ZF Test Technician in Livonia, Michigan

Test Technician

Division A - Engineering - Braking


Job Description

Job Description

ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology. ZF has a global workforce of approximately 138,300 at 230 locations in 40 countries. Working at ZF is more than just a job; it’s an opportunity to imagine and create global mobility for tomorrow – and beyond.

Are you up for the challenge?

Position Description

Within the Product Engineering Braking Business Unit, Customer Application & System Engineering Department, Central Laboratory Group.

Position Requirements

  • CV, DV, and PV Performance and Endurance/Durability Testing of Actuation Components.

  • Build and maintain Actuation test equipment. Makes routine measurements, arithmetic computations, observes and records instrument readings and assists higher-grade technicians.

  • Performs both work based primarily on established practices and variable sequence testing that may not be standardized and uses a variety of specifications and reference guides in selecting and adapting procedures.

  • Adapts to execute engineering requests with supervision and mentoring from Senior Product Technicians and above.

  • Develops a background of knowledge and understanding of engineering practice based on ongoing substantial, training and acquired experience.

  • The test procedures require some experimental skill and judgment to achieve accurate and reproducible data.

  • Weekend shifts are required in this role.


  • Strong mechanical / electrical background

  • Must be a self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision

  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office programs

  • Report writing / data presentation experience

  • Flexible to changing work schedules and adjust to changes in daily assigned responsibilities

  • Able to adjust to a fast pace environment


  • Previous work experience in a lab testing environment

  • Machine shop skills (mill, lathe, drills, etc..)

  • Blueprint reading and familiarity with GD&T

  • Basic LabView experience.

  • Previous technical automotive experience a plus.

  • Prior equipment programming experiences a plus.

Work Hours: 40 hours per week, plus daily and/or weekend overtime as needed. May be assigned to day, evening or afternoon shift as required.

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/ Vets/Disabled


Required Education and Experience

High School Diploma. 2 year Associates or Specialized Technical Degree preferred.

Experience and Skill Requirements

5 + years

Position Status

Salaried Full-Time

Functional Area







United States

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran