Principal Engineer - Design in Livonia, MI at ZF

Date Posted: 2/8/2018

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    Livonia, MI
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Job Description

Within the Product Engineering - Braking Business Unit, Foundation Brakes Department, Brake Development Group.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Development and testing of current production and new brake designs for foundation brake products (caliper, drum-in-hat, drum brake, rotor, hub, etc).
  • Plans and manages design verification and product validation test work packages for applications projects and issues test reports approving suitability of parts.
  • Organizes and executes test work packages in support of program milestones (e.g. design verification tests to support drawing release, product validation testing to support production part approval process) and publishes required reports.
  • Processes work packages for work not requiring improvements to product design (e.g. process changes).
  • Maintains summaries of component attributes (e.g. caliper stiffness, disc temperature) and standard timing of design / application specific verification plans and reports.
  • Supports vehicle demonstrations, prototype builds and interface with customer / supplier to develop and launch foundation brake products.
  • Coordinates with internal departments to develop braking products concurrently that meet cost, reliability and manufacturing objectives.
  • Maintains appropriate engineering procedures throughout the product development process including problem solving and achieving engineering deliverables.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Minimum of bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or related engineering field. Masters degree strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of five years of automotive product engineering experience working in product development with a preferred focus on foundation brake design and braking systems.
  • Computer literate utilizing data spreadsheets and word processing.
  • Must possess strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Some travel required to support vehicle tests, review supplier plants and customer support., less than 10%.
  • Six Sigma Black Belt/Green Belt certification preferred. ~cb~

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