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Engineer I

Date: Nov 12, 2021

Location: Holden, LA, US, 70744

Company: REV Group, Inc.

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Requisition ID: 11039

REV Group (NYSE: REVG) is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of specialty vehicles and related aftermarket parts and services. REV serves a diversified customer base primarily in the United States through three segments: Fire & Emergency, Commercial and Recreation. REV provides customized vehicle solutions for applications including: essential needs (ambulances, fire apparatus, school buses, mobility vans and municipal transit buses), industrial and commercial (terminal trucks, cut-away buses and street sweepers) and consumer leisure (recreational vehicles (“RVs”) and luxury buses). REV’s brand portfolio consists of 30 well-established principal vehicle brands including many of the most recognizable names within our served markets. Several of REV’s brands pioneered their specialty vehicle product categories and date back more than 50 years.

 

JOB SUMMARY:

Design and develop electrical system circuit logic for the control of fire trucks and their associated devices.   Examples include multiplex vehicle control systems, wire harness design related to control systems, and electrical interfaces.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Work with a dynamic team of engineers and designers to create and modify the electrical systems for fire apparatus.  Integrate new automotive technologies, and new configurations of existing technology.  Use engineering software tools such as Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Multiplex CAN-bus network programming to design, develop, and execute in a team environment.  Work with both 12 Volt DC circuits for control of vehicle functions, warning lights, aerial ladder functions, and fire suppression systems.  Work with 120/240 Volt AC circuits provided on fire apparatus for powering scene lighting, smoke ventilation fans, and extrication tools.  Provide interfaces to advanced communications and electronics equipment used in emergency incident command.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Design electrical system circuits to support vehicle functions.
  • Develop specifications for electrical hardware interfaces.
  • Develop specifications for application software.
  • Design, implement, maintain and improve in-vehicle electrical controls and displays.
  • Operate computer assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform engineering tasks: AutoCAD, Zuken E3, etc. – see below.
  • Perform detailed calculations to compute and establish manufacturing, construction, and installation standards and requirements.
  • Inspect completed installations and observe operations, to ensure conformance to design and equipment specifications and compliance with operational and safety standards.
  • Maintain industry standards while driving ingenuity in product design with a focus on profitability and cost reduction.
  • Perform or assist with any operations, as required or directed, to maintain work flow or respond to production requirements.

 

OTHER DUTIES MAY INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

Perform or assist with any operations, as required or directed, to maintain workflow or respond to production requirements.

 

Requirements (education, experience, travel, physical, work environment):

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • BSEE or equal work experience
  • Ability to work independently or as part of multidisciplinary team
  • Good writing and communication skills
  • Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems

 

 

 

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE OR SKILLS:

  • Strong technical background in analog and digital circuits.
  • Experience with embedded software controls – Examples: Raspberry PI, Arduino or similar
  • CAD software

 

POSITION EXPECTATIONS:

 

  1. SAFETY: Follow FERRARA FIRE APPARATUS General Health & Safety Rules, ensure safe operating conditions within area of responsibility, and notify coworkers and supervisors of hazardous acts and conditions. Proper use of PPE; use only defect-free equipment. Promote safety in department. Use proper lifting techniques and overhead hoist when needed. Maintain clean and safe working environment in line with 5-S Philosophy. Participate in hazardous communication training and safety meetings.

 

  1. QUALITY: Responsible for the quality of work. This requires defect-free work and understanding of the requirements of the company’s quality system as it pertains to job duties and responsibilities. Must be able to check work to ensure conformance to process control instructions, specifications, and quality standards. Identify and segregate non-conforming product. Identify the need for and assist in initiating and implementing corrective and preventive actions when appropriate.  Follow the 3 Don’ts: 1) Don’t accept poor quality; 2) Don’t make poor quality; 3) Don’t pass poor quality.

 

  1. FLEXIBILITY: Able and willing to work in other areas as needed. Must be flexible in taking lunch and breaks when workflow requires. Willing to work additional hours as necessary.

 

  1. INITIATIVE: Actively participate in continuous improvement of products and processes to better serve customers and improve the overall profitability of FERRARA FIRE APPARATUS. Actively seek out work in other areas when current assignment is complete. Make suggestions for improving product quality, processes, safety, and company profitability.  Submit these implemented improvements utilizing our Minor Kaizen process.

 

  1. TEAMWORK: Positive working attitude toward other employees; be a team player. Work with others constructively and abide by company policies and procedures. Working together as a team for continuous improvement is vital to ensure the future of FERRARA FIRE APPARATUS and its employees. Teamwork will be required to be effective in daily production assignments as well as special improvement projects.

 

  1. CAREER DEVELOPMENT: Attend and participate in a variety of meetings, training programs, and task force groups to integrate activities, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problems, and maintain specific level of knowledge pertaining to changes to equipment or process, new developments, requirements, procedures, and policies. Work towards obtaining your Bronze Lean Certification.

 

  1. LEADERSHIP: Lead the team, provide innovative thought leadership on strategies to grow market share, increase profitability, and meet long-term business goals.

 

  1. ACTION-ORIENTED: Enjoy working hard; is action-oriented and energetic; not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; seize more opportunities than others.

 

  1. CONFLICT MANAGEMENT: Step up to conflicts, seeing them as opportunities; read situations quickly; good at focused listening; can hammer out tough agreements and settle disputes equitably; can find common ground and get cooperation.

 

  1. DEALING WITH AMBIGUITY: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.

 

  1. DRIVE FOR RESULTS: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:

  • AutoCAD Software and Zuken E3
  • Multiplex Systems, Class 1, Weldon, Power Vision & Diamond Logic Vehicle Control Electronics
  • Multimeters and network analyzers
  • Microcontroller Programs
  • Microsoft Office 360
  • Adobe

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

The physical requirements 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 regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.

 

Work Environment:

 

  • Offices
  • Plant floor
  • Outdoors

 

Personal Protective Equipment Recommended and/or Required:

 

  • Safety glasses if walking in plant vicinity.
  • Earplugs if walking in plant vicinity.
  • Safety shoes required in the plant vicinity.

 

Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc. (“Ferrara”), a leading custom fire apparatus and rescue vehicle manufacturer that engineers and manufactures vehicles for municipal and industrial customers. The Ferrara product portfolio includes multiple fire apparatus configurations tailored to the specific requirements and demands of the fire service industry – including custom-builds on their own chassis as well as solutions on commercially available chassis such as Freightliner and International. This acquisition enhances REV’s product offering in its Fire Group within its Fire & Emergency segment, particularly with custom chassis pumpers, aerials and industrial apparatus.

REV Group is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law. REV Group also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans.

 

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