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Advanced Product Engineer (R&D)

Job Number:  14343
Group:  Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division:  Autosystems America, Inc.
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Plymouth, MI, US, 48170 Belleville, ON, CA





Job Number: 14343 
Group: Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting  
Division: Autosystems America, Inc. 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: Plymouth, Belleville 



Group Description


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.



General Responsibilities


  • Investigate and research new manufacturing technologies relevant to Lighting 
  • Provide manufacturing criteria to product design teams
  • Develop new manufacturing capabilities competitive within the Lighting industry
  • Develop and implement design standards, standardized components, and assemblies
  • Regular communication and interactions with product design teams (current and new business opportunities)
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Technical background with a design or engineering degree, B.S. preferred 
  • 5+ years’ of automotive lighting experience
  • Product design experience, NX or Catia preferred
  • Experience with multicolor lens molding, hardcoating, anti-fog coating, painting, metallization, plastics welding, assembly methods
  • Experience in an integrated Product Development Team
  • Familiarity with problem solving methods (Red X, Six Sigma, 8D, etc.)
  • Proven ability to create and execute project plans that achieve defined expectations within budgetary constraints 
  • Understanding of automotive lighting design principles
  • Understanding of Design for Manufacturability (DFM), Concept engineering, review and analysis or data from capability studies, print tolerancing and GD&T
  • Highly motivated, self-directed, creative, and innovative
  • Team oriented skill set
  • Full knowledge of engineering simulation tools and interpretation of simulation data
  • Demonstrates focus on meeting program commitments and enforcements of work plans where timing is not achieved 

Core Competencies


  • Ability to problem solve effectively 
  • Understanding of worldwide photometric performance requirements, analysis techniques, and qualification methodology 
  • Ability to conceptualize and execute creative and unique solutions to technical challenges
  • A continuous improvement mentality 
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to work with remote locations and track progress against established project timelines and milestones
  • Effective verbal, written, and presentation skills
  • Experience with APQP, PPAP, FMEA, and control plans


Physical Demands - Normal amount of sitting and standing; Ability to move around an office environment and on the production floor;  Ability to work at a computer workstation; Ability to bend, twist, lift, reach.  Required to carry out job duties and responsibilities in a work environment that may include, but is not limited to, varying levels of noise and/or temperature. Ability to lift max. 50lbs periodically.

08--Engineering F--Permanent/Regular 

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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