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Product Engineer (Mechatronic Valves)

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC, Elyria, OH Full-Time
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Reports To:                 Engineering Supervisor – Mechatronic Platform Development Group

Position Summary: 

This position is responsible for engineering electromechanical, electro pneumatic, and mechatronic valves used in next generation brake control system supporting Highly Automated Driving and e-Mobility for commercial vehicles. Technical responsibilities include R&D work needed for application of next generation mechatronic brake control valves to the North American market. This position is a 50% mix of practical, hands-on lab work and experimentation, and 50% design record and control. 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 electromechanical valves and portions of mechatronic valve systems, 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.
  • 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 Bendix 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


  • Knowledge of vehicle braking systems preferred.
  • Knowledge of IATF16949 preferred.
  • Knowledge of 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 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.  

Travel Requirements:

  • This position includes some travel to work with engineering teams at Bendix customers.
  • This position includes some travel to Bendix production facilities in Mexico.
  • This position includes some travel to Knorr Bremse engineering facilities in Germany. 

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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