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Maintenance Technician 1st, 2nd, 3rd Shift

Job Number:  47368
Group:  Magna Exteriors
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 47368 
Group: Magna Exteriors  
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: HOLLAND 


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

Provides technical support to production personnel in all phases of manufacturing.  Participates in continuous improvement activities to reduce cycle time/down-time due to set-up, change-over, processes, and/or tooling.  Troubleshoots, identifies, and implements equipment/process needs/improvements in work cell layout, process flow, work standards, etc.  Minimizes machine downtime affiliated with tooling, set-up, and/or processes.  Conducts manufacturing process tests.  Develops work standards for current tools, machines and equipment and maintains accurate records.  Provides training/work direction to other staff.  Performs other duties as necessary.  The job will typically consist of machine set up / die setting (approximately 30%) and processing (approximately 70%).

Key Responsibilities

At level I, work is moderately complex and difficult in character and requires program or project management skills.  Typically requires independent problem solving and decision making with broad guidance provided on overall project objectives and with specific guidance on program complexities. Decisions focus on prioritization, process and issues rather than data elements and usually involve moderate risk to the organization although results may have a long-lasting impact.  Primarily involves intermediate through experienced level work.  
At level II, work is complex and difficult in character and requires strong technical and broad business knowledge in addition to program or project management skills.  Requires independent problem solving and decision making with general direction given on project objectives and broad guidance from corporate strategy and goals. Exercises considerable latitude in determining specific project objectives and approaches to assignment.  Decisions often involve substantial impact and risk to the organization with potential for long-lasting results.  Primarily involves senior/advanced level work.  
1.    Analyzes, troubleshoots and improves manufacturing processes
2.    Develops and revises processes for new programs.
3.    Analyzes defects.  Assists in solving quality problems.
4.    Prepares reports summarizing defects.
5.    Monitors machinery and equipment for safety and cleanliness.
6.    Responsible for end-of-arm-tooling set up, trouble shooting and continuous improvement.
7.    Performs start up and shut down of machines and assures that all sub-systems (water, dryers, heaters, robots, computers, etc.) are operational.
8.    Responsible for minimizing downtime related to die changes and process set-up.
9.    Ensure parts and supplies are available to perform job duties.
10.    Responsible to ensure that process is producing parts that meet quality standards.  Adjusts processes to provide continuous quality production.
11.    Responds swiftly to issues or concerns raised by production team or Focused Factory Leadership.
12.    Correctly documents process adjustments.
13.    Troubleshoots operating difficulties.
14.    Properly handles and disposes of any hazardous waste material in respective areas.
15.    Participates in cleaning and preventive maintenance jobs as assigned or necessary.
16.    Participates in problem solving and continuous improvement activities.
17.    Other duties as assigned. 

Key Qualifications/Requirements


Level I

1.    Associate’s degree in related field plus related work experience including blueprint reading skills; or equivalent. 
2.    Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot, update, and work on all equipment and systems in area of responsibility (i.e. tooling, set-up, maintenance, manufacturing).
3.    Demonstrated good interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills to communicate with internal and external contacts and work in a team environment.  Must be able to lead, train, and support other staff
4.    Strong project management and problem-solving skills to work on projects independently under minimal work direction.

5.    Successfully passing the Wonderlic basic quantitative and verbal tests.

Level II

1.    Significant related work experience; or equivalent. 
2.    Strong technical knowledge in manufacturing engineering field and broad business knowledge including business goals and systems.  Understands the interrelated nature of department processes and evaluates operation of systems, technical equipment and/or procedures to correct and enhance output.
3.    Ability to resolve unique work issues requiring significant creative and original thinking to define/determine project and information requirements, research and coordinate information, compile data, draw conclusions, and present it to influence opinions, decisions, and actions.
4.    Demonstrated ability to plan and manage projects that require a long-term (sometimes 5+ years) strategy and focus.
5.    Demonstrated ability to provide direction and oversight to work of others, plan/assign personnel for projects or tasks and assist with the review and evaluation of personnel performance.
6.    Demonstrated leadership skills to function as team or task force leader for specific projects, work for team consensus and contribute to achievement of team goals and objectives, and encourage team members to contribute to team tasks/activities and by taking risks and experimenting with new ideas.

Additional Information

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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: Grand Rapids

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