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Technician, Process

Job Number:  23102
Group:  Magna Exteriors
Division:  Engineered Glass - South Plant
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Holland, MI, US, 49424



Job Number: 23102 
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.


This is for a 3rd Shift position.


Provides technical support to production personnel in all phases of manufacturing.  Participates in continuous improvement activities to reduce cycle time/down-time due to set-up, change-over, processes, and/or tooling.  Troubleshoots, identifies, and implements equipment/process needs/improvements in work cell layout, process flow, work standards, etc.  Minimizes machine downtime affiliated with tooling, set-up, and/or processes.  Conducts manufacturing process tests.  Develops work standards for current tools, machines and equipment and maintains accurate records.  Provides training/work direction to other staff.  Performs other duties as necessary.  The job will typically consist of machine set up / die setting (approximately 30%) and processing (approximately 70%).






At level I, work is moderately complex and difficult in character and requires project management skills.  Typically requires independent problem solving and decision making with broad guidance provided on overall project objectives and with specific guidance on complexities. Decisions focus on prioritization, process and issues rather than data elements and usually involve moderate risk to the organization although results may have a long-lasting impact.  Primarily involves intermediate through experienced level work. 


At level II, work is complex and difficult in character and requires strong technical and broad business knowledge in addition to program or project management skills.  Requires independent problem solving and decision making with general direction given on project objectives and broad guidance from corporate strategy and goals. Exercises considerable latitude in determining specific project objectives and approaches to assignment.  Decisions often involve substantial impact and risk to the organization with potential for long-lasting results.  Primarily involves senior/advanced level work. 


Analyzes, troubleshoots and improves manufacturing processes Develops and revises processes for new programs. Analyzes defects.  Assists in solving quality problems. Prepares reports summarizing defects. Monitors machinery and equipment for safety and cleanliness. Responsible for end-of-arm-tooling set up, trouble shooting and continuous improvement. Performs start up and shut down of machines and assures that all sub-systems (water, dryers, heaters, robots, computers, etc.) are operational. Responsible for minimizing downtime related to die changes and process set-up. Ensure parts and supplies are available to perform job duties. Responsible to ensure that process is producing parts that meet quality standards.  Adjusts processes to provide continuous quality production. Responds swiftly to issues or concerns raised by production team or operations leadership. Correctly documents process adjustments. Troubleshoots operating difficulties. Properly handles and disposes of any hazardous waste material in respective areas. Participates in cleaning and preventive maintenance jobs as assigned or necessary. Participates in problem solving and continuous improvement activities. 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 report any hazardous condition or workplace injury to immediate supervisor or EHS designate.   Other duties as assigned.





The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items over 50 pounds.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The noise level in the work environment sites can be loud. 






Level I


Completion of the following courses (GRCC Technical Certificate) plus related work experience including blueprint reading skills;

  • MN219 – Survey of Polymer Technology
  • MN220 – Basic Plastics Processing
  • MN223 – Injection Molding Theory (Prerequisite MN220)
  • MN242 – Applied Injection Molding (Prerequisite MN220 & MN223)
  • MN244 – Advanced Plastics Processing (MN220 recommended first)
  • Elective (MN217 Hydraulics, DR241 Mold Design Theory, or MN165 Plastics Testing)


Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot, update, and work on all equipment and systems in area of responsibility (i.e. tooling, set-up, maintenance, and manufacturing).



Demonstrated good interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills to communicate with internal and external contacts and work in a team environment. 



Strong project management and problem-solving skills to work on projects independently under minimal work direction.



Complete training to Work Instructions in MAGnet as required under “Process Technician”



Level II


All of the above plus:



Significant related work experience; or equivalent.



Strong technical knowledge in manufacturing engineering field and broad business knowledge including business goals and systems.  Understands the interrelated nature of department processes and evaluates operation of systems, technical equipment and/or procedures to correct and enhance output.



Ability to resolve unique work issues requiring significant creative and original thinking to define/determine project and information requirements, research and coordinate information, compile data, draw conclusions, and present it to influence opinions, decisions, and actions.



Demonstrated ability to plan and manage projects that require a long-term (sometimes 5+ years) strategy and focus.



Demonstrated ability to provide direction and oversight to work of others, plan/assign personnel for projects or tasks and assist with the review and evaluation of personnel performance.



Demonstrated leadership skills to function as team or task force leader for specific projects, work for team consensus and contribute to achievement of team goals and objectives, and encourage team members to contribute to team tasks/activities and by taking risks and experimenting with new ideas.


07--Operations F--Permanent/Regular 

Nearest Major Market: Grand Rapids

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