning work.

GILLIG offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including 100% company-paid premiums for medical, dental and vision for employees and their families. Other benefits include a unique 401k profit-sharing plan.

GILLIG is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Posted: 2020-11-19 Expires: 2020-12-21

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Engineer I - (Electrical) - Power Distribution

Livermore, CA 94550

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