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Test & Validation Lab Manager


Monterrey, NLE, MX, 64830

Req ID 20122

We are looking to hire a Test & Validation Lab  Manager to join our team at our  Monterrey R&D center. 



  • Lead the development of a new ZF Electronics Test and Validation (ET&V) Center in Monterrey, Mexico.  Lead the development of the laboratory footprint, its technical capabilities, staff hiring and operational ramp-up. 
  • Work with local and global suppliers of equipment and lab infrastructure to ensure proper implementation of technical requirements and budget.
  • Lead efforts to achieve ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation and customer approval of the Monterrey ET&V.
  • Hire and supervise a team of Engineers and Technicians in the field of climatic and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) compliance and Test equipment development.
  • Develop and implement departmental policies and procedures, make work assignments, balance staffing needs and implementing training opportunities. 
  • Work closely with other global ZF ET&V sites to implement standard processes, procedures and best operational practices.
  • Drive execution of ET&V team’s duties, projects and related tasks.
  • Develop cost estimates for current and future business needs.
  • Develop/Manage capital plans, functional budget and resources to support department tasks.
  • Prepare technical proposals for customer responses.  Perform risk assessments and develop contingency plans.
  • Develop strong relationship and maintain contact with internal and external customers to resolve technical and operational issues.
  • Develop and implement cost reduction initiatives.
  • Develop and implement policies for safe and organized (5S) work environment.


  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) or an equivalent field.
  • 10+ years professional experience in test or quality organization, including hands-on experience in test environment.
  • Working knowledge of Automotive electronic component test requirements.  Familiarity with Test Specifications of major OEMs and International standards (ISO, ASTM, SAE, CISPR, IEC, DIN) 
  • Hands-on understanding of Automotive test equipment and test procedures in the fields of Climatic, Mechanical, Electrical and EMC testing.
  • Project management/lead experience.
  • Solid understanding of budgets and ability to develop business cases for operational and capital needs.
  • Ability to multitask between complex projects and priorities.
  • Business fluent English language skills (written and spoken).
  • Ability to capture complex technical topics and present visually.
  • Availability to travel locally and internationally as business needed.


Be part of our ZF team as Test & Validation Lab Manager and apply now!


Jose Luis Rodriguez

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