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ZF is a global technology company supplying systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility.

ZF allows vehicles to see, think and act. In the four technology domains of Vehicle Motion Control, Integrated Safety, Automated Driving, and Electric Mobility, ZF offers comprehensive product and software solutions for established vehicle manufacturers and newly emerging transport and mobility service providers. ZF electrifies a wide range of vehicle types. With its products, the company contributes to reducing emissions, protecting the climate and enhancing safe mobility.

Senior Service Technician

Country/Region:  US

Northville, MI, US

Req ID 63280 | Northville, United States


Overview: ZF Test Systems develops and produces test benches for on- and off-road mobility. The Test Systems Business Unit is a special machine building branch within the ZF group, specialized in Test equipment design / installation / commissioning. With our North American Test System team, we are serving regional customers in providing turnkey Testing Solutions for their drivetrain and battery testing needs.  For more than 35 years we have been specialists for validation and development test facilities. For more information, please visit our website: ZF Technology for Test Systems


Position Summary: The Senior Service Technician is responsible for the repair, service, calibration, and commissioning (i.e., installation and technical support) of test systems in order to support end-of-line and R&D testing operations at customer sites.

What you can look forward to as a Senior Service Technician: 

  • Perform activities to diagnose, repair, maintain, install, and rebuild a variety of test systems to support validation processes on-site and at the customer site.
  • Install equipment, perform test procedures, diagnose mechanical/electrical/hydraulic/pneumatic issues, and analyze nature of malfunction required to repair test systems.
  • Replace electric motors, pumps, belts, electric wiring, numeric controls, and related components involving mechanical, electrical, electronic, hydraulic, and pneumatic functions.
  • Tear down and check component parts; repair, reassemble, and test valves, pumps, solenoid valves, and rewire controls.
  • Build special assembly and/or test fixtures; machine special replacement parts and/or fixtures.
  • Move and install equipment; wire-in electric power, install hydraulic lines, and hook-up air lines.
  • Perform scheduled preventive maintenance or calibrations on test systems.
  • Use a variety of machine tools and test equipment such as lathes, mills, grinders, saws, and drill presses, electrical meters, measuring & calibration tools, precision inspection tools, and common hand tools.

*Ability/willingness to travel: on average about 50%, project-specific peaks up to 75% (mainly US, Canada, and Mexico)


Your profile as a Senior Service Technician:

  • Associate’s Degree.
  • 4 – 6+ years of related experience and/or trades training in complex machine maintenance (internship and co-op included).
  • Ability to read blueprints in DIN/ISO standard format (in metric).
  • Ability to analyze blueprints and use mathematics to evaluate/understand complex machine drawings.
  • Working knowledge in Hydraulics/Pneumatics/Mechanical components/parts functionalities.
  • Working knowledge of machine, tool, equipment, and test systems operations in addition to related repair methods and procedures involving mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic components/parts.
  • Basic knowledge in electrical wiring and troubleshooting.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).


Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Deep knowledge in electrical wiring and troubleshooting.
  • Experience working with PLC logic.
  • Formal training and/or related certifications.
  • Knowledge of test systems functionalities and/or service requirements.
  • Experience in the Automotive industry.


Why Choose ZF? What We Offer:

  • A supportive, collaborative team environment
  • Annual Incentive Plan
  • Paid Vacation
  • Personal Time
  • 401k Plan
  • Health Care Benefits
  • Paid Holidays 
  • Tuition reimbursement for educational advancement
  • A strong diversity culture
  • Supportive Employee Groups and community outreach activities


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



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

What does DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) mean for ZF as a company?

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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