OPEN POSITIONS

Open Positions at Lightning Systems

Interested in joining our team of leading-edge professionals based in Northern Colorado that’s at the forefront of the clean air and energy efficiency movement?

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Current open positions:

  • Manager of Quality Control
  • Technical Account Manager
  • Field Service Technician
  • Human Resource Coordinator

Scroll down to see the job descriptions.

 


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

Send resume and cover letter to  with “Quality Control Manager” in the subject line.

 


Technical Account Manager

Lightning Systems, a growing company that designs and manufactures zero emission all-electric powertrains for commercial vehicles, is seeking a 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, 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, Chevrolet 6500SD Low Cab Forward model, and 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!

Position

This position is for a Technical Account Manager with Lightning Systems.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Director of Program Management, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Direct interface with external customers and internal Lightning departments
  • Provide technical expertise to assist with Business Development objectives
  • Collect and Act on customer feedback
  • Provide program status for Lightning leadership
  • Support Engineering and Customer Operations to commission, test, and repair Lightning Systems equipped vehicles in the field

Required Experience, Attributes, and Knowledge

Reporting to the Director of Program Management, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Executes the company’s objectives with independent and innovative solutions
  • Well versed in Project Management fundamentals
  • Ability to read engineering drawings, prints, schematics and diagrams
  • Basic knowledge of tools and manufacturing
  • Proficient with MS Office, Project Management software
  • BS in Engineering required; Masters preferred
  • Clean Driving history, and ability to operate vehicles up to 26,000lbs GVWR
  • Willingness to travel up to 25%
  • Good inter-personal communication skills
  • Must be proficient with computers (MS Office suite, Dropbox, etc.)

Desired Attributes and Knowledge

  • 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.

Send resume and cover letter to  with “Technical Account Manager” in the subject line.

 


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

Send resume and cover letter to  with “Service Technician” in the subject line.

 


Human Resources Coordinator – growing company!

Lightning Systems, a growing company that designs and manufactures zero emission all-electric powertrains for commercial vehicles, is seeking a talented Human Resources Coordinator 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 consider yourself an outgoing and approachable person 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 to the Director of Finance & Controller, the HR Coordinator is a new position responsible for the administration of our growing employee base.  The focus of this position is on administrative Human Resources with willingness to take on more HR duties over time.  While the focus of this position is predominately HR, about 25% of your day to day will be providing administrative support to our accounting and administrative team.

Key HR accountabilities:

  • Assist in and manage the company’s full employment cycle to include recruiting, on-boarding, off-boarding, and employee transitions
  • Oversee setup and maintenance of personnel documentation and files
  • Document, maintain, and communicate company policies, procedures, and cultural landscape to new and existing employees
  • Communicate and support department leaders as necessary for new & departing employees
  • Assist in and manage the company’s benefit administration process including health and 401K
  • Coordinate with payroll processing to ensure new-hires, terminations, or changes as necessary before payroll processing
  • Point of contact liaison between benefit broker and company for open enrollment or to address any issues that arise from employees and the carriers in a timely manner

Skills/Experience/Knowledge required:

Mandatory:

  • 1-4 years HR or office management with experience or understanding of  personnel documentation, recruitment, onboarding, compliance (ACA, HIPAA, FMLA), benefits administration, and/or payroll
  • Willingness to assume administrative support tasks
  • Able to understand and execute processes including: recognizing employee needs, communicating process changes, measuring and assessing success and identifying areas of improvement
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality is critical in the position and handle highly sensitive & confidential situations
  • Strong teamwork, oral, and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and coordinate multiple tasks with multiple level positions in the organization
  • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite software including the use of Outlook, and Word.
  • Must be attentive to the department’s needs, have follow-through, be a self-starter, multi-tasker and detail-oriented.
  • Bachelors Degree in Business Administration or related degree from an accredited university

Salary: Depends on Experience

Send resume and cover letter to  with “HR Coordinator” in the subject line.