OPEN POSITIONS

Working at Lightning

 

Are you looking to make an impact in a company that’s helping clean up our environment? Lightning Systems may be the place for you. Our mission is to take one of the most polluting transportation sectors, commercial fleets, and convert those dirty trucks and buses from gasoline and diesel to all electric, zero emissions vehicles. As part of our team, you will have an impact on reducing the effects of climate change.

For you personally, Lightning Systems offer the things you expect from a top employer: competitive pay, a great benefits package, and generous paid time off. Just as important, we offer a great culture focused on working as a team for the greater good of our customers – and the planet. It’s fast paced and dynamic, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

If Lightning Systems sounds like a place you could call home, read on for our open positions.

 


Open Positions at Lightning Systems

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Current open positions:

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Field Service Technician

Lightning Systems designs and manufacturers zero emission all-electric powertrains for commercial vehicles.

This position is for a Field Service Technician, responsible for providing a high level of on-site and remote support to Lightning Systems customers and service providers. A qualified person in this position acts as a mobile field service technician to resolve technical (mechanical, hydraulic, and electronic) issues in a timely fashion in order to maintain a high level of customer satisfaction. This position is multi-functional, serving as a technical resource to help customer and service provider technicians identify, troubleshoot, and resolve in-field issues along with a number of other responsibilities within the company

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a customer-facing technical member of the Customer Operations team.
  • Install, commission, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain existing and future fielded Lightning Systems products (local and remote).
  • Interface and communicate with engineers, other staff, and customers to provide effective end-user support to resolve issues.
  • Serve as a professional representative of Lightning Systems with timely and courteous responses to customer service calls.
  • Develop and maintain service information and history using the company’s service database and other software tools.
  • Consult with engineering teams to troubleshoot and resolve unusual in-field issues or problems.
  • Develop documentation, processes, and procedures related to Lightning Systems’ best practices; develop thorough knowledge of these documents and processes and instruct others in their application.
  • Read and evaluate installation and service material (engineering drawings, schematics, diagrams, etc.), make appropriate updates and revisions as necessary.
  • Provide serviceability input during design reviews (prevent serviceability problems before they arise).
  • Advise staff regarding in-field product performance, customer satisfaction, and areas of potential product improvement.
  • Provide on-site training and periodic audits of Lightning Systems authorized conversion and service providers.
  • Provide on-site training for Lightning Systems customers (driver and technician training).
  • Assist with testing, repair, and production duties at HQ technical facility.

Required Proficiencies:

  • Certificate of Completion from accredited automotive technical school
  • Excellent Customer Service oriented skills and attitude
  • Comprehensive knowledge of shop and automotive tools
  • Excellent mechanical and electrical aptitude
  • Good interpersonal communication skills, ability to effectively communicate in-person, over the phone, and in written formats
  • Proactive, self-motivated, and independent worker; ability to work alone or as part of a team (both LS and non-LS personnel)
  • Valid driver’s license with clean driving record
  • Ability to read drawings, prints, schematics, and diagrams
  • Strong troubleshooting ability and outside of the box thinking
  • Must be proficient with computers (MS Office suite, basic networking, service tracking software)
  • Ability to travel (may exceed 25% of time, travel can be irregular and immediate)
  • Extended work shifts, may exceed 12 hours at times
  • Excellent problem solving and creative thinking
  • Highly organized and documented
  • Proven service experience / history

Desired Proficiencies:

  • Electric vehicle maintenance and repair experience
  • Medium and Heavy Duty truck experience
  • Automotive diagnostics (CAN, OBDII) and repair experience
  • Vehicle programming experience (tuning and optimization with software)
  • Automotive wiring experience
  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)

Salary Range: Depends on Experience

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Vehicle Test Driver

Lightning Systems, a growing company that designs and manufactures zero emission all-electric powertrains for commercial vehicles, is seeking a qualified Class A CDL operator to test drive our electric vehicles.  Our products are meticulously and intelligently designed to deliver value to our customers and you will be an integral part of the process.  This is your opportunity to work with like-minded, passionate, technical professionals dedicated to making a difference in the world.  We are a team of over 50 who are accustomed to wearing multiple hats, working collaboratively, and comfortable expressing ideas to a receptive management team. If you consider yourself an outgoing and approachable person who is adept at connecting with all levels of the organization, and have an interest in “green fleets” and technology, we want to hear from you.

More about us:

Our products include all-electric powertrains for the Ford 350HD Passenger Wagon and Cargo Van, Ford E450 Shuttle Bus and Cutaway models, Chevrolet 6500SD Low Cab Forward model, and 30, 35, and 40 foot transit buses.  Our team works with commercial fleets to provide the right electric powertrain to align with their preferred vehicles and application.  Lightning’s products improve a fleet’s operating costs and make sure they are driving the cleanest and most advanced technology available.  Simply put, we have a commitment to environmental responsibility, exceptional quality and quiet, powerful performance. Our electric powertrains provide savings on fuel and fueling time, lower maintenance costs, dramatic reduction in brake wear, more vehicle uptime without emission testing or oil changes, significant savings on operating costs, and cleaner air.

Please visit www.lightningsystems.com to learn more!

About the position:

Lightning Systems designs and manufacturers zero emission all-electric powertrains for commercial vehicles.

This position is for a qualified Class A CDL operator to test drive vehicles as part of the development and testing process.  The driver must be able to operate delivery trucks/vans, buses, straight trucks, etc. in a safe and professional manner. The driver will drive the vehicle throughout the day to ensure proper function of installed motor and parts to add certain mileage before being sent to the final customer.  The driver is to report any noticeable defects and noises while conducting test drives.  This position is multi-functional, serving as a general resource to help production floor operations and other duties as necessary.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Safely drive customer and development vehicles, routinely along a well-defined and documented route.
  • Provide a written summary to include the vehicle driven, number miles driven, hours driven, and project number supported at a minimum of each test drive.
  • Map routes to ensure adequate charge supply and recharge stations
  • Obey all applicable traffic laws and drive according to the weather/conditions
  • Communicate any noticeable defects and issues with the vehicle
  • Detail and clean test vehicles as needed
  • Vehicle Test Driver will be responsible for driving prototype vehicles on various public and private roads in order to obtain data and troubleshoot technical issues
  • Work is performed during normal business hours, 40 hours weekly. Some weekend hours or overnight shifts may be required.  Local job, no long-haul drives.

Qualification requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED preferred
  • Valid Class A commercial driver’s license, P endorsement required, S endorsement desired
  • Must be able to show proof of age over 21, identity and right to work in the US
  • Basic reading skills. Must be able to follow directions
  • 6+ months of driving a bus, tractor-trailer, or large truck a plus
  • Clean driving record with no moving violations, DUIs, and/or serious violations in the last 5 years
  • Experience in automotive industry a plus
  • Mechanical and electrical aptitude
  • Must have good vision, hearing and motor skills. Alertness and good driving instinct to monitor vehicle performance and supervision
  • Basic computer skills and ability to operate GPS
  • Must demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly both written and orally. Ability to effectively communicate and follow verbal and written instructions in the English language.
  • Exceptional ability and desire to learn new skills and tools. Ability to apply oneself in new problems in a dynamic lean start-up environment
  • Willing and able to travel to support test activities
  • Must be able to successfully complete background screening, be covered under company insurance, and pass drug screen.  Safety Sensitive position requiring all persons assigned to activity be drug free

Physical demands and abilities

  • Ability to drive for long periods of time
  • Regularly perform repetitive tasks
  • Ability to drive in a safe and professional manner, in varying weather conditions, follow and abide by all local and state driving regulations
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
  • Must be able to bend/stoop, squat/crouch, climb, kneel and twist

Willingness to travel up to 10%.

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