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Reading Truck Group - Electrical Systems Engineer

Bowmansville, PA 17517, USA Req #2217
Tuesday, February 16, 2021



LOCATION: RTE - Bowmansville, PA


The Electrical Systems Engineer is responsible for designing electrical systems to integrate Reading’s products, as well as third party components, directly with the vehicle, predominantly Ford, GM, and RAM commercial trucks and vans. Responsibilities include designing electrical, electronic, electro-mechanical, and pneumatic and hydraulic systems.

We are a leading manufacturer, distributor and fleet sales expert of premium truck bodies with commercial upfit for vocational markets nationwide. We strive for a pioneering attitude and a focused commitment to innovation in all we do.


Lead engineering activities in phase-gated New Product Development (NPD) projects, from business case to launch, for creating electrical and electronic solutions that integrate seamlessly into OEM vehicle systems

Design custom electrical systems based on customer spec

Work directly with OEM’s and customers to understand and achieve the required functional specifications for success

Design custom parts for integration into vocational vehicles to meet customer, technical, and regulatory specifications

Create and Revise 2D and 3D drawings and Bills of Material (BOM’s) for systems and components

Assist other Designers and Engineers with required expertise to complete supporting design activities

Engage in or direct software planning, coding and development as required

Create Design and Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis Plans; PFMEA & DFMEA

Support identification and validation of new vendors jointly with Procurement, Supply Chain, and Engineering teams

Direct design, development and manufacturing activities with electrical hardware and software vendors as required

Develop test plans; Design Validation Plan & Report (DVP&R), for NPD projects

Support the operations team in design-for-manufacture activities and the pilot build process as needed

Support development of control plans to insure ongoing quality and delivery of components and systems

Coordinate layout of illustrations and text for system operation and service manuals

Lead sustaining engineering for new and legacy electrical systems and vendors through product lifecycle

Revise SolidWorks and AutoCAD assemblies, drawings, parts, schematics, and BOM’s as required

Jointly responsible with Tech Support Engineer for problem solving of system operation issues raised via the warranty and service departments, as well as Reading’s distributor network and customer base

Support Lean manufacturing or continuous improvement initiatives enhancing product features or improving metrics


Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical, Control Systems, Electro-Mechanical Engineering, or similar program

Experience with design and development of electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems

Ability to understand and create schematics that integrate with OE vehicle electrical systems

Excellent communication skills and engineering project leadership experience

Knowledge of vehicle (truck and van, predominantly, Ford, GM, Ram) electrical architecture

Three years of experience within the vocational commercial vehicle market

Understand multiple equipment components and their combined integration to achieve specific requirements

Experience with data acquisition, telemetry and telematics

Familiarity with Federal and Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS and CMVSS)

Solidworks & PDM knowledge, proficiency, and certification

Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne (JDE ERP System) experience

Working knowledge of sheet metal & weld fabrication processes

Prior experience with TQM, APQP, Lean Manufacturing, 5S etc.

Proficient in Microsoft Office programs

Ability to problem solve and develop solutions with minimal supervision on strict time lines to deliver exceptional solutions for our customers.


Work occurs primarily in the plant offices but time on the production floor is often required.

Travel by car or plane will be required for vendor and customer visits, as well as conferences and trade shows.

COMMENTS: The Reading Group, LLC (TRG) does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, ancestry veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Other details

  • Job Family Reading Truck Group
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Bowmansville, PA 17517, USA