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Process Development Engineer

Job Number:  8252
Group:  Magna Exteriors
Division:  Magna Exteriors HQ NA
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Concord, CA



Job Number: 8252 
Group: Magna Exteriors  
Division: Magna Exteriors HQ NA 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: Concord 


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

The Process Development Engineer applies manufacturing, engineering and analytical principles to the development of global manufacturing processes.  The Process Development Engineer will be responsible for engineering, designing, innovating, and implementing production processes for Magna Exteriors on a global scale.

Key Responsibilities
  • Identify and lead new development projects focusing on new technology concepts, cost savings, global activities and obtaining new business.
  • Create & execute goals, timing and cost for projects.
  • Track & evaluate emerging technologies
  • Monitor and benchmark competitors.
  • Communicate/coordinate projects between divisions, sales, targeted programs, customer needs and corporate representatives on behalf of the Manufacturing strategy department. 
  • Function as a development specialist with expertise in related technologies, materials, design and tooling.
  • Support Exteriors Sales group in pursuing new business including planning of Greenfields and Brownfields.
  • Participate as a lead member of the Global Expert Team to coordinate development activities across all of Exteriors and Magna worldwide.
  • Research, support, and implement new technologies for Magna Exteriors Manufacturing Processes.
  • Identify design improvements and create design specifications for a variety of complex product components to obtain operational, cost, quality, and/or manufacturing feasibility improvements.
  • Analyze highly complex design and process problems and formulate engineering conclusions by the application of engineering and/or mathematical principles.
  • Consult with cross functional groups in various engineering activities relative to the design, prototype, and experimental construction of product components.
Key Qualifications/Requirements

University degree related to Manufacturing or Engineering.  Equivalent job experience also acceptable.

Minimum 5 years of automotive manufacturing experience.

Excellent technical skills.

Strong analytical abilities. 

Strong communication skills.

Additional Information

Accommodations for disabilities in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.

Domestic and international travel when needed. Travel may last weeks at a time.

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