Why work at Lightning?

Lightning’s vision is to drive the transformation of commercial fleets from internal combustion engines to zero emission vehicles (ZEV). While many auto companies are entering the personal electric vehicle market, we choose to focus on vehicle types that support both moving people, such as school buses, ambulances, and shuttle vans, as well as conducting commerce like delivery trucks and delivery vans.

Lightning is proud to offer solutions that have a direct impact on reducing the effects of climate change, and working here gives us the ability to merge our passion for the environment and our communities with our love of vehicles. We’re unapologetically car-people who also love the earth!

As a mature start-up, we can offer you growth opportunities, solutions to find, challenges to help us overcome, and questions to ask! This means that we are always ready to adapt and ask, “why not” instead of saying we “cannot”.

Our ideal candidates are:

  • Collaborative … it’s a core value and requires both honesty and integrity.
  • Kind/friendly/thoughtful … because we believe in the platinum rule.
  • Comfortable giving and receiving feedback … because that is a two-way street!
  • Comfortable defining processes … because sometimes, we don’t have definitive answers yet.
  • Adventurous … we’re disrupting the auto industry, so it’s not always a walk in the park. Plus, we live and work in Colorado where adventures await us!
  • Fun … because we want you to enjoy where you work!

What you’ll get in return:

  • Transparency
  • Career/skills development so that we are encouraging continual learning and ensuring you’re always adding to your skill toolbelt.
  • A supportive team that not only celebrates wins but also rallies when things aren’t as successful.
  • Superb benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Long/Short term disability, DCFSA/HSA, HRA, 401(k) with company match, and many other voluntary benefits)
  • 20 days of PTO + 7 paid holidays and Volunteer Time Off (VTO)
  • Fun company events like a homemade salsa competition, Earth Day event, summer BBQ, Fall events, and a holiday luncheon among others!

Open Positions at Lightning eMotors

To apply for a position, please submit your information directly through the online job posting.

Lightning does not accept resumes, cover letters, or other application materials submitted by email or dropped off in-person – we don’t want to give an unfair advantage to some over others. We want our process to be fair and equitable for everybody; which means all applicants follow the same steps!

If you have specific questions about a position or would like more information prior to submitting your application, please send your question to with the Requisition Number and Job Title in the subject line.


Research shows that men typically apply for a role when they meet just 60% of the qualifications/requirements, but women and people from other marginalized groups apply for a role only when they meet 100% of the requirements. If you are passionate about the environment and want to launch electrified fleets, please apply! We want to review your background, even if you feel that you don’t “check all the boxes” for a position. Our recruiting team recognizes talent, potential, and transferable skills!


Lightning eMotors does not accept unsolicited resumes, CVs, candidate profiles, or other similar outreach efforts from staffing agencies, outside recruiters, headhunters, or other related 3rd party groups. We will not be responsible for any fees associated with a hire made from an unsolicited resume or profile sent to Lightning eMotors. Additionally, we will not pay any fees for candidates who apply and claim to be represented by an agency, unless an established relationship already exists.

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