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Soft Trim Cover Product Engineer

Job Number:  37050
Group:  Magna Seating
Division:  Magna Seating Novi
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

NOVI, US, 48377

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

Develop, design and improve new and existing automotive products. Generally, completes the following duties and responsibilities with the support of senior engineering personnel and/or engineering management.

Key Responsibilities

•       Responsible for designing, releasing and industrializing automotive soft trim covers

    Applicants must understand the pattern making process to develop automotive soft trim cover assemblies both manually and electronically (Ex. Accumark / MasterTrim software). 

    Applicants should have an understanding of foam pad design and how to develop the foam pad and trim covers to achieve the OEM appearance standards

    Applicants must have knowledge of industrial cutting and sewing processes. Preferably with the ability to sew on industrial equipment 

    Applicants should have a basic understanding of automotive textiles (Cloth, Leather, Vinyl, etc)

    Applicants must have a knowledge of automotive seat complete design and seat assembly process 

•    Maintain Good Housekeeping of the area

•    Ensure adherence to company, departmental and health and safety systems and policies to meet legislative requirements. 

•    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).

•    Ensure employees work in the manner consistent with the organizations established objectives and targets utilizing protective equipment, devices, measures, and procedures as promulgated by state and federal regulations. Establish clear goals for workplace health and safety. Complete safety talks, safety meetings, and required training occur, as defined.

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 (or bachelor’s equivalency) in Engineering or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience/Special Knowledge/Skills

    Experience working with manufacturing team, suppliers and OEM customer
    3+ Years of diversified Engineering experience in automotive soft trim preferred 
•    Evidence of the ability to manage components, systems, and projects through program lifecycle with evidence of increasing autonomy.
•    Evidence of the ability to make good decisions in a timely manner.
•    Must be able to read, create, and comprehend engineering drawings and specifications. Basic competency in CAD and the ability to provide engineering direction to the design personnel.
•    Strong communication skills: able to communicate (written and verbal) clearly and succinctly in a variety of settings and styles.
•    Strong organizational skills and the ability to successfully complete multiple tasks within established and changing deadlines.
•    Evidence of successful performance with independent problem solving and presentations.
•    Proficient knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, PowerPoint, and database applications.

Additional Information

08--Engineering F--Permanent/Regular 

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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