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Daimler Trucks North America Mechatronics – Senior Design Engineer ADAS / Vehicle Interface Controls / Powertrain Controls / Power Distribution Network (L6) in Gaffney, South Carolina

When you join Daimler, you become an agent of change within our global community of people working to create a cleaner, safer, and more efficient world for today and tomorrow. Through innovation at all levels, our teams ensure our world-changing brands continue to increase the quality of life and the business success of our customers, their customers, and the world around them. The Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) brand portfolio is second to none, and includes Freightliner Trucks, Western Star Trucks, Detroit engines and components, Thomas Built Buses and Freightliner Custom Chassis.

We are the undisputed leader in the commercial vehicle market and the industry’s technology trendsetter. Empowered by purpose, DTNA employees drive a Technology Revolution through innovative products and a customer-centric culture. Our dedication to our customers and society does not end once our products hit the road. That’s because we believe that business success and social responsibility go hand in hand. We immerse ourselves in our customer’s experience, and support the environmental responsibilities of our sites to ensure our products are the reliable, sustainable and the desired tools of the future.

Job Overview

This posting represents multiple Mechatronics Engineering design & development job opportunities in the Battery Electric Vehicle development team. The roles and associated responsibilities are focused on the development of advanced vehicle components, wiring and control systems and will be distributed in the following functional areas:

  • Powertrain Controls & Power Distribution Network (Powernet)

  • Vehicle Driver Interface Controls (VIC)

  • Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)

Applicants to this posting will be considered as candidates for each of the functional area positions listed above.

Successful candidates will apply the theoretical principles, engineering techniques and practical experience towards designing vehicles that are safe, compliant, reliable, serviceable, energy efficient, competitive and use the latest technology available in the industry.


  • Lead and or guide Mechatronics design staff to package electronic components such as ECUs, sensors, wiring harnesses and power cables on the vehicle.

  • Research, design and development of advanced electronics hardware, controls and software specifications.

  • Interface with product regulatory compliance personnel to ensure designs meet all technical compliance regulations, restrictions and codes.

  • Execute the design and engineering release of electronic component and assembly drawings, schematics, controls software, vehicle programming parameters, and bills of materials in the DTNA systems.

  • Develop product performance criteria and validation plans for areas of responsibility.

  • Support construction of test vehicles and pre-production units

  • Address production & field issues with swift and thorough corrective actions including both long term and short term initiatives

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

  • Bachelor’s Degree with focus in Electrical, Mechatronics, or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university/college required

  • Demonstrated teamwork skills, including cross-functional collaboration

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Experience with identifying and solving the root cause of complex problems

  • An attached resume is required

Typical Minimum Experience Preferred (Desired Skills/Experience)

  • 2-4 years of relevant experience preferred

  • Working knowledge of NX or similar 3D CAD design tools

  • Mechanical design and analysis (sheet metal design, FEA, etc.)

  • Working knowledge of Capital Harness (CHS) or similar electrical circuit design tools

  • Working knowledge of DTNA Documentation systems

  • Experience with the design of validation of automotive systems

  • Understanding of engineering processes & downstream impacts

Additional Information

  • Applicants must be legally authorized to work permanently in the U.S. at the time of application

  • Final candidate must successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check

  • EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

For an accommodation or special assistance with applying for a posted position, please contact our Human Resources department at 503-745-8982 or toll free 800-206-3369. For TTY/TDD enabled call 503-745-2137 or toll free 866-355-6935.

Organization: Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Title: Mechatronics – Senior Design Engineer ADAS / Vehicle Interface Controls / Powertrain Controls / Power Distribution Network (L6)

Location: South Carolina-Gaffney

Requisition ID: DAI0000JOG