Manager Vehicle Reliability Engineering

Phoenix, Arizona


Your new career as the Manager of Vehicle Reliability Engineering will enable you to start this department from scratch! If you have the confidence in yourself to create a brand new group within a start-up company that is aggressively leading the BEV Semi Trucks market vertical, then read on!


  • Express your strong working knowledge of both analytical and physical reliability engineering skills
  • Define Reliability and Confidence Targets for all vehicle programs
  • Create vehicle reliability plans to assess vehicle reliability versus requirements and targets
  • Design, creation & execution of reliability KPIs, analysis programs (fault tree, RBD) and planning
  • Strong, demonstrated background in physics of failure analysis and design improvement
  • Forward-thinking by improving vehicle reliability for the current generation vehicle, while using lessons learned, to improve vehicle reliability for the next generation of vehicles
  • Collaborate with all vehicle, system, and component engineering Teams to review reliability test data to improve data, redefine methods, update documentation for continuous improvement
  • Display your knowledge with tools & concepts like: CAN, PTC, ReliaSoft, Matlab, MTTF, MMTF, MTBF, Jira, CATIA
  • You will perform as both a reliability engineer & a technical lead that can build & manage a reliability engineering team to make an immediate impact on the Vehicle V&V Team and our Business Partners internally & externally


  • BS, MS preferred, in ME, EE, Automotive Eng. or other related Engineering fields
  • Minimum of 7 years of reliability engineering experience with at least 2 years in a lead or management role with direct reports
  • BEV full electric, hybrids or FCEV vehicle architecture which includes High Voltage Battery Systems, Low Voltage Systems, Powertrain, Structures, Chassis/Suspension, Braking & Vehicle Software/Firmware
  • Strong collaboration, communication, Team building, data analytics, KPI & technical writing skills


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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