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Electro-Mechanical Associate at Proterra, Inc. in Greenville, South Carolina

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Position Overview

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

About the Role – You will:

  • Assemble or produce component parts into completed units within blueprint specification and/or design tolerances and provide electrical assistance to Commissioning; Perform minor adjustments, repairs or setups to equipment or machines, and operate required electrical equipment or machines.

  • Maintain acceptable performance standards for assembly, production, quality, safety and housekeeping (5S requirements) including proper daily storage of hand tools; Support the department’s preventive maintenance program for shop equipment, tools, fixtures, gauges and machines

  • Ensure electrical systems are properly integrated with control strategies; Check and verify quality related to the electrical system.

  • Follow all quality and process standards and guidelines; Inspect work to ensure compliance.

  • Works closely with mechanical / electrical design group where required and work with product validation group to ensure product is validated to meet system requirements.

  • Assist in modifying, building and validating harnesses and in wiring and building of functional testing equipment as requested by the Mechanical Engineers; Perform and validate functional test.

  • Inspect parts or completed units by using visual inspection, gages, tape measures, check fixtures, calipers or other inspection equipment.

  • Assemble, align, test and inspect parts to form complete units or subassemblies of a variety of standard products where procedures and methods are prescribed. This may involve many parts, close tolerances and interrelated factors.

  • Maintain tooling and material accountability, department blueprints, schematics, drawings, production plans, standard manufacturing procedures and station metrics as needed.

  • Identify part discrepancies and out of the ordinary changes to product or process and attempts to troubleshoot minor issues.

  • Coordinate with other setup or leader personnel for associate job assignments, or setup personnel for movement of materials or coordination of duties.

  • Other duties as assigned by management.

 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 Production team that supports Proterra’s Manufacturing and Engineering operations in Greenville, SC.

  • You will report to the Site Production Supervisor and collaborate with other Production members located at our headquarters in Burlingame, CA and other manufacturing facility in Los Angeles, CA.

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:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • 2+ years’ experience in electro-mechanical assembly/technician type role, installing/assembling components (i.e., bus seats, windows, doors, interior lights, grab bar, and other interior bus fixtures) and mounting front and rear suspension assemblies. Experience in various electrical crimpers, cutting, fitting and measuring as well.

  • 2+ years’ electro-mechanical troubleshooting experience and training others in electrical assembly processes.

  • 2+ years’ experience in assembling the following: electrical assembly operations, mounting battery boxes/disconnect boxes, kitting and assembling energy storage systems, installing wire harnesses, automotive dash assembly, running brake and air lines, mounting HVAC units and radiators to exterior bus roof, mounting energy storage systems, assembling roof fairings, other exterior and electrical bus assembly tasks.

  • 2+ years’ experience or knowledge in bus assembly processes, lean manufacturing concepts, continuous improvement mindset, blueprint reading skills and basic computer skills.

  • 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.

You might also have:

  • Associates Degree in related field

  • 2+ years manufacturing assembly experience, preferably in automotive areas

Location: Greenville, 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).  



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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