Job Description

Want to help shape tomorrow? At Bendix we’ve been doing it for nearly 90 years …setting the standard with advanced dynamic solutions that drive improved commercial vehicle performance and safety. We’re part of the Knorr-Bremse Group, the global leader in braking technologies. As part of our team, you’ll collaborate with a world of talented and dedicated colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. You’ll 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!

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

Reports To: Supervisor, Engineering Trailers

Date Last Revised: March 7, 2019

Exemption Status: Exempt

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for supporting the trailer electronics products and systems. The technical responsibilities include but not limited to - analysis and implementation of design changes for cost reductions and product improvements; validation of products to support supplier transitions; release of new variants to support customer projects; creation and maintenance of DFMEAs, specifications, test plans, and drawings.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsibilities include validation, production release, testing, application and customer support of trailer Antilock Braking System (ABS), roll stability and other related electronics systems for trailers.
  • Production release responsibilities will include the creation of applicable specifications, test plans, drawings, and FMEAs.
  • Customer application and support responsibilities include release of new variants to support customer applications; track and HIL testing to support product releases, competitive benchmarking and new applications; provide training, troubleshoot and resolve customer issues; support new customer orders; and work closely with senior technical personnel to resolve customer issues.
  • Develop product functional and technical requirements based on feedback from vehicle OEMs, fleets, competitive analysis and benchmarking
  • 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
  • Create and organize test plans(environmental, electrical and mechanical test cycles) based product requirements, oversee testing, interpret results and document testing using Design Verification Plan & Report (DVP&R)
  • Perform engineering data collection and analysis from simulation and vehicle testing according to standardized test plans
  • Periodically present DVP&R, test results and system validation methods to internal or external stakeholders in a concise and professional manner
  • Interface with quality engineering and plant engineering to implement needed modifications to plant assembly lines and test procedures and support the IPA and PPAP processes
  • Support efforts related to product functional safety
  • Perform analysis of End-Of-Line rejects and warranty returns; synthesize results and implement of solutions
  • Perform essential project management tasks - maintain project status and milestones; report out to management; anticipate workload, potential delays, potential problems
  • Travel to test track, winter test facility, customer demos, and customer facilities to support the application and installation of trailer electronics systems on Customer and OEM vehicles
  • Train customers on features and functions of the trailer electronic systems products and provide technical support to customers via telephone and email
  • Support field troubleshooting calls as needed
  • Interface with hardware and software developers and technicians to solve customer issues
  • Interface with Product Management and Sales teams in identifying enhancements and solving customer issues
  • Re-produce and resolve complex technical issues in a timely manner
  • Use, contribute to and help administer internal technical support documentation including creation and update customer facing documentation for use in training and end user support.
  • This position includes travel to work with engineering teams at Bendix customers.


  • Familiar with common engineering tools (Teamcenter, PTC)
  • Participation in the FMEA and DVP&R process
  • Knowledge of electronic vehicle control systems preferred
  • Knowledge of air brake systems preferred
  • Design of experiment capabilities / ability to execute and document the exper
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