Senior Mechanical Engineer, Chassis

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 Chassis Engineer at Solo AVT, you will be developing heavy commercial vehicle chassis components through all phases of the development process to production. These systems and components could include suspension, steering, braking, axles, wheels and tires. As a Senior Engineer, you will be release responsible and may also be tasked with reviewing the work of junior engineers. You will complete preliminary chassis system analysis using kinematics packages within Catia and then be able to support and interpret results from multibody dynamic simulations (ADAMS, etc). 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 chassis components for a heavy commercial vehicle using CAD (preferably CATIA V5/V6) and their associated mounting hardware solutions
  • Detailed understanding of chassis systems, including suspension, steering, fifth wheel and braking systems.
  • Experience with basic kinematic modeling packages
  • Manage CAD and drawing release of all components within your area of responsibility
  • Manage suppliers and complete component validation by generating test plans
  • Collaborate with teams across the organization to define and 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 develop 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 Part and Product Design, as well as DMU Kinematics
  • Familiarity with manufacturing processes such as casting, forging, CNC machining, plastic injection molding, and sheet metal forming
  • Automotive or transportation development experience in a chassis related role
  • 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 on chassis components in a relevant industry like automotive, trucking, construction equipment

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