Motor Applications Engineer in Washington Township, MI at ZF

Date Posted: 7/14/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

An exciting opportunity to join a world-class team responsible for delivering 10 million high-performance brushless motor-drive units per year for automotive electric steering. ZF is one of the world’s largest producers of electric steering systems supplying a wide range of vehicle manufacturers.

The design of electric steering systems is extremely challenging requiring safety-critical servo-drive performance at automotive costs. ZF leads the field in many areas of design and research, and employs cutting-edge motor design technologies such as segmented stator assemblies, sensorless control and advanced noise reduction.

This is a very fast-paced sector requiring advanced product-design and problem-solving skills for programmes with short design cycle times and high production volumes. The role involves working with motor design engineers, systems engineers and motor suppliers from product validation, though production line design to post production support.

What you’ll do

  • Work with customer and systems engineers to agree requirements and resolve issues
  • Work with design engineers to discuss design and validation issues
  • Review & manage validation plans and reports for design & process
  • Review the motor suppliers design and manufacturing proposals, and lead issue resolution
  • Trouble-shoot and resolve development problems and fault returns

What we are looking for

  • Mechanical/Electrical engineering degree or equivalent
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Willingness to travel to suppliers when required
  • Flexibility to adapt in an exciting fast paced working environment
  • Good communication skills and the ability to represent the design team in manufacturing environments

Design, manufacturing or product support experience
  • Experience of electromechanical components and interfaces ideally for rotating machines
  • Experience of high volume manufacture of electric motors

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

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