Test Engineer III in Gray Court, SC at ZF

Date Posted: 7/13/2019

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Position Summary:

The Test Engineer is responsible for executing and ensuring the on-time development of reliable transmissions tests, which ensure new or modified products are able to be manufactured, meet customer specifications, and maintain company standards, in addition to serving as a technical liaison for test activities in order to support internal and external customers. Works on multiple complex projects requiring innovative.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Perform test engineering and related analysis as required to support internal and external customers.
  • Execute all test activities including the definition of test plans, test procedures, and work orders for lab technicians.
  • Develop complex tests to analyze/assess the effect of software release on hardware and hardware releases during production and application approval process.
  • Develop complex test plans, procedures, work instructions from customer requirements DVP&Rs, and FMEAs.
  • Setup, configure, and operate test setups, fixtures, and instrumentation as required by test plans, test standards, and customer instructions.
  • Design test fixtures as required per customer requirements, test plan, and test standards; validate test and product designs accordingly.
  • Implement and deploy test fixtures, testing apparatuses and machines.
  • Lead troubleshooting and root cause analysis of issues in transmissions.
  • Lead assembly and handling of prototype transmissions.
  • Work with ZF engineering teams (program management, design, control and resident) and departments within global R&D.
  • Plans multiple projects simultaneously. Estimates, tracks & completes project on time and within budget.
  • Leads technical group of engineers\project and provides technical guidance to group.
  • Works mostly independently with minimal supervision.
  • Able to effectively train people outside his/her work group.
  • Able to give effective presentations to critical/high level customers and effectively represent work group on review panels and cross-organizational teams. Can write convincing proposals and reports with all necessary backup material for external consumption.
  • Extensive Interaction with customers
  • Follow the design procedures and specifications established by division R&D.
  • Ensure completion of all 8-Ds for testing-development issues.
  • Participate in continuous improvement programs and provide support to team efforts.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, formal training, reviewing professional publications, establishing and expanding professional networks, and participating in professional societies.
  • Ensure departmental compliance with all TS16949 policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Essential Skills and Experience:

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • 5+ years of experience in testing within a powertrain and/or related area.
  • Strong Functional/Product Knowledge, ability to train others
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Performs a variety of complicated tasks.
  • Ability to lead project(s)
  • Working knowledge of measurement techniques, hydraulics, and vehicle testing techniques.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office software
  • Familiarity with data acquisition systems, data analysis, and data processing
  • Ability to interface with cross-functional teams and all levels of personnel/management
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to manage multiple responsibilities
  • Superior interpersonal, communications and listening skills
  • Excellent English language competency

    Preferred Skills and experience:

  • Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 3+ years of experience with automatic transmission technology
  • 1+ years of managing/directing others in addition to delegating/tracking independent work assignments and training programs
  • Ability/willingness to travel both domestically and internationally (up to 25%)
  • Knowledge of 5S and Six Sigma problem-solving methodology
  • Familiarity with plant operations, including machining, assembly and heat treatment
  • IATF16949 awareness training
  • Experience in Automotive industry
  • Spanish and/or German Language Skills

    Reporting to Position: N/A

    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.

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