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Manufacturing Engineer

Job Number:  7907
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Deco Automotive
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Brampton, ON, CA Rexdale, ON, CA



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.


Deco Automotive, located in Rexdale and Brampton, Ontario is an automotive parts manufacturing facility that produces structural automotive components for Original Equipment Manufacturers (“OEM”) including BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Tesla, and Toyota/Lexus. Deco Automotives’ capabilities include; Stamping, Hydroforming, Laser, CNC Machining, E Coating, Steel and Aluminum Assembly. We are certified in ISO/TS 16949 and ISO 14001.



Role Summary

To champion the design, build, and development of the assembly processes required to assemble full perimeter frames, front and rear cradles and rear twist axles for our customers.  Also, champions the prototype process to prove out the assembly process of the previously listed products. Lead the development and improvement of packaging methods for new and existing programs including bin and dunnage selection or modification. Update current and prepare plant layout drawings with modifications to the existing lines and installations of new lines and processes. Track E-coat system capacity and propose changes to increase throughput.

Key Responsibilities

•    Handles medium size projects from inception to completion (timing, concept, feasibility, design, construction, try-out, launch, final buy-off (PPAP and run at rate), prototype programs, and engineering changes) with moderate follow-up by leadership.
•    Conducts appropriate Manpower efficiency studies – through time and motion studies or standard data. Line balancing manpower, machine charts and analysis  
•    Prepares reports, charts and other documentation required for engineering records and projects
•    Works with all departments and customers to design solutions that improve production efficiency, ergonomics, safety and maintenance related issues 
•    Supports continuous improvement initiatives
•    Assists in developing material handling logistics (i.e. - Aisle layout, bin placement, dunnage assists, etc.) 
•    Reviews, monitors and co-ordinates tooling design, build, approval process and capital budgets
•    Supervises equipment relocation and installation to Deco Automotive
•    Assists in setting up preventative maintenance program for new equipment
•    Assists in resolving quality concerns
•    Reviews, co-ordinates and implements all customer approved engineering changes, including part level communication updates, physical part update, process sheet update, physical tooling change, etc
•    Interfaces with production departments, customers and vendors to design packaging solutions to improve production planning, efficiency, ergonomic design and economic viability of our operation
•    Reviews, monitors and co-ordinates custom packaging design, build, approval process and capital budgets
•    Assists in setting up preventive maintenance program for e-coat and shipping racks
•    Co-ordinates all required actions to resolve quality and safety concerns related to packaging
•    Reviews, co-ordinates and implements packaging changes as a result of customer approved engineering changes
•    Supports new business quoting process with packaging recommendation including pack densities and design concepts for custom racks
•    Updates and documents current plant layouts
•    Supports new business quoting process with packaging recommendations including pack densities and design concepts for custom racks as well as plant layout drawings
•    Supports activities for successful attainment of PPAP and GP-9
•    Knows and understands process documentation and customer specific requirements as they relate to this job function
•    Adheres to Deco Automotive’s Core Values: Integrity, Respect, Trust, Honesty, Fairness and Loyalty
•    Follows and complies with all Operational Procedures and Policies as Outlined in the Team Member Handbook, Quality and Environmental Programs (i.e.  TS16949, ISO14001)
•    Understands, promotes and lives by Magna’s philosophies and the Employee’s Charter
•    Performs other duties as required

Key Qualifications/Requirements

•    Engineering Degree/Diploma in Mechanical Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering or Trades Certification with equivalent experience in Assembly, Tooling and Design 
•    Minimum Five (5) years related experience within an automotive assembly or  similar manufacturing industry 
•    Knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
•    Practical experience in costing and quoting
•    Experience in Project Management
•    Able to read and interpret CAD drawings, experience with AutoCAD
•    Good organizational, verbal and written communication skills
•    Appropriate presentation skills for customer interface
•    Ability to work in a fast paced environment
•    Ability to uphold confidentiality
•    Demonstrates the ability to work effectively in a team environment
•    Ability to work overtime to meet customer needs

Additional Information

Accommodations for disabilities in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.

08--Engineering F--Permanent/Regular 

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