ZF Mechatronics Engineer in Northville, Michigan

Mechatronics Engineer


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


  • 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


  • Document ideas

for patent protection & provide product information for patent


  • 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


  • 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



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%)


Skills and experience:

  • CAD skills are a


  • 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.

  • German 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.