• $90,850.00 -129,240.00/year*
  • Northville, MI
  • Graphic Design/CAD
  • Full-Time
  • 49875 Eight Mile Rd

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Job Description


Designer, CAD - Northville

The CAD Designer is responsible for the design and development of new and existing HMI / Mechatronic products that are manufacturable, cost effective, meet customer specifications and maintain Company standards. Currently, this role is focused on HMI Shifter Assembly Products. This position may also include temporary / short term assignments at ZF locations in Germany and / or Mexico, which is comprised of training and development programs on the ZF Mechatronic product line as part of the core Program Team.

Position Responsibilities:

Creates and/or modifies 2D drawings and 3D models as requested by the Design Engineering Team as per Internal or Customer CAD standards. (ISO, AMSE)

Leads the development of 2D drawing layouts, GD&T and tolerance creation for Concept, Prototype and Production level designs

Maintains 2D drawings with updates and revisions as needed

Creates and /or modifies PDM (Enovia) data as needed

Operates CAD System, prints hard copies, prepares files for data transfer (TeamCenter, Cloud-Sharing, FPT protocols, etc.) using Catia V5 and / or Siemens NX-11 as necessary.

Leads drawing reviews at pre-defined program stages as needed

Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, formal training, reviewing professional publications, establishing and expanding professional networks, and participating in professional societies.

Ensure compliance with the ZF Quality Management System requirements (ZF QMS) which includes IATF 16949 and Customer Specific Requirements (CSR).

Perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Skills and Experience:

Associate's Degree in Mechanical / Mechatronics Engineering

4-5+ years (related) experience with 2D/3D CAD Design

Proficient with Catia V5 and/or Siemens NX-11 Ability to define GD&T and tolerance creation, perform stack-up studies Automotive industry experience Preferred Skills and experience:

Experience with HMI / Mechatronics Products with focus on HMI control systems / shifter products Familiar with PDM systems (TeamCenter, Enovia)

Spanish and/or German language skills

ZF North America, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. ZF North America, Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. ZF North America, Inc. expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of ZF North America, Inc. employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.


* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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