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Advanced (R&D) Electrical Engineer

Job Number:  14344
Group:  Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division:  Autosystems America, Inc.
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

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





Job Number: 14344 
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


  • Design responsible for Electronic design for advanced lighting solutions in automotive applications (LED, OLED, miniLED, microLEDs and similar)
  • Responsible for Test plan development to customer specifications (Chrysler, GM, Ford, VW Group, etc)
  • Will lead or participate in R&D development activities within the organization
  • Will prepare project funding requests for R&D activities
  • Conducts or leads failure analysis and investigation of electronic failures or incidents
  • Create detailed SORs for testing and outsourcing of electronic manufacturing
  • Responsible to lead research, design and develop of electronics for new, existing programs in compliance with automotive standards and customer specifications from concept development to production launch
  • Development of analog, digital circuitry, power electronics and embedded software for automotive exterior lighting
  • Be the Main point of contact for electrical designs. Interface with cross-functional departments, suppliers and customer with respect to electronic product development, validations and manufacturing
  • Project management of sourced electronic designs; manage third party activities
  • Management of cost, and quality of electronic products
  • Monitor and analyze any product failure and provide recommendations to Quality engineering
  • Develop and test clinical prototypes to ensure design intent and specifications are satisfied
  • Develop PCB layouts for production designs using appropriate PCB technologies
  • Ensure layouts meet EMC requirements
  • Conducting Schematic level circuit simulation for continuous improvement of designs
  • Develop methods and practices to effectively manage data and, revision control for electrical and software designs
  • Create electrical and EMC design validation test plans according to customer requirements and get customer approvals
  • Deliver and Manage the required documentations i.e. BOM, 3D Cad, drawings and prototypes to product development team
  • Create, support and realize benchmark activity linked to electrical designs
  • Create and maintain, component and footprint libraries in Altium



  • Minimum 10 years electronics manufacturing and/or development background
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent industry experience
  • Must have detailed electronic component knowledge
  • Must have knowledge in embedded electronics design
  • Must have system understanding of HW/SW architectures
  • Knowledge of Electronic manufacturing, quality and technical standards (IPC, ISO, etc.)
  • Proficient with the use of electronic testing equipment
  • Hands on Electronic ability
  • Clear understanding of ESD design and prevention
  • Experience designing for electromagnetic inference both radiated and conducted
  • Prior exposure to Automotive OEM specifications/standards an asset
  • Prior exposure to Automotive Lighting specifications/standards an asset
  • Altium designer or similar PCB layout software
  • Familiar with 3D CAD and 2D drawing software
  • Microprocessor programming an asset

Personal Attributes


  • Demonstrated proficiency in Computer applications (i.e. word, excel, power point etc.)
  • Ability to efficiently work in a fast paced team environment
  • Proficient in dimensional systems and analysis
  • Above average communication skills (written & verbal) with various departments within Autosystems and with customer plant liaisons
  • Strong organizational and prioritizing abilities
  • Self-Motivated, ability to initiate and follow tasks through to completion
  • Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems related to manufacturing
  • Strong Presentation skills

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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