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Position – Member R&D
Company – ZF
Location – Chennai, Tamil Nadu, IN

Job description

Location: Chennai, TN, IN, 631604

Req ID 39680 Chennai, India    

JOB DESCRIPTION 

TITLE: Mechanical Design Engineer – Steering 

FUNCTION/BUSINESS UNIT/ENTERPRISE: Product Engineering 

REPORTING TO: Product Engineering Team Leader 

REPORTS: Not applicable 

SCOPE AND IMPACT OF POSITION ON THE ORGANIZATION: 

Pitman Arms/Steering Columns/Hydraulic Steering Gears/Hydraulic Pumps require support to maintain current product lines through Engineering Changes and new product releases for new customer applications.   

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Support lead engineer in assessing customer & legal requirements, in identification of gaps  and in translation into technical requirements 
  • Plan mechanical design tasks and support lead engineer in calculating development cost and  timing 
  • Develop product concepts according to technical requirements and field experience 
  • Evaluate different concepts (own, competitors, suppliers) to find best cost option using DFA & 

6sigma methods 

  • Consider design rules & standards, foster standardization 
  • Incorporate technical calculations and simulations as well as test results in the design 
  • Define materials and production processes for new components in alignment with experts 
  • Initiate and follow-up patent analysis’ and identify ideas for own patents. 
  • Create prototype documentation & plan prototypes 
  • Perform & maintain Design FMEA, risk assessment, define SC, CC 
  • Instruct supporting personnel (e.g. draftsman) 
  • Create and change series documentation, maintain serial devices with respect to cost 
  • Maintain product with respect to quality and field claims 
  • Propose design changes to reduce cost 
  • Create and change series documentation, (drawings, Test Instruction, DFMEA etc) 
  • Support evaluation of product and tooling cost, follow up cost targets 
  • Interface and communicate with S&P and suppliers, M&L and other functions to ensure 
  • Simultaneous engineering for process and supplier development 
  • Prepare and participate in design reviews, share experience and knowledge 
  • Propose redesign ideas for cost reduction 

EXPERIENCE: 

  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering Technology 
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in the area of Mechanical Design, preferably with an Automotive related company. 
  • Experience designing castings, machined parts, and complex assemblies. 
  • Knowledge in GD&T and complex tolerance stack-up analysis across multiple components. 
  • Extensive CREO 4.0 experience.  Working knowledge in UG-NX. Windchill PLM and Work Group Manager Interface working knowledge preferred. 

PROFILE: 

  • Degree in Engineering 
  • Good knowledge about WABCO products and system functions 
  • Knowledge of CAD & PLM systems 
  • Fluent in English 
  • Literate in FMEA systematic and tools 

OUTPUT: 

  • Mechanical concepts 
    • Technical product documentation (drawings, specifications, technical instructions, BOM etc.) 
  • Cost estimates 

METRICS: 

  • Delivery of product documentation on time and in budget 
  • First time right, means no rework due to inappropriate designs vs. PDS 
  • Compliance to Design-to-Cost targets 
  • Cost reduction ideas 
  • Next generation concepts 

INTERNAL INTERACTIONS: 

  • Central PE units 
  • Lead Engineers 
  • S&P, M&L, Claims 

EXTERNAL INTERACTIONS: 

  • Customers 
  • Suppliers 
  • Service Providers 

LOCATION: Ambattur, Chennai – India  

TRAVEL REQUIREMENT: 10% 

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

ContactSakthivel Pandiaraj