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Product Engineer

Job Number:  47109
Group:  Magna Exteriors
Division:  Decostar Georgia
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 47109 
Group: Magna Exteriors  
Division: Decostar Georgia 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 


Group Description

The Magna Exteriors portfolio of products includes access systems such as liftgates, exterior trim, modular systems, front-end modules including fascia, active aerodynamic systems and other lightweight structural components for automotive, commercial truck and other industrial markets.

Recognized globally as an innovator in all aspects of vehicle exteriors, Magna provides everything needed, from materials development and design through manufacturing and assembly, to help automakers create sleek, state-of-the-art vehicles across the world.


Role Summary

This position reports directly to the APQP Engineering Manager and is responsible for the general and specific job duties as described below

Key Responsibilities

  • To exhibit an objective, fair and professional attitude that exemplifies the principles outlined in The Decoma Employee’s Charter to maintain a positive and productive workplace.
  • To exhibit teamwork skills and actively participate in team activities in a positive working environment.
  • To demonstrate problem solving skills in a work environment that is striving for continuous improvement.
  • To follow Decostar policies and display conduct expected of Decostar employees as described in the employee handbook.
  • To meet and maintain all customer quality standards as well as the standards of Decostar.
  • To perform daily cross-functional job assignments as required and per the department’s established procedures and work instructions.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • To direct and follow Decostar Industries health and safety policies and procedures that provide for a safe and healthful workplace for all Decostar Industries employees, contractors and visitors.
  • Exemplify the Charter principle for a safe and healthful workplace by correcting unsafe behaviors, eliminate or reduce the possibility of an employee injury due to hazardous conditions.
  • Immediately respond, in a positive and proactive manner to any Decostar employee’s health and safety concern or suggestion. 
  • Immediacy report any accidents, incidents or near misses to the Safety Department and complete the required Accident Reporting Forms within 24 hours.
  • Complete all required safety-related inspections. 
  • Do not install or make changes to any equipment or machinery that may jeopardize the health and safety of any employee.
  • Ensure all employees, under your guidance, have received all required training to perform their job safely
  • Work with the Program Manager to provide input on product direction.
  • Provide technical expertise and sales support for the quoting of new and exiting programs.
  • Assist in bringing a product from customer concept/design to full production status including design feasibilities. 
  • Maintain program costs within budget. Prepare and issue complete request for quote packages to potential suppliers, and complete a competitive analysis prior to awarding business.  Use the Decostar Tooling Manual along with engineering drawings and math data as a guideline for quotes.
  • Provide cost and timing as required for all engineering changes for assigned programs. When released, follow-up and ensure changes are implemented correctly and on budget.
  • Manage and support the Decostar APQP Process via the development of the program execution plan under the guidelines of the APQP process. 
  • Coordinate secondary tooling in conjunction with the Tooling Manager and the Program Manager.  Check fixtures will be quoted according to specific design standards.
  • Maintain program information sheets, B.O.M., design records and PPAP binders.
  • Work with the Advanced Quality Manager to prepare documentation to support submission packages.
  • Insure product packaging is designed, sourced and delivered to meet product, customer and program timing constraints.
  • Work with Tier II suppliers PPAP submissions as assigned.
  • Provide all part requirements for customer order up to and including pilot parts. 
  • Provide any required assistance to production needs including the training of production team members during start-up phases as required.
  • Become the lead Program Engineer on the program after launch and manage the cost analysis, VE/VA, engineering changes and CI actions on each specified program.
  • Perform other duties as directed.

Education/Skills/Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent required.
  • Injection and/or Reaction Injection Molding experience preferred
  • Understanding of tool construction
  • Minimum 5 years of project management experience
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and spoken
  • Excellent organizational, problem solving and decision making skills, negotiating skills along with the ability to handle stressful situations professionally.
  • Ability to communicate in German a definite asset
  • Experience dealing with customers and suppliers
  • Trained in FMEA, GD&T, VE/VA, PPAP, and Control Plans an asset
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in automotive field

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.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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