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Engineer III - Electronic Hardware

Location: 

Northville, MI, US

Req ID 36817
   

Position Summary:

Electronics Hardware Engineer is responsible for advanced engineering of electronic circuitry controlling various products, including actuators and shifters.


Position Responsibilities: 

•    Work with the Systems Engineer to define and develop functional and hardware requirements from various sources including customer specifications/requirements, input from Marketing/Sales and input from other team members.  Develop required functional specifications for the hardware.  Ensure requirements traceability.
•    Define hardware architecture to meet functional requirements and other organizational standards.
•    Carryout safety analyses and define safety functions.
•    Support the DVP&R from the HW point of view to verify that the design meets all requirements.
•    Develop HW test specifications and test cases to ensure all requirements are met.
•    Execute functional tests in the lab and on test vehicles to ensure resulting hardware meets all requirements.
•    Perform required integration testing to ensure final design works correctly.
•    Work with system engineers and software engineers to optimize overall system design and achieve desired hardware/software partitioning. 
•    Work with Manufacturing Engineers and Quality Engineers in the plant to establish control plans based on the significant/critical characteristics and launch the design into production.
•    Take action necessary to develop alternatives to problems and/or schedule delays, resolve problem and recommend ways to recover lost project time.  
•    Report progress on a regular basis to supervisor and technical program manager(s).
•    Apply CAN and LIN bus Design knowledge to design systems that allow microcontrollers and devices to communicate with each other within a vehicle.
•    Collaborate with software engineers in order to implement systems engineering strategies based on V-Model principles
•    Work with development teams and customers during beta testing, pre-production testing and final product implementation.
•    Participate in continuous improvement programs and provide support to team efforts.
•    Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, formal training, reviewing professional publications, establishing and expanding professional networks, and participating in professional societies. 
•    Ensure compliance with the ZF Quality Management System requirements (ZF QMS) which includes IATF 16949, ISO 9001, Customer Specific Requirements (CSR), Automotive-SPICE and ISO26262
•    Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Essential Skills and Experience:

•    Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, (Master’s preferred).  
•    5 – 6 years of experience with strong functional/product knowledge in relevant hardware development positions and ability to train others
•    Experience with circuit simulation tools
•    Knowledge of CAN, LIN and other automotive communication protocols
•    A mix of hardware and software knowledge
•    Strong problem solving and analytical skills
•    Knowledge of Functional Safety Standard:  ISO-26262.
•    Excellent project and planning abilities
•    Superior interpersonal, communications and listening skills
•    Strong drive for teamwork with a customer-oriented approach to projects
•    Advanced proficiency in Microsoft® Word and Excel 
•    English language competency – both oral and written
  

Preferred Skills and experience:
•    Experience in the Automotive and/or Electronics industries
•    Experience in hands-on development and troubleshooting
•    Experience with SAP, Axalant and/or other PDM
•    Experience with Microsoft® Project
•    Experience with LabVIEW
•    Experience with requirements management using DOORS 
•    German and/or Spanish language skills
 

 

Be part of our ZF team as Engineer III - Electronic Hardware and apply now!

 

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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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