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Engineer II, Sustaining Engineering (Electrical) – 1295542
Dublin, CA

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We are the largest and most dependable manufacturer of Heavy-Duty Transit Buses in North America. Our customers are in all 50 states, and include cities, counties, transit districts, universities and major private fleet operators. We are headquartered in Dublin, CA.



This Engineering position is responsible for engineering design, problem resolution and other engineering duties in support of the design and manufacturing of parts and sub-systems.  This person will have direct influence at the part level to optimize the piece parts and sub-systems.  This position reports to the Engineering Supervisor but may also get direction/guidance from senior engineers. 



  • The mission of the Sustaining Engineering team is to develop new option content, cost & performance improvements to the current product, and drive resolution of technical Supply Chain, Production, and Field issues
  • Emphasis on providing robust, service-friendly, and cost-conscious electrical designs for vehicle low voltage (12/24VDC) and high-voltage (600VDC, 240/480VAC) systems
  • Experienced troubleshooting capabilities that efficiently drive to root cause and ability to identify & implement permanent corrective actions
  • Familiarity with vehicle and/or industrial control systems



  • Communicates component level design/ideas to internal/external customers
  • Evaluates customer product requirements and develops product designs to meet customer needs
  • Interpret customer requirements, and map requirements onto existing designs when possible, and/or develop new designs when needed
  • Optimize design via analytical, numerical and/or empirical assessments
  • Ensure thermal and electrical model analysis are accurate as well as product requirements are met
  • Produce and/or evaluate possible design solutions to improve cost, quality, delivery, and performance on specialized knowledge of engineering applications together with possible involvement of other functional engineers and/or customer/supplier personnel
  • Direct CAD Designers to complete 3D models and drawings as necessary
  • Release drawings accordingly to support production cost estimation and prototype quotes
  • Review CAD models and drawings of component to ensure their integrity
  • Use CAD modeling software to create components, assemblies, and engineering drawings for manufacturing
  • Create and maintain Bill of Materials (BOM along with all project documentation
  • Design and document solutions, within the scope of concepts for components and modules, taking project guidelines (e.g., safety, quality, cost, weights and dates) into consideration
  • Detailed electrical design including design for manufacture and assembly
  • Analyze assignments and determine engineering specifications which must be fulfilled for problems as well as projects
  • Support production ramp & ongoing/continuous product/process improvement
  • Preform and coordinate laboratory testing of prototypes for component characterization
  • Work with the test engineer(s) to create DVP&R, execute the defined test plan and review the test results/reports
  • Conduct field testing and provide preliminary evaluations
  • Develop and maintain the technical specification for desired performance at the component level
  • Ability to prioritize assigned tasks to maintain schedule
  • Works independently on assigned component tasks with some guidance required from senior engineers on sub system level tasks
  • Works productively with other engineers, designers, technicians, sales representatives, installers, and project managers so the project is delivered on schedule and on budget
  • Support purchasing, fields service and other internal customers as required
  • Lead or support prototype order and procurement
  • Operate in a team environment and provide input to design solution during the design development phase
  • Applies industry practices and standards (NFPA, NEC, APTA, etc.) at the direction of the senior engineers
  • Area of expertise at the component level
  • Model and drawing documentation are the accurate and complete
  • Exhibits insight on electrical design sense to develop and meet design requirements with product designs that are manufacturable, serviceable, meet all performance objectives and meet customer requirements
  • Hands on troubleshooting of vehicle systems
  • Released designs are cost effective, manufacturable, serviceable, meet all performance objectives, and meet customer requirements



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent discipline required
  • Minimum 4 years of engineering experience
  • MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) Skills
  • Familiarity with manufacturing process and environment

Electrical Engineer:

  • Application of sound electrical design fundamentals
  • Working knowledge in electrical power distribution including AC and DC systems
  • In-depth knowledge of electrical load calculation and circuit protection
  • Experienced with high voltage system design and necessary safety guidelines
  • Experienced with low voltage harness design
  • Experienced in generating harnesses and electrical schematic using CAD software
  • Familiarity with automotive components such as circuit breakers, relays, and wiring, etc.
  • Familiarity with automotive industry standards such as SAE, NFPA, FMVSS, etc.
  • Ability to diagnose and troubleshoot automotive electrical systems



  • Ability to lift 25 lbs.
  • Regularly required to sit, stand, and walk and occasionally kneel or squat
  • Limited travel may be required
  • Typical start time is 6:00am (negotiable)

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