Manufacturing Engineer

About the Role – You will:

  • Accountable for safety, quality, equipment availability, and cycle time targets for assigned areas.
  • Develop, evaluate, and improve manufacturing methods, utilizing knowledge of product design, materials and parts, fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment capabilities, assembly methods and quality control standards.
  • Analyze and plan work force utilization, space requirements, workflow, design layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency.
  • Lead 1starticle manufacturing validation activity for design changes; write clear, detailed job instructions; create and implement process control plans.
  • Estimate production times, staffing requirements and related costs to provide information for management decisions; research and purchase enabling manufacturing technology.
  • Apply statistical methods to estimate future manufacturing requirements and have a strong voice for new product design for manufacturability.
  • Confer with management, engineering and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules and other considerations to facilitate production processes; work with Product Engineering to identify and correct product related issues on the line.
  • Confer with vendors and engineering to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials or parts, and evaluate products according to specifications and quality standards.
  • About Our Group:

  • As strategic partners, the Manufacturing Engineering team strives to ensure that our values, culture and engagement always allow us to do great things for our company.
  • We strive to provide the highest-level service and support to our clients each and every day.
  • We work collaboratively to build strong relationships with our clients, partners, and own team.
  • We treat each other with respect……and always try to have a little fun every day!
  • This position will be part of the Manufacturing Engineering team that supports Proterra's Manufacturing and Engineering operations.
  • You will report to the Site Manufacturing Engineering Manager and collaborate with other Engineering team members located at our headquarters in Burlingame, CA and other manufacturing facility in Greenville, SC.
  • About You:

  • Self-starter with the ability to adapt interpersonal styles and techniques to influence at all levels of the organization.
  • Customer-focused attitude, with high level of professionalism and discretion.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality, establish trust and credibility, and act with complete integrity.
  • Detail-oriented, resourceful, and diligent.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills; must be able to work any shift as needed based on production needs.
  • Sound judgment and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent English communication skills (oral and written)
  • Your Experience Includes:

  • 3-5+ years' experience in an automotive manufacturing environment that includes strong functional hands-on experience.
  • Experience in High Voltage Battery manufacturing and engineering is a plus.
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering (mechanical, electrical or industrial) or equivalent experience.
  • Design for manufacturing experience; Process design and manufacturing process layout experience.
  • Expert level of understanding of lean manufacturing concepts.
  • Knowledge of GD&T, basic Hydraulic, Pneumatic, and electro-mechanical systems.
  • Knowledge of APQP, PFMEA, Process Flow, Control Plan, and ISO/TS.
  • Proficient in CATIA and MS applications.
  • Ability to use power tools and measuring tools.
  • You might also have:

  • Green Belt or Black Belt certification
  • Location: Greer, SC

    Travel: 0 - 10%


    Proterra is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all Employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law or ordinance. Proterra participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program (E-Verify).

    Job details


    Manufacturing Engineer




    United States


    June 11, 2024

    Application deadline

    February 17, 2024

    Job type



    Architecture and Design

    About the employer

    As major cities convert to 100% electric fleets, Proterra vehicles have become the most popular electric buses on the road in North America. With more than 10 years of experience delivering heavy-duty electric transit vehicles, Proterra has sold 1,300+ buses to 135+ transit agencies across 43 U.S. states and Canadian provinces.

    To provide operators with a comprehensive set of products to deploy and scale their EV fleets, Proterra also offers a turn-key approach to delivering the complete energy ecosystem for commercial electric vehicles. In addition to high-power charging systems, Proterra Energy fleet solutions include charging infrastructure design, build, financing, operations, maintenance, and energy optimization.


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