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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.

Engineer I - Controls

Country/Region:  US
Location: 

Mesa, AZ, US, 85212-9361

Req ID 45743 | OSS Mesa, United States

General Summary: Entry level professional engineer responsible for Controls Engineering support and process improvement work for high volume manufacturing lines related to the validation/documentation of engineering changes.  Using limited procedures and basic understanding of engineering principles, this position supports engineering projects and assists experienced engineers with engineering analysis

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide production support for manufacturing lines from the cell controller down to the device level.  Production support includes ensuring accurate traceability data collection, troubleshooting, scrap and LAT reduction, and improved process reliability.VA/VE activities.
  • Support business unit objectives by prioritizing projects, designing interfaces for new equipment and making decisions that affect the long-term production process.
  • Provide vendor management and supervision.
  • Manage machine controls for small projects.
  • Create and maintain documents and/or databases with team support.  Projects typically meet the immediate needs for the business unit.  Such activities vary from clerical, to editorial, to creative; e.g. creation/revision of APQP documentation, MI, PI, SOP, maintenance of equipment configuration documents, etc.
  • May provide work to clerical support or unskilled labor level including temporarily assigned production employees or technicians.
  • Provide mentoring and training to technicians.
  • Customer Team Member:
    • Work with team members to resolve customer issues related to quality and design. Resolve issues relative to the process and equipment and implement the required changes to production lines.
    • Work with Product Engineering to implement changes due to product changes.
  • Simultaneous Engineering Team Member:
    • As part of a team, review and make recommendations to improve product design and processes, using various analytical methods and tools (Design for Assembly, Manufacturing and Experiments).
    • Work with the core team (Product, Manufacturing, Quality, and Supplier Development Engineering) on new product development and implementation.
  • Review design changes and verify these changes do not adversely affect the process.
  • Using limited procedures and basic understanding of engineering principles, this position supports engineering projects and assists experienced engineers with engineering analyses

 

Job Specifications

Basic knowledge of electrical/electronic systems.

Basic level programming of PLC, HMI, motion control systems and robots.  Basic knowledge of computer systems.  Able to create electrical drawings using CAD software. Excellent oral and written communication skills and organizational skills.  Applies principles and best practices with some independent discretion. German language skills a plus. 

 

Education:

Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering.

Experience:

Entry-level position. 0-2 years of experience (internship/co-op included).

 

Experience with the following preferred:

Allen-Bradley and/or Siemens S7 PLC & HMI

I/O

Motion Control

Motors and Drives

Networks and Communications

Machine Vision

Robots

 

Physical Requirements:

Must have hand dexterity at moderate speed with accuracy for half of each day. Requires steady, active effort and continuous walking. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. Must be able to work in all areas of the plant.

 

 

What We Offer:

A supportive collaborative team environment; Annual Incentive Plan; Paid Vacation; Personal Time; 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 Engineer I - Controls and apply now!

 

DIVERSITY COMMITMENT: 
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

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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