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Automation Technician

Job Number:  46402
Group:  Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division:  Autosystems America, Inc.
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Plymouth, MICHIGAN, US, 48170

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Job Number: 46402 
Group: Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting  
Division: Autosystems America, Inc. 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: PLYMOUTH 


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

Magna Autosystems of America is seeking an Automation Engineering Technician to join a their growing team in Plymouth, MI. Starting pay $32.76



  • Strength and ability to troubleshoot and solve problems
  • Strong knowledge of industrial processes and machinery
  • Ability to learn and comprehend computer language
  • Self-motivated, ability to take initiative and follow through to job completion
  • Ability to communicate technically with various departments
  • Work flexible hours
  • Proven track record of performance and attendance in current role
  • Logic and HMI software programming
  • Proficient in basic computer programs
  • Ability to learn the fundamentals of process control and understand the importance of consistent application
  • Aptitude for mechanical and electrical equipment

Key Responsibilities


  • Help with purchasing of spare parts for assembly equipment.
  • Troubleshooting and programming of all automation equipment.
  • Planning projects to help optimize all assembly equipment.
  • Support Continuous Improvement by suggesting longer term processing solutions that will reduce costs by way of improved scrap rates and optimized efficiency.
  • Ensure all processes are running to baseline and that any changes are properly evaluated and documented with the appropriate change form.
  • Help to create and establish baselines for new and existing equipment.
  • Interact with Quality Group, as necessary, to understand the acceptable level of part quality.
  • Assist Engineering Group to modify baseline programs if necessary.
  • Assist Engineering Group with trials and improvement opportunities.
  • Complete understanding of all change over activity within assigned cells including tooling, welders, adhesives, etc.
  • Exploring and implementing new ways to automate assembly operations.

Education and/or Experience:


  • Complete secondary school
  • Min. 5 year manufacturing experience
  • Fanuc Robot programming
  • Troubleshooting/Programming PLC and HMI’s
  • Mechanical Experience (preferred)
  • Electrical controls experience
  • Min 2 year robotic automation experience

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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: Detroit

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