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Industrial Engineer

Job Number:  61823
Group:  Magna Exteriors
Division:  Decostar Georgia
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Carrollton, GEORGIA, US, 30117

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Job Number: 61823 
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 Assembly 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 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.
  • Ensure a spirit of respect, cooperation, ethical conduct and fair dealing in all our operations between our internal and external customers and suppliers.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • As Decostar’s subject matter expert for lean manufacturing, the Industrial Engineer will seek out optimization projects independently and as directed by senior management.
  • Maintain and update Decostar Secondary Tooling Standard and submit RFQ to supplier for quoting of new and existing programs. Work with purchasing for final sourcing and negotiations of secondary equipment suppliers.
  • Maintain Secondary Tooling program costs within budget. Prepare and issue complete request for quote packages to potential suppliers, and complete a competitive analysis. Use Decostar Secondary Tooling Manual along with engineering drawings and math data as a guidelines for quotes.
  • Analyze capacity plans, by program, conduct line balancing and plant/equipment layout.
  • Support development for new Decostar’s programs, capital projects and new equipment acquisition.
  • Work with the Program Managers/Launch Manager and/or Product Engineers to provide input on industrial direction for all secondary and assembly processes.
  • Provide updated costs and timing as required for all changes for assigned programs. When release, follow-up and ensure changes are implemented correctly and on budget.
  • Work with suppliers as assigned.
  • Conduct various Kaizen events and workshops to optimize and improve existing manufacturing operations.
  • Insure product equipment is designated, sourced and delivered to meet product, customer and program timing constraints.
  • Identify new metrics for judging efficiency, as well as work with training coaches to develop curriculum to bring hires to peak efficiency quickly.
  • Creating process documentation (S.O.P., OPL, WI, and Training Records) and templates.
  • Provide any assistance to production needs including the training of production team members during start-up phases as required.
  • Revise assembly/punching/welding Machines processes for new programs.
  • Producing reports and Action Plan utilizing Lean principals including Visual Management, Work Cells Design, Kaizen, Kanban, 5S, Value Streams Maps, Ishikawa, SMED, One Point Lesson, and SIPOC, to improve productivity, increase process efficiencies, and reduce costs.
  • Support the Decostar suggestion program (VOICE) in a manner that fosters and encourages 100% participation by all Decostar employees.
  • Develop working relationships with all shop floor personnel that provides shop floor personnel with an easy means to discuss their responsibilities and ways to improve Decostar’s manufacturing operations. 
  • Evaluate, communicate and assist in implementing improvement ideas as well as communicating why ideas were not acted upon.
  • Create and maintain a plan that will allow Decostar to actively submit and participate in the Magna Winning Teams program.
  • Understand business accounting practices and utilize real-time financial information when determining savings, investment costs, labor efficiencies or other projects.
  • Create and maintain a schedule for regularly scheduled visits to satellites to perform operational evaluations and follow-up to close any improvement ideas generated from said visits.
  • Working weekends, and Travel as required from time to time by the business needs.
  • Perform other duties as directed.

Education/Skills/Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering and five (5) or more years of related business experience required.
  • Certified Six Sigma Black Belt preferred
  • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written. 
  • Training in Lean manufacturing principles and Kaizen facilitation. 
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft word, excel and project.
  • Training on AutoCAD.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and encourage groups to effective results.
  • Must have good problem solving skills and excellent analytical and statistical skills.
  • Must have good computer skills to include; Microsoft Word, Excel, & Lotus SmartSuite.
  • Must have good math skills.  Must have good SPC skills.
  • Must have a positive “can do” attitude and be a self-starter.
  • Must have the ability to manage multiple priorities and have a high tolerance for stressful situations.
  • Must have the ability to read automotive blueprints and engineering specifications.

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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