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Injection Mold Automation Engineer

Job Number:  66379
Group:  Magna Exteriors
Division:  Decostar Georgia
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Carrollton, GEORGIA, US, 30117

Work Style:  On-Site

About us


We see a future where everyone can live and move without limitations. That’s why we are developing technologies, systems and concepts that make vehicles safer and cleaner, while serving our communities, the planet and, above all, people.


Forward. For all.


Group Summary


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.


About the Role

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

Your Responsibilities

•    To exhibit a fair and consistent management approach that follows the principles outlined in The Magna Employee’s Charter to ensure a satisfied and productive employee workplace.
•    To lead and direct Company health and safety objectives that provide for a safe and healthful workplace for all Decostar employees. 
•    To identify growth and developmental opportunities and on-going training needs of personnel that will provide for an overall positive working environment.
•    To follow Company policies and display conduct expected of Decostar employees as described in the employee handbook.
•    To persuade and support the following of Company policies and business objectives in the daily management of the operations of the Company.
•    To meet and maintain all customer quality standards as well as the standards of Decostar.

Who we are looking for

•    Manage all aspects of The Magna Employee’s Charter and ensure that the charter is adhered to by all Decostar staff by providing guidance and leading by example.
•    Implement the Decostar hiring plan using selection techniques integrating employee ability, prior experience, and in-house training to ensure future success with the Company.
•    Manage salaried staff employment agreements.
•    Maintain up-to-date job descriptions for all employees of Decostar which include required qualifications and necessary training.
•    Lead the development of the Quick Start screening and training process for the staffing of team members and technicians at Decostar.
•    Develop, maintain and distribute the Employee Handbook as required.
•    Develop a performance appraisal format for all Decostar employees and develop a system for monitoring and tracking such records for job security. 
•    Implement an attendance program that reduces unexcused absences by employees.
•    To ensure that automation/robotic technical support is provided to all pertinent production department employees. This responsibility is geared towards a “train the trainer” approach with the goal of delivering first-class customer-service.
•    Participate in new program launch activities with the specific goal of assisting in the identification, installation and commissioning of the needed capital assets to support production requirements.
•    Coordinate training activities for appropriate personnel regarding the design intent, operation, and maintenance of automation and/or robotic system equipment.
•    Provide engineering support to the Manager of Operations with respect to automated and robotic systems.
•    Participate fully in Decostar continuous improvement team activities as directed by the Manager of Operations to ensure CI goals are met.
•    Coordinate new projects and/or engineering modifications as assigned. Ensure all work is in accordance with all local, state and federal regulations. 
•    Assume project management responsibilities for any project assigned by the Manager of Operations and ensure that all timelines are met.
•    Assist as required in writing bid specifications for potential vendors for specific projects and create bid comparison matrices for the purposes of vendor selection.
•    Provide regular progress reports on the timeline schedules for all projects.
•    Continuously review and consider new technologies as they might apply to Decostar Industries. Make recommendations to the Manager of Operations for considering introduction of new technologies to the plant floor and be able to demonstrate the feasibility and justification for such technologies.
•    Provide automation and robotics support as required as it applies to all aspects of current and any future production systems.
•    Perform labor efficiency analysis and develop ideas and solutions to improve labor efficiency
•    Perform other duties as directed.

Your preferred qualifications

•    Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study required. Minimum ten years work related experience may be substituted in lieu of degree. Work experience combined with current schooling towards degree will be considered.

•    Must have 4 years minimum experience in programming Fanuc, Sepro, Motoman and/or other robot systems. Must be able to develop path programming from scratch, along with programming all sub-system interfaces (light curtains, safety circuits, other process equipment, SPI interfaces, etc…)
•    Must have two year’s minimum experience in programming PLC’s.
•    Two years minimum experience in creating drawings in AutoCAD 2006 or newer preferred
•    Must be experienced in reading mechanical, system and layout drawings.
•    Must exhibit strong PC skills.
•    Must have strong engineering project management experience. 
•    Must have a demonstrated understanding of electrical and mechanical equipment and operational principles of mechanical components and systems.
•    Demonstrated exceptional oral and written communication skills required.
•    Demonstrated excellent leadership skills required.

What we offer

At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help to develop industry-leading automotive technologies. We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects. Because we believe that your career path should be as unique as you are.

Site Benefits

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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