Engineering Technician - Controls and Power Systems
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, August 18, 2023
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
Our engineering technicians will work side by side with the engineers to help make all facets of the RV integrate seamlessly, work flawlessly, and provide the best all electric camping experience possible. This includes working with multiple different systems within the controls and power systems.
This role is for onsite in our San Francisco, CA facility and includes roughly 20% travel time supporting field testing and marketing activities.
- Set up and run engineering experiments, including safety tests, characterization tests, and field tests
- Support marketing activities by ensuring marketing vehicles are in functional condition
- Maintain test assets (vehicles, bucks, mules and test rigs) and prepare them for testing, evaluation and demonstration. Travel (including occasional weekend travel) will be required at times
- Help with troubleshooting and failure analysis of components
- Fabricate prototype parts and test articles
- Instrument test articles with sensors and aid engineering with data acquisition
- Support the R&D lab manager with tools/equipment management and maintenance
- Support development vehicle builds and testing in our CO facility
Prior Experience & Qualifications
- Experience with data acquisition systems and Labview or other GUIs
- Experience instrumenting test articles with sensors such as accelerometers, thermocouples, electrical sensors, etc
- Experience creating custom wire harnesses
- Experience soldering and instrumenting circuit boards
- Experience troubleshooting vehicle software systems - CAN experience a plus
- Experience with calibration testing of control algorithms
- Experience creating test fixtures
- Experience with thermal testing a plus
- Experience with high voltage a plus
- Experience with batteries a plus
- Experience with electrical wiring and switchgear a plus
- Experience with power electronics a plus
- Experience with electric motors and propulsion systems a plus
- Experience with solar arrays a plus
Employee Benefits & Philosophy
- Healthcare, Dental, Vision (full time only)
- Unlimited Paid Time Off that we actually want you to use! 3-4 weeks is common at Lightship.
-12 weeks paid parental leave
- $2,000 per year towards an RV trip of your own, we call this a LightTrip (full time only)
Lightship offers all of its 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.
Most roles at Lightship require onsite work from our offices Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, though some roles may require all days in office. Speak to the hiring manager to learn more.