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Casting Engineer (m/w/d)


Jablonec nad Nisou, Liberec Region , CZ, 46401

Req ID 26281


We are looking for a new colleague to support our Product Engineering department in the R&D Center in Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic.

Your Tasks

  • Conduct thorough and extensive MAGMA analyses of ductile/grey iron brake components (housings, brackets, DIH adaptors, rotors, hubs, etc.) through the design process, working in close collaboration with brake design engineers as they optimize parts for performance requirements, mass, castability and porosity avoidance.
  • Support the APQP team throughout the foundry supplier launch process.  Provide recommendations for gating and risers, support DFM (design for manufacturing) inputs recommended from the foundry and work with the design team for implementation.  
  • Review and approve foundry supplier pattern design and supplier casting simulation submission.  Work with foundry supplier to resolve any unacceptable risk to the program while meeting required quality and timing requirements.
  • Use collective results of above MAGMA analyses to identify generalities and best practice guidelines by product type.  Work with team to capture and document these guidelines through internal Knowledge Management system.
  • Working with Advanced/Core design team, identify best casting approaches for new design concepts (nonstandard types).  Support development through casting simulation and provide expert casting feedback to the design team.  
  • Participate in global casting team to apply best practices from region to region (NA/EU/AP) and to maintain common standards/methods between groups.

Your Profile

  • Previous experience working with MAGMA - e.g. conducting analysis, interpreting results, and providing recommendations for casting design and gating improvements
  • In-foundry experience in automotive Iron Casting industry, preferred experience in the production of Brake caliper housings and brackets
  • Expertise in foundry production methods (e.g. patterns and molds, gating and riser design, parting line definition and drafting)
  • A balanced and solid background of engineering, manufacturing and some business travel to support workshops and supplier visits
  • Technical education, preffered bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  • CAD experience, exhibit proficiency in NX or CATIA
  • Advantage is previous experience with aluminum casting or exposure to cost analysis / value analysis


We Offer

  • Pleasant modern hi-tech workplace
  • Friendly team-oriented working environment
  • Competitive salary
  • Employee Benefits: 25 days vacation, home-office, insurance contributions, cafeteria, medical service
  • 2D visit ZF Jablonec


Be part of our ZF team as Casting Engineer (m/w/d) and apply now!


Kristýna Paidarová

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