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Work at the forefront of automotive innovation with ZF,
one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers.

Test Engineer

Location: 

Lafayette, IN, US, 47904-1863

Req ID 13999 | CSS Lafayette Staff, United States

  

Field Test Engineer to lead the build & operation of demo/engineering/ field test vehicles with advanced powertrains. Interfacing with end-customers, OEMs, local engineering, and central engineering. Engineering lab coordination for the tear-down, evaluation, assembly, and function-testing of our powertrain products.

 

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 transmission products. Work with test personnel to execute plans.
  • Manage the interactions with end-customer fleets to install our products, train drivers, get performance data, and address any topics that arise.
  • 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 transmissions. 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, Transmission 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.

 

Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.
  • 5-6 years of experience within powertrain engineering.
  • Customer and supplier interface experience preferred.
  • Either have (or have the ability to obtain) a CDL (Commercial Driver’s License).
  • 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%).
     

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

 

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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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