Manufacturing Engineer II in Lafayette, IN at ZF

Date Posted: 11/11/2019

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Job Description:

ZF is a global technology company and supplies systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility. With its comprehensive technology portfolio, the company offers integrated solutions for established vehicle manufacturers, mobility providers and start-up companies in the fields of transportation and mobility. ZF continually enhances its systems in the areas of digital connectivity and automation in order to allow vehicles to see, think and act.

In 2018, ZF achieved sales of €36.9 billion. The company has a global workforce of 149,000 with approximately 230 locations in 40 countries. ZF invests over six percent of its sales in research and development annually.

Position Requirements:
  • Leads and participates in engineering related activities.
  • Develops new manufacturing processes.
  • Implements cost reduction ideas.
  • Submits cost justifications for relevant issues and items.
  • Forecasts long-term planning for manufacturing.
  • Creates the global plan for entire work area.
  • Communicates with both internal and external customers.
  • Installs and moves new and existing machinery.
  • Capital Equipment:
    • Leads recommendations of capital equipment purchases.
    • Completes project write-up and executive summary of needed equipment.
    • Receives supplier quotes and assists in the selection of acceptable bids.
    • Provides layout for equipment and modifies layout as necessary.
    • Oversees projects from requisition stage throughout completion.
    • Performs operator training for new processes and equipment.
    • Supports machine runoffs / may require travel.
    • Monitors the acceptance testing activities and progress of such testing.
    • Troubleshoots any new equipment until running smoothly whenever necessary.
    • Determines capital needs for future projects with current capacity.
  • Performs tooling selection, machine upgrades, retrofits, and feeds/speeds activities.
  • Determines cost and extent of need for change of product design.
  • Performs process failure mode analyses for manufacturing.
  • Generates process flow, routings, tool estimates and capital estimates for new product estimates.
  • Identifies profit and machine utilization opportunities.
  • Monitors scrap and controllable spending in area of responsibility.
  • Participates with and supports engineering and manufacturing teams with technical expertise needed to resolve issues impacting our ability to provide a top quality product in the most cost effective manner.


Essential Skills and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering required
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience required
  • Must be familiar with lean mfg. principals, six-sigma, APQP process and PFMEA’s
  • Strong computer skills including experience with MS Excel required
  • Proven interpersonal skills to work with people at all levels in and outside ZF in a professional manner
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, including ability to identify and resolve issues and challenges
  • Capability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize projects
  • Must be effective in a team environment and be able to work independently
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills required
  • Strong dedication and commitment to quality customer service and satisfaction while following through on assigned projects
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V

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