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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.

Design Supervisor

Country/Region:  US
Location: 

Washington, MI, US, 48094

Req ID 45373 | OSS Washington, United States

 

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

 

General Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Lead, direct and develop a team of designer of steering wheel and driver air bags using innovative technology in accordance with ZF Global Development Process (GDPEP)
  • Recruitment and succession planning of employees
  • Perform yearly reviews to team members. 
  • Assign all engineering release documentation including prototype and production design and drawings to designers.
  • Manage workload balance and priorities to ensure project coverage including filling in for designers as needed 
  • Guiding and mentoring the team of designers on process, methods, CAD tools and design guidelines
  • Assist in the establishment and monitoring of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and implementing other metrics where applicable, measure the performance.
  • Support the engineers in project planning as per overall project milestones.
  • Resource estimation, allocation, and training to support customer & internal projects.
  • Assist the department managers to derive global strategy to support program teams and deliver CAD designs on time for lowest cost. 
  • Support business quotation teams to evaluate customer requirements & estimating the head counts required to execute the projects.
  • Prepare documentation and presentation material to effectively communicate technical subject matter to audiences at working level and at senior management level.
  • Assist in department budget management, headcount planning, employee training and development, interviewing and hiring, and employee appraisals
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience desired
  • 8+ years of automotive product design experience that may include safety systems, assembled products, interior automotive design, 3D modeling, sheet metal design, plastic molding, diecasting, fasteners design, wiring and assemblies. 
  • CATIA V5 and/or UGNX CAD system with design and packaging experience
  • Ford and/or Other OEM Teamcenter experience 
  • GD&T knowledge 
  • Strong speaking and writing communication skills in English
  • Ability to interface well with technical staff and functional department personnel
  • Ability to work independently 
  • Good customer relations skills

 

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 Design Supervisor 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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