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Cost Estimating Engineer

Job Number:  13881
Group:  Magna Exteriors
Division:  Norplas Industries Inc.
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Northwood, OH, US, 43619-1078



Job Number: 13881 
Group: Magna Exteriors  
Division: Norplas Industries Inc. 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: Northwood 


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.



Role Summary

Responsible for preparing the Internal Request for Quotation document, obtaining costs, and assisting in input of cost data into the Quote Capital Analysis system.

Key Responsibilities

1)    Organize / manage quote development from OEM customer “request for quote” packages
     a)    Assist in breakdown of customer RFQ package
     b)    Manage internal RFQ package inputs & quote capital meetings
     c)    Manage tooling RFQ process and compile tooling costs and component costs.  
     d)    Assist in the cost inputs from the CFT & capital from into the “Quote Capital Analysis” system
     e)    Manage the RFQ CAD Data ensuring availability to internal CFT and Tier IIs
     f)    Develop and manage component technical drawings (CTD) / Bill of Materials (BOM)
    g)    Obtain / distribute OEM specifications to CFT
    h)    Maintain program historical cost information – cost walks
     i)    Manage component and material cost database.

2)    Link between New Business Development and Purchasing groups for Tier II cost development, ensuring transfer of relevant information.

3)    Manage PDP gates 0 for quote stage elements – only new business quotes

4)    Assist in the management of the QCA process
     a)    Build Quote Capital Assessment (QCA) with inputs from the CFT
     b)    Utilize QCA input form – obtain/manage CFT inputs
     c)    Assist in report out of financial metric to divisional executive team
     d)    Create the QCA Executive Review Presentation

5)    Other special products/responsibilities as assigned

Key Qualifications/Requirements

•    Bachelor of Science in Engineering field (Industrial or Mechanical) with minimum of Minor in Business or equivalent experience
•    Experience with business applications (budget, business plans, quotations) preferred

Additional Information

•    Computer skills: Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel.  Proficient with Microsoft PowerPoint and Word
•    Proficient in CAD software (Spinfire, NX, or CATIA)
•    Ability to interpret drawings
•    Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment preferred
•    Understanding/experience of plastics injection molding, painting, & secondary assembly processes preferred
•    Good interpersonal communication skills and presentation experience.
•    Must have excellent organizational skills and strong math background

12--Program/Launch Management F--Permanent/Regular 

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