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Engineering Manager

Job Number:  62345
Group:  Magna Exteriors
Division:  Decostar Georgia
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Carrollton, GEORGIA, US, 30117

Work Style: 



Job Number: 62345 
Group: Magna Exteriors  
Division: Decostar Georgia 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Work Style:  


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 General Manager and is responsible for the general and specific job duties as described below:

Your Responsibilities

•    To exhibit an objective, fair and professional attitude that exemplifies the principles outlined in The MAGNA Employee’s Charter to maintain a positive and productive workplace.
•    To follow Decostar policies and display conduct expected of Decostar employees as described in the employee handbook.
•    Ensure that you follow company policies and business objectives in the daily supervision of the operations of the company.
•    To exhibit teamwork and leadership 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 support 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.
•    Have knowledge of general workplace health and safety in regards to the general public and visitors to Decostar.
•    Ensure a spirit of respect, cooperation, ethical conduct and fair dealing in all our operations between our internal, external customers and suppliers.

Who we are looking for

•    To follow safety rules of Decostar and work in a manner that is conducive to maintaining a safe and healthful workplace.
•    To Understand the employee’s rights under the OSHA Act, EEOC, FLSA and do not allow for discrimination against any employee exercising their rights.
•    Always use appropriate Personal Protective Equipment to set good workplace standards and ensure all employees maintain those standards.
•    To follow safety rules of Decostar and work in a manner that is conducive to maintaining a safe and healthful workplace including:  training of new employees, reporting unsafe acts or conditions and correcting or commending health and safety performance.
•    Ensure that all accidents or injuries are reported immediately and actively participate in the accident investigation and completion of all open action items.
•    Be a leader in the development of your Engineering team by using a mentoring and coaching philosophy to strengthen your team members with focus on providing continuous feedback and regular performance reviews.  
•    Actively support succession planning initiatives to ensure future leaders are developed and ready for new challenges and opportunities within the department and the company.
•    Establish, maintain and execute your department vision, annual goals, department key performance indicators and department action plans.    
•    Update, based on an established frequency, all Decostar key performance indicators and participate actively in improving the overall performance of the facility.
•    Develop, maintain and work within the established annual operating budget for the Engineering Department.
•    Ensure the engineering department is the leader for all engineering gate management activities and gate signoffs as required.
•    Ensure that all program managers utilize the gate management system and APQP processes in the management of customer programs.
•    Maintain, follow and update, as required, all processes assigned under the IATF16949 system.
•    Assist manufacturing departments in developing their Control Plans and Work Instructions in accordance with PFMEAs, Process Flows, Decostar’s quality system’s procedures and customer requirements.
•    Maintain and distribute all Engineering specifications and standards as received from the customer and/or other sources in order to meet APQP requirements.
•    Lead all Decostar’s cross-functional APQP meetings to review open issues and activities which need to be resolved or acted upon.
•    Participate and verify the training effectiveness of departmental team members during start-up phases.
•    Assist the Supplier Quality Engineering as designated.
•    Participate in continuous improvement programs and activities to ensure meeting of departmental performance objectives.
•    Perform other duties as directed.

Your preferred qualifications

•    Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering is required.  
   (10+ years work related experience may be substituted in lieu of degree)
•    Strong verbal and written communication skills, ability to influence behavior through positive dialogue and have strong quantitative and analytical skills.
•    Ability to coordinate high work volume and pressing time requirements.  
•    Ten (10) or more years prior experience in an automotive manufacturing environment directly related to engineering activities.
•    Minimum of five years supervisory experience.
•    Ability to travel within and outside of the U.S. is required.
•    Knowledge of PPAP / Submission process systems or equivalent is required.
•    Knowledge of GD&T methods is required.
•    Knowledge of IATF16949 auditing experience is required. 
•    Exposure to international standards/engineering specifications would be an asset.
•    Proven leadership capabilities are required.
•    Knowledge of SPC, MSA, GR&R is an asset.
•    Experience in computer skills such as Microsoft Word or Excel
•    Fluent in English, German (preferably) or Japanese (reading and writing).

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.

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.

Site Benefits

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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