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Controls Technician 2nd Shift

Job Number:  26930
Group:  Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division:  Magna Mirrors Lowell
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular


Group Description

The Mechatronics, Mirrors and Lighting group specializes in automotive technologies that are driving the future of mobility. Combining a deep systems knowledge to develop unique vehicle access experiences, intelligent visions systems and advanced automotive lighting technologies, MML's expertise light the path to innovation, safety and styling.


Role Summary

Under general direction of Team Leader, provides technical support to enable the Maintenance Department to independently carry out daily responsibilities and integrate all phases of electronic/automated equipment installation, updates, and repairs. 

Key Responsibilities

  1. Work is complex and difficult in character and requires strong technical and broad business knowledge.  Requires independent problem solving and decision making with general direction given on project objectives and broad guidance from corporate strategy and goals. 
  2. Provides technical support by monitoring, troubleshooting, and repairing all complex electrical, electro-mechanical, automated systems, and robotics systems. 
  3. Updates equipment, solves mechanical problems, and gives direction for proper repairs in support of Maintenance Department.
  4. Reviews engineering specifications and designs of new equipment and/or redesign of existing equipment.  This includes safety requirements, electrical codes, and standardization of components, cost-effective design, and maintainability of equipment.  Maintains machine, mechanical, and/or equipment documents as necessary.   
  5. Participates in continuous improvement processes.  May work on projects involving cost reduction, up-time improvement, or evaluation of new equipment, etc.  Establishes new preventative maintenance procedures and periodically audits/updates existing procedures.
  6. Works independently on assigned projects that range from simple program modifications to major redesigns that may have a mechanical, pneumatic, or electronic scope. 
  7. Solves mechanical problems and gives direction for proper repairs.  Assigns tasks and trains other staff as needed. 
  8. Work may involve irregular work schedules and exposure to chemicals, high voltage from electrostatic equipment, loud noise, and hazardous waste. 
  9. Understand your responsibility for health and safety in the workplace. Cooperate with OSHA MIOSHA inspectors. Wear the appropriate personal protective equipment. Follow all safety rules. Report unsafe conditions immediately. Report injuries, accidents, illnesses, near misses, property damage immediately. Will not remove or make ineffective any protective device such as a guard, light curtain, etc. Will not use or operate any machine or equipment that the employee is not trained to operate. Will not use or operate any machine or equipment in a manner that may endanger any employee including themselves.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform essential duties satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot, update, and work on all equipment in designated area of responsibility. 
  2. Must have current knowledge of electrical codes and electricity and be able to apply it to the job. 
  3. Machine rebuilding and mechanical knowledge including hydraulics required. 
  4. Strong project management skills to work on projects independently under minimal work direction.
  5. Demonstrated good interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills to communicate with internal and external contacts and work in a team environment.  Must be able to lead, train, and support other staff
  6. Ability to use and program personal computers and programmable machine controls with demonstrated knowledge of existing/new machine programming languages. 
  7. Computer Aided Design skills required to create, update, read, understand, and work using mechanical, machine, and/or equipment documents.


  1. Associate’s degree in a technical discipline plus one-year experience mechatronics or controls repair.
  2. Or completion of apprenticeship as mechanic or electrician (i.e. journeyman card) and five years’ experience which includes advanced electronics/programming; or equivalent.   

07--Operations F--Permanent/Regular 

Nearest Major Market: Grand Rapids

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