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Tooling Engineering

Job Number:  8214
Group:  Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division:  Autosystems America, Inc.
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Plymouth, MI, US, 48170 Belleville, ON, CA





Job Number: 8214 
Group: Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting  
Division: Autosystems America, Inc. 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: Plymouth, Belleville 



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


  • Manage the quoting, design, and manufacture of assigned new moulds, End of Arm Tools, and coating/metalizing tooling. 
  • Manage outsourced and in house engineering changes, including quoting, internal approvals and coordination of timing plan.
  • Manage outsourced and in house tool repairs, including quoting, internal approvals and coordination of timing plan.
  • Provide daily operational support for any tool related issues and track those repairs or modifications are being completed in a timely manner.
  • Support all trials until the tooling has been approved by Production through our PTR process. This includes helping to develop a baseline and supplying all relevant information such as moulding material processing sheets, mould flow results, etc.
  • Attend all PDT meetings and manufacturing reviews specific to your assigned programs.
  • Maintain complete issues lists for each mould, EOAT, fixture, etc., that falls under your responsibility.
  • Help develop and maintain our Mould Build Standards, EOAT Standards, Metallization Tooling Standards, and Hardcoat/Antifog Tooling Standards.
  • Track and implement cost savings as per established Magna Lighting targets.
  • Actively pursue opportunities and reduce cost and cycle times. 
  • Work with Design and Manufacturing engineering to ensure new product designs are optimized for the production floor and that designs allow for robust tooling and processes.
  • Travel to the tooling suppliers to review build status during manufacture and attend trials.
  • Develop and implement all required work instructions for degating, packaging, coating, and any specialized piece of equipment required for any of your programs.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Key Qualifications/Requirements


  • Grade 12 education/equivalent required, plus one of the following; 2 year Technologist diploma in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, a University degree in Engineering, or equivalent work experience.
  • 2 years experience in an Automotive Manufacturing Environment would be an asset.
  • The successful candidate must possess a valid driver’s license.  Must also be able to travel domestically and internationally multiple times per year, for periods up to two weeks at a time.

Personal Attributes


  • Candidate must demonstrate a proven track record in performance and attendance in current position (below 3 points). 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. The role requires working with all disciplines within Autosystems as well as external suppliers.
  • Ability to communicate technically to various departments within the organization and to external suppliers.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and AutoCAD or similar design software.
  • Proficient reading design drawings and blue prints, including a basic knowledge of GD&T.
  • Able to work flexible work hours, including unscheduled overtime when necessary.


Physical Demands – Ability to move around on the production floor; 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.



As part of the selection process, various testing will take place to target the personal attributes required in the role.

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