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Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Job Number:  43141
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Modatek Systems
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 43141 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Modatek Systems 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: MILTON 


Group Description

Cosma provides a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions to global customers. Through our robust product engineering, outstanding tooling capabilities and diverse process expertise, we continue to bring lightweight and innovative products to market.


Role Summary

To champion the design, build, and development of the assembly processes required to assemble full perimeter frames, front and rear cradles and rear twist axles for our customers.  Also, champions the prototype process to prove out the assembly process of the previously listed products.

Key Responsibilities

•    Handles large scale projects from inception to completion (timing, concept, feasibility, design, PFMEA’s, construction, try-out, launch, final buy-off (PPAP and run at rate), prototype programs, and engineering changes) with minimal follow-up by leadership;
•    Conducts appropriate Manpower efficiency studies – through time and motion studies or standard data (MOST is the Modatek standard). Line balancing manpower, machine charts and analysis;  
•    Prepares reports, charts and other documentation required for engineering records and projects;
•    Works with all departments and customers to design solutions that improve production efficiency, ergonomics, safety and maintenance related issues;
•    Supports continuous improvement initiatives;
•    Assists in developing material handling logistics (i.e. - Aisle layout, bin placement, dunnage assists, etc.); 
•    Reviews, monitors and co-ordinates tooling design, build, approval process and capital budgets;
•    Supervises equipment relocation and installation to Modatek;
•    Assists in setting up preventative maintenance program and spare parts for new equipment;
•    Assists in resolving quality, operational, production and maintenance concerns;
•    Reviews, co-ordinates and implements all customer approved engineering changes, including part level communication updates, physical part update, process sheet update, physical tooling change, etc;
•    Knows and understands process documentation and customer specific requirements as they relate to this job function;
•    Follows and complies with all Operational Procedures and Policies as outlined in the Employee Handbook, Quality and Environment programs (i.e. IATF 16949, ISO14001);
•    Understands, promotes and lives by Magna’s philosophies and Employee Charter;
•    Adheres to Modatek’s core values; integrity, respect, trust, honesty, fairness and loyalty;
•    Performs other duties as required.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • Engineering Degree/Diploma in Mechanical, Electrical or Industrial Engineering;
  • Minimum 6 years experience in manufacturing engineering within an automotive assembly or related manufacturing industry;
  • Knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing;
  • Practical experience in costing and quoting;
  • Experience in Project Management;
  • Experience with CAD (preferably AutoCAD);
  • Good organizational, verbal and written communication skills;
  • Appropriate presentation skills for  customer interface;
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment;
  • Ability to uphold confidentiality;
  • Demonstrates the ability to work effectively in a team environment;
  • Ability to work overtime to meet customer needs.

Additional Information

Division Description
Located in Milton, Ontario, Modatek Systems is a division of Magna International. At Modatek, our dedicated team produce chassis systems utilizing innovative hydroforming, automated welding, and electrostatic coating processes within a large, safety-focused facility.
What we have to offer
Our people are our greatest asset. As a valued Modatek team member, we offer you:
•    A great work experience with a dedicated and diverse workforce
•    A focus on safety, health and wellness, including a corporate wellness program, fitness membership discounts, and a subsidized cafeteria with health conscious options
•    Competitive extended health benefits
•    A group RRSP with employer matching
•    Participation in the Employee Equity and Profit Sharing Plan
•    Company paid uniforms, allowances for prescription safety glasses, earplugs and safety shoes
•    Staff appreciation events
•    Continuous training and development, including an educational reimbursement program
Accommodations for disabilities in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.

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.

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