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

Principal Engineer - System Application Engineer

Location: 

Lafayette, IN, US, 47904-1863

Req ID 39145
   

 We are looking for a new colleague in the Engineering department at our location in Lafayette, Indiana

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Technical adviser to rest of the application team
  • Create and maintain application checklist for all the ZF products
  • Evaluate and tune vehicle steering characteristics
  • Develop calibrations at a system HiL bench and vehicle level
  • Understand customer vehicle performance metrics and targets – both objective and subjective
  • Understand EPS (Electric Power Steering) controls and tuning parameters necessary to achieve performance targets
  • Advance the development of EPS calibrations prior to vehicle prototype through virtual & bench tools.
  • Contribute to the development of new steering feel and tuning algorithms
  • Diagnose and correct deficiencies in designs and prototypes
  • Mentor other engineers in steering feel & handling evaluations
  • Effectively integrate all aspects of a design through the use of multi-disciplinary engineering
  • Assist in system testing and verification activities
  • Assist in maintaining cost controls
  • Understands and works within the parameters of ASPICE process.
  • Work with aftermarket team to come up with aftermarket support
  • Convey ZF design/system/software requirements to the customer, including reserving packaging space for ZF’s steering components.
  • Interact with the customer’s various engineering organizations, to support mechatronics and software development to support ZF products.
  • Convey ZF design/system/software requirements to the customer, including reserving packaging space for ZF’s steering components.
  • Interact with the customer’s various engineering organizations, to support mechatronics and software development to support ZF products.
  • Communicate customer design not limited to mechanical direction and changes to the ZF engineering team, including system engineering.
  • Lead on-site vehicle calibrations for software tuning of steering systems.
  • Interact with the customer’s various engineering organizations, such as Chassis, Column team, steering team
  • Communicate customer design direction and changes to the ZF engineering team, including program management, system engineering, quality, and sales.
  • Prepare technical proposals to support RFQs and promote ZF's steering technologies to customers
  • Conduct design reviews and program reviews with a customer on a regular basis
  • Maintain open issues lists for supported programs.
  • Facilitate the transfer of CAD files, specifications, change requests, roll-out plans, software tools, etc., between the customer and ZF using data exchange systems as necessary.
  • Efficiently manage processes between customer development and ZF.
  • Leads research and the preparation of reports on the ability and capacity of ZF's products and competing products.
  • Participation in the sales process by providing technical support and pricing to Sales Managers in a timely fashion.
  • Oversee Steering programs execution process to meet timing, budget, technical performance, and product quality requirements.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelors Degree (Mechanical/Mechatronics preferred) – Required
  • Automotive/Commercial vehicle experience Required
  • Vehicle Calibration Tools, Example CANape – Required
  • Good understanding of vehicle communication networks (CAN/CAN-FD/Ethernet), Linear Algebra, Calculus, and Trigonometry preferred
  • General knowledge of automotive standards (J1939, UDS) preferred
  • Experience with automotive tools (Vector/PEAK/etc) and Mathworks Matlab/Simulink a plus
  • Communication Skills - Required
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience - Required

 

Be part of our ZF team as Principal Engineer - System Application Engineer and apply now!

Contact

Richard Gray

 

 

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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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