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Engineer I-Controls in Mesa, AZ at ZF

Date Posted: 4/2/2019

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    Mesa, AZ
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology. ZF has a global workforce of approximately 138,300 at 230 locations in 40 countries. Working at ZF is more than just a job; it’s an opportunity to imagine and create global mobility for tomorrow – and beyond.

Are you up for the challenge?

Position Description:

ZF's global Occupant Safety Systems (OSS) business develops technical solutions for passive safety systems: Seat Belt Systems (SBS), Steering Wheel Systems (SWS) and Inflatable Restraint Systems (IRS). With more than 25,000 employees around the world, OSS plays a strong role in ZF’s success. ZF is seeking a Controls Engineer who is experienced with Siemens PLC's for its Inflator plant located in Mesa, Arizona.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide production support for manufacturing lines from the cell controller down to the device level. Production support includes ensuring accurate traceability data collection, troubleshooting, scrap and LAT reduction, and improved process reliability.VA/VE activities
  • Support business unit objectives by prioritizing projects, designing interfaces for new equipment and making decisions that affect the long term production process.
  • Provide vendor management and supervision.
  • Manage machine controls for small projects.
  • Create and maintain documents and/or databases with team support. Projects typically meet the immediate needs for the business unit. Such activities vary from clerical, to editorial, to creative; e.g. creation/revision of APQP documentation, MI, PI, SOP, maintenance of equipment configuration documents, etc.
  • May provide work to clerical support or unskilled labor at the Clerk 2 to Clerk 3 level including temporarily assigned Skill Based Pay employees or technicians.
  • Customer Team Member:
    • Work with team members to resolve customer issues related to quality and design, resolve issues relative to the process and equipment and implement the required changes to production lines.
    • Work with Design Engineering to implement changes due to product changes.
  • Simultaneous Engineering Team Member:
    • As part of a team, review and make recommendations to improve product design and processes, using various analytical methods and tools (Design for Assembly, Manufacturing and Experiments).
    • Work with the core team (Design, Quality, Supplier Quality and Packaging Engineering) on new product development and implementation.
  • Approve design changes and verify these changes do not adversely affect the process.
Basic knowledge of electrical/electronic systems.
Basic level programming of PLC, HMI, motion control systems and robots. Basic knowledge of computer systems. Able to create electrical drawings using CAD software. Excellent oral and written communication skills and organizational skills. German language skills a plus. Ability to travel to Germany initially for training purposes.
Minimum Experience:
  • Entry-level position. No previous experience required.

    Experience with the following preferred:
    Allen-Bradley and/or Siemens S7 PLC & HMI
    Motion Control
    Motors and Drives
    Networks and Communications
    Machine Vision
  • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.
Physical Requirements:
  • Must have hand dexterity at moderate speed with accuracy for half of each day. Requires steady, active effort and continuous walking. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. Must be able to work in all areas of the plant.
  • Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent Technical Degree

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

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