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Engineer 2-3, Product Application (Steering) #357

Company: Knorr-Bremse North America
Location: Hanover
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Want to help shape tomorrow? At Bendix weve been doing it for 90 yearssetting the standard with advanced dynamic solutions that drive improved commercial vehicle performance and safety. Were part of the Knorr-Bremse Group, the global leader in braking technologies. As part of our team, youll collaborate with a world of talented and dedicated colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. Youll 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 Title: Engineer 2-3, Product Application (Steering)

Reports to: Manager, Engineering

Date Last Revised: May 12, 2021

Position Summary:

The Steering Systems and Application Engineer has the responsibility for all aspects of technical specification and release of Sheppard steering systems for North American customers and serves as the technical expert for steering systems in North America. The Engineer actively engages with the global Knorr-Bremse Steering team to support development of a global product roadmap which meets the requirements of the North American market.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for customer requirement capture and translation into system design using products within the Bendix/Sheppard/Knorr-Bremse Steering product portfolio.
  • Support customer with steering systems application (including Pitman arm, pump, hoses, etc.); provides steering system design and component selection (including external supplier selection as required) in cooperation with global Knorr-Bremse Steering team.
  • Support prototype specifications and vehicle installations for steering system prototypes in cooperation with global Knorr-Bremse Steering team
  • Identify and provide remedy for system performance gaps.
  • Participate in regular communication with the global Knorr-Bremse Steering team to align global product roadmap with needs of the North American market.
  • Develop and execute technical plans (analysis, simulation, vehicle test) to validate system release and product applications.
  • Support Program Management in the Product Development and Commercialization (PDC) process.
  • Develop technical documentation for products.
  • Benchmark competitive systems.
  • Interface with customers, driver assistance system engineers, brake and chassis system engineers and management to communicate status of projects.
  • Willing to travel (test track, customer locations, winter test, global development and manufacturing centers) as required up to 25%.


  • Technical knowledge of conventional and automated steering systems and constituent components is required.
  • In-depth knowledge of air brake systems is a plus.
  • Broad automotive and electronic systems knowledge, preferably related to heavy truck.
  • Knowledge of vehicle communication protocols including J1939, UDS and CCP.
  • Familiar with CANalyzer, CANape, Matlab, Simulink, dSpace, Python and TruckSim. -
  • Knowledge and experience with product quality tools such as system FMEA, DVP&R, ISO 26262 and Functional Safety Concepts.


  • A minimum of 5+ years of experience in steering systems or closely related technology. must can be flexible in the years i.e.
  • Hands on mechanical, electrical, automotive experience.
  • Experience in the heavy-duty truck, bus and/or automotive market is a plus.
  • Strong product design experience.
  • Ability to work in a global, cross-functional team in a dynamic working environment.
  • Commercial Driver License (CDL) or willingness & capability to obtain CDL within a year of employment.
  • Greenbelt certified a plus.


  • Ability to assimilate data quickly
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills and a positive/proactive work ethic.
  • Capable of prioritizing time/resources/ goals and possess strong interpersonal skills to ensure success in a cross-functional, team environment.
  • Formulates new processes and strategic thinking and leads the development of new core processes to enhance business unit performance.
  • Ideal candidate is a self-starter with demonstrated project management skills.
  • Supports new projects and programs in anticipation of business needs. Supports teams in planning and decision making.
  • Strong customer orientation to enhance business relationships and growth.
  • Capable of performing in a highly stressful environment.
  • Influences and motivates others, provides direction, removes barriers, supports high impact teams.
  • Leads with sense of urgency


  • Bachelors Degree or Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Systems Engineering required.

U.S. Citizenship Requirement:

  • Due to government contract requirements, U.S. citizenship is required.

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
  • LI-SS1

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Keywords: Knorr-Bremse North America, Ellicott City , Engineer 2-3, Product Application (Steering) #357, Other , Hanover, Maryland

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