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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.

Production Assistant (DI10) 3rd Shift (Temporary Assignment 3-6 months)

Country/Region:  US

Mesa, AZ, US, 85212-9361

 Req ID 54577 | OSS Mesa, United States



GENERAL SUMMARY: Under close supervision, coordinates daily production for the production area including performing highly routine and repetitive production activities where work is of a machine loading and tending nature such as assembling and post-processing of inflators



  • Coordinates daily production activities
    • Assures efficient start-up/end-of-shift/changeover
    • Communicates production-related information
    • Can do all the jobs of the line and area.
    • Coordinates planned maintenance assigned tasks
  • Loads materials which may include items such as diffusers, initiators, disk, support barrels, retainers, end caps, shorting clips, and canisters; unloads product from production equipment.
  • May check, correct or perform rework of inflators.
  • May perform electrical tests on inflators on an as needed basis.
  • Perform quality procedures/audits including dimensional and weld checks as required.
  • Performs visual inspection of completed inflators.
  • Performs traceability activities to ensure accurate tracking of product/materials.
  • Performs general housekeeping duties in work area.
  • Performs TPM maintenance.
  • Operates drillout machine and dispose of scrap.
  • Stocks materials within production areas on an as needed basis; transports assemblies to next manufacturing area.
  • Identifies and is first line in notification of abnormal conditions –Accountability Board to track and raise red flags.
    • Reviews standardized work
    • Identifies and raises Quality issues
    • Identifies and raises Safety issues
    • Monitors material flow to raise efficiency issues as needed
    • Searches for improvement suggestions to implement from observation of process and operators.
    • May operate forklift.


Knowledge of manufacturing, rework and preventive maintenance instructions. Must be able to be forklift certified. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.  Ability to effectively direct the work of people.  Strong ability to coordinate and plan.



High School Diploma or GED required.



6 months - 3 years manufacturing experience preferred.


ZF Mesa Operations screening process includes substance abuse screening test, ATF lifetime background check, and a verification of eligibility for employment.
U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident Status Required


Be part of our ZF team as Production Assistant (DI10) 3rd Shift (Temporary Assignment 3-6 months) 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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