Sr Engineer Mechanical- Thermal in Farmington Hills, MI at ZF

Date Posted: 6/4/2018

Job Snapshot

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.

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Position Description

Candidate will be responsible for design, evaluation, and implementation of mechanical components used in the packaging of automotive electronic systems. This will be done by utilizing ZF's development process to insure design robustness and manufacturability.



Position Requirements

  • Candidate will utilize engineering disciplines, such as DFMEA, DFM/DFA and CAE, to assure a robust design.
  • Candidate will need to have a strong understanding of a variety of product designs, materials, and process technologies.
  • Act as a thermal engineer supporting the thermal expert in design of electronic products.
  • Create thermal math models and perform calculations based on power consumption, dissipation and heat transfer of electronic and mechanical components to support product development and product changes.
  • Perform thermal analysis using industry standard software to ensure product requirements and specifications.
  • Must have experience using FloTHERM software and ANSYS Icepak to create thermal models.
  • Perform, if necessary, laboratory testing using thermal chambers or other common equipment to obtain and analyze test results.
  • Candidate will have close cooperation with internal and external groups including CAD, purchasing, manufacturing, suppliers, and customers to assure robust designs that meets requirements. Candidate must be able to work in a team environment.
  • Candidate will interact with product engineering staff to propose, evaluate and recommend necessary design changes or other solutions.
  • Candidate will perform and coordinate laboratory testing of prototypes for component and system level characterization.
  • Candidate will need to be highly motivated, able to work independently, and drive designs through completion.
  • Candidate will need to be able to mentor colleagues and support management




Essential Skills and Experience:


  • 3+ years of mechanical engineering experience
  • 2+ years of experience in running numerical simulations and analytical modeling using industry standard software
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Experience with laboratory testing and equipment including a mechanical test (tensile) machine
  • Experience with CAD design tools
  • Knowledge of packaging of electronics and manufacturing practices
  • Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field required
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Strong Microsoft suite skills including PowerPoint, Excel and Word.
  • Ability to communicate with and understand the needs of internal clients.
  • Ability to perform effectively within budgetary guidelines.
  • Strong sense of urgency and personal commitment.
  • Able to contribute to strong and dependable teams.
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Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Vets/Disabled





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

Job Requirements

Education Requirements
Bachelors Degree in Engineering required

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