Senior Electrical Engineer

The Shyft Group
Canton, Michigan
Apr 14, 2024
Apr 18, 2024
Engineering, Electrical
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate

Senior Electrical Engineer
The Shyft Group, Inc. Plymouth, MI

Regular Employee Salary Exempt

Who we are

At The Shyft Group we are driven to deliver, and as the North American leader in specialty vehicles, our portfolio of last-mile delivery vehicles, work trucks, and motorhome chassis brings people, goods, and services where they need to be.

We are strengthened by nine industry-leading brands Utilimaster , Blue Arc EV Solutions, Royal Truck Body, DuraMag , Magnum , Strobes-R-Us , Spartan RV Chassis, Red Diamond , and Builtmore . Over 4,000 employees across ten states and two countries work independently and together as one team under Shyft, building chassis, vehicle bodies, and accessories that improve every route, every run, and every ride.

Empowered by a supportive, inclusive, and highly entrepreneurial culture, every person behind our brands is given the tools they need to make a positive contribution to the company, their community, and their families. Together under the Shyft umbrella, our teams drive new synergies that bring innovations to life on the road - for an experience that is safer, more satisfying, more rewarding all around.

With 50 years and millions of miles behind us, we continue to charge forward - leading the commercial vehicle transition to electric, innovating across all our brands, and earning our position among Fortune's 100 Fastest Growing Companies.

What you'll do

As the Senior Electrical Engineer for Blue Arc (a Shyft Group Brand) based at our R&D facility in Plymouth, MI, you will enjoy partnering cross-functionally and sharing your technical visions and ideas to develop innovative solutions to our clients' problems visually and verbally on a daily basis.

In this role, you will be involved with specifying, designing, developing, testing, and troubleshooting electrical and electronic systems for Blue Arc's Class 3 and Class 5 electrical vehicle product lines. This position involves work on projects subject to International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Prior experience or familiarity with ITAR regulations is preferred.

The work you will accomplish in this role and as you grow your career within the company will be instrumental in shaping the future of how electric fleet vehicles are designed, built, and delivered.

You will also:
  • Design electrical architecture for electrical vehicle systems
  • Define electrical and electronics systems and components
  • Design and Release
    of modules and subsystems
  • Produce electrical engineering documentation
  • Manage your workload to ensure steady progress and timely completion
  • Work on low-voltage and high-voltage electrical systems
  • Develop engineering bills of materials that are complete, accurate, and on time
  • Develop test requirements and coordinate component and system testing
  • Identify and implement design improvement projects with a focus on reducing cost and improving product performance
  • Provide technical support cross-functionally regarding vehicle electrical systems
  • Represent The Shyft Group and Blue Arc at industry and technical forums

Learn more about The Shyft Group and Blue Arc by exploring the Learn More section below.

What you need to be successful
  • Bachelor's degree required in Electrical Engineering or Electronic Engineering
  • Seven or more (7+) years of experience in Low Voltage Automotive (12V) and High Voltage Battery Systems
  • Ability and willingness to travel occasionally in support of growing the business
  • Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this
    specific position requires U.S. citizenship status.

What makes you stand out
  • Heavy-duty truck and/or motor vehicle electrical experience
  • Familiar with FMVSS requirements
  • Strong troubleshooting and testing skills i.e. CAN networks and/or low voltage troubleshooting
  • Previous experience working with military projects preferred

Learn More

The content below is exclusively available on our careers site job description:

The Shyft Group
  • Join Our Talent Community
  • Employee Testimonials
  • Our Story
  • Sustainability Report
  • YouTube Channel
  • LinkedIn Page

Blue Arc
  • Blue Arc Launch Video (YouTube)
  • Class 5 EV Crew Cab Announcement (Video)
  • Power Cube for EVs (Video)
  • Ride and Drive - Recap Video
  • Follow Blue Arc on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube

Why The Shyft Group?
We believe that when our people thrive personally and professionally, our business thrives. We are committed to offering comprehensive benefits programs that stay healthy, feel secure, and maintain a work/life balance.

Stay Healthy:

Medical and Rx Plan

Health Savings Account

Dental and Vision Plan

Healthcare Flexible Spending

Wellness Plan

Financial Security:

401 (k) Retirement Savings

Short and Long Term Disability

Company Provided Life and Dependent Life Insurance

Voluntary Term Life Insurance

Work/Life Balance:

Educational Reimbursement

Employee Assistance Program

Dependent Care FSA

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

The Shyft Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified Individual with a Disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. If you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply, please email us at .

The Shyft Group is an E-Verify Employer

Shyft uses E-Verify, which is an online system operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility and validate social security numbers. Through participation in the E-Verify program, information entered on Form I-9 will be provided and compared to information available at both of these agencies. See posters for more details. E-Verify Notice U.S. Right to Work Notice.