This position will provide comprehensive test engineering support to the
Proterra Powered validation team. You will be responsible for leading and
executing characterization, validation, and safety tests on new electric
vehicle technologies, documentation of tests and failure analysis resulting
from those tests. This position will work as the face of the company
maintaining the highest level of safety at all required locations and be the
primary validation engineer on the execution of validation activities
supporting Proterra Powered activities. This role will support Proterra
Powered projects with development partners.
About the Role – You will:
Execute characterization, verification, and validation tests on multi-
battery configurations, adding in other controls, charging systems, and
Facilitate vehicle level testing at the Proterra Test Center to further
validate systems tested in the lab environment.
Interface with Powered customers on their vehicle setups, and correlate
lab setups to validate the systems we are providing. Communicate with end
customers regarding test results and correlate with their full vehicle
Develop DVP&Rs and implement the appropriate test methods and equipment to
Provide clear and concise documentation related to tests, including
reports on parts under test and their status.
Capture identified failures in detail and work with engineering to
Troubleshoot and debug issues with test equipment.
Prioritize and complete tasks to meet deadlines.
Interact with a wide variety of individuals and teams to communicate
About Our Group:
As strategic partners, the Proterra Powered validation engineering team
works with the Integration Engineering and Launch Engineering teams to
test battery packs and ancillary components that are used in our OEM
We strive to provide the highest level service and support to our partners
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
At times we are the direct interface to the OEM representing other
Proterra internal development groups from a technical perspective.
You will report to the validation engineering lead and collaborate with
other engineering team members located at our headquarters in Burlingame,
CA and manufacturing facilities in Greenville, SC and Greer, SC.
This position will be located at the newly developing battery
manufacturing site in Greer, SC.
Self-starter with the ability to adapt interpersonal styles and techniques
to influence at all levels of the organization.
Proven track record of managing engineering projects.
Customer-focused attitude, with high level of professionalism and
Ability to work with high voltage systems and components exercising
caution and always putting safety as the top priority.
Handle aggressive development timelines and communicate across multiple
teams to achieve desired results.
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality, establish trust and
credibility, and act with complete integrity.
Detail-oriented, resourceful and diligent.
Strong time management, organizational, and documentation skills.
Sound judgment and exceptional problem-solving skills.
Excellent English communication skills.
Your Experience Includes:
Bachelor's Degree in related Engineering fields or equivalent relevant
2+ years of testing experience in the automotive or transportation
industries. Understanding of high voltage storage systems.
Experience with LabVIEW, digital and analog interfaces for PCs, test
Experience with P-CAN explorer or Canalyzer
Familiarity with the high voltage products and automotive CAN
Experience in an R&D testing environment.
Experience with completing tests and resolving problem in an unattended
Experience with scripting languages such as python, MATLAB, C, etc.
Experience with test instrumentation and data acquisition systems such as
Dewesoft (i.e., temperature, flow, pressure, current, voltage)
Experience in electrical and electronic circuit components
HV safety training
Location: Greer, SC
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).