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Conveyance Engineer

Job Number:  67443
Group:  Magna Seating
Division:  Magna Seating Auburn Hills
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Auburn Hills, MICHIGAN, US, 48326

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About us

We see a future where everyone can live and move without limitations. That’s why we are developing technologies, systems and concepts that make vehicles safer and cleaner, while serving our communities, the planet and, above all, people.


Forward. For all.


Group Summary

Magna is an innovative leader in the development and manufacturing of seating structures, foam and trim, mechanisms, and complete seats for global automotive, heavy truck and bus industries. Seating is at the center of the consumer vehicle experience and our seating solutions are developed from consumer research, prioritizing comfort, convenience and connectivity.


About the Role

Responsible for plant conveyance, material flow and layout, supplier packaging and freight optimization.

Your Responsibilities

  • Incorporate MAFACT/MMSA standards and plant rules as a standard guideline to assist in the development of a conveyance process supporting customer and plant run rates (JPH, Takt Time)
  • Develop and maintain Plan for Every Part (PFEP) and assure capability of our material storage and plant material layout requirements.
  • Responsible for the development of plant sequencing areas, processes, equipment & training documentation.
  • Develop plant material handler headcount standards and assure actual meets business plan requirements.
  • Monitor and support development of smooth material flow for production materials to lineside production stations.
  • Initiate and assist team members in the development and time study of material handler loops and routes.
  • Responsible for the development of periodic material handler work routines to support plant run rate (JPH, Takt Time)
  • Conduct Process Failure Modes and Effects Analyses (PFMEA) and design into each material process provisions which prevent the potential for manufacturing problems.
  • Plan and direct activities concerned with design and development of protective packaging containers; analyze engineering drawings and specifications of product to determine physical characteristics of item, special handling and safety requirements, and type of materials required for container, according to Packaging and Shipping Guidelines

Your preferred qualifications

Education: Industrial engineering Degree/Diploma or other educational equivalent.

Experience: 2-5 years prior experience, preferably in the areas of high-volume automotive assembly and sequencing. .

Familiar with Lean manufacturing concepts (Kanban, One-Piece-Flow, Kaizen, Theory of Constraints, 5S, etc…)

Experience with SAP ERP system.

Experienced in an automotive TS/IATF environment.

Computer literate, including proficiency in Microsoft Word/Excel/Project/Visio, AutoCAD

Proven project and time management ability.

Self-motivated individual, able to work with minimal supervision.

Fluent and confident communicator with all levels of the organization

Experience working in a unionized environment.

Who we are looking for

  • Leads by example, knows when to coach and when to counsel team members.
  • Develops team by mentoring and teaching various continuous improvement methods.
  • Ability to lead positive sustainable change across multiple departments and processes.
  • Proficient at facilitating diverse teams from various cultures and differing personalities.
  • Drives for results by pushing themselves and their team to exceed goals and raise the standards.
  • Understands Lean Manufacturing principles.
  • Maintains Value Stream Map to recognize CI opportunities in a manufacturing process.
  • Basic knowledge of Six Sigma DMAIC methodology.
  • Basic knowledge of MODAPTS or MOST time study tools.
  • Proficient working knowledge of problem solving disciplines.

What we offer

At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help to develop industry-leading automotive technologies. We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects. Because we believe that your career path should be as unique as you are.

Site Benefits

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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