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  • Electrical Technician, Hybrid Vehicle Systems

    Job Locations US-MA-Boston
    # of Openings
    Architecture and Engineering (non-IT)
  • Overview

    XL Fleet is the leading developer and provider of simple, smart, sustainable fleet electrification solutions for the commercial vehicle market.  Our customers include transportation, municipal, and utility fleets.


    We are looking for candidates who have demonstrated leadership and excellence throughout their careers but are also excited about the prospect of creating positive change for our environment through the transformation of the fleet vehicle industry.  In return, we offer a fun work environment and the opportunity to enter a high‐growth startup company!


    • 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 Oscilliscopes, DMM,
    • Comfort with integrated circuitry


    AS degree in electrical or electromechanical training, commensurate military training, or formal automotive manufacturer training program



    At XL Hybrids we offer a competitive salary, meaningful stock ownership, 401K, health benefits.


    We are an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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