Mechatronics Engineer

Mechatronics Engineer

Northville, MI

Position Summary:

Responsibility for design, engineering, & development of ZF Chassis mechatronic products. Ensure new or modified designs can be manufactured & meet all specifications efficiently. Support internal departments to develop business, handle capacity, and maintain continuity.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Participate in all stages of product design, development and documentation (concept through manufacturing) for new and current mechatronic products through project assignments.

  • Lead regional mechatronic design & development activities with the customer and internal departments.

  • Maintain existing product designs and support production if necessary.

  • Coordinate, execute, schedule, and control projects to ensure design, manufacturability, & cost targets

  • Cooperatively develop design alternatives & recommendations with customers to resolve any problems.

  • Support design, development and evaluation of components and materials to achieve design targets.

  • Participate in formulating engineering strategy of product designs and applications.

  • Assist in the preparation of engineering cost analysis for customer inquiry and company product.

  • Assist in the preparation of information packages, drawings, prototypes and product samples to demonstrate ZF technical capability to customers, suppliers and internal functions.

  • Support sales and marketing with technical assistance including customer product applications, problem resolution and customer presentations.

  • Document ideas for patent protection & provide product information for patent documentation.

  • Use and recommend analytical studies of motion, stress, forces and tolerance stack up to assure product function and reliability

  • Work with CAD designers to develop 2D/3D designs & package checks through each project phase

  • Participate in the assembly of prototypes & help resolve any build issues

  • Initiate change notices as required and per procedure.

  • Investigate new technologies and consult with suppliers if necessary to obtain latest technical information.

  • Participate in benchmarking activities investigating competitive products and assess any feature advantages

  • Participate in qualifying and approving suppliers

  • Participate in any continuous improvement activities

  • Maintain and expand professional/technical knowledge by attending appropriate training, monitoring publications, expanding networks, and participating in professional societies.

  • Compliance with all Internal and External Production Quality Management Systems and Group Directives.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • B.S. in Engineering, preferably in Mechatronics, Mechanical or Electronics

  • 3-4 years of relevant experience in a mechatronic engineering environment (including Co-Op)

  • Excellent project management and planning abilities

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills

  • Strong interpersonal, communications and listening skills

  • Ability/willingness to travel both domestically and internationally (up to 25%)

Preferred Skills and experience:

  • CAD skills are a plus

  • Experience with Vector

  • Experience with Green Studio

  • Experience with vehicle diagnostic tools

  • Experience with vehicle development

  • Experience with mechatronic software development

  • Experience with mechatronic calibration

  • Experience in the Automotive and/or Electronics industries.

  • G

    erman language skills

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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