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Process Engineering Expert - High Pressure Die Casting


Monterrey, NLE, MX, 64830

Req ID 43033 MSSC Monterrey 2, Mexico

Position Responsibilities:


  • Active participation and management of the front loading process (including simultaneous engineering), high pressure die casting and machining component design to process development including subsequent processes such as washing, leak testing, assembly, packaging, automation, Q standard and the associated Requirements according to ZF specifications.
  • Carrying out technical discussions as part of new customer projects (discussions prior to award, technological support) to support award decisions
  • Carrying out development meetings, technical reviews before series production, technological support and process development up to series production of die-cast parts with a focus on machining and subsequent processes.
  • Introduction of extensive tool and component concepts with affected areas and suppliers, taking into account functional, manufacturing, qualitative and economic aspects.
  • Conducting negotiations with foundries, processing companies and machine and device manufacturers under best practice aspects, especially with regard to quality, supply and profitability.
  • Control of professional mold management including the complete mold management of all tools owned by ZF (e.g., tool life monitoring)
  • Coordination and implementation of national and international strategic supplier development projects (preventive) and operational task force support (escalations)
  • Participation in the framework of part family strategies, support in solving technology and quality problems
  • Coordination with purchasing and the decentralized factory quality departments
  • Cooperation with supplier management within the House of Competence Casting at the global locations



Essential Skills and Experience:


  • Completed studies in the field of mechanical engineering, production technology, manufacturing technology, with several years of experience,
  • Alternatively, technician with many years of professional experience regarding the mechanical processing of die-cast aluminum (medium / large) including follow-up processes
  • Several years of professional experience preferably in the areas of management, production, technology planning, technology development, industrialization, supplier development regarding the above-mentioned focal points
  • Experience in project management with the appropriate tools
  • Experience in managing interdisciplinary projects / project teams / collaboration on projects
  • Specific knowledge in the areas of smelting, foundry, mold making and the downstream processes along the value chain
  • Specific knowledge in the areas of machining processing, fixture construction including tool- and production concepts, washing, leak testing, assembly, along the value chain
  • Basic knowledge of the aluminum die casting process and sources of error
  • Excellent communication skills in an international environment, diplomacy, negotiation skills as well as empathy and assertiveness
  • Analytical thinking skills and acting independently
  • Knowledge of methods for structured problem solving
  • Very good knowledge of the English language (spoken and written)
  • High resilience, commitment and willingness to travel on domestic business and abroad
  • Experience with SAP and Axalant or comparable ERP and engineering change systems.
  • Certification as Six Sigma Green Belt/Black Belt or comparable improvement methodology.


Preferred Skills and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in engineering or technical field (e.g. Mechanical, Industrial, Production technology) with
  • solid technical background.
  • Experience with SAP and Axalant or comparable ERP and engineering change systems.
  • Certification as Six Sigma Green Belt/Black Belt or comparable improvement methodology.
  • Project Management Certification (PMO)


Be part of our ZF team as Process Engineering Expert - High Pressure Die Casting and apply now!


Mariana Lizeth Cantu

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