The push into smart vehicle technology is creating a burst of employment opportunities in the auto industry, as manufacturers and suppliers look for the engineering talent needed to put advanced safety and automotive vehicles systems on the road.
ZF, one of the industry’s larger suppliers, said Tuesday it will hire 800 engineers and support staff in the U.S., most of those jobs opening up “in Michigan,” said CEO Stefan Sommer, with others going to the maker’s Silicon Valley technical center.
Based in Germany, ZF Friedrichshafen AG is perhaps best known for its transmissions, such as the nine-speed gearboxes used by a wide range of manufacturers including Jaguar Land Rover and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. But, in recent years, it has expanded into a variety of other key component systems, with a focus on digital controls, such as electronically selectable suspensions. (more…)