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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.

Manufacturing Engineer

Country/Region:  US

Lafayette, IN, US, 47904-1863

Req ID 62627 | CSS Lafayette Plant, United States

About the Team: At the ZF Lafayette facility, the Manufacturing Engineering team assists in the production of automotive components for the commercial vehicle market including products such as steering columns and pitman arms.  An engineer in this role will be responsible for ensuring production in their responsible area is maintained.  Examples of how this can be accomplished is through the implementation of new processes, improvements to existing processes, or assisting the maintenance team.  Most importantly safety and quality are always to be kept at the highest standards.  Communication throughout all levels of the plant, critical thinking, problem solving, and the right technical skills will be vital to success in this role.


What you can look forward to as a Manufacturing Engineer: 

  • Improve overall processes and related issues including the following: process development, creating process documentation, production processing, problem solving and project management
  • Contribute to the cost estimating, requirements, procurement, installation, and debugging of tooling, equipment and systems used in manufacturing processes
  • Responsible for creation of automation systems and their programming, build, install, start-up and validation of process/packaging/industrial control systems
  • Facilitate the development, modification, loading, archiving, debugging, and maintenance of software updates on all “program driven” equipment


Your Profile as a Manufacturing Engineer: 

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Engineering required
  • 4+ years of Manufactruing Engineering experience in a similar environment 
  • MIG and/or TIG welding experience strongly preferred
  • Project management experience strongly preferred
  • Experience with PLC - 5, Control Logics/RS Logics 500 & 5000 and HMI - RS View ME/SE/Panel View a plus
  • Vision and Robotic experience a plus
  • Tooling design and/or Fixture design a plus


Why you should choose ZF in Lafayette: 

  • Annual Incentive Plan
  • Paid Vacation
  • 401k Plan
  • Health Care Benefits
  • Paid Holidays 
  • Tuition reimbursement for educational advancement
  • A strong diversity culture
  • Supportive Employee Groups and community outreach activities


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



Kyle Nader


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

What does DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) mean for ZF as a company?

At ZF, we continuously strive to build and maintain a culture where inclusiveness is lived and diversity is valued. We actively seek ways to remove barriers so that all our employees can rise to their full potential. We aim to embed this vision in our legacy through how we operate and build our products as we shape the future of mobility.

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