Careers @ Banks

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  • Buyer

    Gale Banks Engineering (Banks Power) is an established, market-leading manufacturer of high-end performance power train products and engines, for automobiles, trucks and motor homes. We are currently seeking an experienced, full time Buyer.

    Successful candidate will:

    • Review planned orders to start report and determine method of procurement (direct purchase or bid).
    • Compute total cost of items to be purchased, generate purchase orders, and ensure supplier's confirmation for all orders.
    • Maintain procurement records within the ERP system that regard items purchases, costs, delivery, inventory, and vendor lead times.
    • Analyze various reports to determine purchasing demands necessary to maintain support of lean stock levels.
    • Ensure that purchased commodities are delivered on schedule, at the negotiated price, and that materials meet the quality standards of the company.
    • Perform ongoing evaluation of supplier reliability, and develop alternate sources if needed.
    • Research and recommend new suppliers and determine that they meet the specified requirements for supplier qualifications.
    • Create and mail, e-mail, or fax invitations for bid, negotiate pricing and evaluate the results and delivery.
    • Investigate order discrepancies and take appropriate corrective action. 
    • Investigate price increases and contract renegotiations from suppliers. Review and respond to purchase price variance reports to affect standard costing.
    • Act as a liaison between Engineering and outside vendors. Inform vendors of design changes, obtain new pricing, and arrange for first article deliver and first production run delivery as needed. Expedite first article reports from Engineering.

    Educational Background:

    • AA Degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school. 
    • 3 years minimum experience purchasing and material planning in a manufacturing environment.

    Personal Attributes:

    • Highly responsible, self-motivated and able to thrive in an energetic, fast-paced environment.
    • Strong work ethic and the ability to work effectively independently and in a team environment.
    • Able to meet or exceed set deadlines while maintaining accuracy.
    • Team player, with a strong sense of ownership and a 'get things done' attitude.

    Requirements:

    • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
    • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), Internet navigation, windows based software programs and must have a good working knowledge of MRP. Experience with Intuitive ERP System is preferred.
    • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment
    • Must have good verbal and written communication skills and be able to communicate effectively with management and others
    • Must have the ability to work well with people and maintain a high degree of confidentiality
    • Flexible, organized, detail-oriented and able to work under time constraints and deadlines

    Banks Power offers a competitive salary and a benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, along with a generous 401k Match. Banks Power provides a pleasant and professional work environment. For immediate consideration, please email your resume with salary history and current salary requirements.

  • Embedded Software Engineer/Developer

    Turbocharged High Performance Engine Developer and Manufacturer, Banks Power, is seeking an Embedded Software Engineer with automotive power train and engine systems control experience. If you love high performance vehicles and Southern California, there is nothing west of the Mississippi River that compares with Banks. Banks is a highly innovative company that pioneered Twin Turbo systems in the ‘60"s, Twin Turbo tuner cars in the ‘70"s, pickup truck diesel turbo systems in the ‘80's, inline diesel electronic tuning modules in the ‘90's and speed seeking exhaust brake controllers in the 2000's. Currently Banks is supplying V6 and V8 turbocharged diesel engines as a Tier 1 supplier to various military vehicle manufacturers.

    Successful candidate will:

    • Design and Implement automotive control electronics
    • Research, plan and design real-time embedded software systems using C and/or Assembly language 
    • Analyze and document existing vehicle operating characteristics using oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, data acquisition equipment, and dynomometers 
    •  Assist in the development of technical product installation manuals, owner's manuals, and write technical reports. 
    •  Integrate user-interface with software subsystems, document changes, and provide timely support to other development groups
    •  Work on real world customer-facing application challenges
    •  Troubleshoot, isolate, and resolve issues in complex systems
    •  Communicate effectively *(written and verbally) with management and other software developers on ideas and solutions to software development problems
    •  Solve problems and create solutions for embedded systems and multi-threaded applications

    Educational Background:

    • BSCS or BSEE degree with a strong background designing and developing embedded software applications. 
    • OR THE EQUIVALENT COMBINATION of 5 years of job experience as an Embedded Automotive Software Engineer and education within the automotive industry. 

    Personal Attributes: 

    • Highly responsible, self-motivated and able to thrive in an energetic, fast-paced, creative environment. 
    • Strong work ethic and the ability to work effectively independently and in a team environment. 
    • Able to meet agreed upon deadlines.
    • Hands-on; proactive in nature. 

    Requirements:

    • Must be able to read and interpret schematics and wiring diagrams. 
    • Must be fluent in C language. 
    • Prior experience developing embedded systems for automotive powertrain controls is desired. 
    • J1939, USB, J1850, RS232, RS485, ISO9141, and CAN communications experience is beneficial but not required. 
    • Experience with Freescale, NXP, or Atmel microprocessors preferred.
    • Experience in the design and implementation of automotive control electronics.

    About Us:

    Banks is the originator of, and has been, the market leader in the performance diesel aftermarket for the last 34 years. Banks is currently innovating heavily in the performance gasoline and diesel turbocharging market by leveraging recent monitoring and control patents. Banks has designed its own electronics for the last 26 years and is currently developing a wide range of new and innovative command, control and monitoring products. We commonly use racing projects as test beds to accelerate deterioration and test the durability of our electronic and mechanical products. We usually set records in the process. If you enjoy seeing your work in finished, market winning product, Banks is the place for you.

    Banks Power offers a competitive salary and a benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, along with a generous 401k Match. Banks Power provides a pleasant, professional, and dynamic entrepreneurial work environment where creativity is encouraged. For immediate consideration, please email your resume with salary history and current salary requirements to jobs@bankspower.com

  • Mechanical Design Engineer

    Turbocharged High Performance Engine Developer and Manufacturer, Banks Power, is seeking a Mechanical Design Engineer with automotive experience to research, plan and design mechanical and electromechanical products and systems related to automotive and marine applications of diesel and gasoline high-performance engines.

    Successful candidate will:

    • Use Solidworks extensively to design automotive aftermarket high-performance components and systems (e.g. turbochargers, intercoolers, air intakes, superchargers, wastegates, intake manifolds, exhaust manifolds, etc).
    • Manage multiple projects from conception through production by researching, planning, and designing mechanical and electromechanical automotive performance products and systems.
    • Track project progress ensuring projects remain on schedule and meet the cost and performance targets established
    • Write technical specifications and engineering documents; develop Bills of Material, technical product installation manuals and owner's manuals. May create illustrations.
    • Interact with internal and external entities such as purchasing, supplier quality, manufacturing, customer service, installation and outside vendors throughout all phases of product development.
    • Research various external component and materials suppliers and review specifications to ensure component compliance and compatibility with our products.
    • Research, analyze and compare various material properties in order to choose and/or recommend the best materials for a given product or application.
    • Research OEM and competitive products and patents, and make recommendations for design strategies.
    • Interact with engineering personnel in the fabrication of test apparatus and equipment, and the development of methods and procedures for testing products and systems. Analyze test data and summarize findings, write technical engineering reports and engineering documents.
    • Coordinate prototype fabrication and installation activities to ensure products and systems conform to engineering design and specification. Evaluate and recommend design modifications. 

    Personal Attributes: 

    • Highly responsible, self-motivated and able to thrive in an energetic, fast-paced, creative environment. 
    • Strong work ethic and the ability to work effectively independently and in a team environment. 
    • Ability to meet agreed upon deadlines.
    • Hands-on; proactive in nature. 
    • Have excellent communication skills (written, verbal, presentation and interpersonal). 

    Requirements: 

    Successful candidate will have a BSME degree with 3+ years mechanical engineering experience utilizing SolidWorks, OR EQUIVALENT COMBINATION of experience and education within the automotive industry. Experience with foundry processes and plastic molding processes (injection and rotational) desired.

    About Us:

    Banks is the originator of, and has been, the market leader in the performance diesel aftermarket for the last 34 years. Banks is currently innovating heavily in the performance gasoline and diesel turbo charging market by leveraging recent monitoring and control patents. Banks has designed its own electronics for the last 26 years and is currently developing a wide range of new and innovative command, control and monitoring products. We commonly use racing projects as test beds to accelerate deterioration and test the durability of our electronic and mechanical products. We usually set records in the process. If you enjoy seeing your work in finished, market winning product, Banks is the place for you.

    Banks Power offers a competitive salary and a benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, along with a generous 401k Match. Banks Power provides a pleasant, professional, and dynamic entrepreneurial work environment where creativity is encouraged.

    For immediate consideration, please email your resume with salary history and current salary requirements to jobs@bankspower.com.

  • Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

    Turbocharged High Performance Engine Developer and Manufacturer, Banks Power, is seeking a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer with automotive experience to research, plan and design mechanical and electromechanical products and systems related to automotive and marine applications of diesel and gasoline high-performance engines.

    Successful candidate will:

    • Coordinate mechanical design team's activities and provide technical assistance with regards to research, development, design, and testing of mechanical components, products, and systems.
    • Use SolidWorks extensively to design automotive aftermarket high-performance components and systems (e.g. turbochargers, intercoolers, air intakes, superchargers, wastegates, intake manifolds, exhaust manifolds, etc).
    • Manage multiple projects from conception through production by researching, planning, and designing mechanical and electromechanical automotive performance products and systems.
    • Track project progress ensuring projects remain on schedule and meet the cost and performance targets established.
    • Write technical specifications and engineering documents; develop Bills of Material, technical product installation manuals and owner's manuals. May create illustrations.
    • Interact with internal and external entities such as purchasing, supplier quality, manufacturing, customer service, installation and outside vendors throughout all phases of product development.
    • Research various external component and materials suppliers and review specifications to ensure component compliance and compatibility with our products.
    • Research, analyze and compare various material properties in order to choose and/or recommend the best materials for a given product or application.
    • Research OEM and competitive products and patents, and make recommendations for design strategies.
    • Interact with engineering personnel in the fabrication of test apparatus and equipment, and the development of methods and procedures for testing products and systems. Analyze test data and summarize findings, write technical engineering reports and engineering documents.
    • Coordinate prototype fabrication and installation activities to ensure products and systems conform to engineering design and specification. Evaluate and recommend design modifications.

    Personal Attributes: 

    • Highly responsible, self-motivated and able to thrive in an energetic, fast-paced, creative environment. 
    • Strong work ethic and the ability to work effectively independently and in a team environment. 
    • Ability to meet agreed upon deadlines.
    • Hands-on; proactive in nature. 
    • Have excellent communication skills (written, verbal, presentation and interpersonal). 

    Requirements: 

    Successful candidate will have a BSME degree with 5-10 years mechanical engineering experience utilizing SolidWorks, OR EQUIVALENT COMBINATION of experience and education within the automotive industry. Experience with foundry processes and plastic molding processes (injection and rotational) desired.

    About Us:

    Banks is the originator of, and has been, the market leader in the performance diesel aftermarket for the last 34 years. Banks is currently innovating heavily in the performance gasoline and diesel turbo charging market by leveraging recent monitoring and control patents. Banks has designed its own electronics for the last 26 years and is currently developing a wide range of new and innovative command, control and monitoring products. We commonly use racing projects as test beds to accelerate deterioration and test the durability of our electronic and mechanical products. We usually set records in the process. If you enjoy seeing your work in finished, market winning product, Banks is the place for you.

    Banks Power offers a competitive salary and a benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, along with a generous 401k Match. Banks Power provides a pleasant, professional, and dynamic entrepreneurial work environment where creativity is encouraged.

    For immediate consideration, please email your resume with salary history and current salary requirements to jobs@bankspower.com.