Open positions at Lightning Hybrids

Interested in joining our team of leading-edge professionals based in Northern Colorado that’s at the forefront of the clean air and energy efficiency movement? WE WANT YOU!

Lightning Hybrids seeks highly motivated candidates to join our team. We provide ground-breaking hydraulic hybrid vehicle solutions for fleets that want to save fuel and brakes and cut harmful emissions. Lightning Hybrids offers an exciting and challenging work environment with competitive benefits that include health insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, 401(k) retirement program and four weeks paid time off.

No phone calls or walk-ins.


This position is for a research and development controls engineer to help design, improve, build, test, and troubleshoot our hydraulic hybrid systems.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a member of the Controls Team in the development, implementation, and testing of controls software and hardware improvements to existing and future systems
  • Modify and build LabVIEW code to optimize, add functionality, integrate vehicle support and build system level error detection algorithms for an embedded controller
  • Improve, test, and troubleshoot electronics, telematics, harness design, and vehicle integration
  • Assist with controls/testing projects in the shop and on vehicles
  • System-level troubleshooting and analysis using data analysis and hands-on investigation


  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (ME, EE, CompE)
  • Controls/Mechatronics theory, interest and practical experience
  • Experience in programming LabVIEW, instrumentation, data acquisition and data analysis
  • Self-motivated and independent worker with good communication skills
  • Valid driver’s license with good driving record
  • Hands-on experience (soldering, wiring, DMM and O-scope, etc.)
  • Read/generate engineering drawings, prints, schematics, and diagrams
  • Must be proficient with computers (Windows, basic networking, FTP, etc.)
  • Understanding of PID control systems
  • Programming experience and interest
  • Mechanical and electrical hands-on experience
  • Strong troubleshooting ability and outside of the box thinking

Desired but not required:

  • Automotive diagnostics (CAN, OBDII) and repair experience
  • Hydraulics theory and/or practical experience
  • Circuit design and PCB schematic capture skills
  • Commercial Driver’s License
  • Passport
  • Linux OS and Bash / Python scripting
  • Internet security protocols
  • Statistical data analysis

Tips for applying:

  • Have a cover letter or email summary
    • Specify details about your skill levels
    • Explain your specific role on team projects
  • Be interested in controls work
  • Make sure you enjoy programming

Culture of the Lightning Hybrids Controls Team:

  • The controls team focuses on flexible and fast-moving innovation to achieve our goals, which is fun and challenging
  • Controls engineers aren’t expected to be experts in every area, but stronger in some and basic understanding in the others
  • Controls engineers work efficiently and accurately
  • Controls engineers put in the effort needed to get the job done
  • Controls engineers aren’t required to do a lot of administration tasks which frees them up for more development tasks
  • Controls engineers are not stuck behind a desk – they do a lot of hands on engineering.
  • Lightning Hybrids controls engineers really enjoy what they do

Salary depends on experience

Send resume and cover letter to with “Controls Engineer” in the subject line.

Open Position:  Accounting Manager


  • Accounting Cycle Management and Reporting, including:
    • Supervise Accounting Administrator
    • Manage all aspects of A/R, A/P and Billing
    • Sales tax report preparation and filing
    • Reconcile monthly credit card statements
    • General Ledger maintenance
  • Payroll Accounting
    • Process biweekly payroll and insure proper recording to General Ledger
  • Monthly Accounting close and reporting:
    • Prepare and enter monthly adjusting journal entries
    • Prepare/review monthly account reconciliations
    • Consolidation and elimination adjustments for foreign (UK) subsidiary
    • Preparation and distribution of monthly financial reports for executive management
  • Participate in preparation of annual Budgets and quarterly financial forecasts
  • Prepare supporting documents for annual external audit and tax returns
  • Coordinate quarterly and year end activities including tax account reconciliations, W-2’s, 1099’s

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • 3-5 years directly related experience in financial accounting, manufacturing experience a plus
  • Expert user of Microsoft Office, especially Excel
  • Hands on experience working with ERP and Accounting software, QuickBooks Pro a plus
  • Demonstrated leadership, including teams, personnel and project experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


  • The company offers a full complement of benefits for all employees, including healthcare, dental vision, life insurance, 401-k, and 4 weeks PTO per year

Compensation range: $65K to $75K per year, commensurate on experience

Send resume and cover letter to with “Accounting Manager” in the subject line.