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Supplier Integrated Engineer

Job Number:  64014
Group:  Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division:  Magna Mirrors North America Technical &
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Palo Alto, CALIFORNIA, US, 94304

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About us

We see a future where everyone can live and move without limitations. That’s why we are developing technologies, systems and concepts that make vehicles safer and cleaner, while serving our communities, the planet and, above all, people.


Forward. For all.


Group Summary

The Mechatronics, Mirrors and Lighting group specializes in automotive technologies that are driving the future of mobility. Combining a deep systems knowledge to develop unique vehicle access experiences, intelligent visions systems and advanced automotive lighting technologies, MML's expertise light the path to innovation, safety and styling.


About the Role

This position is for a Supplier Integrated Engineer to an OEM located in the of San Francesco Bay, CA (Fremont) area. They will be the single point of contact to the OEM and manage the coordination of the Customer’s engineering & product requirements with the Magna Cross Functional Team located in other regions. The ideal candidate is an excellent communicator who understands Mechatronics (mechanisms, actuators), and understands all aspects of the OEM’s Tier I procedural requirements from program award to launch and can support all departments of the Magna cross function team. The candidate will work on Automotive products (side door latches, hood latches, liftgate latches, drive units for Power Systems, inside/outside mirrors, door handle systems, charge port doors, etc). The candidate will support programs in development, in production, and on the pursuit of new business acquisitions. 

Your Responsibilities

  • Be the single point of onsite supplier integrated engineering support for the OEM Customer Engineering and communicate the “voice of the customer” back to Magna (Engineering, Program Management, Quality, Manufacturing Divisions, Sales and Business Development).
  • Manage customer / supplier communication. Facilitate meetings between Magna and the customer.  Distribute meeting minutes, presentations, technical reports, and other relevant documentation. Assess the feedback from the customer and escalate the issues to Magna teams as required.
  • Collaborates to define statement of work and functional objectives for both the component parts as well as the system in which they will function and ensure the Magna team knows the customer’s requirements.  
  • Leads/Supports problem resolutions with the Cross Functional Team, track customer open issues and prioritize the completion of tasks to ensure customer requirements and program deliverables are met from the Magna Team.   
  • Plan ahead as required and forecast customers’ requirements to help keep the team on-track and anticipate problems and develop contingency plans to deal with them
  • Provide input to Program Management timelines to ensure customer milestones are met.
  • Participate in the change management process at Magna and customer. 
  • Attend customer events such as customer plant visits, vehicle demonstrations, pilot builds. 
  • Facilitate engineering budget discussions related to prototypes, ED&D, scope changes between customer and Magna. 

Who we are looking for

  • Ability to multi-task and respond to customer needs at a moment’s notice.
  • Hands-on & well-rounded team player who can function well individually or as part of the Cross Functional Team and can work well with all departments (Program Management, Engineering, Sales, Manufacturing, Warranty, Quality, Cost Estimating).
  • Strong proven problem resolution/solving skills.  
  • Demonstrates ability in system level engineering documents (Eng. Specs., DFMEA, DVP&R) and ability to critique validation test plans on a system vs vehicle level. 
  • Ability to understand OEM program development, change notice procedures, engineering documents, and Tier 1 responsibilities.  
  • High level of analytical ability and understanding of engineering theory and principles of design. 
  • Strong Initiative, Organizational, Priority Setting skills.

Your preferred qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechatronics / Mechanical / Electrical Engineering from an accredited University
  • 5 years minimum preferably in automotive with a Tier I gray/block box supplier
  • Exceptional oral & written communication with experience with being the lead Customer engineering interface 
  • Hands-on cradle to grave and launch experience with mechanical components and systems (preferably with automotive latches, power liftgates; power sliding doors, or similar products such as: sunroof mechanisms, hinges, seating mechanisms, window regulators, convertible tops, DC motors, outside/inside mirrors, door handles, charge port doors, etc).
  • Experience with guiding a global cross functional team

What we offer

At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help to develop industry-leading automotive technologies. We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects. Because we believe that your career path should be as unique as you are.

Site Benefits

  • 401k matching program and 401k base Company paid contribution
  • Medical, Vision, Dental, and Prescription coverages, pay for the ones you need, not the ones you don’t!
  • Tuition reimbursement programs
  • Wellness and gym reimbursement programs
  • 13 paid Holidays
Compensation Range: $140,000 - $165,000 per year
The compensation range provided is in compliance with state specific laws. Factors that may be used to determine your actual rate of pay include your specific skills, years of experience and other components.

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

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: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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