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Manufacturing Engineer

Job Number:  21744
Group:  Magna Seating
Division:  Magna Seating Auburn Hills
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Auburn Hills, MI, US, 48326



Job Number: 21744 
Group: Magna Seating  
Division: Magna Seating Auburn Hills 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: Auburn Hills 


Group Description
Magna is an innovative leader in the development and manufacturing of high quality complete seating systems. Our solution includes seating structures, mechanisms and hardware, as well as foam and trim products for global automotive, heavy truck and bus industries. Our capabilities include market and consumer research; full concept development; design and engineering capabilities; testing, validation and world-class manufacturing. Our award-winning seating solutions are developed from consumer research, finding the ease of operation to be comfortable, convenient and connected.


Role Summary

Under the direction of the Engineering Manager, develops and implements optimal, cost-effective manufacturing processes and methods in accordance with product specifications and quality standards.  Recommends and implements improvements to production processes, methods and controls.  Coordinates the manufacturing launch for new products.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinates the manufacturing launch of new and/or revised products including establishing goals, managing capital budgets, developing manufacturing processes, equipment design, training new team members and evaluating results.
  • Prepares and maintains detailed layouts of facility including manufacturing processes and related equipment.
  • Designs and/or procures tools, machinery and equipment for recommended manufacturing methods, Confers with vendors to determine product specifications and arranges for purchase of machinery and equipment according to specifications and quality standards.
  • Evaluates and resolves production and equipment problems.
  • Confers with management, engineering, production and quality staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, product design and tooling, production schedules, and other considerations to ensure operator safety, efficient production methods and quality results.
  • Develops and maintains process documentation including PFCs and PFMEAs.
  • Applies statistical methods and performs product/processes analysis for cost reduction, quality improvement, and improved efficiency.
  • Displays a positive attitude towards safety, works safely and follows all the Company's safety policies and procedures.
  • Reports all unsafe and unhealthy conditions or acts to management immediately.
  • Reports injuries, accidents, illnesses, near misses and property damage immediately to your Supervisor.
  • Complies with all Health, Safety and Environmental standards in accordance with the Magna Employee Charter, the Occupational Health & Safety Act and the Michigan Occupational Health & Safety Act.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability and/or physical demands required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

If there is reason to believe that any equipment, or physical condition of the workplace is likely to endanger the employee or co-worker, or is in contravention of OSHA and MISOHA, notify management immediately.  If there is any reason to believe that any equipment, physical condition of the workplace or assigned task is likely to jeopardize customer’s requirements, internal requirements or the quality of tests results and/or equipment build, notify management immediately.  Authorities as detailed in our Quality System for ISO/TS16949 2009 including but not limited to Corrective and Preventative Actions, Control of Documents, Control of Records, Internal Audits and Control of Nonconforming Product.

Additional Information

  • Bachelor’s Degree in manufacturing engineering or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of engineering experience in an automotive manufacturing environment
  • Strong project management skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot manufacturing process and equipment issues. 
  • Working knowledge of kaizen and/or lean manufacturing techniques. 
  • Proficient with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. 
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD
  • Work performed in an office and manufacturing plant environments.  Normal mobility to move around an office environment, able to conduct normal amount of work at a computer.  Frequently exposed to varying temperature within plant depending upon external weather condition.  Frequently walks, stands, grips/grasps, bends/stoops, crouches; and lifts and carries up to thirty (30) lbs within the manufacturing plant environment                                                                                          

08--Engineering F--Permanent/Regular 

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