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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.

Mechatronic Development Engineer

Country/Region:  US

North Mankato, MN, US, 56003

Req ID 62771 | North Mankato, United States

About the role:

To be a successful Product Development Engineer, you should be innovative, and skilled in the design and application of hydraulic brake systems and components. Incorporate industry standards, as well as technical calculations and simulations into the design and have an excellent working knowledge of 3D modeling software.  


What you can look forward to:                        

  • Analyzing project specifications to develop design concepts, calculations and layouts required for the hydraulic system. 
  • Working within the budget to deliver safe and efficient products on time 
  • Completion of all documentation regarding designs including developing CAD models, engineering prints and BOM’s. 
  • Experience with 3D CAD system to create preliminary and detailed models and drawings
  • Experience with Product Lifetime Management (PLM) software 
  • Experience with FEA software 
  • Proficient in GD&T (ASME Y14.5) to create manufacturing and assembly drawings as well as perform tolerance stack-up analysis. 
  • Experience in risk analysis and DFMEA 
  • Responsible for creation of technical specifications for area of responsibility. 
  • Proposes current and new product innovations to support the creation of invention disclosures. 
  • Complete Engineering Change Notice (ECN) for release to document control. 
  • Work with manufacturing and suppliers to develop efficient and cost-effective designs 


Your profile:

  • Experience in Product Engineering
  • Ability to research, interpret, and implement test standards
  • Ability to communicate clearly and in a technical manner
  • Ability to identify, analyze and solve problems
  • Ability to research and implement technologies to meet test program requirements
  • Ability to collect, organize, summarize and document engineering information
  • Knowledge of mechanical design and development of 3D models
  • Knowledge of hydraulic theory and system design
  • Knowledge of mechatronic/automation design
  • Bachelor’s degree (BS) Degree in Engineering
  • Fluent in English

Be part of our ZF team as Mechatronic Development Engineer 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

What does DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) mean for ZF as a company?

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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