ZF Customer Applications Engineer in Washington, Michigan

Customer Applications Engineer

Division A - Engineering - Steering


Job Description

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?

Position Description:

  • The Applications Engineer is the main interface between ZF and the customer for Electric Power Steering Systems within ZF’s Active and Passive Safety Division. The Applications Engineer represents the voice of the customer to the broader ZF engineering community and works to ensure the product can be manufactured, cost-effective, meet customer specifications, and maintains ZF company standards.

Position Requirements:

  • Provide main ZF interface to external customer for meetings, change requests, and issues

  • Obtain customer approvals for all engineering related changes

  • Work with ZF CAD team to release Customer Interface Drawings

  • Lead coordination of prototype parts order and builds

  • Frequent local travel to and from customer engineering center and assembly plant

  • Infrequent global travel to and from ZF and customer engineering centers and assembly plants

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited university

  • Minimum, 8 years experience in steering industry

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks at single time

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Product lifecycle management knowledge.

  • Experience with PTC Windchill and / or PTC Integrity.

Required Education and Experience

Experience and Skill Requirements

Position Status

Salaried Full-Time

Functional Area







United States

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran