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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.

Senior Engineer-Mechanical (Steering Wheel and Driver Airbag)

Country/Region:  US
Location: 

Washington, MI, US, 48094

Req ID 44048 | OSS Washington, United States

 

We are looking for a new colleague to join our team in Washington, MI!

 

General Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Design, validate, and release steering wheel and driver airbag air bag product designs in accordance with ZF Global Development Process (GDPEP)
  • Create and release accurate engineering documentation into ZF North American systems used in design and production including CR’s, BOM’s, DFMEA’s and DVP&R’s in a timely manner.
  • Establish and manage detail engineering development timing to support program deliverables.
  • Lead problem root cause analysis and development of DFMEA’s.
  • Lead design validation (DV) and production validation (PV) including development of required design changes.
  • Lead technical member of ZF Simultaneous Engineering Team (SET) and customer Product Development Team.
  • Lead technical communication with customer engineering and plants and ZF CUU plants.
  • Support implementation of VA changes.
  • Support supplier selection process, design reviews, tool designs, process changes and PPAP requirements as needed.
  • Lead fabrication, ordering and follow on-time delivery of prototype samples in support of customer deliverables and DV testing.
  • Occasional travel to ZF or customer plants in North America as required.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering (BSME). (Master’s preferred).
  • 7+ years of engineering design experience that may include experience in automotive interior systems, plastic moldings, diecasting, stampings, fastener applications & safety restraints
  • Analytical capabilities (e.g., CAE, GD&T, DFMEA, PFMEA, Six Sigma, DOE)
  • Excellent communications skills including technical writing skills
  • Able to multi-task, work independently with good organization and documentation
  • Efficient in use of computer and software including MS Teams and Office
  • Ability to interface well with technical staff and functional department personnel
  • Strong customer relations skills
  • Fluent in English

 

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 (Steering Wheel and Driver Airbag) 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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