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Journeyman Mechanic

Job Number:  46054
Group:  Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division:  Magna Mirrors Newaygo
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 46054 
Group: Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting  
Division: Magna Mirrors Newaygo 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: NEWAYGO 


Group Description

The Mechatronics, Mirrors and Lighting group specializes in automotive technologies that are driving the future of mobility. Combining a deep systems knowledge to develop unique vehicle access experiences, intelligent visions systems and advanced automotive lighting technologies, MML's expertise light the path to innovation, safety and styling.


Role Summary

Supports manufacturing in maintaining equipment and tools needed in daily operation.  Performs routine as well as emergency mechanical and electrical repairs including: preventative maintenance programs, troubleshooting equipment problems, repairing equipment, Installation of equipment.  Maintains recordkeeping as required to maintain integrity of work performed.  Work may involve irregular work schedules, exposure to chemicals, high voltage from electrostatic equipment, loud noise and hazardous waste.

Key Responsibilities

  • Installs, repairs, rebuilds and maintains precision machine and production tools and equipment.
  • Diagnoses machine malfunctions and difficulties, then plans and implements actions necessary to return equipment to operation and prevent future breakdowns.
  • Rebuilds machines and overhauls troublesome components. (Included in #1)
  • Reads and interprets blueprints, schematics and machine manuals in order to perform safe and effective repairs.
  • Fabricates parts with or without sketches and prints using lathe, mill, drill press and welder. Operates testing equipment, power tools, hand tools, torches, welders and precision measuring instruments.
  • Performs skilled operations such as fitting and aligning of bearings, spindles and shafts. Fits, aligns and calibrates measuring devices and feeding mechanisms.
  • Leads machine tool and processing equipment installation and relocation efforts. Performs erecting, leveling, fitting, and aligning actions necessary for safe and effective installation.
  • Troubleshoots basic electrical and PLC problems.
  • Routinely contacts suppliers or manufacturers on part information, repair issues, improvement needs and shipping instructions.
  • Assists other maintenance team members in meeting department requirements. Serves as a resource to production, engineering and other plant personnel.
  • Maintains and improves knowledge and skill requirements in all maintenance required trade areas.
  • Maintains user knowledge of tools, testing equipment, measuring instruments, conveyance and material handling equipment. (Included in #11)
  • Uses PC to update data bases and retrieve information.
  • Safely operates company vehicles, conveyance and material handling equipment.
  • Completes appropriate paperwork, machine documentation and preventative maintenance records.
  • Performs all job functions in a safe, healthful and environmentally conscious manner, abiding by all health, safety and environmental rules and regulations as outlined in the company handbook.
  • Ensure proper handling, labeling, packaging, storage and disposal of hazardous and regulated wastes including used oil and aerosol can waste.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • Completion of a 4-year apprenticeship program certified by the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Must obtain and maintain a valid powered industrial truck operator permit and a State of Michigan Driver’s License.
  • Must be able to work with a minimum of supervision and guidance.
  • Requires competent use of judgment, organization, initiative, teamwork, creativity, problem solving and commitment to tasks.
  • Must be able to read and interpret mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic schematics and have a strong understanding of the systems
  • Requires bending, heavy lifting, reaching, working in cramped and confined spaces.
  • Commitment to continuous learning.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Grand Rapids

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