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Engineer II Mechatronics

Country/Region:  US

Northville, MI, US

Req ID 61356 | [[location_obj]], United States



ZF North America Inc. has openings for the position of Engineer II - Mechatronics based out of its location in Northville, MI.


Job Duties:  Responsible to design, engineer, & develop ZF Chassis mechatronic products; Ensure designs can be manufactured & meet all specifications; Participate in all stages of product design, development & documentation (concept to manufacture) for mechatronic products; Support mechatronic design & development activities with customer & internal departments; Maintain product designs and support production; Coordinate/execute/schedule/control products, and design/develop/evaluate components and materials, to ensure design, manufacturability, cost targets and design targets are met; Develop design alternatives & recommendations for problem resolution; Participate in engineering strategy of product designs & applications; Assist preparation of engineering cost analysis; Assist preparation of information packages, drawings, prototypes and product samples; Provide technical assistance to support sales/marketing; Use/recommend analytical studies of motion, stress, forces and tolerance stack-up to assure product function and reliability; Support development of 2D/3D designs & package checks; Participate in prototype assembly; Investigate new technologies, obtain latest technical information from suppliers; Participate in benchmarking; Participate in qualifying/approving suppliers; and Participate in professional development activities. Position will require approximately 1-2 trips per year to Germany for meetings/trainings.


Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in Automotive Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, or closely related field, plus 3 years of mechatronics engineering experience, and demonstrated experience with: Project management; Operation of multi-axis durability test stand; Programming for operation of a multi-axis durability test stand; Operation of 4 axis fatigue test stands, drive file modification, or corner module test stands; Design, analysis, and interpretation of chassis system & sub-system tests; CAN communications with automotive products; Steering systems, chassis systems and automotive chassis components; Directing others in the setup, performance, and evaluation of tests; and Re-working, repairs, and improvement of test equipment.

Send Resume To: Recruitment@zf.com, reference Position ID No. ZF-061 in the email.


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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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