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Manufacturing Engineer

Job Number:  32924
Group:  Magna Seating
Division:  Magna Seating Detroit
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular


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 direction of the Engineering Manager, develops and implements optimal, cost-effective manufacturing processes and methods in accordance with product specifications and quality standards.  Recommends and implements improvements to production processes, methods and controls.  Coordinates the manufacturing launch for new products.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinates the manufacturing launch of new and/or revised products including establishing goals, managing capital budgets, developing manufacturing processes, equipment design, training new team members and evaluating results.
  • Prepares and maintains detailed layouts of facility including manufacturing processes and related equipment.
  • Designs and/or procures tools, machinery and equipment for recommended manufacturing methods, Confers with vendors to determine product specifications and arranges for purchase of machinery and equipment according to specifications and quality standards.
  • Evaluates and resolves production and equipment problems.
  • Confers with management, engineering, production and quality staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, product design and tooling, production schedules, and other considerations to ensure operator safety, efficient production methods and quality results.
  • Develops and maintains process documentation including PFCs and PFMEAs.
  • Applies statistical methods and performs product/processes analysis for cost reduction, quality improvement, and improved efficiency.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in manufacturing engineering or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of engineering experience in an automotive manufacturing environment.

Additional Information


  • Strong project management skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot manufacturing process and equipment issues. 
  • Working knowledge of kaizen and/or lean manufacturing techniques. 
  • Proficient with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. 
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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