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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Manager of Quality Control

Lightning Systems, a growing company that designs and manufactures zero emission all-electric powertrains for commercial vehicles, is seeking a talented Manager of Quality Control to join our team of outstanding professionals.  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 50 who are accustomed to wearing multiple hats, working collaboratively, and comfortable expressing ideas to a receptive management team. If you want to take on challenge in process engineering & design tooling who is adept at connecting with all levels of the organization, 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:

Reporting directly to the CEO, with a dotted line to the Executive Director of Operations, the Manager of QC is responsible for creating documentation, processes, and systems to assure product quality for Lightning Systems powertrain products.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Work with key Lightning Suppliers to understand and drive the quality of incoming parts, and put in place an incoming audit/inspection program
  • Work with the production and upfit teams to improve quality through new processes, systems, automation, and tools/fixtures
  • Work with the production and upfit teams to put in place in-line and post-production inspection processes
  • Document processes and systems and maintain documents for key certifications (Ford eQVM)
  • Communicate quality status, concerns, and progress to the Lightning executive team weekly through dashboard metrics and a short written report.

Skills / Experience / Knowledge required:

  • 5 years’ experience in a production/manufacturing environment, preferably in the transportation space
  • Experience and familiarity with ISO 9001 and QS 9000
  • Experience in designing tooling & production processes
  • Experience or willingness to take on a startup and growing environment
  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in engineering, quality, or manufacturing
  • Must be a team player and have strong interpersonal relationship and proactive communication capabilities
  • Highly organized, strong attention to detail, results oriented
  • Enjoys writing, with strong communication skills
  • Travel is required (Up to 20%)

Salary: Depends on Experience

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Technical Account Manager

Lightning Systems, a growing company that designs and manufactures zero emission all-electric powertrains for commercial vehicles, is seeking a talented Technical Account Manager to join our team of outstanding professionals.  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 50 who are accustomed to wearing multiple hats, working collaboratively, and comfortable expressing ideas to a receptive management team. This is an additional position on our Account Management team and is a critical position to support our future growth.  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:

Reporting to the Director of Program Management, this is a customer facing role and serves as primary liaison between our customers and the company after the sale.  As the “face” of Lightning Systems to our customers, you will be the direct interface with our internal departments on timelines, deliverables, and customer communication.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Work closely with Engineering and Operations teams to create schedules, track progress, and overall vehicle deliverable schedules
  • Coordinate with Supply Chain to ensure timely delivery of components and assemblies for builds as well as end deliveries
  • Support Engineering and Operations in the commissioning, testing and repair of vehicles
  • Collect and act on customer feedback
  • Provide program status for Lightning leadership
  • Oversee on site customer training of drivers and techs
  • Provide technical expertise to assist with Business Development objectives

Skills/Experience/Knowledge required:

Mandatory:

  • Minimum 2 years experience in technical program or project management with ability to manage timelines and project deadlines
  • Knowledge of Project Management fundamentals.
  • Ability to read engineering drawings, prints, schematics and diagrams.
  • Knowledge and proficiency with MS Office, Project Management software (Instagantt Software or Gantt software)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and safe driving record; and ability to operate vehicles up to 26,000lbs GVWR (must be able to provide driver’s license information if given conditional job offer in order to be verified by company’s insurance premium coverage).
  • Willingness to travel up to 25%

Preferred:

  • Experience in the automotive or manufacturing industries
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Master’s degree in Engineering, Project Management, or other related field
  • Knowledge in Electric, fuel cell, and hybrid vehicle theory
  • Simulink and Matlab experience
  • Motohawk
  • LabVIEW
  • Creo
  • Automotive diagnostics (CAN, OBDII) and repair

Salary Range: Depends on Experience

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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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