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Product Engineer (Brake Controls) 

LOCATION: Avon / Ohio (US-OH), United States | BRAND: Bendix | REQUISITION ID: 1360 | JOB GRADE: 15 

 

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! www.bendix.com/careers

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

 

Position Title:              Engineer 2, Product  

Reports To:                 Supervisor, Engineering

Date Last Revised:     March 29, 2022

 

 

                                                                                                                                   

Position Summary:

 

This position is responsible for developing, testing, and releasing of Highly Automated Driving products for commercial vehicle applications. This includes collecting customer requirements, driving product changes and releases through production, product validation and customer demonstrations.

 

 

Essential Functions:

 

  • Assignment will include system design, system requirements definition, cross-product communication interfaces, product testing and release.
  • Develop product FMEA and coordinate product validation and tracking through DVP&R
  • Coordinate product through product development gates (PDC) and quality gates (APSG)
  • Work with manufacturing center to produce parts according to specifications. Audit manufacturing process.
  • Develop field tools and processes for installation, calibration and service of these systems.
  • Develop technical documentation for products.
  • Release parts and technical documentation through Teamcenter PLM
  • Interface with customers, software developers, systems engineers and management to communicate status of projects.
  • Willing to travel (test track, customer locations) as required up to 25%.

 

Knowledge:

 

  • In-depth knowledge of air brake systems is a plus.
  • Broad automotive and electronic systems knowledge, preferably related to heavy truck.
  • Knowledge of vehicle communication protocols including J1939, UDS and CCP.
  • Technical knowledge of Brake systems, Steering systems and Driver Assistance systems, components and impact on overall vehicle performance.
  • Familiar with CANalyzer, CANape, TeamCenter and Plant release processes (IPA, PPAP).
  • Knowledge and experience with product quality tools such as system FMEA, DVP&R, ISO 26262 and Functional Safety Concepts.
  • Knowledge of supplier and OE manufacturing plant processes

 

 

Experience (Engineer 2):

 

  • A minimum of 3+ years of experience preferably in driver assistance, vehicle dynamics, or vehicles product/systems engineering.
  • Hands on mechanical, electrical, automotive experience.
  • Experience in the heavy-duty truck, bus and/or automotive market is a plus.
  • Strong product design experience.
  • Experience in product marketing is a plus.
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional team in a dynamic working environment including international team members.
  • Commercial Driver License (CDL) or willingness & capability to obtain CDL within a year of employment.
  • Greenbelt certified a plus
  • Teamcenter PLM experience preferred

 

Skills:

 

  • Ability to assimilate data quickly
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills and a positive/proactive work ethic.
  • Capable of prioritizing time/resources/ goals and possess strong interpersonal skills to ensure success in a cross-functional, team environment.
  • Formulates new processes and strategic thinking and leads the development of new core processes to enhance business unit performance.
  • Ideal candidate is a self-starter with demonstrated project management skills
  • Supports new projects and programs in anticipation of business needs. Supports teams in planning and decision making.   
  • Strong customer orientation to enhance business relationships and growth.
  • Capable of performing in a highly stressful environment.
  • Influences and motivates others, provides direction, removes barriers, supports high impact teams.
  • Leads with sense of urgency

 

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Systems Engineering required;
  • Master Degree a plus

 

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.

 

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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