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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.


Country/Region:  US


Req ID 55592 | Auburn Hills, United States

Position is located onsite at customer in Mount Vernon, WA. 


Commercial Vehicle solutions from the ZF Group provide the capability to shape the future of commercial transportation systems. With a comprehensive portfolio and expertise it enables ZF to reimagine transportation for a safer and sustainable tomorrow. Our technologies and services for commercial vehicles and fleets make them more efficient, safe, connected, intelligent and automated wherever they operate.


Position Summary: The Resident Engineer is the on-site technical liaison at a truck OEM for hardware and software functional integration activities with regards to ZF technology.  Position is responsible for coordinating the hardware and software integration, calibration, and releases at the OEM according to internal and external requirements. Supporting general ePowertrain system integration and validation for ZF products at the OEM.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Represent ZF throughout software and hardware integration programs on-site at the customer and provide guidance and/or expertise for all technical and business-related issues.

  • Serve as a technical liaison to the customer for hardware and software functional changes and change management processes. Provide clarification and technical explanation of ZF product specifications, calibration solutions, and component functions.

  • Lead software and hardware program deliveries by tracking action items, program timing, and software/calibration releases (including but not limited to, the creation and execution of system-level development and validation test plans, development of functional test procedures and scripting, and performance of verification testing)

  • Clearly and professionally communicate plans and results (reports, customer presentations, development test plans and reports, software and hardware checklists, etc.), verbally and in writing, to manager, coworkers (international & local), industry partners, and customers. 

  • Support (on-site as necessary) in any hardware and control-system issues arising during customer testing stages related to ZF product (including, but is not limited to, providing technical support for customer prototype and vehicle builds, software and vehicle tests, dynamometer and component tests, and systems integration projects).

  • Perform root cause analysis and error correction of problems related to mechanic parts, electronics, sensors and wiring; support root cause investigations and special testing. Include both internal ZF studies, and external OEM interface studies.

  • Support all EOL software and calibration parameter programming initiatives at the OEM assembly plant.

  • Participate in department continuous-improvement activities to test and develop hardware, calibrations and control systems, improve calibrations and software solutions and data analysis techniques, and to develop new test procedures.

  • Maintain, design, develop, and document tools to support product development process.


Essential Skills and Experience:

  • B.S. in Engineering (Mechanical/Electrical, Mechatronics, or related field)
  • 5+ years of engineering experience in a product development and/or manufacturing environment (includes co-op and/or internship experience).
  • Experience in software control systems
  • Experience with automotive communication links
  • Experience with Engine / Transmission service tools
  • Proficient with data acquisition & development tools
  • In-depth understanding of electromechanical systems
  • Ability to interface with customers, cross-functional teams, and all levels of personnel/management.
  • Commercial Driver’s License required; may obtain immediately after hiring. Good driving record.
  • Ability/willingness to travel (up to 25%).  
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future. 


What We Offer:

  • A supportive collaborative team environment

  • Annual incentive plan/bonus structure

  • Paid Time Off

  • 401k Plan

  • Health Care Benefits

  • Paid Holidays

  • Flexible work schedule

  • Tuition reimbursement for educational advancement

  • A strong diversity culture

  • Supportive Employee Groups and community outreach activities


Physical demands and work environment: 

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear.

  • The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Color vision is desired.

  • Be able to pass DOT physicals and drug test required to obtain and retain CDL (Commercial Driver’s License)

  • Assume approx. 25% travel to customer & ZF sites.  Could include training in Germany, several times a year.  

  • Work Environment:  While performing the duties of the job, the associate is exposed to an office atmosphere with some manufacturing/lab exposure.


ZF North America, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.



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Gabriela Monique Palacio


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


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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