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Maintenance Technician - 2nd Shift

Job Number:  18064
Group:  Magna Exteriors
Division:  Engineered Glass - South Plant
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Holland, MI, US, 49424



Job Number: 18064 
Group: Magna Exteriors  
Division: Engineered Glass - South Plant 
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

Under general direction of Team Leader, provides technical support to enable the Maintenance Department to independently carry out daily responsibilities and integrate all phases of electronic/automated equipment installation, updates, and repairs.  Participates in continuous improvement processes and general upgrading of equipment and maintains equipment documentation as necessary.  Solves mechanical problems and gives direction for proper repairs.  Assigns tasks and trains other staff as needed.  Performs other duties as necessary in support of the Maintenance Department.  Works independently on assigned projects that range from simple program modifications to major redesigns that may have a mechanical, hydraulic,  pneumatic, or electronic scope involving senior/advanced level work beyond scope of Machine Repairperson and Maintenance Electrician.  Work may involve irregular work schedules and exposure to chemicals, high voltage from electrostatic equipment, loud noise, and hazardous waste. 

Key Responsibilities

Work is complex and difficult in character and requires strong technical knowledge.  Requires independent problem solving and decision making. Decisions often involve substantial impact and risk to the organization with potential for long-lasting results. 

  1. Provides technical support by monitoring, troubleshooting, and repairing all complex electrical, hydraulic, electro-mechanical, automated systems, vision systems and robotics systems.  Coordinates efforts and implements proper processes and procedures to resolve problems.  Updates equipment, solves electrical, mechanical and software problems, and gives direction for proper repairs in support of Maintenance Department.  Provides proper feedback and training regarding equipment, programming and process changes. Ensures all changes are properly documented.
  2. Contributes to Maintenance & Equipment Engineering Department objectives.  Reviews engineering specifications and designs of new equipment and/or redesign of existing equipment.  This includes safety requirements, electrical codes, and standardization of components, cost-effective design, and maintainability of equipment.  Maintains machine, mechanical, and/or equipment documents as necessary.

 May participate in continuous improvement processes and projects involving new product launches, cost reduction, up-time improvement, or evaluation of new equipment, etc.

Key Responsibilities Cont.

  1. Performs other duties as necessary in support of Maintenance & Equipment Engineering Department, such as supporting weekly and weekend production support, PM’s (Preventative Maintenance) and work orders.  Works independently on assigned projects that range from simple program modifications to major redesigns that may have a mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, or electronic scope. 
  2. Performs all work in compliance with Magna and Magna Sealing and Glass Systems Health, Safety and Environmental policies and procedures as well as all federal, State and local laws; promptly reports any hazardous condition or workplace injury to immediate supervisor or EHS designate. 
  3. Analyzes, troubleshoots and improves manufacturing processes

Key Qualifications/Requirements

Level I


  1. Two years of related work experience; or completion of apprenticeship as an industrial electrician (i.e. journeyman card).


  1. Ability to use and program personal computers and programmable machine controls with demonstrated knowledge of existing/new machine programming languages.  


  1. Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot, update, and work on all equipment in designated area of responsibility.  Must have current knowledge of electrical codes and electricity and be able to apply it to the job.  Machine rebuilding and mechanical knowledge including hydraulics required. 


  1. Demonstrated strong communication skills in order to communicate with other functional areas both internally and externally for successful completion of projects.


  1. Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills to influence decisions that affect assigned projects.

Additional Information

Level II (in addition to above requirements)


  1. Five years of related work experience; or completion of apprenticeship as an industrial electrician (i.e. journeyman card) and three years of experience which includes advanced electronics/programming; or equivalent.    Demonstrated basic understanding of Lean Manufacturing, machine safety, and other current techniques related to manufacturing engineering.


  1. Assigns tasks and trains production and/or maintenance staff.  Assists Maintenance Manager, Equipment Engineering Manager and Team Leaders in evaluating employee skills and recommends additional training as needed.  Reviews potential training programs and conducts on-the-job training sessions for the Company.   


  1. Establishes new preventative maintenance procedures and periodically audits/updates existing procedures.


  1. Demonstrated project management skills to lead and manage a project.


  1. Excellent communication/negotiation skills to work in a positive, cooperative way and maintain productive relationships with key functional areas.

07--Operations F--Permanent/Regular 

Nearest Major Market: Grand Rapids

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