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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.

Project Engineer - Testing

Country/Region:  US

Lafayette, IN, US, 47904-1863

Req ID 51285 | CSS Lafayette Staff, United States

We are looking for a new colleague in the Engineering Department at our Lafayette, IN location. The Test Manager will be working with cutting-edge technologies that will be pivotal in pushing autonomous driving forward within the Commercial Vehicle division, with focus on our steering systems product line. We are looking for a passionate individual to coordinate the validation programs within an R&D lab and lead communication between our customers, product development and validation teams.


Job Responsibilities

  • Plan and track test content within commercial steering projects.
  • Lead and own all testing-related engineering activities within the project testing.
  • Represent the project to stakeholders (test domains, customer, quality and parent project).
  • Process customer requirements to create the development of test and validation plans.
  • Responsible that the project engineering deliverables are delivered in time, cost and quality according to the project milestones.
  • Contact person for internal and external customers regarding test and validation topics.
  • Recommend maturity level and allowed usage of products based on test results.
  • Document, interpret and summarize test results.
  • Planning of test infrastructure incl. test stands, measurement equipment, actuators or fixtures.
  • Responsible for QCD (Quality, Cost, Delivery) for all testing activities – both vehicle and lab test.



  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering.
  • A minimum of 3+ years of experience in automotive engineering (testing preferred).
  • Knowledge of ISO26262, ASPICE and “V” Cycle development approach.
  • Knowledge in PTC/DOORS; or a similar requirements and test management systems.
  • Experience in technical project management.  


Commercial Vehicle solutions from the ZF Group provide the capability to shape the future of commercial transportation systems. With a comprehensive portfolio and expertise, it enables ZF to reimagine transportation for a safer and sustainable tomorrow. Our technologies and services for commercial vehicles and fleets make them more efficient, safe, connected, intelligent and automated wherever they operate.


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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. 

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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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