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Director of Operations - Electronics

Job Number:  38713
Group:  Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division:  Autosystems America, Inc.
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular


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 International is seeking a Director Operations - Electronics to provide leaderships and group level strategy for our lighting road map and business plan.  Critical thinking driven individuals eager to serve both internal and external stakeholders are encouraged to apply. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Implement group level strategy for equipment and process that supports the Lighting product road map and business plan
  • Manage complete Capital Expenditure budget including equipment/tooling/infrastructure.
  • Provide support for maintenance planning for all phases of equipment, including initiation, identification (option analysis), development (design) and implementation.
  • Participate in make vs buy equipment decisions.  Assist in resolving Supplier technical issues arising from deviation requests, design ambiguities and feasibility concerns.
  • Coordinating Program Reviews (Internal and Executive Reviews) with cross-functional team with defined expectations.
  • Participate in, make vs buy, equipment decisions.  Assist in resolving Supplier technical issues arising from deviation requests, design ambiguities and produce-ability.
  • Review strengths and weaknesses of internal manufacturing, business processes and equipment, driving scrap and labor reductions.
  • Creation of manufacturing flow charts and equipment capacity studies for all processes.
  • Effectively lead team with other support disciplines to plan, co-ordinate, support manufacturing and maintenance schedules.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial/Mechanical/Electrical Engineering
  • Minimum of 5 - 7 years of Electronics Engineering or Electronics Manufacturing experience in the Automotive and/or Automotive Supply Base sector focusing on SMT manufacturing, Assembly Methods, and Tooling.
  • Minimum of 10 years of Manufacturing Environment experience
  • Experience in an Integrated Product Development Team environment
  • Knowledge of problem-solving methods (Red X, Six Sigma, 8D, etc.)

Additional Information

  • Normal amount of sitting and standing.
  • Ability to move around an office environment and on production floor.
  • Ability to work at a computer workstation.
  • Ability to bend, twist, lift, reach and pull.
  • Ability to withstand varying levels of noise and/or temperature.
  • May be required to travel.
  • Ability to lift max. 50 lbs. periodically.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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