Engineering Technician-Mechanical at Proterra, Inc. in Greenville, South Carolina

Posted in Manufacturing 20 days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

Position Overview

This position will provide comprehensive technical support to Proterra’s Greenville Pre-Production Operations Manager` and other site leadership team members. You will be responsible for providing a full range of technical solutions to client groups at the site and be in an environment where you can have a greater impact.

About the Role – You will:


  • Maintains and upholds to high safety standards.

  • Work closely with mechanical/electrical design engineering groups where required. Work with product validation group to ensure product is validated to meet system requirements.

  • Assist in modifying and building prototype subassemblies and development vehicles.

  • Assists completion of fabrication of piece parts and prototype parts supporting production and prototype programs.

  • Assists in the orientation and training of new/existing associates on various tasks. Provides assistance to department personnel in meeting department and company efficiency standards and associates job performance standards.

  • Maintains production and quality standards under minimal supervision; Performs minor adjustments, repairs or setups to equipment or machines.

  • Support the department’s preventative maintenance program for shop equipment, tools, fixtures, gauge, or machines.

 About Our Group:


  • As strategic partners, the Production team strives to ensure that our values, culture and engagement always allow us 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 Greenville based PreProduction Operations team that supports Proterra’s Engineering, Manufacturing, and Validation operations in Greenville, SC.

  • You will report to the Preproduction operations manager and collaborate with other preproduction team members located at our Greenville SC manufacturing facility.

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.

  • Sound judgment and problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent communication skills.

Your Experience Includes:


  • Associate degree in related field or equivalent relevant experience – Preferred but not required

  • Experience in the following:

    • Bus, heavy equipment, or automotive repair experience required

    • Mechanical & Electrical troubleshooting



  • On board diagnostics experience: CAN based vehicle diagnostics and fault codes.

  • Knowledge in the following: Low voltage (5V-24V) and high voltage (370V), electronics, electronic systems integration, heavy wiring and lean manufacturing concepts.

  • LOTO certified or willing to obtain.

  • Fabrication Experience

    • Welding – MIG, TIG

    • Fabrication equipment operation: shear, brake, stationary power equipment, lathes, mill.



  • CDL with “P” endorsement preferred but not required.

  • Physical Demands:

    • May work various shifts as needed; may be requested to travel to different locations.

    • 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.



  • Environmental Demands:

    • 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.



  • Equipment Experience Desired:

    • Automatic / semi-automatic wire printer, striper labeler

    • Ultrasonic wire welder



Location: Greenville, 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).  

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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