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Manager, Modeling & Simulation

Company: Lightning eMotors
Location: Loveland
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Job Description:

Position: - - - - - - - - - Engineering Manager - Modeling & Simulation - - - - - - Reports to: - - - Director of Engineering - Shared ServicesLocation: - - - - - - - - Loveland, CO.Division: - - - - - - - - - EngineeringSalary Range: $125,500 to $167,500 (depends on experience) -About LightningThe Lightning team works with forward-thinking fleets to engineer, deliver, and manage full transportation electrification solutions, including vehicles, charging, data analysis, and energy infrastructure. Lightning eMotors designs and manufactures zero-emission all-electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, including delivery trucks, shuttle buses, passenger vans, chassis-cab models, and city transit buses. The Lightning products include best-of-class commercial EVs based on leading legacy platforms like the Ford Transit 350HD passenger and cargo vans, Ford E-450 shuttle bus and cutaway models, Ford F-59 step/food van, Ford F-550 cargo trucks and buses, Chevrolet 6500XD Low Cab Forward model, and 30-foot, 35-foot, and 40-foot transit buses.Why join Us? Here at Lightning, we focus on innovation, exceeding expectations, collaboration, integrity in our work, and respect for all. We are a fast-growing public company which enables us to continue scaling our teams and capabilities while also maintaining our leadership within the commercial electric vehicle market. This is your opportunity to be an integral part of the team, working with like-minded professionals who are dedicated not only to making a difference in our world but also transforming the automotive industry. About our HeadquartersWe are headquartered in the heart of beautiful Northern Colorado! Loveland is located just 45 minutes north of Denver/DIA; 40 minutes from Boulder; 35 minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park/Estes Park; and only 15 minutes from Fort Collins, the home of Colorado State University. Whether you are an art lover, outdoor enthusiast, foodie, wildlife admirer, big-city dreamer, or just want to get away, Loveland is the ideal location; and Lightning eMotors is grateful to be a part of this wonderful city. Visit us at: to learn more about our organization and living in Colorado!Position SummaryThis position will lead a team of engineers and CAD analysts who perform analytical tasks (FEA/CFD) and the creation of component prints. - Skills in Ansys Simulation Software and CREO Parametric 3D Modeling Software, along with a firm understanding of GD&T are required. - Managerial skills necessary for growing and leading a productive team are a must.Responsibilities

Lead a group of Analytical Engineers and CAD Analysts by providing project assignments, technical guidance, and general direction.Develop subject matter experts in analytical tools (FEA, CFD) and design/modeling of sheet metal, hose/wire routing, etc. Develop and implement design best practices based on industry standards and document per ISO 9001.Create template prints, results reporting format and procedural steps to engrain the use of both analytical and CAD services into New Product Development (Stage/Gate) and product sustaining efforts to ensure timely completion and quality of design.Develop and track key performance indicators (KPI's) for the group and regularly report results to leadership.Perform recruiting, on-boarding, annual reviews, and other human resource related duties.Other duties as assigned - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Competencies
  • Leadership: Exhibit the ability to influence and guide a team by fostering a creative environment, inspiring confidence within the group, making tough decisions, having crucial conversations, and showing compassion. - Lead by example.
  • Technically Adept: Stays on top of technology trends and is fluent in using technology to improve their effectiveness.
  • Scale-Up Mentality: Keeps an agile mindset and can deal with change in a productive manner. Is willing to balance time and effort with the ups and downs of deadlines.
  • Customer Service: Passion for delivering exemplary service. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal customers. -Be collaborative and exhibit a positive attitude toward your work and colleagues.
  • Communication: Demonstrated ability to interact respectfully with all colleagues and customers. Clear and concise written and verbal communication skills are essential along with the ability to listen intently to others.
  • Time Management: Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously, meet deadlines, remain organized, and focused on work in a manufacturing environment.
  • Quality: Focus on achieving and maintaining a high degree of quality while incorporating changes through a continuous improvement process.What we require: (education, experience, certifications)
    Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, or related field; or equivalent work experience in a directly related field 7+ years of experience in a Design-focused role utilizing analytical tools (FEA/CFD)5+ years of experience managing experienced engineering professionalsDemonstrated experience administering CAD (Creo preferred), PDM (Windchill preferred) and structural/thermal software packages (Ansys preferred)Proficient in the understanding and application of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T)Demonstrated experience in an ISO 9001-certified manufacturing businessExperience with Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) process and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)What we prefer: (education, experience, certifications)
    Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field10+ years of experience in a Design-focused roleAutomotive or Commercial Vehicle experience Experience in Electric Vehicles highly desiredExperience with fabrication, welding, power electronics and system integrationExperience within a manufacturing/production environmentBenefits offered:Once hired, employees are offered generous benefits package including:
    • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance
    • Health Savings Account and Health Reimbursement Plan (if enrolled in medical plan)
    • 401(k)
    • Paid time off (accrued)
    • Paid holidays
    • Short and Long-term disability
    • Life insurance
    • Employee assistance programEqual Employment Opportunity:Lightning eMotors is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment 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, military or veteran status.Note: Statements included in this description are intended to reflect in general, the duties and -responsibilities of this position and are not to be interpreted as being all-inclusive.Powered by JazzHR

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