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Senior Manager, Robotics and Process Automation

Job Number:  60071
Group:  Magna Corporate
Division:  Stronach Center for Innovation
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Aurora, ONTARIO, CA, L4G 0G9

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Job Number: 60071 
Group: Magna Corporate  
Division: Stronach Center for Innovation 
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.


Role Summary

As Senior Manager of Robotics and Process Automation you will be responsible for evaluating the latest technological developments in the field with the intent of identifying & implementing high potential automation projects in Magna divisions through a process of partnering and collaboration on solution development. You enjoy participating in a fast-paced, results-oriented team environment. You take pride in hands-on work and never compromise on quality to ensure the seamless development and implementation of advanced technologies across Magna. We encourage all individuals who give nothing less than their best to apply, we’d love to hear from you.

Key Responsibilities

•    Responsible to develop innovative automation solutions and technology developments from the initial concept phase through the complete development process. 
•    Design and conduct research programs including proof of concepts for automation process validation
•    Develop and test production test cases for automation projects, including running optimization simulations; collecting data, process reviews; evaluating new technologies and presenting analyses.
•    Execution of technology benchmarking studies in the field of automation.
•    Assist in business case development and analysis for new process developments; analyze current and potential product/market segments.
•    Automation Engineering: starting from initial design concept up to final solution, responsible for coordinating and managing all aspects of project execution including mechanical design, electronics, controls, pneumatics, safety planning, & customer reviews.  .
•    Maintain innovation project schedule by monitoring project progress, coordinating team activities, calculating time requirements, sequencing project elements, and resolving problems
•    Specify requests and coordinate all sub-contracted work (i.e., FEAs, Product Validation and Testing, Prototype parts manufacturing, CAD drawing file conversion) and assure timely completion; meet with customers with respect to design/launch reviews.
•    Lead the team to engineer and design robust and reliable automation solutions; maintain development library and history of proposals, CAD models, and supporting project information.
•    Complete testing & validation processes to ensure achievement of project requirements and specifications.
•    Prepare and work to schedules with interim and end target estimates for all projects within line of responsibility; initiate plans and ideas for cost reduction and/or quality improvement measures.
•    Responsible for organizing and retaining all relevant project documentation including testing & validation data.
•    Maintain professional and technical knowledge by reviewing professional publications and establishing personal networks; share new information with team members.
•    Responsible for working in compliance with the provisions of the Health and Safety Act and the regulations.
•    Responsible for attending all mandatory health and safety training and meetings.
•    Undertake other duties and responsibilities within the company as directed by the General Manager.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

•    Master of Science or Masters in Mechanical Engineering
•    A thorough understanding and knowledge of health & safety regulatory requirements regarding automation 
•    In depth knowledge of robotic process technology in terms of hardware and software
•    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
•    Familiarity with measurement processes including CMM, optical systems and other methodologies
•    Knowledge of various materials used in automotive products, heat treatment and surface finishing
•    Understanding of process and cost models with respect to components and system manufacturing 
•    Knowledge of techniques and processes used to produce prototype components

Additional Information

•    Minimum of five years of experience in automation process design & development 
•    Proven experience managing technical teams
•    Experience with implementation of vision systems including advanced 3D vision systems
•    Project management experience preferred in the field innovation and R&D •    Ability to program robots in a variety of application environments
•    Ability lead and manage workflow across all project phases (plan, analyze, design, build, test, & install)
•    Proficient with 3D CAD solid modeling (CATIA, UG or SolidWorks) 
•    Ability to run FEA models, assembly simulations, & develop new process concepts
•    Professional technical report writing
•    Strong English language skills, both spoken and written.  Other languages especially German would be a benefit.
•    Ability to integrate sensors & automation within robotic environments
•    Ability to define & simulate robotic process environments 
•    Proficiency in CAE, particularly FEA and Simulation
•    Ability to design 3D CAD models and produce detailed manufacturing engineering drawings.
•    Competent at completing tolerance stacks for complex components and assembly systems
•    Blueprint reading, advanced measuring techniques, computer literate
•    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

•    Promote a safe environment by:

  • Complying with OHSA and its regulations, always dressing appropriately and with the right equipment, and reporting all safety hazards, misdemeanors, and contraventions to supervisors in a timely manner.
  • Always wearing protective gear and devices, using equipment safely and responsibly, and behaving with appropriate conduct.  

•    Some foreign travel to be expected
•    Overtime periodically required

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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