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Molding Process Engineer

Job Number:  66377
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 Leader 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.
•    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 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

•    Implement and maintain a stable and repeatable molding process utilizing data collection, statistical analysis tools, team-based problem solving, documentation and communication of changes.
•    Continually monitor and troubleshoot all processes related to injection molding.  React to feedback from internal and external customers and participate in 8-D, 5 Why and related problem-solving activities.
•    Oversee activities of Process Technicians, Mold Setters and Material Handlers, coordinating coverage for vacancies and being on call when required.
•    Identify growth and development opportunities and on-going training needs for Process Technicians, Mold Setters and Material Handlers, which provide for an overall positive working environment.
•    Collect and provide fair and objective information upon request to support Performance Appraisal and Corrective Action processes.
•    Support Departmental KOI goals to achieve business objectives related to uptime, part quality, mold change time and cycle time.
•    Assist in the development of tools and other activities consistent with departmental expectations.  Continually strive to exceed goals.
•    Lead cycle time reduction in conjunction with Molding APQP for cell layout.
•    Develop and install secondary equipment in conjunction with APQP engineering and maintenance.
•    Work with raw material suppliers to reduce costs and to develop new products as required.
•    Ensure the latest models, charts, aids, and labor standards are available.
•    Develop and implement PFMEA’s, Continual Improvement Plans, Control Plans and work instructions in the Molding Department.
•    Maintain ISO 9000/TS16949 procedures as they relate to process requirements and documentation thereof.
•    Maintain a high departmental standard for housekeeping in the Injection Molding and RIM area.
•    Ensure that all accidents are properly reported and accident investigations are completed within 24 hours.
•    Perform other duties as directed.

Your preferred qualifications

•    Associate’s Degree in a technical field of study required.  Ten years work related experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.  Work experience combined with current schooling towards degree will be considered.
•    Course work relating to injection molding an asset.

•    Ten years minimum injection molding experience preferred.
•    Experience processing plastics and setting tools is a must.
•    Knowledge of automation systems and controls 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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