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Wire Harness Engineer

Malibu Boats

Malibu Boats

Lenoir City, TN, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Job Details

Roane County - Lenoir City, TN
Full Time
4 Year Degree



The Harness Engineer will support the development and launching of new wire harness assemblies used on boats across multiple brands within the MBI portfolio. The Engineer is expected to be involved in the details of new electrical systems – reviewing/revising schematics, creating solutions to complex electrical and mechanical problems, commonizing parts, components and materials utilized within the design, integrating into the manufacturing process, and testing system implementations.

The ideal candidate has experience designing and analyzing wiring harnesses, experience in manufacturing environments, a demonstrated ability to innovate within small teams, and possess practical knowledge of electrical and mechanical product design.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage new electrical designs and continuous improvements through the maintenance of harness schematics and component development, ensuring that manufacturing operations conform to standards
  • Assess new projects for viability (design limitations, cost concerns, functionality, quality, and tradeoffs).
  • Present projects to team along with recommended solutions.
  • Provide technical leadership across engineering and manufacturing teams.
  • Responsible for the preparation and daily management of estimates, cost reports, BOM’s, and project schedules for multiple projects and suppliers.
  • Regularly identify opportunities for electrical harness improvements and re-engineer designs to enhance design for manufacturing, quality, and reduce cost to include, but not be limited to, commonization of components, wires, and parts.
  • Establish validation standards, develop testing protocols, and document test results for electrical and supporting mechanical systems.
  • Direct and coordinate supplier compliance with specifications.
  • Use engineering and computer design software, specifically AutoCAD and Arcadia
  • Obtain and maintain American Boat and Yacht Council (‘ABYC’) Certification
  • Analyze test data and reports to determine if design meets functional and performance specifications.
  • Proactively identify and resolve engineering and manufacturing related issues and have a thorough understanding of product manufacturing processes.
  • Collaborate with management, production, supply chain, and purchasing to determine engineering feasibility, cost effectiveness, and customer demand for new and existing electrical products.
  • Pursue and support cost reduction and quality improvement activities
  • Other duties may be assigned.


Education and/or Experience:

  • BSEE, BSME, or related degree from ABET accredited university preferred; or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience
  • 5+ years of professional experience in manufacturing environment preferred
  • Ability to read, create and maintain electrical schematics and assembly drawings
  • Ability to use measuring devices such as calipers and multimeters
  • Ability to collaborate and build partnerships with multiple business units within a company
  • Strong project management skills

Language Skills: English required. Effective communication skills necessary. Must be able to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints. Effectively presents information and responds to questions from a broad audience at multiple levels and interests. Able to read, analyze, interpret, and summarize technical data and reports.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts using standardized formulae.

Reasoning Ability: Must maintain a strong understanding of general problem solving, logical reasoning, and root cause analysis. Ability to understand complex problems and collaborate with others to provide effective solution. Advocates positive team concept.

Other Qualifications: Include Certificates, Licenses, Registrations and other skills/abilities/qualifications not listed above.

  • Occasional travel may be required
  • Experience in ABYC rules and regulations preferred
  • Proficient in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Arcadia and AutoCAD or equivalent