XL Fleet
February 14, 2019
Boston, Massachusetts
Job Type


Engineer (Electrical) Technician Hybrid Vehicle Systems

Job Description:

  • Full time position in the Boston office
  • Up to 10% travel (varies from none to several days offsite per month)
    • Field Service
    • R&D Work (Dyno, etc)
  • Supervision by our R&D Facility Manager
  • Research and Development Efforts
    • Assist in the evaluation of potential products, inverters, motors, batteries, charger and auxiliary components to introduce into the XL hybrid systems
    • Contribute to drafting the functional requirements documents for assessing products
    • Responsible for the safe work environment and communicating and risks involved with high voltage and vehicle systems
  • Support vehicle electrical systems prototype and pre-production installs/service
    • Participate in design review meetings
    • Lead effort to deliver concept to prototype vehicle and further develop pre-production system by Installing functional electronics into R&D vehicles
    • Build prototype circuits modify existing PCBs
    • Summarize all findings during installations and report to Engineering
    • Complete vehicle inspections and document on all work completed
  • Troubleshoot electronic subsystems and vehicle electrical systems
    • Diagnose and determine root cause of issues presented with the installation and operation of XL systems
    • Build and repair wire harnesses and cables
    • Initiate change orders for XLH designed wiring harnesses and electronic assemblies
  • R&D test equipment fabrication and operation
    • Participate in the design of Engineering test equipment
    • Build setups using a variety of machinery fabrication tools, and electrical equipment
    • Operate and administer tests with proper documentation and reporting
  • Conduct quality control on assembly and service tasks
    • Perform first article inspection on R&D wiring harnesses, assemblies and components
    • Document any quality issues with the MRB process
    • Determine when return material authorizations – RMA process is required
  • Review and advise on the development of installation and service manuals
    • Review all vehicle installation guides and service manuals for electrical content on new platforms
    • Provide necessary feedback to Engineering/Production to release documentation
  • Preassemble and kit automotive hybrid components and subsystems
    • Support Production on kitting assemblies (coolant systems, battery, OBC, inverter and motor connections)
    • Roll out production test process and procedures using lessons learn from R&D validation testing
  • In-field support and service of customer vehicles; both local and out of state
    • Assist XLH Service for the local New England region
    • Troubleshoot electrical systems in the field
  • Shop organizational responsibility
    • Keep all work areas clean and organized daily, 5S
    • Process incoming and outgoing parts and materials, i.e. storage, tagging and identification, scrap
    • Manage electrical shop supply inventory, identify and address shortages of wire, connectors, terminals and proper tools



Required Skills:

  • Preferred minimum 5-10 years, direct or related, electronic technician experience
  • Proven track record of working safely with electronics, protecting both personnel and equipment
  • Ability to independently carry out job assignments
  • Electric vehicle high voltage experience or training (XLH can provide training)
  • Effective verbal and written communications (the candidate should be able to describe work accomplishments or concerns)
  • Excellent teamwork skills while working under pressure
  • Motivated, eager to face new challenges provided by an emerging technology product company
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Proficient computer skills (general PC, internet, and network use; MS Office use)
  • Experience performing electrical repair and assembly work
  • Experience constructing and debugging test fixtures
  • Experience supporting engineering development work
  • Mechanical and electronics fabrication skills (machinery fabrication tool use, soldering, heat treatment, circuit board build and debug)
  • Experience using electronic test equipment such as Oscilloscopes, DMM,
  • Comfort with integrated circuitry


AS degree in electrical or electro-mechanical training, commensurate military training, or formal automotive manufacturer training program

Please apply on our website :  XLFleet.com


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