ZF Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Lafayette, Indiana
Senior Manufacturing Engineer
Division T - Commercial Vehicle
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. Are you up for the challenge?
Leads and participates in engineering related activities.
Develops new manufacturing processes.
Implements cost reduction ideas.
Submits cost justifications for relevant issues and items.
Forecasts long term planning for manufacturing.
Creates the global plan for entire work area.
Communicates with both internal and external customers.
Installs and moves new and existing machinery.
Lead recommendations of capital equipment purchases.
Completes project write up and executive summary of needed equipment.
Receives supplier quotes and assists in the selection of acceptable bids.
Provides layout for equipment and modifies layout as necessary.
Oversees projects from requisition stage throughout completion.
Performs operator training for new processes and equipment.
Support machine runoffs / may require travel.
Monitors the acceptance testing activities and progress of such testing.
Troubleshoot any new equipment until running smoothly whenever necessary.
Determines capital needs for future projects with current capacity.
Performs tooling selection, machine upgrades, retrofits, and feeds/speeds activities.
Determines cost and extent of need for change of product design.
Performs process failure mode analyses for manufacturing.
Generates process flow, routings, tool estimates and capital estimates for new product estimates.
Identify profit and machine utilization opportunities.
Monitors scrap and controllable spending in area of responsibility.
Participate with and support engineering and manufacturing teams with technical expertise needed to resolve issues impacting our ability to provide a top quality product in the most cost effective manner.
Essential Skills and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree (Business, engineering, materials management)
Proven interpersonal skills to work with people at all levels in and outside ZF in a professional manner
Excellent problem-solving skills, including ability to identify and resolve issues and challenges
Strong computer skills including experience with MS Excel
Capability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize projects
Must be effective in a team environment and be able to work independently
Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills required
Strong dedication and commitment to quality customer service and satisfaction while following through on assigned projects
Must be familiar with lean mfg. principals, six-sigma, APQP process and PFMEA’s.
5+ years experience
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V
Required Education and Experience
Experience and Skill Requirements
5 + years
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran