ZF Sr. Design Release Engineer in Northville, Michigan
Sr. Design Release Engineer
Summary.The Senior Design Release Engineer – Chassis
Systems is the primary liaison between the customer and the project
specifications, to ensure new or modified products are able to be manufactured,
meet customer specifications, and maintain company standard, in addition to
supporting internal departments in order to support business development,
capacity and continuity.
•Lead and provide product support to customers
internally and externally for production and prototype builds.
•Manage overall relationship with engineering
customers and provide the primary interface for design and development of
•Coordinate different projects using fastener/joint
analysis and testing.
•Responsible for interpreting the customer’s
specifications and requirements related to the chassis system and associated
•Coordinates/expedites orders and shipments for
prototype and development parts, initiates build programs and releases parts to
the customer for production.
•Communicates customer information and requirements
to and from organizations outside engineering and project team.
•Direct the release and maintenance of Bill of
Materials (BOMs) with customers.
•Create and maintain “transition sheets” with customer.
•Responsible for coordination, planning and
execution of DFMEAs, DVP&Rs, CAE analysis, and all other design/release
documents. (system, subsystem, & component).
•Provide assistance in the APQP process, PFMEAs,
Control Plans & VA/VE
•Responsible for maintaining the Open Issues List
for the assigned project and attends regular meetings with the customer.
•Prepare/summarize reports/data for customer and
•Participate in problem solving and recommend
•Confer with project team to develop work plans and
•Comply with all applicable ZF Group Directives,
Group and Local Procedures.
•Participate in continuous improvement programs.
•Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, formal training, reviewing professional publications, establishing and expanding professional networks, and participating in professional societies.
Skills and Experience:
in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering, Computer/Software Engineering, or related
experience and leading technical projects
• Ability to interface with key customers, cross-functional teams, and all
levels of personnel/management.
•Experience in DFMEA’s and
• Strong problem solving and analytical skills
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Ability/willingness to travel both domestically and internationally (up to
Skills and experience:
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