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Electro-Mechanical Assembler

Motiv Power Systems

Motiv Power Systems

Hayward, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2023

What Makes Motiv Special?

Through a radically different approach to building electric trucks that combines our own patented IP with strategic partnerships, we have developed a line of all-electric medium-duty truck and bus chassis, the Motiv EPIC platform, which are used in a range of truck and bus applications. Our next-generation power management electronics and software make it easy to integrate new technology components into new vehicles and applications.

The ideal candidate will want to be a member of the 2+ ton commercial truck EV Industry leader, with millions of current customer driven miles and tens of millions of pounds delivered in the US and Canada while reducing millions of CO2 pounds of emissions. You will be joining us at a critical inflection point in our growth, when, in addition to launching our sixth generation technology, we are significantly expanding our products, capacity and market volume.

Motiv’s core values are deep passion, curiosity, collaboration, customer focus and “owning it.” If those are values you share, we would love to talk with you about joining our team and taking your career to the next level in one of the hottest technology sectors. To succeed in this job, you must be able to perform the duties listed below – and others as required.

Job Summary:

We are looking for an experienced Electro Mechanical Assembler to work in our Hayward, California manufacturing site. In this line position reporting to the Manufacturing Manager, you will be responsible for leading and administering factory floor activities that produce Motiv’s ePCS system components. Your ability to work with electronics and component assemblies, and to oversee the work of others to help us continuously improve the reliability, assembly, and quality of the company’s products.

We are looking for candidates that are ready and excited to take on the many responsibilities associated with running a hi-tech production facility. Your success at Motiv will be determined by your passion and self-motivation, as well as your skills and knowledge. Compensation in the form of a salary package will be based on your skills and experience.


  • Function as an assembler in a complex box build operation
  • Support area manager in establishing standards, methods and processes as required
  • Sort and resolve production line issues including drawing and BOM updates, work instructions and procedures
  • Make suggestions for overall product quality and cost improvements
  • Will be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • 3+ years of experience in complex electronics assembly testing
  • 1+ years of experience in building cables/harnesses
  • General Education Diploma – extra schooling in related fields
  • Ability to read wiring diagrams
  • Knowledge of standard assembly tools, including air tools, electric drivers, torque tools and crimp tools
  • Familiarity with high power assembly environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Experience with standard office computer programs to record assembly activities and reference assembly instructions
  • Good communication skills- verbal and written
  • Good problem solving/analysis skills
  • Experience with standard office computer programs to record assembly activities and reference assembly instructions
  • Some travel may be required

Work Environment:

  • Regularly required to sit, stand, bend and lift up to 30 pounds
  • Combination of Plant and Office Environment
  • Occasional exposure to elements such as odor, noise, dust, heat, cold or chemicals within OSHA and California work environment statutes

Regular Training:

  • General Safety
  • High Voltage safety
  • Supervisory Sexual Harassment Prevention.
  • Electrostatic Discharge Awareness
  • Foreign Object Damage Awareness
  • Quality System Awareness

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds at time
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer

Salary Range:

  • $28.00/hr (Salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. Individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education and training.)

This is a regular full-time position based in Hayward, CA.
Candidates only please; no recruiters.

Benefits & Perks

  • Competitive and comprehensive benefits package including Medical (including 24/7 online access to a physician), Dental, Vision, HSA, Health & Dependent Care FSA, 401(k) with company match, company paid Basic Life and AD&D, employee paid Voluntary Life and AD&D.
  • Generous PTO policy, 11 Paid Company Holidays
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program) and Education Reimbursement
  • Fresh daily snacks and a healthy Work/Life Balance
  • Access to Perks at Work - Discounted learning, tickets, electronics, travel, health, restaurants & retail.
  • Free Online Training & Development
  • Bicycle friendly, with bike storage available to all Foster City employees with a 5 minute walk to the scenic Bay Front.
  • Regular Happy Hours, Company Cultural Events, and more!

About Motiv

Motiv Power Systems is the medium-duty commercial electric vehicle (EV) leader that frees fleets from fossil fuels. Founded in 2009, the Bay Area-based, commercial EV company draws on 14 years of experience to create accessible, cost-effective, and innovative EV technology for organizations that are the backbone of the economy.

Motiv has more than 150 all-electric trucks and buses on the road with businesses of all sizes, across a broad spectrum of industries, including linen, parcel, food, hospitality, airports, higher education, pupil transportation, and more. Motiv vehicles operate at over 98 percent uptime, and have logged more than two million miles, while also offering fleets up to 85 percent operation and maintenance cost savings. Motiv’s proven EV technology provides operators with a healthier, smoother, and more profitable driving experience.