Electrical Engineer

The Shyft Group
Middlebury, Indiana
Apr 14, 2024
Apr 17, 2024
Engineering, Electrical
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate

Electrical Engineer
Utilimaster Bristol, IN (Main)

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 Electrical Engineer for Utilimaster (A Shyft Group Brand) based at our Fleet Vehicles & Services facility in Bristol, IN, you will be accountable for partnering cross-functionally to develop electrical, electro-electro-mechanical systems and interfaces for Utilimaster products.

Your primary focus will be communicating your technical vision and ideas concisely, utilizing both visual and verbal methods.

Additionally, the work you will accomplish as Electrical Engineer will be pivotal in the creation of vital manufacturing processes and will directly shape the future of how fleet vehicles are designed, built, and delivered. It's also worth mentioning that relocation assistance to the Bristol, IN area is available for non-local candidates.

You will also:
  • Conduct electrical engineering and investigate problems related to Utilimaster products in the areas of wire harnesses, electrical elements, and electro-mechanical interfaces and determine the root cause
  • Extract technical customer requirements from customers
  • Conduct design reviews and facilitate communications between departments
  • Translate technical requirements in partnership with manufacturing, quality, and sales
  • Deliver engineering solutions and revisions to other teams within The Shyft Group via component drawings, assembly and installation drawings, and Engineering Change Notices
  • Create and maintain design standards and guidelines
  • Represent Utilimaster's Engineering Team during customer site visits and pilot reviews
  • Provide design solutions that exceed customer expectations
  • Prepare design and technical reviews with OEM partners for system-level engineering issues
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory standards, lean checklists, and documentation standards
  • Build validation plans that distinctly explain customer requirements
  • Study schematic and block diagrams and electrical components
  • Evaluate bench and vehicle log files for system issues

Take a few minutes to learn more about The Shyft Group, Utilimaster, and Bristol, IN by exploring the Learn More section below.

What you need to be successful
  • Associates degree in Electrical Engineering required
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or technology preferred
  • Two or more (2+) years of electrical engineering expertise within a manufacturing setting
  • Experience with Wire Harness Technology required
  • Robust SOLIDWORKS skills
  • Knowledge of FMEA, Root-Cause Corrective Action (RCCA), and 8D
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Familiarity with utilizing database management tools
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 10-20% of the time domestically
  • Familiarity with FMVSS standards

Learn More

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

The Shyft Group
  • Employee Testimonials
  • Our Story
  • 2023 Sustainability Report
  • YouTube
  • LinkedIn
  • Join Our Talent Community

  • Press Releases
  • Product Page
  • Commercial Truck Bodies
  • Follow Utilimaster on LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube

Bristol, IN
  • Bristol, IN - Cost-of-Living Calculator
  • The Town of Bristol - Official Site
  • Best of Bristol, IN (TripAdvisor)
  • About Bristol, IN - via BestPlaces.net

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.