ZF Applications Engineer - Hydraulic Slip Control in Livonia, Michigan

Req ID 33210BR

Job Title Applications Engineer - Hydraulic Slip Control

Functional Area Engineering

Business Unit Engineering - Braking

Job Description

Within the Braking Business Unit, Customer Application & System Engineering Department, Integrated Braking Controls Group.

ZF TRW’s latest innovation in braking is its Integrated Brake Control (IBC) system - a vacuum independent technology which can simplify the brake system while enhancing performance.

The IBC replaces – in a single integrated unit – the electronic stability control (ESC) system along with the vacuum booster and the associated cables, sensors, switches, electronic controllers, and vacuum pumps where they are required for low or no vacuum configurations. Within the IBC, a precision ball-screw actuator is driven by an extremely fast-acting brushless electric motor. This motor gives the system its superior braking performance and ESC capability, and can make a considerable difference when combined with driver assist systems such as radar and camera to enable features such as Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB).

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as Application lead for development, validation, release, & production support of SCS Hydraulic Control Units.

  • Development, release, and maintenance of program specific engineering deliverables such as DVP&R, DFMEA, Customer Outline Drawing, BOM, & Product Specifications.

  • Work with cross functional team to execute programs and deliver to agreed schedule.

  • Directly manage DV/PV testing and analysis of results to complete DVP&R requirements that satisfy program timing and overall system/customer requirements.

  • Support customer communications relative product design and validation activities (DFMEA, DVP&R, change implementation, manufacturing run-off, & warranty/return analysis).

  • Support manufacturing facility for launch activities as well as any product design issues related to manufacturing.

  • Provide interaction with supply base to improve product quality, cost, &/or launch new components to support specific product application.

  • Specific design work will include packaging for new applications, bracket design, and development.

  • Oversee &/or execute product testing, data analysis, and preparation of test reports.

  • Manage/support supplier component engineering test processes and delivery.

  • Meet requirements of the TRW business policy manual based upon TS16949 quality system (where applicable).

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering or related field.

  • (3+) Years of relevant experience preferred.

  • Knowledge and experience in mechanical testing, data analysis and data manipulation experience.

  • Knowledge of design review process.

  • Experience/knowledge of mechanical principles, fluid power/hydraulic systems, and/or pneumatic systems.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to work in a team environment and share knowledge with others.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Basic computer skills, including working knowledge of industry standard word processing and spreadsheet software (MS Word and MS Excel).

Position Status Salaried Full-Time

Diversity Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V

City Livonia

State Michigan

Country United States