Manufacturing Engineer, Process Development

  • SF Motors
  • Santa Clara, CA
  • May 05, 2020

Job Description

Manufacturing Engineer – Process Development

At SERES, we’re forging a new kind of mobility company by combining the DNA of advanced automotive engineering and design with that of state of the art smart technologies and connectivity to revolutionize the future of premium electric vehicles. From our corporate headquarters in Silicon Valley we’re bringing the best and brightest together with a common goal of creating the next generation of smart, clean, connected vehicles for you.

Our vision is to deliver premium electric vehicles that enhance the daily lives of our users, allowing them to live more connected, productive lives through the integration of clean technology and advanced hardware and software. The future of mobility is more than getting from A to B, it’s about keeping connected to provide users customizable features, when they want it.



SERES is currently hiring the best and brightest engineers to design, develop, and create the next generation of product, process, and equipment for Electric Powertrain Components. These components range from the electrical systems, to motors and drive units, and all the way to the battery and pack; with opportunities to become experts in unique technologies that are pushing the forefront of the Electric Vehicle and Battery Storage Industry. This is one of the most exciting opportunities out there, to help lead the building of state-of-the-art manufacturing in the United States and throughout the world. All of this, and the chance to get in on the ground floor of a new and exciting startup that is redefining the way electric vehicles should be developed and built.


The SERES Manufacturing Team is not a place for the faint-of-heart. (If the above doesn’t excite you, and the previous statement concerns you, you may want to close your browser now.) Expect long hours, challenging projects, and mind-blowingly fast schedules. At the same time, expect the freedom to shape your projects and deliverables, a supportive team of capable, collaborative, and dedicated engineers, the most advanced tools to help drive solutions, and overall rewarding experiences working on stimulating products while seeing your efforts lead to major company deliverables while helping to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable electric storage and transport.


Along side design for manufacturability, development of manufacturing processes and equipment, and being responsible for early prototype and production builds, a Manufacturing Engineer at SERES will work closely with all supporting cross-functional teams from the products “cradle-to-grave” and will become industry experts in the product, the processes that enable the product to be manufactured, and the equipment that builds that product.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Product design for manufacturability and sustainability including:
    • tolerance analyses
    • DOEs
    • product testing and validation
    • packaging design
    • product traceability
    • “critical-to-quality” parameters
    • make/buy decisions
    • Production Parts Approval Process (PPAP)
  • Process development for early concept and early prototype production through:
    • technology research and development in design and manufacturing
    • process invention, development, trials, and testing that shape the design of the product
    • process release through detailed manufacturing instructions, workstation and line layouts, product trials, and prototype production management
  • Prototype manufacturing process and equipment design through:
    • manual, semi-automated, and automated medium and high volume processes including:
      • adhesive dispense
      • inspection/vision systems
      • pressing technology
      • precision material handling
      • welding technologies
      • sorting systems
      • fixtures and end effectors
      • custom tooling
      • ergonomic/safety systems
    • Production manufacturing process and equipment from prototype learning by:
      • design, specification, development and creation of automation equipment
      • characterization, buyoff, validation, installation, and ramp
        • processes for process qualification (Cp/Cpk/Cpm)
        • acceptance criteria with regard to meeting engineering requirements
        • machine buy-offs (MBO)
      • management of world-class equipment integrators or internal engineering teams
    • Factory design, layout, and simulation for:
      • Line Balancing
      • Capacity Simulation and Modeling
      • Material Flow
      • Material Handling
      • Data Systems for Material and Component Traceability
      • Yield studies



  • Experience based levels from Associate Engineer to Principle Engineer

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