Applications Engineer-Automotive Harness

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Job Description

Vehicle power and data have been moved the same way for over 100 years.

This is a new day. At CelLink Corporation, our Team Members are designing, developing, and manufacturing flexible circuits that fundamentally change the transmission of power and data. Lower weight, higher performance, smaller mass, and lower overall system price all drive toward CelLink’s goal of a cleaner environment and more affordable technology.

At CelLink, we are electrified at the prospect of contributing to a technology that is and will be changing mobility for a cleaner and brighter future. We work with very dedicated people on challenging projects that change everyone’s future for the better. If you are eager to create, to learn, and to apply your knowledge, we are looking forward to you joining us on our electrifying mission.

Applications Engineer-Automotive Harness

Job Overview:

We are seeking a driven, energetic individual to join CelLink as an Applications Engineer. The Applications Engineer is responsible for the design, development, and execution of flex circuit products. This is a multi-faceted role with full product responsibility from conception to production release. The Applications Engineer will directly interface with OEM and Tier customers to design, build, test, and release flex circuit products.

Automotive Harness Specialty

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Direct creation of 3D models and 2D drawings of wire harnesses, high speed data circuits, and specialty circuits using CAD best practices and processes.
  • Terminal and connector selection based on electrical, mechanical, and thermal requirements of applications.
  • Define requirements of flex circuit product based on internal, customer, and regulatory system-level requirements.
  • Build prototype circuits (hands on) and support launch activities at plant.
  • Lead design reviews and DFM analysis.
  • DVP&R creation and execution to validate products along with DFMEAs and other pertinent APQP documentation.
  • Develop processes, designs, and material combinations to enhance performance of CelLink's flexible circuits under various usage cases and applications.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • 3-5+ years of experience in automotive harness design in harness applications (such as fascia, door, energy backbones, IP, headliner, headlights, or similar), connectors, terminals, high voltage components, or ECUs/control module preferred.
  • Understand requirements and performance of wire harnesses and high-speed data circuits.
  • Understand current commodity EDS architecture and familiar with next gen zonal architecture.
  • Experience with harness routing and fixation design methodology.
  • Knowledge and direct experience with typical validation tests for wiring harnesses (i.e. USCAR-2, 12, 17, 21, 37, 38, SAEJ1113, MIL STD 461F, IEC610000).
  • Experience with communication protocols such as CAN, LIN Bus, SPI, isoSPI, CAN FD, Ethernet, flexray, USB, etc.
  • Working knowledge of bench equipment (oscilloscope, Vector Network Analyzer, function generator, differential probe, multimeter, power supply, etc.).
  • Experience in SolidWorks, CATIA V5, or AutoCAD tool sets. Experience with big file size, configuration management, and 3D routing.
  • Bachelor's Degree in materials science, EE, ME, physics or equivalent.
  • Working experience with Quality & Reliability disciplines and tools (FMEA, 8D, APQP).
  • GD&T knowledge, understanding of CC/SC drawing callouts and their effects on manufacturing process.
  • Adept in data processing, statistical analysis, and troubleshooting.
  • Strong communication skills (verbal, written, presentation), with ability to discuss technical materials with wide range of audiences.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

Working Conditions/Hours:

Salaried Exempt

Physical Demands – Office and Manufacturing Environment

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms and pull/push; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must lift and/or move up to 50 pounds without assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment –

Includes both a typical office environment, with minimal exposure to excessive noise or adverse environmental issues, and a shop environment, with exposure to high noise levels from operating machines, physical hazards from moving equipment and machine parts, nuisance dust, and skin exposure to chemicals used to run/maintain machines.


May be required to wear Personal Protective Equipment, including but not limited to safety glasses, safety shoes, bump-caps, gloves, hair nets, masks, & clean-room frocks while adhering to the prescribed safety procedures.

The base pay is just one part of CelLink's total compensation package and is determined within a range. The pay range is designed to support your career progression as you learn, grow, and develop within your role. Your base pay range will depend on your skills, qualifications, experience, and location.
At CelLink, we believe that each employee should have the opportunity to become a CelLink shareholder through participation in CelLink's discretionary employee stock option plan. You'll also receive comprehensive medical and dental coverage and other great benefits.
Note: CelLink benefits, compensation, and employee stock programs are subject to eligibility requirements.

San Carlos, CA Base Pay

$85,000—$150,000 USD

At CelLink, we believe diversity and inclusion among our teammates are essential to our success. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees while building teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are an equal-opportunity employer. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business needs. CelLink participates in the E-Verify program in specific locations as required by law.

CelLink was founded in 2012 and entered volume production in 2018. CelLink provides electrical systems to the world's leading EV manufacturers, traditional automotive OEMs, and tiered suppliers. The company has raised approximately $315M in funding through private investment and multiple grants from the US Department of Energy. CelLink’s investors include 3M, Atreides, BMW, BorgWarner, Bosch, D1 Capital, Fidelity, Fontinalis Partners, Ford, Franklin Templeton, Lear, Park West, SK Telecom, Standard Investments, T. Rowe Price, Tinicum, and Whale Rock. logo

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