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Electrical Design Engineer



Role Profile & Pay Grade:
Non-Exempt, X


Van Wert, Ohio


We make life better, one relationship
and one vehicle at a time.


To be the partner of choice, dedicated to
safety and innovation, delivering an exceptional
 experience through empowered employees.

Summary of Responsibilities

Conceptualize, design and engineer 12v DC and 125v AC based electrical systems for use in mobile applications. Develop comprehensive multiplexed electrical systems through the utilization of computer programming and electrical schematic drafting software. Properly integrate electrical systems across multiple chassis platforms. Design new electrical harnesses for manufacturability, installation, and cost objectives. Research and develop new technologies and systems to provide reliable and innovative solutions in a mobile application. Develop and lead the design and installation of complex mobile communication systems including telemetry, GPS, cellular data modems, UHF and VHF radio systems. Review methods, document processes, develop prints and update changes for use by production and customer service personnel for proper installation and vehicle maintenance. Review vehicle work orders, create and generate all updated electrical schematic packages and create bill of materials necessary for manufacturing to the customer’s specifications in a timely manner. Provide training to production personnel, service technicians and customers both on and off-site.

Summary of Activities

Responsibilities Activities
Create electrical schematics and BOMs for each vehicle work order; production and remount. Read and interpret vehicle sales order to translate into electrical schematic and BOM.
Create and/or update electrical schematics and BOMs for options and products Gather technical data to specify proper integration of product into truck design
Provide support for Long Lead components for BOM and Supply Chain Management Read and interpret vehicle sales order to translate into part numbers with long lead times
Provide electrical support for research and development initiatives New production integration into truck designs
Document proper electrical installation processes and methods Update or create Braun process documentation as needed
Design multiplexed electrical systems Read and interpret vehicle sales order to translate into multiplex software configuration.
Research and design for new chassis model year changes and proper module to chassis electrical integration Gather technical data from OEM chassis manufacturers to specify proper integration of product into truck design
Provide training to alternate personnel on program downloads to nodes and vistas Ad hoc training to manufacturing electrical analysts.
Interact with and provide multiple chassis manufactures with the needs and recommendations of chassis electrical systems incorporation Find solutions for customer requests of unique/new features that interact with chassis electrical systems
Provide on the off-site hands-n training in a class atmosphere on correct electrical applications, processes and procedures Support yearly dealer training hosted by Customer Care Organization
Participate or lead product improvement teams Support or lead various continuous improvement projects
Assist production personnel with troubleshooting issues Utilize troubleshooting techniques to root cause and correct issues.
Develop operator manuals and training guides Customer Care Organization as lead, support creation of documentation as needed.
Provide technical support and engineering for services and warranty needs Provide design engineering support for Customer Care work orders or field questions.

Technical Skills/Competencies (Technical Knowledge, Education and Experience)

  • Associates Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent working experience
  • Strong knowledge and three years of working experience with electrical schematics, wiring diagrams and electrical tools
  • Two years of electrical CAD drawing experience
  • Sound knowledge of electrical theory and design criteria

Personality Traits / Core Skills

  • Good communication and organizational skills

Essential Functions/Physical Requirements

  • Complete all work as detailed in the summary of responsibilities of this position profile at acceptable productivity and quality levels
  • Demonstrate all technical skills/competencies and core skills as referenced in this job specification at acceptable productivity and quality levels
  • Demonstrate reasonable and reliable attendance
  • Maintain any required licensures and/or certifications
  • Operate all job-related equipment or machines at acceptable productivity and quality levels
  • Successfully pass a post offer drug test, as well as random, reasonable suspicion and post-accident drug and alcohol test thereafter
  • Ability to lift and move up to 100 pounds with assistance, regularly require to walk, talk and hear, reach with hands and arms, stand, crouch and kneel; frequently required to use hand to finger dexterity in order to handle objects, tools, and/or controls; occasionally required to stoop or crawl