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Manufacturing Engineer

Job Number:  65749
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 WCM Manager and is responsible for the general and specific job duties of Decostar 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 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 established procedures and work instructions.
•    Must be willing and able to travel to satellite facilities on a frequent basis for up to 1 week at a time.

Who we are looking for

•    Follow all Decostar Industries health and safety policies and procedures that provide for a safe and healthful workplace for all Decostar Industries employees, contractors and visitors.
•    Attend all job and safety related training as required.
•    Do not operate any equipment, machinery or perform any job task unless you have competed documented training
•    Participate in all accident investigations, internal inspections or audits or those conducted by any regulatory agency.
•    Do not modify or by-pass any safety-related systems on any equipment or machinery. 
•    Immediately report any unsafe conditions or unsafe behaviors to your Team Leader, Supervisor or the Department Manager.
•    Immediately report any accidents, incidents or near-misses to your Team Leader, Supervisor Department Manager or the Safety Department.
•    Complete pre-operational safety checklists prior to operating any equipment or machinery
•    Lead & support GSC in lean manufacturing and continuous improvement initiatives.
•    Learn product and processes for areas supported
•    Conduct elemental time studies as required
•    Conduct Kaizen events in conjunction with cross functional teams.
•    Solicit continuous improvement ideas from all Team Members
•    Evaluate, communicate and assist in implementing ideas as well as communicating why ideas were not acted upon.
•    Visit other Magna facilities to seek out Best Practices.
•    Assist Team Members in MAGNA Winning Teams submissions.
•    Coordinate Winning Team functions and information with MAGNA International.
•    Other related duties as assigned by GSC Operations Manager (or his/her designee).
•    Maintain a clean and safe work area.
•    Participate in department meetings.
•    Complete documentation of activities as required.
•    Submit cost reduction and innovation ideas.
•    Participate in continuous improvement programs and activities to ensure meeting of departmental performance objectives.
•    Perform job duties within the guidelines of the Decostar Supplier Quality Manual and ISO/TS 16949 procedures.
•    Perform other duties as directed by the GSC Operations Manager.

Your preferred qualifications

•    Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a related field is required (An Associate’s Degree coupled with at least four years of relevant work experience may be substituted in lieu of Bachelor’s degree).
•    At least five (5) years manufacturing experience is preferred.•    Strong problem solving skills, excellent analytical and statistical skill sets.
•    Strong computer skills to include; Microsoft Word, Excel, & Lotus Notes.  Experience with AutoCAD preferred.
•    Well developed communication skills – both verbal and written.  Ability to work with cross-functional teams and the management team, along with the ability to present detailed reports.
•    Strong math & SPC skills.
•    Must have a very 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.
•    Demonstrated ability to lead and encourage groups to effective results.
•    Knowledge of ISO/TS16949, SPC, MSA, and GR&R is preferred
•    Knowledge of automation control systems (PLCs / Robots / Vision) is preferred

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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