Senior Mechanical Engineer

Solo AVT

Fremont, CA, USA

Full time

Trucks VC portfolio

Jul 7

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 Mechanical Engineer at Solo AVT, you will be developing heavy commercial vehicle components from concept to production, and everything in between. You will have the opportunity to work with a number of manufacturing processes including stamping, casting, forging, injection molding, blow molding, in addition to many of the prototype processes that will be used for development mules. You will work within a talented team of engineers assembled from across the industry to develop the Solo line of autonomous, heavy trucks. You will be release responsible for both components and systems. We're looking for top talent and 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:

  • Design components for a heavy commercial vehicle using CAD (preferably CATIA V5/V6) and their associated mounting hardware solutions suitable
  • Provide design direction and design support to team members as needed
  • Manage CAD release of all components within your area of responsibility
  • Manage suppliers and complete component validation by generating test plans
  • Work with groups across the organization to execute technical requirements
  • Conduct design reviews and deliver hardware in time to meet all milestones
  • Report component design development status
  • Resolve hardware related failures and come up with short- and long-term corrective plans
  • Hands-on work is an integral part of being an engineer at Solo AVT, so familiarity with and a willingness to use basic hand tools is necessary for success.

Desired Skills:

  • Proficient with 3Dexperience (CATIA V6) software including Generative Shape Design workbench (GSD)
  • Knowledge in electrical components and high voltage packaging designs
  • Familiarity with manufacturing processes such as casting, CNC machining, plastic injection molding, wiring harness and sheet metal forming
  • Prefer to have automotive or charging product development experience
  • Project management skills
  • Knowledge of GD&T per ASME Y14.5
  • Willing to work flexible hours and passionate about getting jobs done


  • BS/MS degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • 5+ years of professional work experience as a mechanical engineer
  • 3+ years working in a relevant industry like automotive, heavy trucking, construction equipment

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Revolutionizing the Freight Transportation Industry