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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.

Sr Technician-Prototype

Country/Region:  US
Location: 

Northville, MI, US

Req ID 46126 | Northville, United States

The Prototype Test Technician is responsible to conduct test sample preparation, product testing, communicate progress and final reporting, including post-test analysis, of prototype and production hardware.  


Position Responsibilities: 

•    Perform various laboratory testing activities for automotive chassis applications as part of the product development and validation process.
•    Set-up and conduct testing according to customer and internal procedures and specifications.
•    Communicate with requesting engineers to ensure appropriate methods and procedures are specified.
•    Accurately maintain test logs documenting progress.
•    Communicate test results and out-of-tolerance results to test engineering in a timely manner as requested. 
•    Support product development with timely completion of tests according to the test lab schedule.
•    Design fixtures or request modifications to existing fixtures for use with new components.
•    Troubleshoot equipment and controller problems, assist outside service personnel.
•    Complete special assignments.
•    Operate electro-mechanical and servo-hydraulic test equipment in a safe, competent manner.
•    Maintain inventory and organization of tools and fixtures within test lab.
•    Work in accordance to 5S procedures to maintain an organized and hazard-free work area compliant with all ZF policies and governmental guidelines to ensure a safe and productive work environment.
•    Participate in continuous improvement programs.
•    Comply with all IATF16949/ZF policies and procedures.
•    Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Essential Skills and Experience:

•    Associates Degree
•    4-6+years of related experience and or training in product development/testing
•    Direct experience with servo-hydraulic test rig operation or equivalent
•    Capable in the use of precision measuring instruments and hand tools.
•    Capable of photo documentation and magnetic particle inspection.
•    Able to correctly set up various sensors including, load cells, displacement transducers, etc. in a laboratory environment.
•    Experience with engineering assembly and component drawings
•    Working knowledge of testing practices, test benches, and hydraulics theory
•    Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word)
•    Basic math and reading skills
•    Ability to work independently in a fast paced, high-volume environment
•    Ability to interface with cross-functional teams and all levels of personnel and management
•    Good verbal and written communication skills
•    Strong mechanical experience and solid problem-solving/analytical skills with a high attention to detail
•    Valid driver’s license

 

Preferred Skills and experience:

•    Proficient with MTS and IST servo-hydraulic controllers and software.
•    Familiarity working with data acquisition equipment.
•    Experience in the automotive industry
•    German and/or Spanish language skills
 

Be part of our ZF team as Sr Technician-Prototype 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. 

 

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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