ZF Engineer - GM Onsite Electrical in Livonia, Michigan

Engineer - GM Onsite Electrical

Division A - Engineering - Braking


Job Description

ZF GM Onsite Resident Engineer - Electrical. Perform GM Design Release Engineer function for ZF integrated brake control and supporting ZF initiatives. ZF’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:

  • Execute release process in GM system including the responsibility to initiate appropriate paperwork, process E2 system work orders, update Sharepoint (data storage), PPAP documentation, validation, etc.

  • Test data files utilizing both GM and ZF bench set-ups.

  • Release data file GM system.

  • Assist with the definition and interpretation of requirements.

  • Resolve issues on assigned VTS (Vehicle Technical Specifications) or SSTS (Sub System Technical Specifications) sections.

  • Assist with the resolution of system issues and determine the root cause and resolution to verification and test incidents.

  • Initiate system requirement change requests.

  • Coordinate communication meetings between GM and ZF.

  • Recommend additional testing and development as required.

  • Assist with the failure mode and effect analysis process.

  • Maintain an awareness of GM programs and vehicle systems.

  • Represent GM’s position when communicating with ZF, represent ZF’s position when communicating with GM.

  • Provide GM build site and assembly plant support as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Engineering required.

  • Preferred minimum of 2 years related experience.

  • Preferred, experience with data collection tools (i.e. CAN tools, data collection analysis).

  • Good written and oral communication skills – must be able to clearly and concisely communicate technical information.

  • Ability and ambition to work under pressure, meet schedules, and maintain a high level of output.

  • Ability to travel, as required.

Required Education and Experience

Experience and Skill Requirements

Position Status

Salaried Full-Time

Functional Area







United States

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