Design Electrical Engineer

Engineering Hagerstown, Indiana


What will you do?
As an ACTT Electrical Engineer, you will provide engineering support on product launches and field issues. You will be responsible for maintaining the Bills of Materials in the electrical systems. You will design and release new harnesses to provide a truck that meets the customers’ specific requirements and is safe to operate.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.

  • Provide schematic and harness designs for electrical wiring systems and components in a variety of applications to meet customer requirements and project specifications. Apply fundamental engineering principles to electrical components to insure performance.
  • Specify, locate and validate electrical components which meet product design goals while complying with government regulations and supplier installation requirements.  Lead off site contract resources in custom work order and product change request solutions
  • Troubleshoot electrical systems installed on vehicles in factor and supporting after sales service managers.
  • Provide creative and technically feasible solutions for cost savings, service issues, and product improvements. Provide design solutions for customer work orders.  Interface with materials and purchasing on new part design and sourcing. 
  • Interface with Analysis, Test, and Manufacturing Engineering to determine the most effective and economical use of materials and manufacturing processes.  Interface with the Product Regulation and Compliance staff to design vehicles that meet government regulations, restrictions and codes.
  • Other duties may be assigned.
  • Customer visits to assist service personal and review vehicle applications
  • Previous working experience with Electric vehicles and systems



Supervisory Responsibilities                  

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

What does it take to be a part of our team?
 - Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering (EE) or Electrical Engineering Technology (EET)
- 3-5 years’ experience in truck, agriculture or industrial vehicles with complex wired systems, knowledge of vehicle circuitry
- Mechatronics experience is a plus
- Self-directed
- Strong analytical and time management skills, able to multitask and manage shifting priorities
- Quick learner who requires minimal supervision and possesses good problem solving skills
- Team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Hands-on



To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:


Design - Generates creative solutions; Translates concepts and information into images; Uses feedback to modify designs; Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail.


Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.


Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.


Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.


Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.


Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Education and/or Experience                  

BSEE or BSET with one to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Automotive and/or Heavy Truck experience optimal.

Electric vehicle, high voltage systems diagnostics experience preferred


Language Skills                  

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Mathematical Skills                  

Ability to comprehend and apply principles of advanced calculus, modern algebra, and advanced statistical theory. Ability to work with concepts such as limits, rings, quadratic and differential equations, and proofs of theorems.


Reasoning Ability                  

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Computer Skills                  

A thorough working knowledge of:

  • CAD based engineering design system
  • MS Office
  • Mentor Graphics, VESYS, Pro/ diagram, or similar harness creation software
  • Unigraphics
  • Team Center PDM system
  • Electric Vehicle Propulsion Systems



Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



Potential of 50% travel to customer sites for trouble shooting and service support assistance.  Especially during early launch phases

Where will you work? 

This role is in our Autocar®, LLC, headquarters office in Hagerstown, Indiana. 

 What do we offer in benefits?

We offer an attractive compensation and benefits package, to include base salary, incentive bonus opportunities, and benefits such as medical/dental/vision options, 401K plan, etc.

About Autocar

At Autocar, we are transforming the vocational truck industry, providing the highest quality, safest, and most advanced technology in the severe-duty class 8 vocational truck segment.  Every truck we make is custom-engineered, and custom built to the customer’s specifications.

We are a privately US owned and operated company that expects our team members to act with an owner mindset: Relentless about creating value for the end user. Dogged about finding efficiencies and eliminating waste. Standing arm and arm with the rest of the team until the job is done—and ready to do it again the next day, with a smile. 

It is not easy do things differently in this industry. But we do it—because we are passionate about improving the lives of the drivers that use our trucks.