ZF Quality Technician in Fowlerville, Michigan

Quality Technician

Division A - North America Braking & Suspension


Job Description

ZF is a global leader with 230 locations in 40 countries. Our state-of-the art facility, a member of the “Active Safety” division, proudly manufactures vehicle stability control systems. Last year we launched IBC (Integrated Braking Controls). Additional new lines will continue to be added to meet production demands.

ZF offers very competitive salary along with comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, company paid life and disability insurance with voluntary buy up options, a generous 401(k) match, paid vacation, paid holidays, tuition assistance and ongoing opportunities to learn and grow.

This opening is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to learn and grow their skills in this highly automated facility. Our plant is clean, climate controlled and high tech. The selected individual will support the afternoon shift in assembly. Shift hours are from 3:00 - 11:30 pm.

The Fowlerville plant manufactures vehicle stability control systems and related components.


This position will be responsible for a variety of quality-related tasks including:

  • Insure quality processes are followed

  • Teardown daily scrap parts reporting root cause

  • Teardown quality return parts and determine root cause

  • Provide direct feedback to customers and managers on returned product

  • Maintain teardown lab

  • Reporting and analysis of scrap and teardown data

  • Trouble shooting against In-process defects and assist in sorting for quality defects

  • Disposition of in-process defects including teardown analysis and trending

  • Maintain Teardown database and report out to management.

  • Updating and creating check sheets

  • Completion of reports for the Corrective Action process (including customer requirements, FIRP requirements, etc)

  • Take the lead in process improvements

  • Take initiative on corrective actions and scrap reduction

  • Support the needs of production in all manner.

  • Work with suppliers as needed to supply pictures and reports showing teardown parts for their product.

  • Other job duties as defined by either the Quality Manager or the Area Manager for the assigned production area(s)

Required Education and Experience

High School diploma

Associates Degree or Bachelors Degree in Technical Field preferred; if no degree, must be willing to enroll in and successfully complete required college courses

Experience and Skill Requirements

Three years of experience in a manufacturing environment, with two years in the Quality field

Must be able to demonstrate advanced ability’s using machines. (Lathes, Drills press, etc)

Understanding of TS16949 requirements and ISO14001 requirements

Willingness and ability to work flexible shifts and overtime as needed

Position may rotate shifts/dept as needed for training / coverage.

Must be able to travel overnight for training and to resolve customer/supplier issues

Demonstrated history of successful interactions with employees, vendors, tours, etc.

Prefer previous quality experience.

Strong written / verbal communication skills.

Must possess advanced computer skills. (Microsoft, Excel, Word)

Six Sigma training a plus.

Other skills/abilities:

• Knowledge of anti-lock braking systems (ABS) products, components, and Quality Systems

• Disciplined detail orientation

• Motivated and able to work with minimal supervision

• Team player, ability to lead and coordinate work projects

Physical demands:

• Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time

• Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction

• Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard

• Communication skills using the spoken word

• Ability to see within normal parameters

• Ability to hear within normal range

• Ability to move about

• Ability to lift up to 25 lbs

Position Status


Functional Area







United States

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