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Advanced Manufacturing Engineer

Job Number:  47510
Group:  Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division:  Autosystems America, Inc.
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Plymouth, MICHIGAN, US, 48170

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.


Role Summary

• Participation in a Product development team from inception to manufacturing launch, including the DFMEA's through the PDP Process.

• Lead in developing tooling standards and verification that sourced tooling meets established standards to include tool follow-up for assembly.

• Coordinating Equipment/Manufacturing Reviews (Internal and Executive Reviews) with cross functional team with defined expectations and secures buy-off from internal customers on assembly strategy/processes.

• Evaluate new processing methods technology for application purposes against new business opportunities.

• Lead in make verses buy equipment decisions; assist in resolving supplier technical issues arising from deviation requests, design ambiguities and manufacturability.

• Participate in developing tooling standards and verification that sourced tooling meets established standards to include tool follow-up for molding and coatings.

• Creation of Manufacturing flow charts and equipment capacity studies for all processes.

Key Responsibilities

• Lead for all new Program Capital Expenditures to include equipment / tooling / infrastructure.

• Regular communications with program team as it relates to new program awards and status.

• Support Sales initiatives to further develop Customer relationships and seek new business.

• Good working knowledge of project information and project interdependencies in order to make informed decisions.

• Meet your commitments; confront and elevate issues timely.

• Prepare work instructions for new process and update current work instructions as per changes happen during production.

• Ensure equipment effectiveness.

• Assist in dimensional verification of components and finished product.

• Coordinates pre-production activities with Operations to ensure assembly builds are carried out to meet program deliverables.

• Manage the product integrity of builds.

• Participate in corrective actions for Customer complaints.

• Assist in pre-production activities with Operations to ensure tool trials and assembly builds are carried out to meet program deliverables.

• Participate in corrective action for customer complaints.

• Assist in resolving supplier technical issues arising from deviation requests and production.

• Other duties as assigned.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

• Diploma or Degree in Industrial / Mechanical / Electrical Engineering required.

• Minimum of 3-5 years Engineering and Manufacturing experience in the Automotive and/or Automotive Supply

• Base sector required (focus on Assembly Methods, Molding, Coating and Tooling an asset).

• Experience in an Integrated Product Development Team environment required.

• Knowledge of Problem-Solving methods (Red X, Six Sigma, 8D, etc.) required.

• Demonstrated knowledge and execution experience as it relates to APQP, PPAP, PFMEA, Control Plans, and Process Flow

Additional Information

• Understanding of DFM (Design for Manufacturability) methods and processes.

• Understanding of Lean Manufacturing Techniques and variable / flexible standards.

• Knowledge of Customer Specific requirements (TS16949 / ISO9000 / ISO 14001 / OHSMS) and industry Standards.

• The ability to develop and maintain Program Status Reports and use reports as a Management Tool for performance monitoring against expectations.

• Develop and update PFMEA and drive RPN reduction.

• Proven ability to create and execute project plans that have achieved the identified targets.

• Prepare and present Capital projects within project timing.

• Effective equipment delivery.

• Meets established targets; Safety and ergonomic standards; established manufacturing standards; incorporating lessons learned; Initial operation Instructions Sheets - SOS/JES and PM plans.

• A continuous improvement mentality and the ability to apply this personal capability and knowledge to the companies process, products, and associates (mentoring).

• Excellent follow-up tools and mechanisms.

• Review and analysis of data from Capability Studies.

• Identify and address safety and ergonomic issues, as identified.

• Print Tolerancing and GD&T.

• Understanding of internal data acquisition system - Trans4M, QSI, Pro8.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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