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SDE, Alu HP Casting


Shanghai, SH, CN, 201814

Req ID 15313

We are looking for a new colleague in the Material Management Department at our location in Songjiang District, Shanghai.


Your Tasks


  • Leading the Front Loading process (including simultaneous engineering) from product development through casting component design to the development of tool concepts. Casting component design taking into account the subsequent processes and ZF quality standards.
  • Carrying out development meetings, technical reviews prior to series nomination, technological support and process development up to series production of die-cast parts.
  • Introduction of extensive tool and component concepts with affected areas and suppliers with focus on functional, manufacturing, qualitative and economic aspects.
  • Conducting negotiations with foundries and mold makers under best practice aspects, especially with regard to quality, supply and economic efficiency.
  • Coordination and implementation of national and international, strategic supplier development projects (preventive) or operational task force support
  • Participation in part family strategies, support in solving technology and quality problems
  • Coordination with purchasing and the decentralized factory quality departments
  • Cooperation with the supplier management within the House of Competence Casting at the worldwide locations



Your Profile


  • Completed degree in mechanical engineering, production technology, manufacturing technology, foundry technology or similar, with several years of experience,
  • Alternatively technicians, masters with many years of professional experience in aluminum die casting (medium / large) including machining and follow-up processes
  • Several years of professional experience, preferably in the area of ​​management, production, work preparation, technology planning, technology development, industrialization, supplier development with regard to the above-mentioned focuses
  • Experience in project management with the appropriate tools
  • Experience in leading interdisciplinary projects / project teams / working on projects
  • Specific knowledge in the areas of melting, foundry, mold construction and the follow-up processes along the value chain
  • Excellent communication skills in an international environment, diplomacy, negotiating skills as well as empathy and assertiveness
  • Analytical thinking and acting independently
  • Knowledge of methods for structured problem solving
  • Very good knowledge of the English language (spoken and written)
  • High resilience, commitment and willingness to go on business trips at home and abroad


Be part of our ZF team as SDE, Alu HP Casting and apply now!


Yichen Wu

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