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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.

Process Quality Engineer

Country/Region:  US

North Mankato, MN, US, 56003

Req ID 67586 | North Mankato, United States

About the Team

At ZF Off Highway Solutions, our Quality department plays a pivotal role as the cornerstone of our operations with a commitment to excellence that permeates every aspect of our work. Trained in ISO 9001 standards and adept in the deployment of our Quality Management System (QMS), our dedicated team of professionals uphold the highest standards of quality assurance. Our proactive approach enables us to identify and rectify potential defects before they ever reach the customer, safeguarding our company’s reputation of delivering the highest-quality products in our industry.

What you can look forward to as Quality Engineer: 


  • Analyze data and metrics to assess quality performance and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Ensure the implementation and adherence to quality systems, process standards, and standards across all phases the design and manufacture of our products.
  • Participate or lead ISO audit, PED/PER audit, customer audits, internal audits, or external audits as directed.
  • Lead applications of analytical methods such as Root Cause Analysis, 8D, PDCA Cycle, DMAIC, and DOE.
  • Collaborate with the Sales, Engineering and Operations teams to understand the voice of the customer to ensure manufacturing processes are robust and capable to meet or exceed requirements.
  • Collaborate with Sales, Supply Chain Management, and Engineering to influence the customer perspective with data and sound analysis.
  • Lead process improvement efforts to identify systematic issues and implement corrective actions to sustainably fix quality issues within the organization.

What are the preferred requirements?


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Quality Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Technology, or related field.
  • Quality Management System (QMS) expertise
  • Six Sigma Black Belt or Green Belt certified
  • Knowledge of SAP and/or similar database management systems
  • ISO 9001-2015 Certified Lead Auditor
  • Understanding of Lean Manufacturing Systems
  • Proficiency with statistical analysis software such as Minitab


Your Profile as Quality Engineer: 


  • Quality Management System (QMS) Expertise, ISO 9001-2015, Total Quality Management, Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing and Statistical Process Control (SPC), Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FEMA).
  • Problem-solving and root cause analysis. 8D, Fishbone, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), PDCA Cycle, DMAIC, and other continuous improvement tools.
  • Risk management. Identify potential risks, evaluate their impact, and implement strategies to mitigate or eliminate them.
  • Oral and written communication: Collaborate with cross-functional teams, communicate quality objectives, and provide guidance and support to other QA department personnel.
  • Trian and develop personnel on the implementation of quality systems, best practices, and standards.
  • Metrology Expertise: Conduct Measurement System Analysis (MSA), select proper measurement instruments and tolerance capability for adequate inspection.
  • Proficient with MS Office applications.
  • Experience with statistical software such as Minitab.

Why should you choose ZF in North Mankato?


  • 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 and 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.  Additionally, this area offers a wide variety of sporting and recreational opportunities with multi-sport and easily accessible venues and facilities.


Be part of our ZF team as Process Quality Engineer and apply now!



Julia Earhart


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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