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Quality Engineer

Quality | Newark, CA | Full Time | From $113,000.00 to $125,000.00 per year

Job Description

At FreeWire, we fundamentally change the way businesses and utilities electrify. We build battery-based energy storage systems that provide clean and quiet power anywhere it’s needed, reducing the cost and accelerating deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure. FreeWire’s solutions are evolving from providing ultrafast EV charging services to a full suite of energy services to accelerate sustainable electrification and provide resiliency to customers and a distributed power source to utilities. FreeWire has secured major strategic investors from Fortune 100 companies and serves leading corporate, utility, and retail customers. The feedback on the Boost Charger, FreeWire’s DC fast charger, has been overwhelmingly positive as we electrify locations that would have been too expensive to power on using conventional charging solutions. Utilities are releasing RFPs with requests for battery backed solutions, their regulatory teams are including our technology as eligible for incentives, and they are seeking cost effective solutions as they electrify their fleets and provide utility owned charging solutions for the public.

FreeWire has deployed battery-integrated chargers with Fortune 100 companies, commercial customers, fleets, retail locations, and gas stations. In addition to its partnership with bp pulse, FreeWire and ampm, a bp subsidiary and convenience store chain with over 1,000 locations, have already deployed multiple public charging stations in the U.S. FreeWire’s regulatory affairs and policy team keeps customers up to date on federal, state, and utility incentive opportunities, which in some cases cover up to 80% of the cost of the charging station, and the company recently announced that the Boost Charger is Buy America compliant. Learn more at www.freewiretech.com and follow us @FreeWireTech.


Quality Engineer

Newark, CA


We currently have an opportunity for an experienced Quality Engineer in FreeWire. This role will be focused on executing quality assurance and continuous improvement activities across all manufacturing sites. In this role, you will facilitate compliance to applicable internal and external requirements during the product development and lifecycle - including sustaining activities in the manufacturing operations. They collaborate closely with cross-functional teams - R&D, Manufacturing Engineering, Operations, Supply Chain, Logistics, Marketing - to solve complex quality problems and help facilitate the successful execution of the New Product Development process and launch of robust products.

The candidate must be a strong problem solver with good interpersonal and communication skills, possess a strong sense of urgency, be detail oriented and have the ability to work independently.


Responsibilities:

  • Provide expertise in the areas of Quality Assurance, Regulatory Compliance, Design Controls, Risk Management, and Statistical Techniques.

  • Facilitate test method development, verification/validation activities for New Product Development programs and establish control plans through the assembly/production processes.

  • Identify hazards, mitigate risks associated with hazards and update occurrence ratings in the FMEA or risk management files.

  • Lead Design Assurance Engineering activities to improve customer satisfaction and successful achievement of corporate and department quality objectives.

  • Support failure investigations for product failures encountered during the Design and Development lifecycle of new products.

  • Perform and lead problem solving activities for quality issues through root cause investigation and corrective/preventive actions. Methodologies such as fishbone diagrams, FMEA, process capability analysis, design of experiments, and/or statistical process controls must be utilized.

  • Develop and manage quality metrics using data visualization tools to report and provide information with recommendations for improvements and reduction of cost of poor quality.

  • Track quality improvement metrics, prioritize issues and drive continuous improvement activities with cross-functional teams.

  • Support various quality activities including calibration management, change management, NPI and trainings.

  • Assist in the development and improvement of the Quality Management System by performing internal audits to ensure compliance with the drawings, processes, work instructions, ISO 9001/AS9100 and other regulatory requirements.

  • Other related tasks as delegated by Department management.

  • Facilitates training and education of Product Design Engineers in company requirements.

  • Some local travel is required.


Requirements:

  • B.S. in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering or relevant discipline, or equivalent experience.

  • 2+ years’ working knowledge of quality engineering practices and philosophies at an electronics development and manufacturing company.

  • Excellent oral, written and presentation communication skills.

  • Knowledge of 5S, Kaizen Methodologies and Lean Manufacturing.

  • Knowledge of Product Lifecycle Management Processes (PLM).

  • EV product and process control – planning processes, material control, acceptance sampling and measurement systems.

  • A fundamental understanding of quality methodologies (corrective action, root cause analysis), GD&T, customer satisfaction and professional work ethics.

  • Understanding of controls and requirements necessary to ensure measurement quality and provide measurement assurance (metrology). Experience with a broad variety of measurement and inspection techniques.

  • Ability to read and interpret drawings of complex nature to develop in-process and receiving inspection plans.

  • Demonstrates understanding and wide application of technical principles, theories, and concepts in the field.

  • Knowledge of one or more of the following compliance (regulatory, voluntary, customer) areas including standards, requirements, and solutions: - EMC (FCC, IC, IEC, CISPR, CE) - Safety standards (UL, CSA, IEC, CE) - Radio

  • Leadership experience or training.

  • Strong written, documentation, and speaking skills.

  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.


FreeWire offers competitive benefits, including:

  • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Short- & Long-Term Disability Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Unlimited PTO

  • Dog Friendly


We provide compensation packages that include base pay, benefits and equity, and it is not typical for someone to be hired at the top end of range for the role. Actual pay will be determined based on several factors, including location, skills, and experience level.


At FreeWire Technologies, we offer fair and equal opportunities to all our candidates and team members regardless of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual identity, national origin, citizenship, marital status, disability status, parental status protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law. FreeWire Technologies believes in hiring individuals only based on their qualifications and experiences that meet our business requirements to fill the positions.