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Engineer III-Design/Product

Location: 

Northville, MI, US

Req ID 43047 | Northville, United States


Position Summary: Position is responsible for customer contact and design related topics in order to execute and ensure the on-time development of reliable transmission applications, manufacturability of new or modified products, meeting customer specifications, and maintaining company standards. In addition, they support internal departments with business development, capacity, and continuity.  


Position Responsibilities: 

•    Support customer(s) with all design related topics (e.g. license support, quality issues, cost down workshops) as required to support internal and external customers.
•    Perform/direct all necessary calculation/design studies to define a functional transmission application.
•    Define, design, and release modifications to parts and customer specific parts for existing base transmissions.
•    Manage design-related timelines to ensure on-time delivery of transmission design documentation.
•    Check customer specifications for completeness/feasibility and ensure implementation.
•    Follow the design procedures and specifications established by division R&D. 
•    Execute the on-time delivery of new and updated drawings and bills of material (BOMs).
•    Support System and Design FMEA with engineering quality department.
•    Perform design engineering and related analysis as required to support internal and external customers.
•    Provide training and act as technical resource for Design Engineers and/or other internal departments.
•    Support internal departments in obtaining customer approval for design changes and deviations.
•    Support calibration, controls, prototyping, component, transmission testing and vehicle launch activities.
•    Work with customers, suppliers and internal departments, such as sales, purchasing and quality, on design topics (i.e. definition of specifications, input for calculations, technical release of deviations, etc.).
•    Work with ZF Global R&D and other engineering teams (program management, test, plant and resident).
•    Ensure completion of all 8-Ds for design-development issues.
•    Participate in continuous improvement programs and support team efforts.
•    Ensure departmental compliance with all TS16949 policies and procedures.
•    Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Essential Skills and Experience:

•    Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Mechanical preferred)
•    5-6+ years of engineering experience in applications engineering or product design/development within a powertrain development and/or manufacturing environment
•    Knowledge of Powertrain and/or Transmission technology
•    Ability to interface with cross-functional teams and all levels of personnel/management
•    Ability to train others
•    Strong problem solving and analytical skills
•    Good verbal and written communication skills
•    Demonstrated ability to persuade others in technical discussions
•    Demonstrated ability to work independently and manage multiple responsibilities (i.e. self-starter, self-motivated)
•    English language competency
•    Ability/willingness to travel (up to 10%)
  

Preferred Skills and experience:

•    Master’s Degree in Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Software, etc.)
•    Experience as a product engineer or design engineer within a powertrain development and/or manufacturing environment specifically within a powertrain and/or automotive context
•    5+ years of experience in applications engineering or product design/development within a powertrain development  
•    Knowledge of 5S and Six Sigma problem-solving methodology
•    TS16949 awareness training
•    Experience in Automotive industry
•    Spanish and/or German Language Skills
 

 

Be part of our ZF team as Design Engineer III 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. 

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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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