Engineering Change Management Analyst

Phoenix, Arizona


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Nikola is looking for a self-driven and highly motivated Engineering Change Management Analyst to support our product lifecycle management.

The successful candidate works closely with both product engineering and manufacturing to support our growing product lines of disruptive transportation solutions. Nikola is a fast-paced, highly technical, and continually evolving business with significant growth potential.

Candidates should be able to operate at scale and adapt to our internal client’s dynamic needs in the Product Lifecycle Management space. This role works collaboratively with several team members to deliver significant results. This position is a pivotal interface to cross-functional organizations such as product engineering, manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, supplier quality, product compliance, and IT.

In this key role, you will:

  • Perform work within PLM Tool, managing all object lifecycles that pertain to Engineering Change Management during product development, product launch, and regular production activities
  • Be the first responder and single contact point for eBOM release issues (supporting the Responsible Engineer)
  • Prioritize many Engineering and Manufacturing Change Objects coming through and taking necessary actions within reasonable time frames to keep changes on track
  • Manage day-to-day transactional activities for Part Number releasing process, eBOM releases/changes, and other Document Control Operations related to product lifecycle following the Engineering Change Management process
  • Manage and maintain Engineering Change Request /Change Orders/Change Actions approval workflows and coordinate implementation within the cross-functional teams
  • Review the Engineering Change Objects for completeness and accuracy before the Change Advisory Board meeting. Update documentation as required
  • Participate in the Engineering Change Management Procedures writing and maintenance
  • Coordinate the training related to Change Management and support Change Management systems end-users
  • Assist cross-functional team members with PLM related Part/BOM creation and maintenance.
  • Coordinate cross-functional participation in the eBOM cleanup efforts and Change Management process changes, coordination and governing processes
  • Prepare metrics, process documentation and status reports
  • Work closely with the IT team to solve PLM systemic issues. Troubleshooting tactical issues on Change Management tools
  • Actively interface with product, process, and cross-functional teams to achieve business objectives
  • Ensure documents, specifications, engineering drawings/reports and other documentation meet Nikola Corporation standards
  • Support the Design Responsible Engineer for eBOM related issues
  • Evaluate engineering change issues to either resolve the issue or forward it to the appropriate engineer
  • Manage eBOM including part number attributes
  • Monitor the status of engineering change issues and follow-up on each issue as required
  • Write Change Orders/Change Actions as required to resolve engineering release issues
  • Monitor the status of engineering change issues and follow-up on each issue as required
  • Work with internal engineering, manufacturing, supply chain, program management, quality, and supplier quality to achieve the above
  • Perform other duties as required by the immediate supervisor

You have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science of Engineering (master’s degree is a plus)
  • Strong computer abilities Excellent analytical, organizational, written, and verbal communication skills
  • 3+ years working as Engineering Change Management Analyst
  • Ability to work cross-functionally with a customer-driven focus and sense of urgency
  • Typically receives no instructions on routine work and general instructions on new assignments
  • Attention to detail and data quality
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, are essential
  • Full understanding of downstream tools impacts, e.g. PLM and ERP applications
  • Ability to collect, compile, interpret product data quickly
  • Own your work to challenge/ask questions on input rather than ‘just’ implementing what the requestor has asked
  • Experience with PDM/PLM applications (Team-Center & 3DExperience)
  • Experience with ERP applications (Microsoft Dynamics 365 is a plus)
  • Must have hands-on experience with Change Management tools and processes (Enovia and Team Center is a plus)
  • Knowledge in working with 2D/3D CATIA V6 system
  • Working knowledge of vehicle product structure and vehicle manufacturing processes.
  • Understanding of product design and vehicle development process
  • Independent worker with the ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment is critical
Candidates must have current U.S. work authorization or be TN eligible from Mexico or Canada.  This position is not eligible for CPT or OPT

Equal Employment Opportunity statement (EEO)

Nikola Motor Company™ is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, color, age, sex, ancestry, marital status, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, medical condition, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other classification protected by state or federal law.

To all recruitment agencies: Nikola is not responsible for any fee related to unsolicited resumes from 3rd party staffing and recruiting agencies. No fee will be paid for candidates who apply and claim to be represented by an agency. Any unsolicited resumes, CVs, or other candidate information submitted by an agency will become the property of Nikola, and no fee will be paid in the event such candidate is hired.