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Senior Hardware Engineer

Job Number:  19187
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.


Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for electronic design for LED lighting in automotive applications.
  • Responsible for test plan development to customer specifications (Chrysler, GM, Ford, etc).
    • May lead or participate in R&D development activities within the organization.
    • May prepare project funding requests for R&D activities.
  • Conduct or lead failure analysis and investigation of electronic failures or incidents.
  • Create detailed SORs for testing and outsourcing of electronic manufacturing.
  • Responsible for leading research, design and develop of electronics for new and 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.
  • Interface with cross-functional departments, suppliers and customers with respect to electronic product development, validations and manufacturing.
  • Manage projects of sourced electronic designs; manage third party activities.
  • Manage 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 that specifications are satisfied.
  • Develop PCB layouts for production designs using appropriate PCB technologies.
  • Ensure layouts meet EMC requirements.
  • Conduct 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 including 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.
  • Understand and follow existing Magna policies, procedures, work instructions and standards and make recommendations for continuous improvements.
  • All other duties, as assigned.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • 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.
  • Knowledge of Electronic manufacturing, quality and technical standards (IPC, ISO, etc.).
  • Proficient with the use of electronic testing equipment.
  • Hands on Electronic experience.
  • Clear understanding of ESD design and prevention.
  • Experience designing for electromagnetic inference both radiated and conducted.
  • Prior exposure to Automotive OEM and Lighting specifications/standards, preferred.
  • Altium designer or similar PCB layout software.
  • Familiar with 3D CAD and 2D drawing software.
  • Microprocessor programming, preferred.

Additional Information

  • 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;  
  • Ability to lift max. 50lbs periodically.  

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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