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Field Test Engineer

Location: 

Auburn Hills, MI, US, 48326

Req ID 38315 | Auburn Hills, United States

  

Position Summary:  

Field Test Coordinator to lead the build & operation of demo/engineering/ field test vehicles with advanced ePowertrains. Interfacing with end-customers, OEMs, local engineering, and central engineering. 

Engineering lab coordination for the tear-down, evaluation, assembly, and function-testing of our ePowertrain products.  

 

Position Responsibilities: 

  • Perform test engineering and related analysis as required to support internal and external customers. Document lab and field test plans and publish test reports for the development and validation of current and new ePowertrain products. Work with test personnel to execute plans.  

  • Design, setup, configure, and operate test setups, fixtures, and instrumentation as required by test plans, test standards, and customer instructions. 

  • Lead troubleshooting and root cause analysis of issues in ePowertrains. Ensure completion of all 8-Ds for testing-development issues. 

  • Able to give effective presentations to critical/high level customers and effectively represent work group on review panels and cross-organizational teams. Can write convincing proposals and reports with all necessary backup material for external consumption. 

  • Preparation of work-instructions for all aspects of Engineering Test Trucks, ePowertrain evaluations, and Lab Testing activities. 

  • Provide technical support to the Field Organization, Service Organization, Procurement Organization, Sales and Marketing Organization, Original Equipment Manufacturers, and vendors. 

  • Work with ZF engineering teams (program management, design, control and resident) and departments within global R&D. 

  • Plans multiple projects simultaneously. Estimates, tracks & completes project on time and within budget. Create tasks and timelines required to complete assignments 

 

Essential Skills and Experience: 

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering  

  • 5-6 years of experience within powertrain engineering. 

  • Customer interface experience. 

  • Either have (or have the ability to obtain) CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) 

  • Excellent English language competency 

  • Capable of managing a variety of engineering projects, prepare formal presentations, and maintain project document files. Strong problem solving and analytical skills. Good verbal and written communication skills. Ability to interface with cross-functional teams and all levels of personnel/management 

  • Working knowledge of measurement techniques, hydraulics, and vehicle testing techniques. Familiarity with data acquisition systems, data analysis, and data processing 

  • Strong Functional/Product Knowledge, ability to train others 

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office software 

  • Ability/willingness to travel both domestically and internationally (up to 25%) 
     
    Preferred Skills and Experience: 

  • Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering.  

  • 3+ years of experience with ePowertrain technology (Axle Electric, Central Electric, Hybrid). 3+ years of experience in N.American automotive or truck industries. 1+ years of managing/directing others in addition to delegating/tracking independent work assignments and training programs  

  • Interface experience with Suppliers. 

  • Controls and Software experience 

  • Knowledge of vehicle, especially truck, dynamics and performance. 

  • Knowledge of 5S and Six Sigma problem-solving methodology 

  • Familiarity with plant operations, including machining, assembly and heat treatment 

 

Physical Demands: 

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear.  

  • The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Color vision is desired.  

  • Be able to pass DOT physicals and drug test required to obtain and retain CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) 

  • Assume approx. 25% travel to coordinate field tests.  Could include training in Germany, few times a year.    

 

Work Environment:  While performing the duties of the job, the associate is exposed to an office atmosphere with some manufacturing/lab exposure. 

ZF North America, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. 

 

 

 

Be part of our ZF team as Field Test Engineer and apply now!

 

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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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