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Product Engineer 1 - Trailers 

LOCATION: Avon / Ohio (US-OH), United States | BRAND: Bendix | REQUISITION ID: 528 


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





Position Summary:


This position is responsible for supporting the trailer electronics products and systems.  Responsibilities include validation, production release, testing, application and customer support of trailer ABS, roll stability and other related electronics systems for trailers.  Production release responsibilities will include the creation of applicable specifications, test plans, drawings, and FMEAs.  Customer application and support responsibilities include release of new variants to support customer applications; track and HIL testing to support product releases, competitive benchmarking and new applications; provide training, troubleshoot and resolve customer issues;  support new customer orders; and work closely with senior technical personnel to resolve customer issues.  The position will also be responsible for other technical responsibilities including analysis, implementation and validation of design changes for cost reductions, supplier transitions or product improvements.



Essential Functions:


  • Develop product functional and technical requirements based on feedback from vehicle OEMs, fleets, competitive analysis and benchmarking
  • Author design specifications, product specifications, component drawings and test specifications
  • Author and update DFMEAs (including linkage activity of S/C’s and C/C’s – critical characteristics) and other safety-related analyses
  • Create and organize test plans(environmental, electrical and mechanical test cycles) based product requirements, oversee testing, interpret results and document testing using Design Verification Plan & Report (DVP&R)
  • Perform engineering data collection and analysis from simulation and vehicle testing according to standardized test plans
  • Periodically present DVP&R, test results and system validation methods to internal or external stakeholders in a concise and professional manner
  • Interface with quality engineering and plant engineering to implement needed modifications to plant assembly lines and test procedures and support the IPA and PPAP processes
  • Support efforts related to product functional safety
  • Perform analysis of End-Of-Line rejects and warranty returns; synthesize results and implement of solutions
  • Perform essential project management tasks - maintain project status and milestones; report out to management; anticipate workload, potential delays, potential problems
  • Travel to test track, winter test facility, customer demos, and customer facilities to support the application and installation of trailer electronics systems on Customer and OEM vehicles
  • Train customers on features and functions of the trailer electronic systems products and provide technical support to customers via telephone and email
  • Support field troubleshooting calls as needed
  • Interface with hardware and software developers and technicians to solve customer issues
  • Interface with Product Management and Sales teams in identifying enhancements and solving customer issues
  • Re-produce and resolve complex technical issues in a timely manner
  • Use, contribute to and help administer internal technical support documentation including creation and update customer facing documentation for use in training and end user support.
  • This position includes travel to work with engineering teams at Bendix customers.





  • Familiar with common engineering tools (Teamcenter, PTC)
  • Participation in the FMEA and DVP&R process
  • Knowledge of electronic vehicle control systems preferred
  • Knowledge of air brake systems preferred
  • Design of experiment capabilities / ability to execute and document the experiment into a test management system
  • 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




  • 3-5+ years of relevant engineering experience
  • 2+ years of automotive industry or commercial vehicle industry preferred




  • Ability to work in a cross-functional team in a dynamic working environment including international team members
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills in a team environment
  • Solid analytical skills
  • Detail oriented and driven to complete assigned tasks on time
  • Good organizational and project management skills to meet critical project deadlines
  • Effective communicating with internal and external customers
  • Able to create technical requirements, specifications, and test plans
  • Capable of multi-tasking and adapting to changing priorities
  • Self-starter/self-motivating



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


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