Senior Electrical Engineer

Solo AVT

Fremont, CA, USA

Full time

Trucks VC portfolio

May 5

Who we are:

Solo AVT is building the safest, greenest and most cost-effective long-haul truck – ever. With experienced leaders in the field, we’re building a solution that will upend the logistics trucking industry. You will be working with a highly cross-functional team of systems, software, hardware and vehicle engineers, as well as an incredibly talented team of designers, technicians, and a wide range of other professionals.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

As a Senior Power Electronics Mechanical Engineer, you In this position you will design vital components used in power electronic devices, including: die cast, plastics, busbars, sheet metal, harnesses, seals, and PCBAs. You will be release responsible for both components and systems. You will also be engineering responsible for certain aspects of pre-production builds. As the team grows, you may be designated as a subject matter expert and will be asked to provide guidance to junior team members. The ideal candidate works well within a diverse team while also being able to operate independently and deliver projects on time and to specification. This candidate is able to solve complex problems by working up from the engineering fundamentals to develop the best solution, regardless of what others are doing or have done. We can’t change the world by doing it the way everyone else has done it! Finally, while we are an engineering driven company, you will need to be able to effectively communicate with our co-workers and partners in both technical and non-technical capacities.

Job Requirements - Essential Skills:

  • Specify motors, systems, components and controllers and design their associated mounting hardware solutions suitable for a heavy commercial vehicle
  • Execute mechanical design for power electronics components using CAD (preferably CATIA V5/V6)
  • Release mechanical components for power electronics using PLM system
  • Execute engineering releases for mechanical components
  • Engage with suppliers to close open items in a timely manner
  • Assist with generating vital technical documents for the mechanical team
  • Participate in the creation of DFMEAs and DV test plans for power electronics components
  • Assist with the design of mechanical test fixtures
  • Generate key component assembly instruction manuals

Desired Skills:

  • Extensive experience interfacing and managing external suppliers
  • Knowledge of CAD (CATIA V5 or V6 preferably) software including part design and assembly design workbenches
  • Experience with fundamental design practices of die casting, sheet metal, and injection molding
  • Knowledge of GD&T per ASME Y14.5
  • Ability to understand electrical and mechanical drawings
  • Understanding and knowledge of ENOVIA Product Lifecycle Management system is a plus
  • Proficient with Microsoft office tools such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Visio
  • Experience working in the automotive industry and startup environment preferred


  • BS/MS/PhD degree in ME/EE or equivalent
  • 5 + years of professional work experience as an engineer releasing Power Electronics assemblies
  • 3+ years working in a relevant industry like automotive, heavy trucking, construction equipment

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