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Launch Engineer

Job Number:  46853
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Magna Electric Vehicle Structures
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular
Location: 

ST. CLAIR, MICHIGAN, US, 48079

Magna

 

Job Number: 46853 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Magna Electric Vehicle Structures 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: ST. CLAIR 

 

Group Description

Cosma provides a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions to global customers. Through our robust product engineering, outstanding tooling capabilities and diverse process expertise, we continue to bring lightweight and innovative products to market.

 

Role Summary

The Plant Launch Engineer leads the plant team for a program, product or process launch. Responsible for all plant tasks, deliverables and events via the plant team. Works closely with the Program Manager and the rest of the Program Team. Functions as Program Manager for internal plant projects. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible to execute all customer deliverables, specifically all plant tasks and deliverables for new product launches including tool release, purchase and installation and commission of all tooling and equipment, run at rate, hiring and training, Power Builds, all PPAP’s, supplier readiness reviews and meeting all customer requirements and MRDs
  • Identifies and Coordinates the resolution of issues related to programs or processes
  • Represents the team as the lead manufacturing member of the Program Team. Interface with the Program Manager, Program Engineer, Program Buyer, Account Manager, and Cost Analyst
  • Complies with policies and procedures pertaining to facility or divisional adopted standards such as IATF 16949 and ISO 14001
  • Ensures Housekeeping and Health & Safety Standards are maintained

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • Meets program timing requirements for the total program, but with special focus on plant tasks and deliverables
  • Gap analysis and roadmaps for plant targets including material, scrap, production cycle time, tool cost and capital investment. Maintains shared responsibility to meet all operational financial targets with the plant/division teams
  • Provides operations support for product builds, testing, process optimization, run at rate events and variation studies
  • Represents operations in a professional way, maintains customer satisfaction, and meets customer expectations for response time, quality products, delivery on time, communication and quality systems
  • When functioning as the Program Manager, meets all requirements of that Job Description
  • Utilizes the concepts of continuous improvement including Lean
  • Engineering Change, Inter-Company and Proto-type Coordination
  • Influences the level of service and the team’s ability to meet quality and volume objectives in a timely manner
  • May, on occasion, be required to perform duties other than those specified in this description 
  • Leads a cross functional plant-based program team
  • Managing project status
  • Tracking information
  • Attend meetings as required
  • Facilitate reviews for customers

Additional Information

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • The launch engineer works in a professional office environment. Must wear proper personal protection equipment while on manufacturing floor. Willingness and ability to travel, as necessary. Travel to manufacturing facilities or customer locations when required. 

EQUIPMENT / TOOLS USED:

  • Equipment used requires proper training on the potential for and avoidance of injury. Some of the equipment and tools used are computer, telephone, fax machine, copier/printer, and a projector. 

KNOWLEDGE:

  • In-depth understanding and application of concepts, theories and principles in program management
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

EDUCATION:  

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor of Science (BA) in Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering preferred
  • Willingness to obtain (or) possession of Six Sigma Black Belt or Kepner- Tregoe certification Ability to solve complex problems and exercise judgement based on the analysis of multiple sources of information. 

WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience within the automotive industry
  • Experience in a variety of basic operations disciplines: Manufacturing Engineering, Quality Engineering, Materials and Logistics, Process / Tooling Engineering and Shop Floor Management

AREAS OF TRAINING REQUIRED:

  • New Hire Training, Employee Charter Training, Safety Training

TEAM MEMBER’S JOB PROGRESS BE MONITORED FOR COMPETENCY BY:

  • Performance Assessment conducted by Supervisor and/or Department Manager.

POSITION RELEVANCE TO ACHIEVING QUALITY OBJECTIVES:

  • The applications created help provide accurate data that assists in monitoring the implementation of systems/goals.

OTHER PERTINANT OR RELEVANT INFORMATION:

  • This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.

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Nearest Major Market: Port Huron
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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