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Industrial Conveyance Engineer

Job Number:  31645
Group:  Magna Seating
Division:  Magna Seating Detroit
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Highland Park, MI, US, 48203



Job Number: 31645 
Group: Magna Seating  
Division: Magna Seating Detroit 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: Highland Park 


Group Description
Magna is an innovative leader in the development and manufacturing of high quality complete seating systems. Our solution includes seating structures, mechanisms and hardware, as well as foam and trim products for global automotive, heavy truck and bus industries. Our capabilities include market and consumer research; full concept development; design and engineering capabilities; testing, validation and world-class manufacturing. Our award-winning seating solutions are developed from consumer research, finding the ease of operation to be comfortable, convenient and connected.


Role Summary

Under the general supervision of the Materials Manger and with direction from Engineering team during initial program launch, the Logistics Project Lead manages divisional plan for every part (PFEP), Value Stream, Conveyance, and utilizes lean tools to analyze and recommend operational improvement opportunities within the division.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee PFEP and Manage as a living document
  • Develop, manage, audit & continuously improve: Value Stream Maps (VSM), Plant Layout, Dock Utilization, Trailer Logistic of sub-assembled components, & Dunnage Management
  • Work with Material planners to set up supplier delivery windows (frequency, quantity, mix, etc.)
  • Design, Implement & Continuously Improve Warehouse/Supermarket Layout (including rack maps, labels, etc.)
  • Develop & Manage Divisional VSM (Dock to Warehouse to Line)
  • Design, Implement, validate, audit & continuously improve all conveyance systems: FIFO, Kanban, Sequencing (including empty dunnage)
  • Oversees Logistic team members and their area of focus on:
  • Internal & External Packaging and PAD documents
  • Job Element Sheet (JES), Process Flow and PFMEA for conveyance processes
  • Lineside Material Presentation

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • A technical undergraduate degree or an equivalent combination of education and related work experience.
  • Five (5) years minimum demonstrated experience with Kaizen/Lean principles in automotive manufacturing
  • Focused experience with Material Conveyance in launching environment of a high-complexity product

Additional Information

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability and/or physical demands required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

09--Supply Chain F--Permanent/Regular 

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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