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Advanced Manufacturing Engineer

Job Number:  59798
Group:  Magna Seating
Division:  Magna Seating Novi
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Novi, MICHIGAN, US, 48375



Job Number: 59798 
Group: Magna Seating  
Division: Magna Seating Novi 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: NOVI 

Group Description

Magna is an innovative leader in the development and manufacturing of high quality complete seating systems. Our solution includes seating structures, mechanisms and hardware, as well as foam and trim products for global automotive, heavy truck and bus industries. Our capabilities include market and consumer research; full concept development; design and engineering capabilities; testing, validation and world-class manufacturing. Our award-winning seating solutions are developed from consumer research, finding the ease of operation to be comfortable, convenient and connected.


Role Summary

Work within the Factory of the Future team to support Digitalization strategy in Seating North America group.
Support development and implementation of automation projects and digitalization initiatives in Seating divisions. 
Manufacturing Engineer lead to conduct Factory of the Future projects.

Key Responsibilities

•    Develop Statement of Work  for automation projects.
•    Lead automation projects from concept through implementation. Monitor suppliers and internal stakeholders during project development.
•    Conduct Proof of concept projects of automation projects to validate new technology and applications.
•    Support Advanced Manufacturing Lab.
•    Receive and provide training to manufacturing engineering teams related to digitalization.
•    Capture and validate best practices in automation and digitalization tools across Seating divisions.
•    Identify and select project priorities according to group strategy.
•    Support creation of technical guidelines for automation / digitalization projects.
•    Ensure Lean and MAFACT principles are in being followed going after automation projects. 
•    Perform additional duties as assigned. 
•    Act with honesty and integrity and make ethical business choices in accordance with Magna’s Compliance Policies and Procedures.
•    Travel required: 25-30% North America only. 
•    Supports Internal / External Audit efforts regarding ISO 9001:2015, IATF 16949 Certification for remote site location (Group Office).
•    Supports the requirements as detailed in Standard Operating Procedure 8000 (Quality Management System).

Key Qualifications/Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability and/or physical demands required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Industrical or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience/Special Knowledge/Skills

•    Experience 7+ years in manufacturing / automation engineering.
•    Experience in creating drawings in AutoCAD
•    Time and project management skills, with the capability to prioritize and multitask as needed
•    Knowledge of different project management methodologies such as Waterfall and Agile
•    Must be experienced in reading mechanical, system and layout drawings.
•    Understanding of Rockwell PLC’s programming, networking protocols and technologies
•    Experience in Robot programming basics (ABB, Yaskawa, Fanuc).
•    Demonstrated exceptional oral and written communication skills required.
•    Demonstrated excellent leadership skills required

Additional Information

Physical Demands/Work Environment
Normal amount of sitting, standing, and walking. Average mobility to move around an office or plant environment.  Able to conduct normal amount of work at a computer.  Able to peform moderate lifting and assembly work for occasional project development and installation tasks.

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At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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