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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.

Entry Tech - Test Lab (2nd shift)

Country/Region:  US

Mesa, AZ, US, 85212-9361

Req ID 59963 | OSS Mesa, United States

2nd shift (2:00pm - 10:30pm)


General Summary: Under immediate supervision and from detailed verbal and written instructions, assists with conducting routine and non-routine testing of airbag inflators and related components.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

For Ballistic area:

  • Sets up and performs production and basic engineering automobile airbag tests.
  • Conducts pre and post-deployment inspections of inflators and components for physical integrity; may examine parts for conformance with dimensional specifications.
  • Participates in installing inflators to be used in test fixtures, connecting valves, pumps, hydraulic, mechanical or electrical controls, cabling and indicating instruments.
  • Accurately report and enter test data
  • Identifies discrepancies, process/recycle tested parts and waste.
  • Troubleshoot and repair of industrial automation equipment, including knowledge of hydraulics, pneumatics, mechanical systems (cams, gears, etc.), and industrial electronics.
  • Set-up and operate various manual machine tools, such as lathes, milling machines, drill presses, surface grinders, etc.
  • Monitors controls and instruments, while recording test data for engineer’s use.
  • Identifies discrepancies, process/recycle tested parts and waste.
  • Calibrates and maintains test equipment by using test instruments such as oscilloscopes, power supplies, and multi meters.
  • Ability and willingness to perform moderate physical tasks, such as lifting, carrying, bending, continuous standing, etc.
  • Calibrates, fabricates, troubleshoots to the component level and maintains test equipment.

For Metallurgy area:

  • Perform metallurgy preparation including cross section, mounting, grinding, polishing and etching.
  • Perform routine and non-routine mechanical testing using Instron
  • Conducts weld evaluation and measurement using microscopes.
  • Perform regular preventive maintenance on Metallurgy lab equipment.
  • Report any malfunctions of Metallurgy lab equipment to supervisor.
  • Ensure all equipment that requires calibration is up to date with calibration.
  • Maintains documentation of all tests performed, and reports the data in the system properly.


Excellent communications skills, both oral and written.  Able to operate PC based programs. Must be able to pass Hazardous Materials Training class.  Excellent attention to detail.



High School Diploma/GED

Some College towards technical degree preferred and/or*

0-1 years related experience within a test environment operating and troubleshooting hazardous fluid/gas/propellant or electronic systems.


Physical Requirements:

Must be able to repeatedly push, pull and lift 40 lbs. From floor to above shoulders.  Must attend and pass respirator certification tests and hazardous materials certifications.

ZF Mesa Operations screening process includes a substance abuse screening test which includes a 10 panel substance abuse screening testing for THC, ATF lifetime background check, and verification of eligibility for employment.  


U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident Status Required


Be part of our ZF team as Entry Tech - Test Lab (2nd shift) and apply now!


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


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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