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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 Operator

Country/Region:  US

Mesa, AZ, US, 85212-9361

Req ID 61302 | OSS Mesa, United States


GENERAL SUMMARY: Under close supervision performs routine and repetitive production activities where work is of a machine loading and tending nature such as assembling and post-processing of inflators.  


•Transfers, stocks, loads/unloads materials for the production lines.  These materials may vary by business team:  diffusers, holders, retainers, initiators, o-rings, end caps, sleeves, canisters, filters, tubes, disks, foil seals, springs, support barrels, shorting clips, labels and generant.
•Operates machinery and equipment where operations allow minor operator latitude as to method of production or process.
•May check, correct or perform rework of inflators.
•Performs quality procedures/audits including dimensional checks as required; performs visual
•inspection of completed inflators and other parts.
•Performs traceability activities to ensure accurate tracking of product/materials.
•Participates in general housekeeping (5S) duties in the work area.
•Completes end-of-shift and other required paperwork required for documentation processes.
•Performs general preventative maintenance tasks on area equipment.
•Rotates through various stations in the area.
•Conducts on-the-job training for newly hired and/or transferred employees.
•May cross-train into other production areas to provide support to those areas.
•Informs appropriate personnel of materials and equipment problems.
•Participates in meetings to resolve production issues, and interfaces with other shifts and support groups as needed.




Knowledge of manufacturing, rework and preventative maintenance instructions.


High School Diploma or GED required.


Entry-level position. No experience required.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to push, pull or lift 40 lbs regularly and perform continuous, active, physical effort. Prolonged period(s) of standing is required.   Work may require the use of specialized safety equipment.


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.


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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. 

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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