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Manufacturing Engineer

Country/Region:  US

North Mankato, MN, US, 56003

 Req ID 64353 | North Mankato, United States ZF Off-Highway Solutions Minnesota Inc.

About the Team:

The Manufacturing Engineering team plays a pivotal role at ZF Off Highway Solutions by constantly driving technical advancements and cutting-edge solutions. The department's commitment to continuous improvement and hands-on problem-solving reflects our proactive and adaptive approach, making us a key contributor to the overall success of the company.

What you can look forward to:

  • Create machining processes for modern, complex machining centers
    • Makino HMCs
    • Citizen Swiss lathes
    • Doosan mill/turn machines
    • SW twin spindle, 5-axis HMCs
    • Mori Seiki twin turret lathes
  • Provide input for fixture design
  • Foster collaboration with product engineering teams, ensuring the manufacturability and efficiency of machining processes for ZF OFF-HIGHWAY products and components.
  • Provide assistance in resolving issues related to the interpretation of drawings, product design, manufacturing methods, and product performance.
  • Collaborate with new product and process development teams to establish new bills of resources, develop routings, determine labor and machinery production cycle times, and contribute input data for product cost calculations.
  • Take a lead role in developing a business case for capital investment in production processes and associated equipment, aiming to enhance overall operational efficiency.

Your Profile:

  • Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Technology, or related field preferred
    • OR five to seven years in a technical position related to a precision manufacturing environment in lieu of BS degree
  • Proficiency in CAD/CAM software
  • Preferred experience in hydraulic systems
  • Proven experience in manufacturing technology, or a related field. 
  • Excellent written communication ability.
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing principles.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

Why you should choose ZF in North Mankato, MN:

  • Opportunity for career growth and advancement as part of the global ZF company
  • 13 paid holidays per year, vacation, sick time
  • Annual bonus potential
  • 401k match
  • Insurance benefits
  • ZF Off-Highway Solutions Minnesota Inc. is in North Mankato, nestled in south-central Minnesota.  This location offers access to “bigger city” services and amenities in the core cities of Mankato and North Mankato, surrounded by several smaller towns and rural areas, with Minneapolis/St. Paul just a short drive to the north.  There is a unique combination of economic vitality, talent, livability, and resources found only in Greater Mankato.  The region continues to receive national recognition in areas of livability, economy, and leisure.
  • Our community offers quality education offered by five colleges and universities, one trade school, more than 20 public schools and nine charter and parochial schools.
  • Greater Mankato serves as a comprehensive, regional medical center.  Mayo Clinic Health System ad Mankato Clinic, two of the leading medical organizations provide a wide variety of advanced services within the community and from abroad.
  • Opportunities for a wide range of activities await outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and in all seasons.  Mankato is a thriving arts community with quality theater, music, dance, and visual arts programs.  And, this area offers a wide variety of sporting and recreational opportunities with multi-sport and easily accessible venues and facilities.


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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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