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ZF Metallurgical Engineer in Marysville, Michigan

Metallurgical Engineer

Location:

Marysville, MI, US, 48040

Req ID 14462 | Marysville, United States

Position Summary:

Directs and coordinates metallurgical activities as they pertain to raw material, forging, grinder burn and heat treatment operations for all metal components heat-treated at Marysville. Applies metallurgical techniques to develop and maintain bevel gear manufacturing processes such as isolation paste, carburizing, quenching, tempering and nital etch to meet operational and quality targets.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the primary liaison for metallurgical part related quality, process and product between suppliers, other departments, divisions, business units and customers as required.

  • Develops, analyzes, and plans process optimization for carburizing, quenching, and all related operations like isolation, pre and post HT washer operations for all components heat-treated at Marysville.

  • Responsible for determining heat treatment process parameters and ensuring that the heat treatment process produces parts conforming to quality specifications.

  • Develops quality system documentation for heat treatment processes, including work instructions, process routings, process flow charts, recipes, process control plans, and process FMEAs

  • Interfaces with product development, suppliers, customers and manufacturing staff concerning product design and tooling to ensure efficient production methods.

  • Creates specifications for needed heat treatment equipment, materials, or parts. Selects equipment suppliers and evaluates products according to specifications and quality standards.

  • Performs problem solving activities, using A3 and Six-Sigma methods where appropriate, in order to resolve problems related to quality requirements, service requirements, manufacturing procedures and cost.

  • Provides cost studies for future products incoming, including calculation of cycle times. . Develops a strategy for implementation of the new products.

  • Leads and/or Participates in continuous improvement activities including minimizing cycle time, quality improvements, and technology developments.

  • Project lead for evaluating all changes to existing incoming raw material as well as any new products to ensure they do not negatively impact the machinability, distortion and hardenability.

  • Follows group directives and standards including gate release process and ISO 9001 / IATF

  • Evaluates engineering changes impacting the heat treatment of components heat treated at Marysville, including performing APQP and PPAP activities as warranted.

  • Primary support Marysville Axle facility, however this position may travel to other ZF facilities and supplier facilities to provide heat treatment expertise.

  • Performs related tasks as needed.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in either Mechanical Engineering or Materials Science or equivalent experience. Master’s Degree strongly preferred.

  • This position requires a minimum of 8 to 10 years of advanced engineering experience. Experience with bevel, cylindrical gears or heat treatment preferred.

  • This position requires a working knowledge of carburizing and quenching processes, metallurgical inspection methods, and IATF compliant quality systems.

  • Experience with manufacturing engineering activities for carburizing and quenching processes. Training courses may include time and project management, communication, computer courses focusing on Excel, Power Point, SAP, CAD, and business management. Six Sigma Green- or Black-Belt Certification preferred. IATF and ISO 14001 awareness training.

  • Other Requirements: Domestic and international travel required.

Physical demands and work environment:

  • This position is required to do extensive walking through factory environment production areas.

  • Required to occasionally lift and/or carry up to 35 pounds.

  • Must be able to climb, kneel, pull, push, carry, twist, bend, forward reach and reach above shoulder level on an occasion.

  • Required to frequently sit, stoop and stand continuously.

  • Required to use fine and gross motor skills, firm hand gripping and repetition to handle physical parts.

  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus.

  • Must be able to perceive the nature of sounds at normal range; includes the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sound.

  • Environmental exposures may include dust, fumes, odors, loud noises and chemicals.

With a history of success and excellence for more than 11 years, ZF Axle Drives Marysville is expanding its location and looking to fill a number of positions, including: electrical and mechanical skilled trades, product assembly and future engineers. ZF Marysville is a state-of-the-art, innovative, clean and climate controlled facility that primarily produces axle drive components for major automotive manufacturers in North America.

Employees enjoy and value the facility for its healthy working atmosphere and cooperative environment where every employee is a critical member of the ZF team and all are considered essential to success. Employees at our facility:

  • Participate in and receive recognition for their involvement in continuous improvement

  • Are able to explore other career paths

  • Receive competitive wages and generous benefits

  • Enjoy employee discounts

  • Holiday and vacation time off

Be part of our ZF team as Metallurgical Engineer and apply now!

DIVERSITY COMMITMENTTo harness the power of innovation, we invest in the development of diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to our company.Our company is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with us and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please contact us. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.ZF is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran

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ZF is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Port Huron

Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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