Engineer – HV Battery Harness & Electrical Engineering

at Karma Automotive
Location Irvine, California
Date Posted July 31, 2022
Category Engineering
Job Type Not Specified



Karma Automotive, founded in 2014, is a southern California based producer of luxury electric vehicles. Headquartered in Irvine, CA, Karma sells vehicles via its dealer network in North America, Europe, South America and the Middle East. Karma s production facility (referred to as Karma's Innovation and Customization Center) is located in Moreno Valley, CA and offers world-class customization, and manufacturing services along with electrification platforms. Karma s flagship vehicle, the Revero GT, was awarded Green Car Journal s 2020 Luxury Green Car of the Year . In 2021 Karma announced the GS-6 Series which include an extended-range series hybrid EV and their first-ever all-electric vehicle. Every Karma vehicle is created with unparalleled individual care and craftsmanship and combines leading technology with a luxury experience.

The Engineer - HV Battery Harness & Electrical Engineering will be responsible for design and release of the Electrical components of the HV battery pack.

Responsibilities (include, but are not limited to):

  • Lead product development for HV/LV wiring system starting at concept development - generation of requirements, scope definition, cost estimation, and feasibility studies
  • Collaborate with vehicle and powertrain engineering to ensure the flow and balance of requirements to meet system needs
  • Develop part and assembly model and drawing of HV/LV wiring, including GD&T
  • Select and source electrical components for HV battery system (connectors, contactors, fuses, etc.)
  • Work with supply chain and supplier quality to ensure parts are delivered on time, with quality, by ensuring the appropriate engineering analyses and tests are completed
  • Complete risk/hazard reviews utilizing DFMEA and PFMEAs
  • Design for manufacturing
  • Create and execute validation test plan
  • Track and analyze electrical system changes
  • Responsible for EMC development & verification
  • Provide cross-functional program integration support to ensure team success
  • Must display ability to identify problems, recommend solutions, and execute contingency plans
  • Demonstrate strong teamwork skills by developing consensus and win-win situations
  • Other duties, as assigned
  • Required Qualifications

  • BS in Electrical/Mechanical or related field of study
  • Background in automotive system hardware engineering (development and/or release)
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the application of engineering principles in electrical mechanical systems
  • Experience with HV/LV harness design
  • Solid skills on CATIA or other CAD tool
  • Familiar with the HV safety and electrical standards/regulations
  • Familiar with automotive development process (requirements, design, implementation, and validation)
  • Experience working with suppliers
  • Familiarity with Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) tools such as SmarTeam
  • Basic knowledge of Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001:2015) and Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001:2015), as applicable
  • Preferable:

  • Knowledge of automotive HV battery system
  • Project experience with HV/LV wire harness design of the HV Battery Pack
  • Project experience with electrical components (contactor, fuse, and current shunt) for vehicle applications
  • Physical Requirements

    Note : The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to 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 should have the:

  • Ability to frequently use or operate a computer, mouse and/or other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, computer printer, etc.
  • Ability to frequently use hand(s) for repetitive actions (grasping and fine manipulation)
  • Ability to frequently walk or move - to regularly move about inside the office
  • Ability to frequently see or detect, identify, recognize, or assess surroundings while in the office
  • Ability to occasionally bend, kneel, crouch, turn, and stoop.
  • Ability to frequently sit or be stationary for extended continuous periods of time.
  • Ability to stand for occasionally periods of time.
  • Ability to safely climb ladders, stairs, and ramps occasionally
  • Ability to occasionally lift and/or push/pull up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) correctly most of the day
  • Driving company vehicles occasionally
  • Travel up to 25%
  • Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing their job in an indoor office environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may spend approximately 60% (excluding breaks and meal periods) of time in an office environment and 40% of the time in the non-office setting (garage and/or laboratory setting). When working in the non-office setting, it requires the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), including (but not limited to) safety shoes (unless staying outside of the working areas), bump caps, and/or safety goggles frequently.

    Join Karma as we transform transportation and mobility with innovative teamwork.

    Karma Automotive LLC is an equal employment opportunity (EEO) employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender identity and expression, color, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy or related conditions (including breastfeeding), national origin/ancestry, religion, military/veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other characteristic and group protected by applicable law. Karma Automotive LLC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to all qualified individuals with a physical or mental disability. Valid driver s license may be required based on essential duties.

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