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Engineering Maintenance Manager

Job Number:  12321
Group:  Magna Exteriors
Division:  Norplas Industries Inc.
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Northwood, OH, US, 43619-1078



Job Number: 12321 
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

Manage and lead automation engineers/technicians in the implementation of new technologies and maintenance of equipment
Drive CI for all equipment and technologies to meet performance targets
Guide compliance of safe work practices at all times
Support production teams towards achieving goals and initiatives
Add/improve processes and equipment
Support departmental KPI’s to include correcting handling damage, reducing waste, reducing downtime, ect.
Implement a LEAN culture within the technical group

Key Responsibilities

•    Design, maintain, and continuously improve all Assembly robotic equipment to ensure safe and efficient operation.
•    Manage all phases of secondary equipment to ensure successful new program launches.
•    Continuously improve secondary equipment and assembly processes through increasing machine uptime and capability while decreasing machine cycle time.
•    Implement error proofing systems throughout the department.
•    Review and implement new technologies.
•    Assist with investigating equipment and part quality issues and implement effective action plans.
•    Provide training and guidance on robotic equipment to all department personnel.
•    Provide training for all Assembly Team members operation of Assembly machines and technology.
•    Ensure all robot programs are backed up and up to date.
•    Respond to downtime.
•    Design, install, and maintain assembly end of line testing systems.
•    Assist in investigating customer and internal quality issues and implement corrective action plans to improve or products, processes, and equipment.
•    Implement error-proofing (poka-yoke) systems to eliminate the possibility for assembly errors.
•    Assist in launching new programs by assisting with secondary equipment builds.
•    Review secondary equipment with regards to machine operation.
•    Assist in creating effective PM’s for new equipment.
•    Implement continuous improvement projects to improve machine capabilities.
•    Support LEAN manufacturing including lean thinker and winning teams’ programs.
•    Review new technologies, benchmarking them against other Magna divisions, as well as other manufacturing facilities to determine their relevance.
•    Internal machine builds.
•    Manage special projects.
•    Some travel will be required periodically to support off site assembly and sequencing operations.
•    Support and improve departmental KOI’s that include:
o    Correcting handling damage (HD) causes.
o    Reducing costs by eliminating waste.
o    Improving PM completion percentage.
o    Reducing robotic downtime.
o    Secondary equipment readiness.
•    Support maintenance and engineering activities, including preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of all equipment, consistent with departmental expectations and goals.
•    Assist process engineers.
•    Assist other departments.
•    Available to work weekends as required.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in engineering and/or 6 years direct job related experience 
Minimum 4 years supervisory experience 
Must have strong communication and organizational skills

Additional Information

This position will report to our Highland Park facility and report to the Operations Manager. 

08--Engineering F--Permanent/Regular 

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