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Design Engineer

Job Number:  49062
Group:  Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division:  Mechatronics Technical Center
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 49062 
Group: Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting  
Division: Mechatronics Technical Center 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: NEWMARKET 


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

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Closures Technical Centre, a division of Magna International Inc., is focused on the design, development and testing of Mechatronics products for the automotive industry.  We are currently looking for a Design Engineer with Catia V5 experience.

What We Offer

  • 15 vacation days plus 32 paid floating hours annually (prorated in first year)
  • Flexible healthcare benefits to cover you and your family, including Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Annual total compensation survey conducted to ensure fair pay and competitive wages
  • Support for your career development and growth through training and tuition reimbursement
  • Profit Sharing and Registered Retirement Savings Program (RRSP) with employer matching contributions
  • Support for mental and physical health through employee assistance & wellness programs
  • Employee vehicle discounts
  • Social events throughout the year including employee service awards, children’s Christmas parties, fundraising events, etc.
  • Opportunity to work with a diverse and inclusive company

Key Responsibilities

  • Generally assigned to create and revise components and assemblies.  Assignments will include programs with existing and new customers, the introduction of new technology, accelerated development cycles and integrated product lines.
  • Support Project Engineers by applying their direction in generating studies and concept sketches for the purpose of understanding, communicating, or overcoming technical issues. 
  • Consults and collaborates with personnel on various Engineering and Design activities related to the product development process.
  • Generates innovative solutions to problems that resolve issues on projects as well as open potential avenues to new products/patents/cost savings. 
  • Develops CAD designs (3D & 2D) based on internal and customer input/requirements, and following internal guidelines/best practices.  Complexity of the design may extend up to top level assemblies. Designs should demonstrate intermediate understanding of material, industry, OEM, product specific, supplier process, manufacturing and other best practices. Applies these skills to create potential solutions for product designs and generate/evaluate concepts for technical merit. 
  • Can execute calculations and simple kinematic studies using product standards and individual knowledge. 
  • Works with Analysts to provide data necessary for CAE studies, and performs design changes as advised. 
  • Intermediate understanding of dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T). Able to independently devise simple dimensioning schemes that suit fit & function of parts while accounting for mating condition to other components in an assembly. Application of basic tolerance stack ups. Consideration for manufacturing and quality assurance capabilities should be evident in the dimensioning strategy and design. 
  • Exercise intermediate knowledge and skill when executing internal CAD change management. Able to understand customer change management systems. Ensure accuracy and proper protocol when submitting math data. 
  • Ensures accurate execution of assignments related to Engineering Change Notices while maintaining proper revision levels and change sequencing.
  • Possesses intermediate skills in CAD techniques (e.g. surfacing, solid modelling, assembly management/manipulation, rendering, drafting, parametrics, kinematics, etc.). Willing to move between CAD platforms and is capable of rapidly learning new software. 
  • Possesses intermediate ability to perform data transfers and translations, as needed.
  • Follows CAD file management best practices, and individual CAD file data integrity, based on company standards.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in computer aided Design & Engineering techniques
  • Fundamental knowledge of manufacturing & assembly process
  • Proficient in currently utilized CAD technology for data file & change management, modeling, assembly, detailing, drafting, GD&T, drawing release and Kinematics
  • CATIA required, SDRC is a good secondary requirement
  • Strong communication skills: verbal and written
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to successfully complete multiple tasks within established and changing deadlines
  • Able to use word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, project management and database software applications
  • Ability to support customers, suppliers, etc. to achieve program deliverables
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment.
  • Is able to present technical information in a clear and persuasive manner. 
  • Demonstrate successful performance with independent problem solving and presentations
  • Ability to apply academic and other engineering principles in the development of automotive components and utilize math-based tools (e.g. Dimensional management, Kinematics, etc.)

Additional Information

Accommodations for disabilities in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.

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