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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.

Engineer II - Customer Quality

Country/Region:  US

Vernon Hills, IL, US, 60061 Vernon Hills, IL, US, 60061 Vernon Hills, IL, US, 60061

Req ID 65961 | Vernon Hills, Vernon Hills, Vernon Hills, United States

About the role:

The Customer Quality Engineer is responsible about warranties handling, root cause identification, product support and elimination of defect in the process. He/she will act as a first aid for any customer’s 0-miles and field issue and will be a liaison among the OEM’s, BU IA North America, B Division in ZFVH and IAQ in Passau.


What you can look forward to:

  • First point of contact within BU IA for OEM’s in North America with 0-miles and field issues
  • Liaison among OEM’s in North America, BU IA North America, B Division in ZFVH and IAQ in Passau.
  • Recording of all technical, warranty-related information from the field and manage the subsequent inspection of defective units and defective parts as well as issue the corresponding failure reports
  • Problem solving of technical issues
  • Arranging and monitoring warranty repairs
  • Supporting claim settlement and claim decision (according to given standards)
  • Monthly report of failure statistics
  • Set-up & strengthen the relationship with OEMs’ quality / service department.
  • Supporting 0-km claims
  • Initiating Early Warning Reports (EWR), organizing and managing the assignment of inspectors to investigate/ eliminate failures, if required, making proposals and reviewing the effects of the assignment under technical / financial aspects
  • Management of field campaigns, inspection of defective parts, if required by involving experts


Your profile:

  • 2-4 years of experience as a service engineer (preferably) or as an application/ product engineer within a powertrain and/or OEM in the Off-Highway or any adjacent industries (given the specificity of the position, ZF candidates are preferred)
  • Familiar with process related projects
  • Ability to interface with cross-functional teams and all levels of personnel/management
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills



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Julia Earhart

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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. 

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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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