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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.

Research & Development Engineer

Country/Region:  JP

Yokohama, 14, JP, 425-852

Req ID 39757 Yokohama-Kannai, Japan


We are looking for a new colleague in the Corporate Research and Development Department at our location in Japan.


Your tasks

  • Suspension Damper Tuning at Japanese OEMs’ proving grounds or other.
  • To prepare and arrange schedule for damper tuning work, prototype build and any other preparation as tasks of vehicle testing work with coordinating together with ZF overseas sites and customers.
  • To work with engineers at ZF overseas sites to study damper performance to satisfy customer requirement through actual testing to obtain agreement with customer eventually. .
  • With understanding damper structure, to build and test prototype dampers for ZF internal and/or customer testing.
  • Laboratory management and tuning truck management work associated with damper tuning


Your profile: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Science and Engineering or above
  • Over 3 years of experience in vehicle testing, parts evaluation and development departments at  vehicle manufacturers or component parts manufacturers. Damper tuning work experience is a plus evaluated.
  • Knowledge required for OEM business and its development process. Technical knowledge on Damper.
  • Accountability, Passion, Diversity, Empowerment, Anticipation / Ambiguity resistance / Microsoft Office & Teams / a medium-sized limited release license (preferred)
  • Domestic business travel on a weekly basis, overseas business trips, and long-term overseas stays (about 3 months) for training.
  • Fluency in both Japanese and English


Be part of our ZF team as Research & Development Engineer and apply now!


Aoi Terasaka

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