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Manufacturing Engineer

Job Number:  19489
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  CCMi
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Battle Creek, MI, US, 49037





Job Number: 19489 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: CCMi 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: Battle Creek 




Group Description


Cosma provides a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions to global customers. Through our robust product engineering, outstanding tooling capabilities and diverse process expertise, we continue to bring lightweight and innovative products to market.



Role Summary

The Manufacturing Engineer/Advance Manufacturing Engineer leads the work related to development of new manufacturing processes at Cosma Casting Michigan. The engineer will develop concepts that include specification of equipment, and make recommendations for the technical selection of purchased equipment. They will manage the build, delivery, installation of equipment to ensure the equipment is commissioned on-time and under budget. The Manufacturing Engineer/Advance Manufacturing Engineer also ensures the equipment performs reliably.

Manufacturing Engineers/Advance Manufacturing will employ lean manufacturing principles to optimize effectiveness of our manufacturing operations to assure competitive pricing.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Technical Lead for CCMi Equipment
  • Support production to meet attainment goals
  • Support maintenance with troubleshooting machine issues
  • Lead cycle time improvement projects
  • Support continuous improvement projects
  • Troubleshoot quality issues
  • Prepare and update equipment Statement of Requirement (SORs) and technical comparisons. Collaborate with SMEs to develop SORs
  • Maintain list of equipment suppliers. Identify new suppliers and verify capabilities
  • Summarize equipment and installation costs for quoting new business
  • Standardize components to minimize spare parts inventory costs
  • Assist with CapEx based on equipment timing and budget
  • Manage facility modifications and utility requirements for incoming equipment. Collaborate with facility department
  • Lead the CapEx based on purchasing of equipment and facilitate timing and budget
  • Lead Machine FMEA for major equipment
  • Employ Lean Manufacturing Methods
  • Develop and utilize standardize work methods and instructions
  • Determine and support equipment layout to optimize product flow and minimize unnecessary movement.
  • Implement and utilize Lean Manufacturing methods and efficient product flow.
  • Develop packaging solutions for WIP and Finished Goods.
  • Ensure high Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
  • Responsible for maintaining documentation of major equipment. 
  • Develop initial equipment PM plan and spare parts list.
  • Lead Machine FMEA for major equipment.
  • Address equipment downtime using MTBF and MTTR metrics. 
  • Manage equipment suppliers, build, installation and acceptance
  • Maintain and support equipment project timelines. Manage on-time delivery.
  • Manage and support equipment drawing review and approval process with supplier. Review equipment drawings with SMEs and approve/reject based on review. Provide timely review and feedback to supplier.
  • Perform, support and document equipment run-off at suppliers prior to shipment.
  • Perform, support and document equipment run-off on-site at CCMi Final Acceptance Complete (FAC).
  • Oversee equipment installation process    
  • Work with supplier, rigging crew and CCMi staff to ensure on-time installation.
  • Maintain list of open items for installation process.
  • Review SOR, Open Issues List and Run-off requirements for FAC.
  • Other Responsibilities
  • Identifies and resolves potential program issues and/ or problems 
  • Knows and understands process documentation and customer specific requirements as they relate to the program and/or equipment
  • Prepares and presents material for program reviews
  • Leads and coordinates with Department Leaders in preparation of RFQs and proposals, statement of work and specifications and execution of contract requirements
  • Follows and complies with all Operational Procedures and Policies as outlined in the Employee Handbook, Quality and Environment programs 
  • Understands, promotes and practice Magna’s philosophies and Employee Charter
  • Performs other duties as required

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • Five (5) years related experience in the die castings/automotive manufacturing industry
  • Minimum five years’ work related experience in automotive environment utilizing lean tools
  • Two (2) years project management experience preferred
  • Strong organizational and Leadership skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced working environment
  • Fundamental computer skills using Microsoft Office suite (including MS Project)
  • Ability to uphold confidentiality
  • Demonstrates the ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to work overtime to meet customer needs
  • Demonstrate the ability to understand and manage projects 
  • Must be able to understand written instructions

Additional Information

Work Environment

Work environment is primarily manufacturing plant floor and office 
Must be willing to work extended or flexible hours as needed to accommodate a three shift operation
Must be available for short terms of travel


Other Considerations

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their manager.
A review of this description has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties.  All duties and requirements are essential job functions.
Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities.  To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.
This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise.

08--Engineering F--Permanent/Regular 

Nearest Major Market: Battle Creek
Nearest Secondary Market: Kalamazoo

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