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Manufacturing Systems Engineer

Job Number:  34425
Group:  Magna Exteriors
Division:  Norplas Industries Inc.
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Northwood, OH, US, 43619-1078




Job Number: 34425 
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

•    To exhibit teamwork skills and actively participate in team activities in a positive working environment.
•    To demonstrate problem-solving skills in a work environment that is striving for continuous improvement.
•    To follow Company policies and display conduct expected of Norplas employees as described in the employee handbook.
•    To follow safety rules of the Company and work in a manner that is conducive to maintaining a safe and healthful workplace.
•    This is an on the floor type of position, working closely with the manufacturing 

Key Responsibilities

•    MES Engineer will be required to participate in daily shift meetings.
•    MES Engineer will be required to maintain and update all MES systems within Norplas.
•    MES Engineer must work in conjunction with production, process, and automation, developing the most robust handshaking systems.
•    MES Engineer will develop the specifications on future projects that will have an MES system.
•    MES Engineer will manage all Engineering Changes (EC) in the MES and work with APQP on specific part number changeovers and proper execution.  This includes ensuring new product labeling changes and Initial product tagging systems.
•    MES Engineer will develop all custom reports, displays, and labeling updates as required. 
•    MES Engineer will monitor assembly lines running an MES and be able to make on the fly decisions on how to manage live broadcasts running through those lines to minimize scrap and mismatch sequences through stations.
•    MES Engineer will be in charge of testing manual back up broadcast systems and ensuring a no glitch changeover if primary broadcast methods were to fail.
•    MES Engineer will prepare KPI information for monthly internal review.
•    MES Engineer will be responsible for ensuring launch checklists and open issues are maintained and up to date.
•    MES Engineer needs to engage with senior leadership on continuous improvements and daily issues.
•    MES Engineer must take a “hands on” approach to all areas of assembly and sequencing.
•    MES Engineer must follow time lines and keep Program launch check lists up to date for their required items.
•    MES Engineer will participate in open issues meetings and be able to speak to updates and timing.
•    MES Engineer Must be self-motivated have a flexible schedule and plan to travel, possibly for extended periods of time.
•    MES Engineer must continuously improve processes utilizing synchronous and lean manufacturing techniques to improve labor efficiencies and quality.
•    MES Engineer Assist in investigating customer and sequencing quality issues and implement corrective action plans to improve our products and processes.  
•    MES Engineer will review new technologies, benchmarking them against other Magna divisions, as well as, other manufacturing facilities to determine their relevance.
•    MES Engineer will perform other duties as required.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

•    A bachelor degree in Computer Science or Information Technology.
•    Exposure to synchronous manufacturing, Manufacturing Execution systems, and some Knowledge of PLC/HMI systems.
•    Must understand SQL data bases and be fluent in programming and writing custom queries, reports, custom labeling, developing web base reports, and displays.

Additional Information

•    Previous experience in a manufacturing environment.
•    Proficient computer skills a must (Word, Excel, Project, AutoCAD,Visview)
•    InSequence, Nysus, or Solidat back ground preferred.
•    Demonstrated ability to work with a minimal supervision and participate as a team player.

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