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Sequencing Engineer

Job Number:  13702
Group:  Magna Exteriors
Division:  Norplas Industries Inc.
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Northwood, OH, US, 43619-1078



Job Number: 13702 
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.

Key Responsibilities

•    Work with our sequencing partners designing, error proofing, and implementing new off-site assembly processes.  This includes developing process flows, cell layouts, component flows, estimating takt times, labor requirements, and tracking builds prior to SOP.
•    Must take a “hands on” approach to all areas of assembly and sequencing.
•    Must be able to understand how fascia assemblies go together using customer provided Data (Spinfire, 3D PDF or CAD).
•    Follow time lines and keep Program launch check lists up to date.
•    Develop and maintain open issues list to be shared in launch team meetings.
•    Work with APQP on error proofing requirements and any open issues identified utilizing DFMA practices.
•    Work with APQP on fascia designs to improve assembly processes and  ergonomic requirements
•    Work with Facilities & Automation Engineering teams on specific equipment requirements and deliverables.
•    Assist with training off site personnel on new equipment and assembly processes.
•    Ensure all documentation required for PPAP is ready and available prior to run at rate with customer.  This includes work guidance’s, FMEAs and control plans, Torque/Pull test schedules.
•    Train sequencing partners on escalation procedures.
•    Must be self motivated have a flexible schedule and plan to travel, possibly for extended periods of time.
•    Anything related to launching off site assembly process. 
•    Continuously improve offsite processes utilizing synchronous and lean manufacturing techniques to improve labor efficiencies and quality.
•    Help develop and drive KOI’s at our off site assembly sequencers.
•    Assist in investigating customer and sequencing quality issues and implement corrective action plans to improve our products and processes.  
•    Assist in communicating and training all CPA’s, Team Leaders, and team members on initiated processes and changes.
•    Review new technologies, benchmarking them against other Decoma divisions, as well as, other manufacturing facilities to determine their relevance.
•    Review ergonomics for building and inspecting procedures.
•    Perform other duties as required.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

•    A bachelor degree in an Engineering Science or Technology area.
•    Exposure to DFMA, synchronous manufacturing, and ergonomics.

Additional Information

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

13--Materials Management F--Permanent/Regular 

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