Design Engineer II

The Design Engineer II is responsible for developing new designs for automotive suspension components or modifying existing components on production vehicles according to ZF Chassis Components design guidelines. Directs the manufacture, modification and testing of vehicle components. Position Responsibilities: Perform design engineering and related analysis as required to support internal and external customers. Design suspension products within the ZF Chassis Components guidelines to reach required functional and safety requirements. Provide contact and technical representation to customers, production plants, and suppliers. Draw sketches and perform/coordinate mathematical computations to develop product designs and detailed specifications of components. Coordinates test and product development engineering activities. Work with customers, suppliers, and internal departments such as sales, purchasing, and quality, on design issues for production and OEM applications (i.e. definition of specifications, release of deviations from technical side, etc.). Work with ZF engineering teams (program management, test, plant and resident) and departments within global R&D. Direct the release and maintenance of drawings and bills of material (BOMs). Support System and Design FMEA with engineering quality department. Define, design, and release modifications to parts and customer-specific parts for existing base chassis. 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: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Mechanical preferred) 3-4 years of experience as a product engineer, design engineer or similar role (including internship/co-opexperience) Working knowledge of technical aspects of applications engineering and product design/development (specifically within a chassis and/or automotive context) Proficient with Microsoft Office software Strong problem solving and analytical skills Good verbal and written communication skills Able to work independently manage multiple responsibilities (i.e. self-starter, self-motivated) Ability/willingness to travel (up to 25%) Preferred Skills and Experience: Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering 5+ years of experience as a product engineer or design engineer within a chassis development and/or manufacturing environment (specifically within automotive industry) Proficient with at least one CAD language (CatiaV5, Unigraphics) Familiar with PDM systems (Teamcenter, Enovia) Experience in Automotive industry, working with Plastics (Thermoplast, Duraplast, Composites) Spanish and/or German Language Skills. req2181
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
Less than 5 years

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