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Molding Manufacturing Engineer

Job Number:  56242
Group:  Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division:  Autosystems America, Inc.
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Plymouth, MICHIGAN, US, 48170

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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

Key Responsibilities

Key Qualifications/Requirements

Additional Information

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  • Lead in developing robust baselines for all new tools until the tooling has been approved and verified that it can produce parts at cycle and established targets for OEE. Maintain a tracking document for each tool on status of Launch readiness working closely with the tooling engineers.
  • Responsible for the daily activities of the technical aspects of the molding processes to ensure that a controlled process is being run and that overall safety practices are being followed.
  • Develop and train team on proper start-up, shutdown, Purging and troubleshooting procedures and ensure they are being followed.
  • Develop and Maintain an Action tracker containing actions for Shop issues as well as scrap and efficiency issues. Report out on tracker daily to management.
  • Support Continuous Improvement by suggesting longer term processing solutions that will reduce costs by way of improved scrap rates and Increase efficiency.
  • Ensure all processes are running to baseline and that any changes are properly evaluated and documented with the appropriate change forms.
  • Develop and or modify WI, Procedures and Forms for Molding process.
  • Work with the Operations group to understand focus areas for processing efforts.
  • Interact with the Quality Group, as necessary, to understand the acceptable level of part quality.
  • Take direction from Supervisor as it relates to production requirements and Priorities.
  • Step up and assist Production in any way possible when needed. (Start-ups, Mold changes as required.)
  • Improve the equipment and processes to meet or exceed current or future business capacity.
  • Preventative maintenance program to be monitored and updated as required.
  • Ensure housekeeping and safety standards are maintained
  • Actively pursue opportunities and reduce cost & cycle times as per AAI yearly targets
  • Implement and drive Mafact system.
  • Complete any additional tasks requested by management.



Qualification Requirements:

  • Thorough understanding of molding processes. Min 8 years’ experience as Process Tech.
  • Candidate must demonstrate a proven track record in performance and attendance in current position, (below 3 attendance points and below a written warning).
  • Aptitude for mechanical and electrical equipment
  • Ability to learn the fundamentals of process control and understand the importance of consistent application
  • 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
  • Ability to work flexible hours/shifts



Health & Safety Responsibilities:

  • Work in compliance with and support company policies, procedures, work instructions and programs relating to health/safety and environment
  • Provide support and resources in a timely manner to address health and safety or environmental concerns or hazards that require corrective action
  • Have clear goals communicated to for health/safety and environmental protection
  • Review accident/incident investigation reports to ensure that corrective actions have been completed
  • Conduct regular audits of work area(s) to ensure no safety hazards or environmental issues exist



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.


Education and/or Experience:

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


Language Skills: English

Mathematical Skills: Aptitude for working with numbers.

Reasoning Ability:


  • The ability to develop and maintain Program Status Reports and use reports as a Management Tool for monitoring against resolving issues to meet the requirements for manufacturing at the required expectations.
  •  A tenacious personality that will not let an issue be left unresolved.
  •  Transparency in communications with the understanding to escalate when appropriate for assistance in resolution.
  •  A continuous improvement mentality and the ability to apply this personal capability and knowledge to AAI processes, products, and associates (mentoring).
  • Effective trouble shooting for a variety of different situations/issues.





Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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