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

Sr Supplier Development Engineer

Location: 

Lafayette, IN, US, 47904-1863

Req ID 35013
   

We are looking for a new colleague in the Quality department. The right candidate could sit in Lafayette, IN; Auburn Hills, MI; Charleston, SC; or Gray Court, SC. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Work with ZF Sourcing team to qualify, manage and source assigned suppliers for products and processes such as: painting / coating, electromechanical, forgings, castings, powder metal, machining, metallurgy, and heat treatment. Develop and manage strategic relationship with suppliers.
  • Manage suppliers in development of new programs and change management through APQP processes to PPAP approval and Safe Launch. Drive On-Time PPAP’s with supplier and ensure zero defect launch.
  • Work with Product Engineering to understand product requirements and functions. Cascade product knowledge to supply base.
  • Lead and/or support Supplier Audits related to VDA, IATF and other ZF specific audits.
  • Support Plant SQA’s by either leading and assisting in solving supplier value stream driven quality and delivery concerns. Support and pursue cost reduction opportunities through process improvements within the supply base.
  • Investigate quality, capacity, or supply concerns by traveling to supplier locations.  Lead supplier activities towards de-escalation and sustainable supply.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related Technical Field.
  • A minimum of six (6) years of experience in an automotive manufacturing environment with supplier development experience.
  • Experience with APQP and PPAP including experience in creation, review, and improvement of PFMEAs and control plans. Familiarity with industry quality standard (TS16949, ISO9001) and manufacturing quality requirements, processes and documents.
  • Experience with GD&T and technical drawing interpretation as well as familiarity with basic materials strength and properties.
  • Experience in surface coating, heat treatment and metallurgy, machining steel forgings, bar, and iron.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite.  Experience with Minitab, CAD, and IMDS is preferred.
  • Ability and willingness to trave domestically and internationally, up to 40% of the time.

 

Be part of our ZF team as Sr Supplier Development Engineer and apply now!

 

DIVERSITY COMMITMENT

To harness the power of innovation, we invest in the development of diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to our company.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.

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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