Engineer 3, Product

LOCATION: Rochester HillsUnited States | BRAND: KNORR-BREMSE | REQUISITION ID: 863 



Knorr-Bremse Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of braking systems and supplier of additional sub-systems for rail and commercial vehicles. Wouldn’t it be great to play an active part in shaping the future of mobility? For our location in Mödling we are looking for . 



Position Title:              Engineer 2-3, Product (Steering)

Reports To:                 Manager, Engineering

Date Last Revised:     March 21, 2021

Location:                     Rochester Hill, MI



Position Summary:


This position is responsible for engineering the Steering product line.  Technical responsibilities include R&D work needed for design and application for the North American market.  The engineer in this position is expected to work closely with the global R&D team to develop product requirements and specifications, and concept validation and engineering test plans needed for the North American application of global products.


Essential Functions:


  • Engineering of steering product working with designers and technicians to conduct engineering based on product requirements.
  • Create test plans based on product requirements, oversee testing, interpret results and document testing in DVP&R.
  • 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.
  • Interface with advanced manufacturing engineers, quality engineering, and plant engineering to implement needed modifications to plant assembly lines and test procedures.
  • Interface with plant quality to support the IPA and PPAP processes.
  • Support regularly scheduled telecons with OEM customers.
  • Implement design improvements to existing products, including VAVE, improvements to manufacturability and robustness, and development of new customer applications.
  • Analysis of End-Of-Line rejects and warranty returns; synthesis and implementation of solutions.
  • Learn valve design techniques from current experts, capture knowledge and create documentation to maintain Sheppard valve design knowledge base.
  • Perform basic project management tasks - maintain project status and milestones; report out to management; anticipate workload, potential delays, potential problems.
  • The individual will display and further develop an area of technical expertise, to be used as a “go-to” person within the engineering department for that technology or technique.
  • This position includes some travel to work with engineering teams at the customers.
  • This position includes some travel to Sheppard production facilities.





  • Knowledge of vehicle braking systems preferred.
  • Knowledge of IATF16949 preferred.
  • Knowledge of Sheppard / Knorr production processes and design practices preferred.





  • 3+ years of experience in a structured engineering environment required, IATF16949 experience preferred.
  • Direct experience in production facilities is preferred
  • Exposure to automated testing and results analysis preferred
  • Product development and launch experience preferred, including: development of specifications, DFMEAs, and DVP&Rs, basic exposure to and interface with PPAP process; Interfacing with manufacturing engineers
  • Engineering change processes understanding is required; CAD and PLM tools and design documentation including creation and/or checking of drawings
  • Validation testing including mechanical, electrical, and climatic environments
  • Current product support, including: statistical analysis of production data, design of experiments, component failure analysis, and maintenance of specifications, drawings, and BOMs.
  • Design of mechanical components preferred, particularly injection molded plastic
  • GD&T and stack-up analysis experience. GD&T certification preferred.
  • Experience with mechatronic or electromechanical devices is preferred. Direct experience with Sheppard electromechanical / mechatronic valves is preferred




  • Engineering Analysis Skills and Tools – The ideal candidate asks the right questions, develops methods to answer them, and executes the plan to answer those questions. 
  • Quality and Volume of Work – The ideal candidate produces not only a high quantity of work, but also the quality of the work is at a high level.  He/she uses his/her contacts and experience to push projects forward; scheduling lab facilities, scheduling technician resources, and being hands-on when needed.
  • Creativity – The ideal candidate analyzes the constraints at hand and develops unique solutions to solve the problem; accelerated testing, modification of test procedures to re-purpose for his/her needs, test equipment proposals, etc.
  • Adaptability – The ideal candidate has a positive work attitude and quickly understands and accepts the situation at hand.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering, or a similar field is required. A Master’s Degree in these fields of 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.



Continuous innovation pushes the technological progress of our systems, which are geared towards quality, safety and reliability, and distinguishes us as an internationally reliable partner. 
We offer you an exciting and varied job in an international environment as well as an attractive set of benefits. These range from flexible working time models through professional and personal development opportunities to sports and health care programmes.

The minimum salary for this position is EUR XXXX gross monthly or more depending on qualifications and experience.



Apply now online if you want to advance in a strong team. We look forward to receiving your application.

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