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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.

Application Engineer- Airbags

Country/Region:  US
Location: 

Washington, MI, US, 48094

Req ID 46998 | OSS Washington, United States

 

We are looking for a new colleague to join our Application Engineering Department in Washington, MI!

 

Position Summary: The purpose of this role is to lead and coordinate the product application development for IRS product families (CAB, KnAB, PAB and SAB) within one customer. The Application Engineer is the main contact for all technical matters to the customer, as well as for the Product Design. The Application Engineer handles all development activities in terms of specifications, DVP & R, FMEA, Product approvals, etc. and takes care of the coordination of all technical requirements, problems, change requests from the customer and system environment coming towards the product development team. The Application Engineer must guarantee maximum customer focus and achieve best customer satisfaction.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Create all required prototype and production component and module drawings.
  • Create program specific ERD's to release drawings, LAT documents, DFMEA, LOIC DVP&R/PVP&R.
  • Create engineering driven program Deviations.
  • Lead customer contact.
  • Create all component DVP&R's.
  • Obtain final DVP&R/PVP&R customer approval.
  • Lead DFMEA/LOIC development and customer reviews.
  • Identify necessary test and assembly fixtures and work with design team to complete designs/drawings.
  • Support plant LLR, PV builds, and run at rates.
  • Lead the development of program specific module 3D Cad and study files.
  • Lead the development of program specific FEA and CAE studies.
  • Create and conduct all CV, DV, and PV design reviews.
  • Attend all program specific SET meetings.
  • Support Program Management in developing program timing and ensure program stays on track.
  • Ensure BOM cost targets are met or exceeded.
  • Identify and ensure all program specific customer and legal requirements are achieved.
  • Lead engineering support for all ZF manufacturing facilities.
  • Ensure customer parts and test fixtures are available for system testing conducted at ZF.
  • Manage all customer PO's and delegate to product engineer.

 
Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.
  • 1+ years of related experience.
  • Comprehensive product, system, and process skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Comprehensive experience with customer.
  • Very good English language skills.

 
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Post-Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering
  • 4+ years of related experience.
  • Comprehensive experience in Product Development of airbag components.
  • Comprehensive experience in Manufacturing Engineering.
  • Knowledge in the areas of crash simulation, biomechanics, and vehicle-occupant kinematics.
  • Knowledge of the current legal requirements for vehicle safety.

 

What We Offer:

  • A supportive collaborative team environment
  • Annual Incentive Plan
  • Paid Vacation
  • Personal Time
  • 401k Plan
  • Health Care Benefits
  • Paid Holidays (13 fixed holidays)
  • A Hybrid Work Schedule (3 days remote/2 days onsite)
  • Tuition reimbursement for educational advancement
  • A strong diversity culture
  • Supportive Employee Groups and community outreach activities

 

Be part of our ZF team as Senior Engineer-Mechanical 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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