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MES IT Intern

Job Number:  64700
Group:  Magna Exteriors
Job Type:  Student

Holland, MICHIGAN, US, 49423

Work Style: 

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.



Summer student supporting the Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) team, helping with IT project front end. Student is expected to learn the below duties on the job as part of the internship. 


  • Support processes and tasks as defined by the IT team including, but not limited to:
    • Program modifications
    • Report / dashboard / BI generation/modification
    • Reviewing and supporting existing MES support processes
    • Facilitate changes to collaboration sites
  • Support and collaborate on a designated project that explores and integrates new technologies into our MES solutions.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define project scope, objectives, and deliverables.
    • Develop and maintain project timelines, ensuring milestones are met and the project stays on track.
  • Deliver a final presentation at the conclusion of the internship to a small audience, highlighting project accomplishments and contributions.
  • Convert MES projects to new Perspective GUI (Ignition).
  • Support various IT functions included but not limited to: Remove old cabling, deploying new laptops, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned or directed.




  • Previous instruction in IT related fields of application development.
  • Basic understanding of programming languages (CSS, HTML, Python) and software development concepts.
  • Basic computer networking skills and understanding.
  • Good attitude and willingness to learn
  • Self-motivated and good problem-solving skills
  • Currently Attending a College or University, junior or senior preferred
  • Able to effectively communicate verbally and through written communication.
  • Working knowledge or courses in databases design and database concepts preferred; e.g. Microsoft SQL Server
  • Working knowledge or courses in report creation/modification preferred; e.g. Microsoft Reporting Services
  • Working knowledge or courses in collaboration tools; e.g. MS Teams or SharePoint



  • Normal amount of sitting or standing, average mobility to move around an office environment, able to conduct normal amount of work at a computer.
  • Lift objects weighing up to 35 pounds multiple times per hour.

Nearest Major Market: Grand Rapids

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