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Product Engineer

Job Number:  42466
Group:  Magna Exteriors
Division:  Nascote Industries Inc.
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular


The Magna Exteriors porfolio of products includes access systems such as liftgates, exterior trim, modular systems, front-end modules including fascia, active aerodynamic systems and other lightwight 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

Assists Program Managers and Program Engineers in the fulfillment of their duties.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  •  B.S. in Engineering or Technical Degree.
  • Must have the ability to read blueprints, understand and sketch 3D drawings.
  • Must have good math, written, and verbal skills.
  • Must have good computer skills.
  • Must have the basic understanding of SPC, control charting, and capability studies.
  • Must have a forklift operator’s license.
  • Preferred- Three years at technician level position in manufacturing with closely related experience to the "Essential Functions."
  • One year continuous work experience.
  • Preferred- Past job duties requiring problem solving, computer applications and following technical instructions.

Key Responsibilities

•    Assists Program Engineers with troubleshooting part improvements for fit, function, and appearance.
•    Provides program support when Program Engineer is not available due to travel/vacation, etc.
•    Analyzes data and recommends actions based on capability reports.
•    Represents Nascote engineering at tool shops, and assembly plants upon request of engineer.
•    Assist in the manufacture of prototype and pre-production parts including AAR parts.
•    Provides support for customer program tracking and change control, such as Ford G.P.I.R.S., W.E.R.S., and E.A.S.I. computer based systems, along with GM’s PPPS system within GM Supply Power.
•    Assists Program Engineers with Tool Pictures and data entry for customer databases.
•    Assist with creation and  maintenance of BOM.
•    Assist with updating Program Status Reports.
•    Initiate and maintain specific process flow diagrams.
•    Review, interpret and summarize statistical data as requested.
•    Must be competent in and utilize AIAG "Core Tools"
•    Assist in new product quotations.
•    Writes, tracks, and dispositions V.I.D.’s.
•    Communicate/Network with all processes/departments to relay pertinent pre-production information.
•    Assist in creating standards for the plant.
•    Initiates shipping requests, completes customer required shipping documents, packages or coordinates packaging of sample parts, packaging and tooling.
•    Maintains inventory of prototype purchased components and assemblies.
•    Inspect purchased components for builds prior to saleable.  Record results in receiving inspection folders.
•    Assist QE in creating blue dot checklists as well as assisting with blue dot inspection.
•    Assists with verification of conformance of supplier packaging.
•    Assist with writing deviations.
•    Assist with writing ECN's.
•    Maintain log of shipments.
•    Ensures the Engineering department is acting in the safest manner possible - Conducts monthly safety audits.
•    Maintains an acceptable attendance record and works overtime as required.
•    Assists in the trouble shooting for manufacturing problems.
•    Participates in improvement teams, concern resolution reports (8D) and other formal problem solving and  improvement activities.  Takes a leadership role in many cases.
•    Participates in department initiatives - e.g. business plan development / execution, procedure development, QOS.
•    Participates in department meetings.
•    Completes documentation of activities as required.
•    Submits cost reduction and innovation ideas.
•    Maintains a clean and safe work area.
•    Performs other tasks as assigned.

Nearest Major Market: Mount Vernon

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