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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.

Commercial Vehicle Transmission Mechanic

Country/Region:  US

Vernon Hills, IL, US, 60061

Req ID 62383 | Vernon Hills, United States

$500 Sign on Bonus!


Position Summary: Performs complete disassembly and reassembly of ZF transmissions including implementing product updates.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Performs all duties of Tech I & II as described on job descriptions
  • Inspects and reports failure analysis of product and parts
  • Reassembly of gearboxes including implementing product updates
  • Tests product to ensure functionality 
  • Diagnosing/Troubleshooting gearboxes
  • Works independently and may travel locally to customer locations.
  • Work on D.O.T. safety sensitive product
  • Performs related tasks as assigned.


Required Education, Skills, and Experience:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • Must be able to read and write English.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Strong computer skills required.
  • Valid Driver’s License

Preferred Skills and experience:

  • Technical or vocational school or 3+ years mechanical product experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of hand or pneumatic tools; forklift and/or pallet jack experience.
  • Previous lean manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Previous experience with SAP and/or Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, Outlook) preferred.


Reporting to Position: Remanufacturing Shop Supervisor


Physical demands and work environment:  The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Physical demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the associate is required to stand for extended periods of time; 60 minutes continuously up to 6 hours per 10 hour day, walk up to 2 miles per day, handle or feel objects and/or tools; operate power tools; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop; bend, verbally communicate; and hear safety indicators. The associate must frequently an repetitively lift and /or move up to 40 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus.


Work Environment:  While performing the duties of the job, the associate is exposed to a manufacturing floor atmosphere with some office exposure.



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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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