ZF Engineer II- Customer Applications (Gear Design) in Marysville, Michigan

Engineer II- Customer Applications (Gear Design)

ZF Axle Drives Marysville, LLC

The Bevel Gear Design Engineer is responsible for designing, developing and implementing optimal bevel gear sets for each vehicle application in which Marysville manufactures. The design engineer coordinates with manufacturing, product and NVH engineering and integrates their inputs to produce the form, fit and function documentation to completely define the product.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Ability to design bevel gear sets with Gleason (Cage/Gage) and/or Klingelnberg (Komet/KIMoS) software.

  • Interpret bevel gear prints including dimensions, tolerances and specifications.

  • Generate RB bevel gear drawings within AutoCad, 2D & 3D format.

  • Provide layout and design information to ZF design department for generating RDU and FDU bevel gear drawings.

  • Investigate and resolve issues associated with non-conforming bevel gear sets from vehicle testing or customer returns.

  • Lead 8D investigations or similar corrective action processes derived from product and process audits, from internal quality investigations, or customer complaints.

  • Work closely with Supplier Quality Engineers, Auditors, Process Engineers, Maintenance Employees, Planners, Logistics, etc. in order to define corrective actions and investigate for continuous improvement efforts

  • Participate in all aspects of simultaneous engineering efforts for new projects (e.g., APQP, QR83)

  • Generate, prepare, and present regular reports to both internal and external stakeholders.

  • Perform related tasks as needed

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • B.S. in Engineering (Preferred BSME).

  • 3-4 years of experience, internship/co-op included.

  • Working knowledge of AutoCad 2D and 3D design for the purpose of creating drawings.

  • Strong computer skills must be proficient in MS-Office, SPC, DoE, and understanding of basics of noise testing.

  • Knowledgeable in areas of Mistake Proofing and Problem Solving Techniques, APQP process, SPC, Noise Test Software, and specific software on the production equipment.

  • Basic English language competency required. Basic German language preferred.

Preferred Skills and experience:

  • Preferred candidate shall have 5 or more years manufacturing experience in automotive assembly and or machining.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

Physical demands and work environment: This position is required to do extensive walking through factory environment production areas. Required to occasionally lift and/or carry up to 75 pounds. Must be able to climb, kneel, pull, push, carry, twist, bend, forward reach and reach above shoulder level on an occasion. Required to frequently sit, stoop and stand continuously. Required to use fine and gross motor skills, firm hand gripping and repetition to handle physical parts. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus. Must be able to perceive the nature of sounds at normal range; includes the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sound. Environmental exposures may include dust, fumes, odors, loud noises and chemicals.

ZF North America, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. ZF North America, Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. ZF North America, Inc. expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of ZF North America, Inc. employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.