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Test and Integration Engineering Technician

Lightship

Lightship

Broomfield, CO, USA
Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Overview
Lightship is the first American all-electric recreational vehicle manufacturer currently developing an aerodynamic, battery-powered trailer for the electric age. As the macro transition to an all-electric transportation ecosystem accelerates, Lightship is bringing the increased convenience and superior performance that electrification offers to a pastime enjoyed by over 11 million American families.
Honoring Diverse Perspectives
Lightship is committed to hiring and developing top talent from diverse backgrounds. We believe representing and supporting diverse groups is key to the success of our team members, customers, shareholders and the achievement of our mission and vision. We operate in a collaborative environment with a flat organizational structure and expect a high degree of integrity, autonomy and creativity from all members of the team.
About the Role
The Test Engineering Technician will work closely with the test and integration engineering team to build, coordinate, and execute critical testing programs that validate the performance, safety, and reliability of the Lightship product line. Lightship and this role are highly collaborative environments! You will be working cross-functionally with multiple engineering organizations to work towards our common goal of building the best all electric camping experience possible.

Responsibilities

  • Set up and execute a wide range of electrical and mechanical product tests. Testing includes: safety, performance, and reliability tests with development and pre-production level parts and assemblies
  • Lead in-test reporting of progress, failures, and testing risks to the test engineering team both onsite and remote
  • Collaborate with test and development engineers during post-test root cause analysis to identify failure modes and areas for product improvement
  • Fabricate various mechanical and electrical test fixtures using a range of manufacturing processes
  • Domestically travel (up to 30%) to support field testing at a range of test facilities including: automotive test tracks, environmental chambers, remote test sites (and campgrounds!)
  • Maintain all tools and equipment in the lab and continue to acquire and install new equipment to increase lab capabilities
  • Maintain test assets (vehicles, bucks, mules and test rigs) and prepare them for testing, evaluation and demonstration.
  • Collaborate with test engineers and program managers during the test planning phase to ensure feasible and realistic alignment with program goals
  • Be an early core part of the Lightship test and integration team driving safety, process, and cultural improvements every day

Prior Experience

  • 6+ yrs experience working as a technician in the automotive/EV, cleantech, or aerospace industries
  • Experience creating custom wire harnesses and test fixtures with little oversight
  • Experience instrumenting test articles with sensors such as accelerometers, thermocouples, electrical sensors working off of a documented test plan
  • Demonstrated experience working in and maintaining a lab development environment
  • Working knowledge of automotive and AC electrical systems
  • Experience troubleshooting software, CAN messaging and calibration testing of control algorithms a plus
  • Experience generating technical documents for training and test report generation (Powerpoint, word, etc)
  • Experience with data acquisition systems and measurement devices
  • Experience with soldering and instrumenting circuit boards

You may also have

  • Prior experience working in an automotive test lab
  • Exposure to and proficiency with high voltage safety
  • Experience with JIRA/program management software tools
  • Experience with power electronics
  • Experience with electric motors and propulsion systems
Employee Benefits & Philosophy - Applies to Full Time Employees only
- Healthcare, Dental, Vision
- 401k
- Flexible Paid Time Off - that we actually want you to use!
- 12 weeks paid parental leave
- $2,000 per year towards an RV trip of your own &/or professional development opportunities - we call this a LightTrip
Lightship offers all of its full time employees and their dependents full benefits including health, dental and vision insurance and covers 100% of the insurance premium. We are on a mission to create a more healthful all-electric experience for a pastime that millions of families enjoy and believe strongly that our team should not have to worry about quality healthcare for themselves or their loved ones along the way.