This position will provide comprehensive engineering technical support to
Proterra's Manufacturing Manager, Manufacturing Controls Engineer, and other
site leadership team members. This position will be responsible for production
support on automation controls, production testing, and electrical
configuration. The Controls Technician is responsible for working with
engineering and operations teams to develop and tune processes as well as
build new equipment to specification. The role will include collaboration with
both internal and external partners, taking on this hands-on role.
About the Role – You will:
Maintains and upholds to high safety standards.
Supporting Manufacturing Engineering team in building complex mechanical
and electrical assemblies
Be the controls configuration expert on assigned contracts
Install, program, and repair automation controls
Implement and maintain tests that ensure quality and functionality of
Prepare and deliver build documentation to the production floor under
Troubleshoot battery production equipment when necessary
Focus on continuous improvement implementation in your area of
Drive and implement continuous improvement ideas.
Maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of controls technology and practices
Train production operators when called upon
Other duties as assigned by management
About Our Group:
As strategic partners, the Engineering team strives to ensure that our
values, culture and engagement always allow us to do great things for our
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
This position will be part of the Greer based Battery Manufacturing
You will report to the Manufacturing Engineering Supervisor and
collaborate with other Engineering team members located at our
headquarters in Burlingame, CA and other manufacturing facilities in
Greer, SC and Greenville, SC.
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
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.
Sound judgment and problem-solving skills.
Excellent English communication skills.
Your Experience Includes:
Associates Degree in a Controls or Testing field or equivalent relevant
3+ years of experience within the manufacturing or industrial environment
Proficient in PLC programming (Allen-Bradley is a plus)
Proficient in testing and data acquisition (LabView experience is a
Proficient with MS Office applications
Experience with manufacturing and/or testing EVs is a plus
Knowledge of electrical schematic and prints with experience in AutoCAD
May work various shifts if needed; may be requested to travel to different locations for training and acceptance testing.
Lifting up to 25 pounds and occasionally 50 pounds.
Able to walk, stand, crouch, bench, kneel, lift, carry and reach as needed in large and tight spaces.
Good eye/hand coordination and ability to identify color variations, depth perceptions and close or distance visual items.
Manual dexterity with occasional repetitive finger motion.
Ability to work in manufacturing environment with extreme heat and cold conditions.
Wear protective clothing or respiratory protective equipment.
Works with irritant chemicals, gases, etc.
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).