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Engineering Supervisor

Job Number:  62394
Group:  Magna Exteriors
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Holland, MICHIGAN, US, 49423

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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

Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the Engineering Supervisor will assume a key role in managing a team of dedicated technicians. This position will be pivotal in providing technical leadership, overall direction, and coordination in alignment with organizational policies and applicable laws. The Engineering Supervisor will be integral in ensuring seamless technical support for each production shift, contributing significantly to the efficiency and reliability of equipment operations. Responsibilities encompass strategic planning, performance evaluation, hiring and fostering continuous growth and development within the technical team.

Your Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate and apply foundational engineering principles, technical problem-solving techniques, and effective reporting methods for technical development.
  • Develop standards of workmanship and reporting formats, to ensure consistency and excellence in technical work.
  • Collaborate in the automation of existing processes, aiming to control costs, drive consistency, and meet evolving demand requirements.
  • Oversee the proper maintenance of equipment, ensuring the implementation and adherence to a robust PM system to minimize equipment downtime.
  • Coordinate and foster the development of the engineering team members, contributing to technical areas.
  • Oversee the proper cleaning, repairs, and maintenance of equipment, ensuring the implementation and adherence to a robust PM system to minimize downtime.
  • Facilitate the cross functional training of team members to maximize flexibility within department.
  • Champion a workplace culture committed to safety, health, and environmental compliance. Encourage active employee participation in continuous improvement initiatives.

Key Competencies

  1. Problem Solving
  2. Process / Project Management
  3. Initiative
  4. Drives for Results of Achievement
  5. Analytical Thinking
  6. Change Leadership and Continuous Improvement
  7. Communicates Effectively
  8. Teamwork and Influence

Your preferred qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in engineering with 8 or more years of related automotive manufacturing experience or equivalent engineering work background.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with a demonstrated capability to communicate effectively.
  • Proven leadership skills in a participative work environment with a strong emphasis on teaching these skills to others.
  • Ability to direct and lead others through daily assignments, special projects, and root cause analysis.

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.

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: Grand Rapids

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