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Hardware Engineer

Job Number:  19187
Group:  Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division:  Autosystems America, Inc.
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Plymouth, MI, US, 48170





Job Number: 19187 
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.



Key Responsibilities


  • Design responsible for Electronic design for LED lighting in automotive applications.
  • Responsible for Test plan development to customer specifications (Chrysler, GM, Ford, etc).
  • 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.
  • Management of cost, and quality of electronic products.
  • Monitor and analyze any product failure. 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. 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.

Key Qualifications/Requirements


  • Minimum 2 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.)
  • Above average communication skills (written and verbal).
  • 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

Special Skills and 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.
  • Effective communication (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


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.

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