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Design Release Engineer, Wire Harness in Irvine, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 5/10/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Irvine, CA
  • Duration:
    24 weeks
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  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description

Volt is seeking a Design Release Engineer, Wire Harness for an opportunity in Irvine, CA.  

The Design Release Engineer (DRE), Wire Harness is part of the Electrical Team, responsible for product development of low voltage and high voltage vehicle wiring harnesses. The DRE will also support existing design activities for manufacturing, cost, and quality improvements.


  • Design and development of Automotive wire harnesses
  • Translate System Schematics into wiring diagrams and harnesses
  • Write Technical Specifications related to harnesses
  • Build a great communication channel with the supplier
  • Have weekly meeting with supplier to track the product status
  • Review Device Transmittal (DT) submitted by all module groups and update and maintain DT database
  • Review the CAD 3D Model and 2D prints for accuracy
  • Work with CAD designer/engineer to properly route the harnesses and define the attachment mechanism and attachment points
  • Work with packaging team to package and route the harnesses into the vehicle.
  • Provide technical support to Company manufacturing plant for various build phases and work to manufacturing schedule
  • Work with Company plant personals and support activities at the plant such as harness assembly and rework as necessarily (Splicing, taping, crimping etc.)
  • Work with cross-functional module groups
  • Review the DFMEA/PFMEA with supplier and provide the input
  • Create component test matrix/legs in accordance to Karma DVP&R
  • Write CRs (Change Request) and release the harnesses in Company eBOM
  • Support SQA in supplier APQP and PPAP process
  • Support Certification, Safety, and Vehicle Integration Groups
  • Support other wiring engineers and coordinate the changes
  • Represent Electrical Group in packaging meetings related to wiring harnesses


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering
  • At least 5 years Automotive or Aerospace related “wiring harness” experience at either OEM or Tier-1 supplier level
  • Knowledge of checking: Device Transmittal, System Schematics, Wiring Diagrams, and harnesses for accuracy
  • Experience with 3D and 2D CAD software applications
  • Knowledge of DFMEA and DVP&R
  • Strong teamwork skills
  • Good analytical skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Volt is an equal opportunity employer.