Calibration Engineer

Lafayette, Indiana
Feb 08, 2024
Feb 14, 2024
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
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ZF is a global technology company supplying systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility.

ZF allows vehicles to see, think and act. In the four technology domains of Vehicle Motion Control, Integrated Safety, Automated Driving, and Electric Mobility, ZF offers comprehensive product and software solutions for established vehicle manufacturers and newly emerging transport and mobility service providers. ZF electrifies a wide range of vehicle types. With its products, the company contributes to reducing emissions, protecting the climate and enhancing safe mobility.

Calibration Engineer
Country/Region: US

Lafayette, IN, US,

Req ID 50076 CSS Lafayette Staff, United States

About the team: This role will be joining a growing team of 12 engineers and 2 technicians based in Lafyette, Indiana supporting the Powerline automatic transmission for the medium duty commercial vehicle market. The Powerline is an 8 speed torque converter equipped automatic transmission that is quickly gaining market share in North America and the world. Powerline currently has best-in-class shift comfort and fuel efficiency - hence the need for a growing engineering support group. The North American team works closely with our design colleagues in Germany, and our new production facility in Gray Court, South Carolina. Come join our team of highly motivated individuals working with one of the most advanced automatic transmissions on the market today, and for one of the Top 5 automotive suppliers in the world.

Commercial Vehicle solutions from the ZF Group provide the capability to shape the future of commercial transportation systems. With a comprehensive portfolio and expertise it enables ZF to reimagine transportation for a safer and sustainable tomorrow. Our technologies and services for commercial vehicles and fleets make them more efficient, safe, connected, intelligent and automated wherever they operate.

What you can look forward to as a Calibraton Engineer:

This position is responsible for the entire software product cycle in the region: new customer functional development initiatives, software development, calibration activities, prototype support, validation, engineering release, truck assembly plant support, and field troubleshooting.
Represent ZF throughout software product development programs at the customer and provide guidance and/or expertise for all technical and business-related issues.
Serve as primary technical liaison to the customer for software functional changes and software change management processes. Provide clarification and technical explanation of ZF product specifications, calibration solutions, and component functions.
Lead software program deliveries by tracking action items, calibration program timing, and software/calibration releases (including but not limited to, the creation and execution of system-level development and validation test plans, development of functional test procedures and scripting, and performance of verification testing).
Communicate plans and results (reports, customer presentations, development test plans and reports, software checklists, etc.) to manager, coworkers (international & local), industry partners, and customers.
Participate in department continuous-improvement activities to test and develop calibrations and control systems, improve calibrations and software solutions and data analysis techniques, and develop new test procedures. Maintain, design, develop, and document software tools to support product development process.
Review the local market and research new technologies that may improve powertrain control principles, and develop recommendations accordingly. Innovate and develop patentable designs - support IP activities.
Provide technical support as needed to the Field Organization, Service Parts, Purchasing, Sales and Marketing, OEMS, and suppliers.
Maintain technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, formal training, reviewing professional publications, establishing and expanding professional networks, and participating in professional societies

Your profile:

Bachelors degree in Engineering (Mechanical/Electrical, Computer/Software, or related field). Master's degree in Engineering (Mechanical/Electrical, Computer/Software, or related field) preferred
A minimum of 5 years of experience as a software development engineer or calibration development engineer within a powertrain development and/or manufacturing environment - specifically within automotive industry.
Experience in developing real-time embedded software control systems of vehicles. In-depth understanding of electromechanical systems design, troubleshooting, and repair. In-depth understanding of data acquisition, analysis, and statistical methods.
Experience with North American Class 3-8 enginees preferred
Experience with standard engine/transmission hardware, service tools and software preferred.
Strong knowledge of technical aspects of software applications engineering and product design/development (specifically within a powertrain and/or automotive context). Experience with automotive communication links (SAE J1939; SAE J1587, etc), ABS controls, engine controls, and transmission controls. Proficient with data acquisition & development tools (e.g. Vector CANape & CANalyzer, ETAS INCA, etc.).
Experience and ability to interface with customers, cross-functional teams, and all levels of personnel/management. Able to manage multiple technical projects simultaneously.
Ability/willingness to travel (average 30%).
Possession of or ability to obtain CDL preferred.

Why you should choose ZF in Lafeyette:

A supportive collaborative team environment
Annual Incentive Plan
Paid Vacation
Personal Time
401k Plan
Health Care Benefits
Paid Holidays (13 fixed holidays)
A Hybrid Work Schedule (2 days remote/3 days onsite)
Tuition reimbursement for educational advancement
A strong diversity culture
Supportive Employee Groups and community outreach activities

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

Paul Kirkham

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are more than just words for us. They are at the core of the ZF Way that propels our team members towards their utmost success. We strive to build and nurture a culture where inclusiveness is a natural reflex. We actively seek ways to remove barriers so that every member of ZF can rise to their full potential. We aim to embed this in our legacy through how we operate and build our products as we shape next generation mobility, safety, sustainability and social justice.

With four generations across 118 nationalities in 41 countries, ZF combines a unique variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and ideas. Together, we solve problems, drive innovation and shape next generation mobility.

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

What does DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) mean for ZF as a company?

At ZF, we continuously strive to build and maintain a culture where inclusiveness is lived and diversity is valued. We actively seek ways to remove barriers so that all our employees can rise to their full potential. We aim to embed this vision in our legacy through how we operate and build our products as we shape the future of mobility.

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