Design Manager at Hyliion

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Hyliion is looking for a Design Manager to join our engineering team in Austin. This full-time position offers the opportunity to be a part of a fast-growing company that is revolutionizing the trucking industry. We are seeking exceptionally talented individuals that are highly motivated to revolutionize an industry, reduce the use of fuel and have some fun. You will be joining an experienced engineering team in the design, simulation, implementation and testing of electrical powertrain systems. In this role, you will be developing the subsystem of the vehicle, taking designs from the conceptual stage through final implementation and production. Reports to Director Powertrain

Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Manage the design and development of automotive electrification systems including mechanical and electromechanical systems for Class 8 truck applications.
  • Implement and manage Hyliion’s CAD and PDM systems
  • Manage engineers and technicians cascading weekly tasks and ensuring tasks are on track
  • Lead application engineering team to ensure that customers are provided necessary technical support and field evaluation systems are functioning correctly
  • Sign-off responsibility for engineering hardware, including mechanical and electrical components and sub-systems
  • Provide strategic design direction to the team to ensure that Hyliion is making the correct design decisions balancing key product attributes such as performance and cost
  • Support simulation studies to determine system architecture optimization solutions, working closely with simulation team.
  • Interpret customer requirements to develop system and sub-system product specifications
  • Work with program management team to develop and manage schedules that hit company milestones
  • Manage & mentor engineering team to develop their engineering skill and capabilities; participate in hiring, reviewing performance, discipline, and other related management activities
  • Ensure that product meets all necessary safety and emission compliance requirements
  • Represent Hyliion at key public events and present at key technology conferences
  • Work with business development team to Interpret customer requirements and develop system and sub-system product specifications
  • Support the development of key quality and validation documentation including FMEAs, DVP&Rs to establish key failure modes and develop associated product validation plans
  • Manage, guide FEA and thermal modeling efforts. Review and sign-off reports.
  • Hands-on form/fit/function verification of prototype components, sub-assemblies, and final assembly
  • Regular and reliable attendance
  • Other tasks as assigned
  • Willingness to travel to manufacturing location(s) to support launch programs

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Competency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Expert CAD user including GD&T skills (Creo)
  • Expert level in Finite Element Analysis (FEA) of structural systems is a plus
  • Proven expert in automotive industry and associated toolset expertise (FMEAs, DVP&Rs)
  • High volume manufacturing experience
  • Management of team of engineers or other similar management experience
  • Understanding of automotive powertrain systems including both traditional and hybrid
  • Understanding of vibration (including modal) and vibration reduction strategies highly advantageous
  • Experience in battery design
  • Experience in electrical and wiring systems
  • Experience in thermal system modelling, system specification development and component selection
  • Experience in A/C systems preferred
  • Ability to read, understand and generate manufacturing documentation
  • Strong follow-through and self-starting nature
  • Ability to effectively and positively communicate verbally and in writing with customers (internal and external), to address their needs promptly and to follow through on commitments
  • Ability to understand and follow complex verbal and written instructions
  • Strong software tools proficiency in Solid Modeling and Project Data/Lifecycle Management
  • Position will involve travel (10% of time) to visiting engineering providers and hardware suppliers
  • Ability to work well in a high-paced environment, set and meet appropriate deadlines
  • Willingness and ability to work more than 8 hours a day to ensure that deadlines are achieved weekly hours may regularly be between 50-60 during busy time periods

Required Qualifications:

  • 10 years’ experience in design engineering roles
  • Bachelor’s in mechanical engineering

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s in mechanical engineering

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to stand, sit, use of hands to handle, feel, or reach with hands and arms
  • Ability to lift and/ or move up to 25 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision

Work Environment:

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

FLSA: Exempt (Salaried)

Hyliion is committed to diversity and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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Cedar Park is a suburb, about 16 miles Northwest of Austin, TX. The community offers an assortment of activities for families and friends.

What are Hyliion Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
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