• Electrical Engineer - Powertrain Controls / Power Distribution (L7)

    Daimler Trucks North America Gaffney, SC 29340

    Job #2056918122

  • When you join Daimler Truck, you become an agent of change within our global community of people working to create a cleaner, safer, and more efficient world for today and tomorrow. Through innovation at all levels, our teams ensure our world-changing brands continue to increase the quality of life and the business success of our customers, their customers, and the world around them. The Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) brand portfolio is second to none, and includes Freightliner Trucks, Western Star Trucks, Detroit engines and components, Thomas Built Buses and Freightliner Custom Chassis.

    We are the undisputed leader in the commercial vehicle market and the industry's technology trendsetter. Empowered by purpose, DTNA employees drive a Technology Revolution through innovative products and a customer-centric culture. Our dedication to our customers and society does not end once our products hit the road. That's because we believe that business success and social responsibility go hand in hand. We immerse ourselves in our customer's experience, and support the environmental responsibilities of our sites to ensure our products are the reliable, sustainable and the desired tools of the future.

    Job Overview

    This posting represents a new Mechatronics Engineering design & development job opportunity with the Battery Electric Vehicle development team. The role and responsibilities are focused on the development of advanced vehicle components, wiring and control systems and will be supporting the following functional area:

    Powertrain Controls & Power Distribution Network (Powernet)

    Successful candidates will apply the theoretical principles, engineering techniques and practical experience towards designing vehicles that are safe, compliant, reliable, serviceable, energy efficient, competitive and use the latest technology available in the industry.


    • Support senior engineers within the Mechatronics design teams to package electric and electronic components such as ECUs, sensors, wiring harnesses, and power cables.

    • Support the creation of advanced electronics hardware, controls, and software specifications.

    • Design and engineering release of electronic component and assembly drawings, schematics, and bills of materials in the DTNA systems.

    • Support the creation of test plans for areas of responsibility.

    • Support construction of test vehicles and pre-production units.

    • Address production & field issues with swift and thorough corrective actions including both long term and short term initiatives.

    Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

    • Bachelor's Degree with focus in electrical or mechatronics engineering from an accredited university/college required OR Associate's degree with focus in electrical or mechatronics engineering from an accredited university/college and 2 years of related experience required

    • Demonstrated teamwork skills, including cross-functional collaboration

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

    • Experience with identifying and solving the root cause of complex problems

    • An attached resume is required

    Typical Minimum Experience Preferred (Desired Skills/Experience)

    • 1 year of relevant experience preferred

    • Working knowledge of NX or similar 3D CAD design tools

    • Mechanical design and analysis (sheet metal design, FEA, etc.)

    • Working knowledge of Capital Harness (CHS) or similar electrical circuit design tools

    • Working knowledge of DTNA Documentation systems

    • Experience with the design of validation of automotive systems

    • Understanding of engineering processes & downstream impacts

    Work Location Opportunity:

    This position is open to consideration at the following locations:

    • Gaffney

    Daimler Trucks North America is firmly committed to developing a work environment that supports empowerment and inclusion for our current and future employees. We recognize that our ability to adapt will enable us to compete for a broader range of talent. Additionally, our business and the people who work within it will be successful and profitable if we remain agile and flexible in our approach to work.

    To continue to build a great place to work for all, we are committed to a culture that supports flexibility and encourages a positive working environment that achieves the needs of our business and employees.

    • @on-site: You come into office 5 days per week. You have a dedicated desk for your laptop, monitor, family photos, plants, and anything else that makes your workspace truly yours.

    Additional Information

    Applicants must be legally authorized to work permanently in the U.S. at the time of application.

    Final candidate must successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check


    Daimler Truck North America is committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing an environment where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion, national origin, age, marital status, family relationship, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (including transgender and transitioning status), genetic information, or veteran status.

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