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Product Engineer (Brake Control) 

LOCATION: Avon / Ohio (US-OH), United States | BRAND: Bendix | REQUISITION ID: 1357 | JOB GRADE: 16 


Want to help shape tomorrow?  At Bendix we’ve been doing it for 90 years…setting the standard with advanced dynamic solutions that drive improved commercial vehicle performance and safety.  We’re part of the Knorr-Bremse Group, the global leader in braking technologies. As part of our team, you’ll collaborate with a world of talented and dedicated colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. You’ll find rewarding opportunities, diverse experiences, partnerships, and an unwavering commitment to ethics and integrity. Innovation is part of our DNA. Achievement drives our culture. Learn more today!



Position Title:              Engineer 3, Product (Redundancy)

Reports To:                 Manager, Product - Redundancy Brake Ctrl

Date Last Revised:     January 16, 2022



Position Summary:


Product Development Engineer supporting the redundancy project for the Bendix product lines. The Product Development Engineer will be responsible for the design, development, and launching of next generation electronic components and braking safety systems for commercial vehicles.


Essential Functions:


  • Drive validation tasks of several components at various launch stages through Product Development and Commercialization (PDC) process.
  • Interface with Systems Engineers to document system requirements and test results
  • Design of experiment capabilities and abilities to execute and document the experiment into a test management system
  • Coordinate technician resources for test setup, component validation and data collection
  • Organize test plans and resources for component and complete system validation managed using Design Verification Plan & Report (DVP&R)
  • Periodically present DVP&R, test results and system validation methods to OEM customers in a concise and professional manner
  • Support Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
  • Travel to test track, winter test facility, customer demos, and customer facilities to support the application and installation of  electronics systems on OEM vehicles
  • Travel to production and supplier facilities to lead and support production facilities launch team as well as support ongoing production inquiries.
  • Support efforts related to product functional safety.
  • Represent Bendix’s interests in professional groups such as SAE
  • Support field troubleshooting calls regarding  electronics systems




  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills in a team environment
  • Participation in the FMEA and DVP&R process
  • Detail oriented and driven to complete assigned tasks on time
  • Able to create technical requirements, specifications, and test plans
  • Able to perform technical presentations to OEM customers
  • Knowledge of electronic vehicle control systems preferred
  • Knowledge of air brake systems preferred
  • Knowledge of applicable NHTSA requirements and SAE Recommended Practices preferred
  • Total Quality and Product Safety skills including familiarity with ISO-9001, Six Sigma,  SEI-CMM, Functional Safety ISO26262
  • Familiarity with relevant industry organizations such as SAE, SME, IEEE
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional team in a dynamic working environment including international team members




  • 5+ years of product development experience
  • 2+ years of automotive industry or commercial vehicle industry preferred
  • Six Sigma or statistical tool usage capability



  • Familiar with common engineering tools (Bendix – Teamcenter, PTC)
  • Project planning and project management skills to meet critical project deadlines
  • Effective communicating with customers and suppliers
  • Capable of multi-tasking and adapting to changing priorities


  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering is required


Position Requirements: 


The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

What does Bendix have to offer you? 
- Work/life balance that includes Paid Vacation & Holiday Paid Time Off 
- 401k Plan with Company matching 
- Retirement Savings Plan
- Educational Assistance Program (Tuition Reimbursement)
- Wellness Program and incentives
- Telework policy
- On-Site Fitness Center
- On-Site Cafeteria with Healthy menu options
- Health and Welfare Insurance Benefits that start on your 1st day of employment:

Company-Paid Benefits:
- Basic Life Insurance
- Basic Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
- Short Term Disability
- Business Travel Accident Insurance
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Voluntary Employee-Paid Benefits:
- Medical and Prescription insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Supplemental Life Insurance Plans
- Supplemental AD&D insurance for Employee and Family
- Long Term Disability
- Accident Plan
- Critical Illness Plan
- Hospital Indemnity Plan

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron