Entry Level Wire Harness Engineer

Phoenix, Arizona


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We are currently on the lookout for an Entry Level Wire Harness Engineer to join our BEV electrical controls engineering team.  You will work closely with other Nikola's EDS Wire Harness Design Release Engineers to help create 2D wire harness drawings for Nikola’s Vehicles.  You will also aid the 3D team with packaging components and wire harnesses into vehicles in a 3D environment.   You will also help develop and maintain program-specific, harness DFMEAs (Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis).  Must be able to demonstrate the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

You will:

  • Design wire harnesses and support vehicle builds with suppliers and at the vehicle assembly plant.
  • Support Architecture / Systems / Package meeting and provide wire harness package direction using wiring cost and requirements.
  • Support wire harness benchmark studies, including observations and documentation.
  • Define sub-components that need to be used on the wire harnesses.
  • Define retention and covering components (convolute, tape, etc.) to be used on the wire harness.

You need:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering (Master’s Degree is preferred)
  • Knowledge of Computer Aided Design software (CATIA V6 wire harness packaging experience is Preferred)
  • Ability to climb inside of vehicles to troubleshoot and rework.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and rework wire harnesses, in warehouses or assembled on vehicles, during wire harness or vehicle builds.


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.

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