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one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers.

Sr Resident Engineer

Location: 

Northville, MI, US

Req ID 25144
   

Position Summary: The Senior Resident Engineer – E/E is responsible for representing internal engineering departments, supporting on-site customer product development initiatives, and ensuring the seamless and timely integration of ZF products into customer engineering projects, in addition to serving as a technical liaison for all engineering applications during product development at the respective customer site.

 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Execute all resident engineering activities, which include but are not limited to, verifying content and accuracy of drawings and BOM, maintain drawings and BOM in SAP, issue prototype orders, attend customer meetings, and develop reports.  
  • Provide resident engineering support at GM.
  • Attend customer meetings including design reviews, PDTs, etc.
  • Prepare/summarize reports/data for customer presentation
  •  communicate customer needs/requirement onto to project team
  • Provide precise layouts, sketches and specifications, from which drawings can be made
  • Provide engineering direction to designers
  • Verify content and accuracy of drawings and BOM
  • Release and maintain drawings and BOM into SAP
  • Ensure all product designs comply with customer and ZF design standards
  • Issue detailed prototype orders and support the internal prototype department to ensure customer delivery dates
  • Issue detailed test requests and support the internal test department to ensure project timing
  • Interface with manufacturing on product design / manufacturability and tooling requirements
  • Responsible for coordination, planning and execution of DFMEAs, DVP&Rs, CAE analyses, and all other design/release documents (system, subsystem, & component)
  • Active participation in the APQP process, PFMEAs, Control Plans & VA/VE
  • Provides cost reduction recommendations
  • Participate in problem solving and recommend corrective action
  • Confer with project team to develop a work plan and prioritize tasks
  • Comply with all company and TS16949 policies and procedures.
  • Support test bench activities (Electrical bench, IVER bench), able to read circuit diagrams, perform tests, create reports on findings, troubleshoot wire harnesses etc.
  • Modify software to resolve problems found in integration testing and send patches back to core development team
  • Assist in development of GM Diagnostic functions for product
  • Keep track of progress and communicate GM schedule to product development teams
  • Software and Data File release into GM VESCOM and SPR systems
  • Support EMC test activities at GM and facilitate any required design changes
  • Prepare project plans, track vehicle timing requirements and part availability dates
  • Perform electrical packaging and bracket design studies
  • Participate in Module packaging in vehicle
  • Assist with the updating of System Requirements
  • Write/Process/Track/Implement ECRs (All kinds: U-, P-release, changes etc.) for release and change of hardware, software, calibrations, brackets and associated fasteners
  • Responsible for GM Change Approval Board (CAB) activities for Engineering Work Order (ECR) approval
  • Assist with root cause, resolution and verification of system issues and test incidents
  • Support Vehicle Assembly Center launch of product – including preproduction launch activities
  • Support vehicle development activities, rides and sub-system buy-off events
  • Perform hardware , software and/or, calibration updates to preproduction and MVB vehicles and benches (Track the usage of vehicles and benches when necessary)
  • Perform monthly warranty tracking of part performance in field
  • Provide support during controller and vehicle calibration development trips
  • Re-flash Coordination at Assembly Plant
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • B.S. in Engineering (Electrical preferred)
  • 7-8 years of engineering experience in a product development and/or manufacturing environment (includes co-op and/or internship experience)
  • Advanced reading, mathematical, written and verbal communication skills, mechanical and technical skills
  • Working knowledge of technical aspects of applications engineering and product design/development (specifically within an automotive context)
  • Computer literacy in basic PC based office software including software spreadsheets and able to use product specific calculation software
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office software
  • Ability to interface with cross-functional teams and all levels of personnel/management
  • Ability to provide creative and practical design solutions to meet customer specifications typically associated with 5-10 year’s experience in product engineering positions
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledgeable on Software Life Cycle, software project planning
  • Able to work independently manage multiple responsibilities (i.e. self-starter, self-motivated)

 

Preferred Skills and experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Software, etc.)
  • 5+ years of experience as a customer quality engineer or resident engineer within a Drivetrain Control
  • Systems development and/or manufacturing environment (specifically within automotive industry)
  • Good knowledge of GM design systems to support weekly activities (i.e. PRTS+, GPDS, E-squared, Team
  • Center, APM, Embassy, GM-LAN, GART)
  • Good Knowledge of C/C++, Model Based Design (e.g. MATLAB/Simulink, dSPACE)
  • Experience with data acquisition tools (e.g. CANalyzer, CANape, etc.)
  • Deep knowledge of the technical components and critical functions of Powered Axle systems
  • Experience with Cybersecurity (Key provisioning, etc)
  • Experience with requirement definition using structured analysis methods
  • Experience with electromagnetic compatibility design, development or testing
  • Experience in the Automotive industry
  • German language skills

 

 

Be part of our ZF team as Sr Resident Engineer and apply now!

 

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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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