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Karma Automotive Design Release Engineer, Wire Harnesses in Irvine, California

Karma Automotive is passionate, responsible and uncompromising.

We make beautiful, ecologically sensitive products, and we will provide a memorable ownership experience for our customers.

Our work environment is casual, and our culture is results-oriented.

This position will be part of Electrical Team. The Design Release Engineer (DRE) Wire Harness is responsible for product development of low voltage and high voltage vehicle wiring harnesses. The DRE will also support existing design activities for manufacturing, cost, and quality improvements. This position requires an extremely technical oriented individual with the dynamic sense of urgency and communication skills to meet the project needs and development timing. The DRE will be fully responsible for releasing the harnesses in line with program timing. The candidate should have Automotive or Aerospace wire harness design experience.

  • Design and development of Automotive wire harnesses

  • Translate System Schematics into wiring diagrams and harnesses

  • Work with purchasing department on creating RFQ

  • Write Technical Specifications related to harnesses

  • Build a great communication channel with the supplier

  • Have weekly meeting with supplier to track the product status

  • Review Device Transmittal (DT) submitted by all module groups and update them

  • Maintain DT database

  • Create/modify logical schematic

  • Review the CAD 3D Model and 2D prints for accuracy

  • Work with CAD designer/engineer to properly route the harnesses and define the attachment mechanism and attachment points

  • Work with packaging team to package and route the harnesses into the vehicle.

  • Provide technical support to Karma manufacturing plant for various build phases and work to manufacturing schedule

  • Work with Karma plant personals and support activities at the plant such as harness assembly and rework as necessarily (Splicing, taping, crimping etc.)

  • Work with cross-functional module groups

  • Review the DFMEA/PFMEA with supplier and provide the input

  • Create component test matrix/legs in accordance to Karma DVP&R

  • Write CRs (Change Request) and release the harnesses in Karma eBOM

  • Support SQA in supplier APQP and PPAP process

  • Support Certification, Safety, and Vehicle Integration Groups

  • Support other wiring engineers and coordinate the changes

  • Represent Electrical Group in packaging meetings related to wiring harnesses

  • Provide weekly report

  • Stay up-to-date with the latest wiring/connector standards

  • Meet all MRD dates, delivering high quality harnesses in line with program timing.

  • Follow the direction provided by the immediate supervisor and execute the task

  • Attend the department meetings

  • Visiting supplier’s plant to become familiar with their manufacturing process

  • Able and willing to travel to supplier site when needed

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering

  • At least 5 years Automotive or Aerospace related “wiring harness” experience at either OEM or Tier-1 supplier level

  • Knowledge of checking: Device Transmittal, System Schematics, Wiring Diagrams, and harnesses for accuracy

  • Experience with 3D and 2D CAD software applications

  • Knowledge of DFMEA and DVP&R

  • Strong teamwork skills

  • Good analytical skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

    NO 3rd Party Recruiters. Principals Only, Please

Karma Automotive LLC is an equal employment opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, color, race, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, age, religion, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other group protected by law. Karma Automotive LLC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to all qualified individuals with a disability. Valid driver’s license may be required based on essential duties.

ID: 2019-3562

FLSA Status: Exempt

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Street: 9950 Jeronimo Rd.