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Project Engineer, Automation

Job Number:  59636
Group:  Magna Corporate
Division:  Magna International Corporate Office
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Aurora, ONTARIO, CA, L4G 0G9

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Job Number: 59636 
Group: Magna Corporate  
Division: Magna International Corporate Office 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: AURORA 


Group Description 

At Magna, we create technology that disrupts the industry and solves big problems for consumers, our customers, and the world around us. We’re the only mobility technology company and supplier with complete expertise across the entire vehicle.

We are committed to quality and continuous improvement because our products impact millions of people every day. But we’re more than what we make. We are a group of entrepreneurial-minded people whose collective expertise gives us a competitive advantage. World Class Manufacturing is a journey and it’s our talented people who lead us on this journey.


Job Introduction

Reporting to the Automation Manager, the incumbent is accountable for oversight of engineering projects from the initial concept phase to execution.  The Project Engineer contributes to team effort by providing innovative ideas for automation equipment and processes, cost reduction and/or quality improvement measures and assisting in ensuring compliance with Health and Safety Programs and legislative requirements.

Major Responsibilities

  • Responsible to develop innovative automation solutions and modules from the initial concept phase through the complete development process.
  • Design and conduct research programs, applying theory and principles of mechanics, thermodynamics, hydraulics, heat transfer, and materials. 
  • Create new product statement of requirements documentation based on customer, management, and/or regulatory inputs
  • Complete automation feasibility review, including robotic simulations. 
  • Program and test robot path-planning, including optimization studies.
  • Perform analysis of automation market segments, including competitive benchmarking studies, competitor analysis, and review of technical literature.
  • Assist in business case development and analysis for development of technical solutions.
  • Responsible for part proposal drawing process; responsible for all drawing info including tolerancing, GD&T specifications, dimensional stacks, and surface finishes. 
  • Design and execute R&D projects
  • Design 3D CAD models and produce detailed engineering drawings.
  • Follow all health and safety protocols to ensure a safe environment.

Knowledge and Education

  • Master of Mechanical Engineering
  • Knowledge of Python or C++
  • Competent working knowledge of industrial robot safety standards and the PHSR process
  • Knowledge of ANSI, SAE, QS-9000, and other industry/customer related standards
  • Knowledge of GD&T, Design for Manufacturing, Failure Mode Effect Analysis (DFMEA/PFMEA), Dimensional Stack Analysis
  • Knowledge of Manufacturing Process & Assembly methods
  • Knowledge of techniques and processes used to produce prototype components
  • Awareness of concurrent and simultaneous engineering techniques with the ability to work as part of a project team to achieve results often with short or compressed timing.

Work Experience

  • Minimum of five years of industrial experience primarily in the field of automation and robotics
  • Project management experience preferred in the field innovation and R&D
  • Experience with robot programming (ABB and/or Fanuc preferred), including path/trajectory planning with force feedback.

Skills and Competencies

  • Proficient in 3D CAD solid modelling (CATIA, UG, or SOLIDWORKS)
  • Ability to run robotic simulation models using Robot Studio and RoboDK 
  • Professional technical report writing
  • Strong English language skills, both spoken and written; other languages, especially German, desirable
  • Proficient in CAE, particularly FEA and Simulation
  • Able to create a DOE and test plan for product or process validation
  • Competent at completing tolerance stacks for complex components, assemblies, and systems
  • Computer literate and able to use MATLAB, Simulink, or other software to support project development

Work Environment

  • Promote a safe environment by:
    • Complying with OHSA and its regulations, always dressing appropriately and with the right equipment, and reporting all safety hazards, misdemeanours, and contraventions to supervisors in a timely manner.
    • Never removing protective gear or devices, using equipment in a reckless or dangerous manner, or behaving with boisterous conduct

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.

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