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Work at the forefront of automotive innovation with ZF,
one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers.

Senior Designer

Location: 

Northville, MI, US

Req ID 22446 | Northville, United States

  

Position Summary: The Senior Designer is responsible for supporting the on-time development of reliable torque converter designs, models, and drawings, which ensure new or modified products are able to be manufactured to meet customer specifications, maintain company standards, in addition to supporting internal departments in order to support business development, capacity, and continuity.

 

Position Responsibilities: 

  • Performs all design related activities including concept work, creation of drawings, models, calculations, and design of components for torque converters using ProE and other CAD/CAM software as required to support internal and external customers.
  • Support internal departments such as sales, purchasing, and quality, on design topics for production and OEM applications (i.e. documentation of specifications from technical side, etc.).
  • Work and support ZF engineering teams (program management, test, plant and resident) and departments within global R&D locations.
  • Communicate with the necessary technical resources to ensure design changes are clearly understood and correctly implemented.
  • Follow the design procedures and specifications established by division R&D.
  • Directs and executes the release and provide maintenance of drawings and bills of material (BOMs).
  • Support System and Design FMEA with engineering quality department.
  • Acts as a lead in the definition, design, and release of modifications to parts and customer-specific parts for existing base torque converters.
  • Support the secure data transfer process between R&D, manufacturing plants, and supply chain.
  • Document and maintain ProE workflows and best practices, including overall design workflows.
  • Develop training, and mentor users to improve their overall effectiveness in the usage of desing tools including ProE and other CAD/CAM system(s). 
  • Participate in continuous improvement, lessons learned, and best practice programs and provide support to team efforts.
  • Supports the resolution of customer related inquiries and/or complaints.  
  • Ensure departmental compliance with IATF 16949 policies and procedures

 

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Associate degree with an emphasis on Mechanical Engineering or CAD Design
  • 6+ years of experience as a designer, product engineer, or design engineer within a powertrain or manufacturing environment
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in CAD Design including and other CAD/CAM software.
  • Working knowledge of technical aspects of applications engineering and product design/development (specifically within a powertrain and/or automotive context)
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office software
  • Ability to interface with cross-functional teams and all levels of personnel/management
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Able to work independently managing multiple responsibilities (i.e. self-starter, self-motivated)
  • English language competency

*Ability/willingness to travel (up to 5%)
  

Preferred Skills and experience:

•    Bachelor''s degree in Mechanical Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Software, etc.)
•    8+ years of experience as a product engineer or design engineer within a powertrain development or manufacturing environment (specifically within automotive industry)
•    Knowledge of 5S and Six Sigma problem-solving methodology
•    Broad knowledge of engineering applications.
•    IATF16949 awareness training
•    Spanish and/or German Language Skills

 

Be part of our ZF team as Senior Designer and apply now!

 

 

DIVERSITY COMMITMENTTo harness the power of innovation, we invest in the development of diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to our company.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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