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ZF is a global technology company supplying systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility.

ZF allows vehicles to see, think and act. In the four technology domains of Vehicle Motion Control, Integrated Safety, Automated Driving, and Electric Mobility, ZF offers comprehensive product and software solutions for established vehicle manufacturers and newly emerging transport and mobility service providers. ZF electrifies a wide range of vehicle types. With its products, the company contributes to reducing emissions, protecting the climate and enhancing safe mobility.

Application Engineer

Country/Region:  US
Location: 

Auburn Hills, MI, US, 48326

Req ID 43471 | Auburn Hills, United States

  

Commercial Vehicle solutions from the ZF Group provide the capability to shape the future of commercial transportation systems. With a comprehensive portfolio and expertise it enables ZF to reimagine transportation for a safer and sustainable tomorrow. Our technologies and services for commercial vehicles and fleets make them more efficient, safe, connected, intelligent and automated wherever they operate.

 

OBJECTIVES

Drive all necessary actions to assure that devices and systems are selected and configured according to customer requirements and applied appropriately in customer vehicles.

 

Ensure our customers get the right technical support and have the required technical knowledge and experience to solve problems with systems and services quickly. Assist in product training programs, customer product demonstrations, and assist customer engineering staff with implementing and testing new products.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Compare customer requirements and specifications with ZF specifications, identify mapping specifications and deviations.
  • Provide proposal for ZF product matching customer requirements, resolve deviations in consultation with product group engineer and customer, accomplish acceptance of deviations.
  • Create change request for non-acceptable deviations including breakdown of customer requirements.
  • Select / design / calculate product layout for customer application.
  • Consolidate / prepare product documentation (Drawings, schematics, plumbing/wiring diagrams, specifications, bill of material etc.).
  • Configure product according to customer needs (e.g. parameter setting).
  • Check component installation and system environment in the vehicle.
  • Start up system in the vehicle, run through initialization procedure.
  • Check system functions in the vehicle.
  • Adapt parameter setting where required.
  • Homologate or support customer to homologate according to national and international regulations as appropriate.
  • Carry out tests on special customer demand (e.g. system performance demonstration).
  • Provide test report. Train and instruct customer on product features, end-of-line process and requirements etc.
  • Get technical approval of application from the customer.
  • Provide technical release of application.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

 

REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Bachelor's Degree or foreign equivalent degree in Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, or a closely related engineering discipline
  • 1-2 yrs of relavant working experience
  • Must be willing to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time.
  • DL (Commercial Driver’s License) highly desirable or must obtain soon after start date in order to perform position function.
  • Product knowledge, technical aptitude and diagnostic skills required to provide product/customer support
  • General knowledge of heavy truck brake systems is desirable.
  • Customer service experience
  • PC skills (Microsoft Office + PowerPoint)
  • Oral communications in the form of public speaking and product training.
  • Good communicator at all levels
  • Ability to work effectively under minimum supervision

 

Be part of our ZF team as Application Engineer- ABS and Trailer Systems and apply now!

 

DIVERSITY COMMITMENT: 
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are more than just words for us. They are at the core of the ZF Way that propels our team members towards their utmost success. We strive to build and nurture a culture where inclusiveness is a natural reflex. We actively seek ways to remove barriers so that every member of ZF can rise to their full potential. We aim to embed this in our legacy through how we operate and build our products as we shape next generation mobility, safety, sustainability and social justice. 

With four generations across 118 nationalities in 41 countries, ZF combines a unique variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and ideas. Together, we solve problems, drive innovation and shape next generation mobility. 

Our company is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with us and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please contact us. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. ZF is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran

Our Commitment to Diversity

ZF is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

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