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RFQ Product Engineer

Job Number:  13146
Group:  Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division:  Autosystems America, Inc.
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Plymouth, MI, US, 48170 Troy, MI, US, 48098-2863





Job Number: 13146 
Group: Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting  
Division: Autosystems America, Inc. 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: Plymouth, Troy 



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


  • Develop concepts for new RFQs to be submitted to customers
  • Work closely with the Sales Team, Buyers, TIEs, Optics Team and CAD Designer to develop and implement solid design concepts to meet the requirements defined in customer contract
  • Focus on the Proof of Concept planning with the CAD Designer, to understand and limit the risk of design solutions with respect to part performance and manufacturability
  • Ensure the Engineering deliverables are progressing along the expected timeline, and propose action plans should problems arise
  • Develop the BoM to be quoted as part of the RFQ process
  • Develop the ED&D, along with Functional Manager, to be quoted as part of the RFQ process
  • Work with Manufacturing Engineering and Quality Control during the RFQ process as a main point of contact for design and geometric related issues
  • Determine and communicate dimensional measurement plans to ensure molded parts meet design intent
  • Provide proof of concept activity for quoting activities
  • Perform benchmarking activities to help increase our knowledge of optical, mechanical and electrical strategies being utilized by competitors
  • Work with TIEs to develop new practices based upon the benchmarking activities performed
  • When possible (pending work load), can aid the VA/VE in identifying cost savings ideas
Key Qualifications/Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree (Electrical or Mechanical Engineering related field)
  • 5+ years of automotive lighting experience
  • Product design experience, NX or Catia preferred
  • Experience with multicolor lens molding, hardcoating, anti-fog coating, painting, metallization, plastics welding, assembly methods
  • Experience in an Integrated Product Development Team
  • Experience with LED development, Electronic development and Optical development
  • Familiarity with problem solving methods (Red X, Six Sigma, 8D, etc.…)
  • Proven ability to create and execute project plans that achieve defined expectations within budgetary constraints
  • Must understand Magna’s internal quoting process
  • Experience with Benchmarking
Personal Attributes



  • Highly motivated, self-directed, creative, innovative individual
  • Team oriented skill set
  • The ability to develop and maintain Program Status Reports (Program Management Templates) and use reports as a Management Tool for performance monitoring against Customer (internal / external) expectations
  • 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 the companies processes, products, and associates (mentoring)
  • Excellent planning and organization skills
  • Understanding of worldwide photometric performance requirements, analysis techniques, and qualification methodology
  • Able to conceptualize and execute creative and unique solutions to technical challenges
  • A continuous improvement mentality
  • Regular communication and interactions with product design teams (current and new business opportunities)
  • Ability to work with remote locations and track progress against established project timelines and milestones
  • Effective verbal, written, and presentation skills
  • Ability to travel locally, regionally and internationally (as needed)



  • Understanding of automotive lighting design principles
  • Design for Manufacturability (DFM)
  • Concept engineering
  • Review and analysis of data from capability studies
  • Print tolerancing and GD&T


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.

08--Engineering F--Permanent/Regular 

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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