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Positions Available in the United States

Summary of Position:

The Customer Service - Electrical Engineer will support partners (including dealers and distributors) by responding to inquiries and technical requests about the electrical aspects of Zero Motorcycle’s products. You will provide second-tier troubleshooting guidance for electrical field issues experienced by owner’s motorcycles and work with our partners to ensure each issue is resolved in a timely and high quality manner. This guidance primarily will consist of reviewing log files and suggesting symptom diagnostic approaches. When necessary, you will escalate issues to senior support engineers or service management team members to expedite their resolution.

On a weekly basis, you will analyze electrical technical issues to identify trends and recommend improvements in tools, training or documentation to eliminate or acceleration the resolution of future problems. This analysis will also be use to deliver a weekly top ten electrical issues list to be reviewed with the product development, manufacturing operations and quality teams. This position is full time M-F and will be working at our Scotts Valley, California headquarters and will report to the Director Customer Experience and Aftersales.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide rapid and accurate responses to partners’ questions by telephone and email
  • Conduct remote technical support and troubleshooting sessions via LogMeIn
  • Record details of interactions with partners in our Salesforce CRM system
  • Communicate and coordinate with internal departments including development and manufacturing operations to ensure escalated issues are revolved in a timely manner
  • Help improve diagnostic tools by providing detailed feedback to our technical training and development teams
  • Where necessary, draft service bulletins, service instructions or system diagnostics for review and release by our technical training team
  • Participate in on-going product training to improve overall technical skill
Required Education/Experience:
  • BS in Electrical Engineering
  • Experience using standard electronic test instruments (understanding of motorcycles, automobiles or electric vehicles a plus)
  • Must be able to demonstrate proficiency with a computer including connecting external devices (USB, RS232, programming devices), using terminal programs, retrieving and storing files in remote locations and configuring systems with new software
  • Proficiency with basic computer applications including Word and Excel (experience with Salesforce.com a plus)
Skills and Attributes:
  • Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills - verbal and written
  • Must be customer-focused and service-oriented
  • Highly analytical approach to problem analysis and problem-solving with strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Able to multi-task on several projects and collaborate with groups and partners of various technical skill levels
  • Able to prioritize projects and escalate issues to the appropriate parties as necessary
Physical and Sensory Requirements:
  • Candidate must be able to sit for long periods of time to perform duties, and to walk around and make inquiries from other staff, management as needed.
  • Must be able to bend or stoop down to access files, including lifting of items or objects up to 50 lbs.
Other Requirements:
  • Licensed motorcycle rider preferred
  • On occasion, domestic or international travel may be required

To apply send in your resume and qualifications to: hr@zeromotorcycles.com. Please no phone calls or drop-ins.

Summary of Position:

The Customer Service - Mechanical Engineer will support partners (including dealers and distributors) by responding to inquiries and technical requests about the mechanical aspects of Zero Motorcycle’s products. You will provide second-tier troubleshooting guidance for mechanical field issues experienced by owner’s motorcycles and work with our partners to ensure each issue is resolved in a timely and high quality manner. This guidance primarily will consist of reviewing pictures, discussing failures with partners and suggesting symptom diagnostic approaches. When necessary, you will escalate issues to the product development or manufacturing operations teams to expedite their resolution.

On a weekly basis, you will analyze mechanical technical issues to identify trends and recommend improvements in tools, training or documentation to eliminate or acceleration the resolution of future problems. This analysis will also be use to deliver a weekly top ten mechanical issues list to be reviewed with the product development team.

Because our motorcycles are electric vehicles, you are expected to achieve a basic proficiency in debugging electrical issues to support those needs as they arise. This position is full time M-F in our Scotts Valley, CA corporate headquarters and will report to the Customer Service Manager.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide rapid and accurate responses to partners’ questions by telephone and email
  • Conduct remote technical support and trouble shooting sessions via phone or LogMeIn (as appropriate)
  • Record details of interactions with partners in our Salesforce CRM system
  • Communicate and coordinate with internal departments including development and manufacturing operations to ensure escalated issues are revolved in a timely manner
  • Help improve service tools by providing detailed feedback to our technical training and development teams
  • Where necessary, draft service bulletins, service instructions or system diagnostics for review and release by our technical training team
  • Review parts manuals to ensure correctness and create service parts as needed through our electronic change notification process
  • Participate in on-going product training to improve overall technical skill
Required Education/Experience:
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering
  • Experience with the mechanical aspects of of motorcycles, automobiles or electric vehicles
  • Must be able to demonstrate proficiency with a computer including connecting external devices retrieving and storing files in remote locations and configuring systems with new software
  • Proficiency with basic computer applications including Word and Excel (experience with Salesforce.com a plus)
Skills and Attributes:
  • Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills - verbal and written
  • Must be customer-focused and service-oriented
  • Highly analytical approach to problem analysis and problem-solving with strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Able to multi-task on several projects and collaborate with groups and partners of various technical skill levels
  • Able to prioritize projects and escalate issues to the appropriate parties as necessary
  • The ideal candidate will be fluent in Spanish and able to support our efforts in Spanish speaking countries
Physical and Sensory Requirements:
  • Candidate must be able to sit for long periods of time to perform duties, and to move around and make inquiries from other staff, management as needed.
  • Must be able to bend or stoop down to access files, including lifting of items or objects up to 50 lbs.
Other Requirements:
  • Licensed motorcycle rider (or plan to become licensed)
  • On occasion, domestic or international travel may be required

To apply send in your resume and qualifications to: hr@zeromotorcycles.com. Please no phone calls or drop-ins.

Summary of Position:

Zero Motorcycles is looking for an individual that has a very deep understanding of embedded electrical systems design. This individual will work within a team of electrical and mechanical engineers to design cutting edge electric motorcycles and all the systems that make these vehicles perform safely, predictably, and with performance that excites users. This individual will play a key role in developing our embedded systems firmware, interfaces to the motorcycle, supporting accessories, maintaining legacy code, and testing all of these areas.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Write embedded firmware for vehicle systems as well as functional test systems
  • Perform bug fixes for releases, field issues and legacy codebases
  • Write test cases for features, firmware units and general codebase
  • Assist with building a test infrastructure to get full test coverage of all features
  • Work with senior engineers to architect systems on the vehicle such as battery monitoring system, sensor inputs, motor controller, high current busses, communication interfaces, and display/user interface.
  • Has a strong voice in the electrical architecture and direction of products sold Zero Motorcycles
  • Work within our agile development to complete assignments
  • Participate in peer reviews and design reviews for firmware and testing
  • Insure projects are handed off to production for on time, fully qualified, quality manufacture on production schedule
  • Insure fixes are implemented, tested and handed off to customer service to insure swift resolution of customer issues
  • Creates component or system-level timelines, tracks and reports on progress vs. established timeline.
  • Accountable for holding due-dates, understands inter-dependencies between engineering development timelines and downstream stakeholders.
  • Organize and maintain version repository system
  • Owns full documentation and revision control of assigned parts, including associated engineering documents.
  • Generates and tracks to implementation Engineering Change Orders (ECOs)
  • Generates and maintains revisions of Bills of Materials (BOMs).
  • Leads in root cause analysis of issues with existing product.
Required Education/Experience:
  • BS/MS in Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience, Computer Sciences, or similar area
  • 6-10 Years of professional engineering experience in related field
  • Extensive experience with embedded systems
  • Extensive experience programing in C
  • Must have experience with bug tracking systems, test tracking, code compliance, repository/version control systems and build systems. It is a plus if you have experience directly with JIRA, TestRail, GIT and Kiel.
  • Mobility devices, EV systems, or battery operated device experience preferred
Skills and Attributes:
  • Strong embedded programming skills
  • Ability to evaluate technologies and their fit to design specifications
  • Problem solving and process oriented design test and document is essential
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Organized, superior attention to detail
  • Diligent, reliable and tenacious
Physical and Sensory Requirements:
  • Candidate must be able to sit for long periods of time to perform duties, and to move around and make inquiries from other staff, management as needed.
  • Must be able to bend or stoop down to access files, including lifting of items or objects up to 50 lbs.
Other Requirements:
  • M1 Licensed motorcycle rider a plus

To apply send in your resume and qualifications to: hr@zeromotorcycles.com. Please no phone calls or drop-ins.

Summary of Position:

The Mechanical Engineer III owns the design and development of assigned motorcycle components and systems, ensuring Zero Motorcycles has best-in-class mechanical design practices for its products, in order to achieve company objectives. Furthermore, this position has the responsibility to assist in the optimization of systems and processes used in the design function and effectively communicate Engineering content to other company functions.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Identifies unique opportunities for Zero Motorcycles to develop, protect, build and maintain competitive advantage
  • Uses appropriate mechanical design strategies in the creation of assigned motorcycle components
  • Schedules and leads design reviews at strategic points of a product’s development
  • Develops in-house mechanical design excellence within the functional group
  • Creates component or system-level timelines, tracks and reports on progress vs. established timeline
  • Accountable for holding due-dates, understands inter-dependencies between engineering development timelines and downstream stakeholders.
  • Maintains parts’ database through generation of assigned part numbers and descriptions
  • Owns full documentation and revision control of assigned parts, including associated engineering drawings and other documents
    • Generates and tracks to implementation Engineering Change Orders (ECOs)
  • Generates and maintains revisions of Bills of Materials (BOMs)
  • Prepares documents to support regulatory submissions, manufacturing and sales
  • Reviews and approves assembly and service processes associated with assigned parts
  • Responds to manufacturing or field issues on assigned parts
Required Education/Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant engineering experience w/advanced working knowledge of:
    • SolidWorks (advanced surfacing experience a plus) – models and drawings
    • Broad spectrum of strength in material application and specification
    • Strong understanding of manufacturing processes; forging, casting, machining, injection molding, weldments, sheet metal fabrication, painting and other surface treatments
    • Mechanical Engineering analysis and simulation techniques
    • GD&T and tolerance stack analysis
  • Experience with Bills of Materials, Engineering Change Orders, Document Support
Preferred Experience:
  • Automotive or motorcycle industry experience
  • Electrical Engineering experience
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Injection Molded Plastics/Plastic Enclosure design
  • Automotive regulatory experience
  • Electrical component packaging
  • Development and integration of innovative technical concepts up to and including patentable innovations
Skills and Attributes:
  • Solid sense of ownership
  • Excellent follow-through and documentation of work
  • Multi-tasking ability; scheduling, time and project management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Organized, superior attention to detail
  • Diligent, reliable and tenacious
  • Hands-on mechanical aptitude
Physical and Sensory Requirements:
  • Candidate must be able to sit for long periods of time to perform duties, and to move around and make inquiries from other staff, management as needed.
  • Must be able to bend or stoop down to access files, including lifting of items or objects up to 30 lbs.
Other Requirements:
  • Licensed motorcycle rider a plus
  • Occasional domestic or international travel may be required

To apply send in your resume and qualifications to: hr@zeromotorcycles.com. Please no phone calls or drop-ins.

Summary of Position:

We are the leading electric motorcycle and powertrain brand.

The Powertrain Program Manager is responsible for the technical coordination and support of engineering development projects related to Powertrain Sales for our OE customers. The successful candidate owns following up on component, system and vehicle development day-to-day activities with engineering and other functional teams, having the top level project goals in sight at all times. This position will also be responsible for working closely with our customers to define requirements, set deliverables, and provide status throughout the project(s).

Key Responsibilities:
  • The Powertrain Program Manager must be able to prioritize activities and track the details as well as be in touch with the big picture objectives.
  • This position must be a fearless organizer who is ready to work with the highly skilled engineering hardware and software design teams, as well as every other functional area involved in Product Development, in order to identify and resolve potential risks to the schedule and/or to the quality of the product.
  • The Program Manager needs to have a strong understanding and mastery of Zero’s Product Development processes and systems used to track all corresponding activity, from part design and procurement, to system and vehicle level verification, to production validation and ramp-up.
  • Zero Motorcycles is looking for someone who is flexible and can respond quickly, energetically, and enthusiastically to changes.
  • Cross-functional communication skills and experience are essential.
  • The Program Manager will interact with all product engineering disciplines, as well as Purchasing, Quality, Production Engineering, Marketing & Sales, Customer Service, Operations, Industrial Design, and other resources inside and outside Zero.
  • The Program Manager will be expected to communicate frequently with our OE partners to define requirements, develop specifications, present solutions, and manage expectations on project deliverables.
Required Education/Experience:
  • BS ME/EE degree required
  • 4+ years of industry experience
  • 4+ years of project management experience
  • Program Management training, such as PMP certification, desirable but not required
  • Experience with series production and original equipment manufacturing of complex products for consumer purchase/consumption
  • Experience interfacing with cross-functional product development teams
  • Experience with full project lifecycle, including requirements, planning, reporting, and budget management
Skills and Attributes:
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to facilitate meetings
  • Experienced in setting up project schedules and resource allocation structures
  • Ability to filter and distill relevant information for the right audience
  • Self-motivated and proactive with demonstrated creative and critical thinking capabilities
  • Understands and deals well with rapid development cycles; ability to remain flexible and calm in the face of ambiguity
  • Detailed knowledge of product development processes as well as a strong understanding of manufacturing processes.
  • Very organized with superior attention to detail
  • Excellent MS office skills including PowerPoint, Excel and MS Project
  • Must be willing to travel frequently (once a month) to support our customers around the world when required
Physical and Sensory Requirements:
  • Candidate must be able to sit for long periods of time to perform duties, and to move around and make inquiries from other staff, management as needed.
  • Must be able to bend or stoop down to access files, including lifting of items or objects up to 30 lbs.

To apply send in your resume and qualifications to: hr@zeromotorcycles.com. Please no phone calls or drop-ins.

Summary of Position:

Zero Motorcycles is currently searching for team members to perform Sub-assembly of motorcycle components and motorcycles on an assembly line in accordance with manufacturing procedures. This position reports to the Operations Production Manager, is full time M-F, and will be placed through our contracted staffing agency.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Performs tasks to build complete motorcycles and/or sub-assemblies.
  • Assembles forks, motor, wheels, chain/belt drives, handlebars, lights, seats, and other parts to frame using hand and power tools.
  • Follows established quality procedures for the company and department.
  • Records motorcycle build information on log sheets and on other documents.
  • Follows company procedures for handling parts, tools, and finished goods.
  • Follows and complies with safety (safety rules, training, behavioral based safety observations) and environmental requirements.
  • Assists with special projects or other departments when needed.
  • Assists warehouse and shipping staff when needed.
Required Education/Experience:
  • Must be able to read and write.
  • Should have 2-3 years experience assembling or repairing motorcycles.
  • Experience using mechanical and electronic test equipment is desirable.
  • Experience with Kaizen, Cycle Times, Takt Time and overall improvement of efficiency and quality through these processes.
  • Knowledge of production assembly and small hand tools.
Skills and Attributes:
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and work effectively with other team members.
Physical and Sensory Requirements:
  • Must be able to stand at assembly station for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to bend or stoop down to access inventory, including lifting of items or objects up to 50 lbs., and stand for 2 to 3 hours at a time.
Other Requirements:
  • M1 motorcycle license desirable but not required.
  • Willing and able to work overtime with a flexible schedule including weekends.
  • Other duties as assigned.

To apply send in your resume and qualifications to: hr@zeromotorcycles.com. Please no phone calls or drop-ins.

Positions Available in Europe

Summary of Position:

The International Logistics Program Manager will be responsible to support all logistics activities throughout EMEA. This includes the importing of motorcycles and spare parts into Europe, as well as distribution of these items from various 3PL locations throughout the EMEA region. This position has responsibility for inventory control in our 3PL facility in Rotterdam, as well as the service center in Noord-Scharwoude. In this role, you will have primary responsibility to provide logistical support to our dealer network and resolve any delivery issues that arise. You will also work with our carriers and service providers to ensure adequate operating procedures are in place to support our continuing growth in EMEA.

This is a dual-reporting position, with reporting to both the Director of Global Logistics in the USA and the Managing Director of European Operations. The Director of Global Logistics in the USA is responsible for directing, training and prioritizing the work for this position. The Managing Director will provide daily infrastructure support and tasks.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Interact with logistics suppliers on daily basis, manage performance, establish regular business reviews and reporting
  • Process sales orders and receipts within our ERP system
  • Identify operational improvement opportunities and lead their implementation
  • Implement, review and analyze KPIs with all service providers
  • Ensure compliance with all current regulations relating to our products
  • Lead cross-border activities relating to Customs and VAT activities
  • Lead and drive continuous improvement projects such as order entry EDI
  • Develop a tracking system for company-owned assets—primarily motorcycles assigned to various departments throughout Europe
  • Reconcile inventory variances; identify root-causes; suggest and implement necessary changes
  • Assume primary responsibility for periodic physical inventory audits
  • Assist in the movement of RMAs being returned from dealers and/or customers
Key Skills and Attributes:
  • Proficiency in international transportation
  • Bilingual in Dutch/English
  • Experience with managing 3PL parts depot models
  • Proficiency in order management
  • Proficiency in ERP systems usage
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Hands-on experience with FedEx, DHL, and TNT shipping/tracking systems
  • Experience with and certification for Dangerous Goods storage and transportation
  • Flexibility within a changing environment
Required Education/Experience:
  • 8+ years experience in European-based international logistics management, including ocean, air, rail, and ground transportation
  • Bachelor’s Degree in supply chain management or equivalent business-related field
  • Industry-specific experience with Dutch import law, deferred VAT, and EU Customs Classification
  • Bilingual in Dutch/English

To apply send in your resume and qualifications to: LogisticsProgramManager@zeromotorcycles.com. Please no phone calls or drop-ins.

Summary of Position:

The Marketing Manager EMEA is responsible for working with the corporate office in the US to create the appropriate marketing strategy for the EU region and implementing all aspects of Zero Motorcycles (ZMC) corporate marketing and communications strategy in the European-, Middle East- and African area. This includes localization of all collateral, digital platforms, advertising campaigns, sales promotions, dealer POP, demo events, targeted email campaigns and all other aspects of implementing Zero Motorcycles corporate marketing strategy in EMEA. A successful candidate will have exceptional communication as well as program management skills and the capacity to understand the interconnectedness of the customer’s experience with the brand at every junction. This position will collaborate heavily with Zero’s corporate marketing team to make sure that all marketing activities meet Zero Motorcycles brand and corporate guidelines, and follow all corporate systems and processes. The scope of the role requires phenomenal problem solving abilities and the desire to take on new challenges with the end goal of helping create a more vibrant and unified brand as measured by continued growth in Zero Motorcycles’ brand awareness and lead generation.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Strategy
    • Responsible for implementing strategy to ensure that marketing hits key performance targets.
    • Manage rollout of European product launches/ product management including adapting product positioning by market, market development, developing consumer facing marketing materials and related events.
    • Set and manage EU social media strategy. Create content for targeted markets. Reach out to customers, media and staff to develop interesting content that generates more interest around the brand.
    • Develop and enforce the brand guidelines alongside the design team.
    • Implement the Global marketing structure and tailor it to the European- and MEA markets;
    • Develop and manage the regional marketing budget(s);
    • Ensure compliance with European privacy laws;
  • PR and Communication
    • Manage European PR strategy, execution and agencies.
    • Manage all press communications including drafting European targeted press and corporate news releases, interact with journalists and editors, respond to press contacts, help manage the press database, set-up test ride evaluations of Zero products, collate press tests and feedback for product development purposes.
    • Localization of all content and messaging of Zero Motorcycles corporate positioning and communication campaigns.
    • Write/manage copy for newsletters, email campaigns, websites, brochures and other customer facing material as required to help foster a more vibrant customer community.
    • Ensure exceptional messaging across all corporate communications and enforce format/style consistency.
    • Develop and/or write new sections of the corporate website.
    • Coordinate local photo- and video shoots if necessary.
  • Advertising and Events
    • Defining advertising / marketing segments
    • Oversee the development of innovative advertising and marketing campaigns to drive more floor traffic to dealer showrooms. Work with corporate digital marketing team to develop PPC campaigns, meta-tags and key words relevant to target markets.
    • Interact with the sales teams to develop all components necessary to ensure that demo event promotions are communicated effectively from start to finish
Required Education/Experience:
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in marketing communications
  • International marketing experience;
  • Digital marketing experience including website and social media leadership experience
  • Experience in the automotive and/or motorcycle industry and dealer networks is a strong asset;
  • Experience with working with different cultures and countries.
  • Copy writing experience is a plus;
  • The right candidate has at least a university or HBO+ level education in marketing/communication.
Skills and Attributes:
  • Excellent English and copy writing skills;
  • Multilingual in German and/or French;
  • strong attention to detail;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage work to critical project timelines in a fast-paced environment;
  • Flexible and getting things done mentality;
  • Ability to manage internal and external parties and to communicate in and with different time zones;
  • Experience in managing a (small) marketing team.
Other Requirements:
  • Occasional domestic and international travel may be required.
  • Motorcycle and car license required (B +A2).

To apply send in your resume and qualifications to: hr.eu@zeromotorcycles.com. Please no phone calls or drop-ins.

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