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Engineer II Mechanical


Chihuahua, CHH, MX, 31125

Req ID 37003

Position:      Chihuahua Application Engineer (DAB / SW) – Engineer III


General Responsibilities & Duties:


  • Design, validate, and release steering wheel and driver airbag air bag product designs in accordance with the ZF Global Development Process (GDPIM)
  • Create and release accurate engineering documentation into ZF North American systems used in design and production including CR’s (ERD), BOM’s, DFMEA’s and DVP&R’s in a timely manner.
  • Establish and manage detail engineering development timing to support program deliverables
  • Lead problem root cause analysis and development of DFMEA’s
  • Lead design validation (DV) and production validation (PV) including development of required design changes
  • Lead technical member of ZF Simultaneous Engineering Team (SET) and customer Product Development Team
  • Lead technical communication with customer engineering and plants and ZF CUU plants.
  • Support implementation of VA changes
  • Support supplier selection process, design reviews, tool designs, process changes and PPAP requirements as needed
  • Lead and resolve chronic issues that require repeated deviations or cause inefficiencies or high scrap in the plant
  • Assist 26mile Application Engineers with information requests and investigations requiring SWS plant support
  • Lead fabrication, ordering and follow on-time delivery of prototype samples including requirements (e.g. video record every fold) to ensure a quality and timely build to meet the requested due dates with zero returns/rejects. (Ford GPIRS)
  • Provide a safe work atmosphere by reporting at risk behaviors and/or unsafe conditions to management, HR or HS&E. Possibly participate in a HS&E workshop/project (Energy Reduction or waste reduction activities).
  • Work on and support selected task force projects e.g. CTQ on PAB bag folding and MFG process.
  • Bachelors degree in Engineering
  • 8+ years of engineering design experience that may include systems performance, sheet metal design, plastic molding design & application, fastener design & application
  • Analytical capabilities (e.g. CAE, GD&T, DFMEA, PFMEA, Six Sigma, DOE)
  • Excellent communications skills including technical writing skills
  • Fluent in English and Spanish language
  • Ability to interface well with technical staff and functional department personnel
  • Good customer relations skills


Be part of our ZF team as Engineer II Mechanical and apply now!


Mariana Lizeth Cantu

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