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Engineer II - Electrical Resident Engineer

Location: 

Northville, MI, US

Req ID 42103 | Northville, United States

Position Summary: The Resident Engineer - Electrical is responsible for representing internal engineering departments, supporting on-site customer product development initiatives, and ensuring the seamless and timely integration of ZF products into customer engineering projects, in addition to serving as a technical liaison for all engineering applications during product development at the respective customer site.


Position Responsibilities: 
•    Execute all resident engineering activities, which include but are not limited to, verifying content and accuracy of drawings and BOM, maintain drawings and BOM in SAP, issue prototype orders, attend customer meetings, and develop reports.
•    Position will require resident engineering support at GM.
•    Attend customer meetings including design reviews, PMTs, etc.
•    Prepare/summarize reports/data for customer presentation
•    Responsible to effectively communicate customer needs/requirement onto to project team
•    Provide precise layouts, sketches and specifications, form which drawings can be made
•    Provide engineering direction to designers
•    Verify content and accuracy of drawings and BOM
•    Release and maintain drawings and BOM into SAP
•    Ensure all product designs comply with customer and ZF design standards
•    Issue detailed prototype orders and support the internal prototype department to ensure customer delivery dates
•    Issue detailed test requests and support the internal test department to ensure project timing
•    Interface with manufacturing on product design / manufacturability and tooling requirements
•    Responsible for coordination, planning and execution of DFMEAs, DVP&Rs, CAE analyses, and all other design/release documents (system, subsystem, & component)
•    Active participation in the APQP process, PFMEAs, Control Plans & VA/VE
•    Provides cost reduction recommendations
•    Participate in problem solving and recommend corrective action
•    Confer with project team to develop a work plan and prioritize tasks
•    Maintain technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, formal training, reviewing professional publications, establishing and expanding professional networks, and participating in professional societies.
•    Comply with all company and TS16949 policies and procedures.
•    Develop thorough understanding of the ASPICE validation concept for integrated systems and leverage this knowledge during communication externally and internally. 
•    Review, comprehend, and create exception to customer requirements as they pertain to software functionality and validation (ex: cybersecurity).  
•    Coordinate software updates and releases (both base and application) across the many regions of ZF – leading discussions and maintaining traceability of open issues. 
•    Participate in the development of future technology demonstration vehicles using understanding of electrical schematics, system functionality / integration, and control mechanisms. 
•    Root cause software / ECU related issues as they occur both in-vehicle and bench test setups – often time leading activities within cross-functional team of both ZF and customer personnel.
•    Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Essential Skills and Experience:
•    B.S. in Engineering (Electrical preferred)
•    Good knowledge of GM design systems to support weekly activities (i.e. PRTS+, GPDS, E-squared, Team Center)
•    3-4+ years of engineering experience in a product development and/or manufacturing environment (includes co-op and/or internship experience)
•    Advanced reading, mathematical, written and verbal communication skills, mechanical and technical skills
•    Working knowledge of technical aspects of applications engineering and product design/development (specifically within a chassis and/or automotive context)
•    Computer literacy in basic PC based office software including software spreadsheets and able to use product specific calculation software
•    Ability to interface with cross-functional teams and all levels of personnel/management
•    English language competency
•    Ability/willingness to travel (up to 25%) 

 

 

Be part of our ZF team as Engineer II - Electrical Resident Engineer and apply now!

 

 

DIVERSITY COMMITMENT: 
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

Our Commitment to Diversity

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.


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