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Process Engineer

Job Number:  46912
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Magna Electric Vehicle Structures
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular


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

Under the direction of the engineering manager, the Process Engineer will provide technical processing expertise to all applicable areas of the division.  This position is responsible for driving process standards in the plant.

Key Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate a maturity of judgement, leadership skills, attention to detail and exceptional organizational, listening, communication and presentation skills in all aspects of the job function
  • Must be able to interact effectively with other team members
  • Complies with, supports and models Magna’s operational procedures/policies, Employee Handbook, and Magna’s Employee’s Charter, Corporate Constitution, and Operational Principles
  • Complies with relevant Quality and Environmental programs (e.g. TS16949, ISO14001)
  • Complies with all Health and Safety programs in accordance with OSHA. Follows and ensures Company procedures regarding safety rules and regulations are followed
  • Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Conducts themselves in a professional manner
  • Handles large scale projects from inception to completion (timing, concept, feasibility, design, PFMEA’s, construction, try-out, launch, final buy-off (PPAP and run at rate), prototype programs, and engineering changes) with minimal follow-up by leadership
  • Conducts appropriate Manpower efficiency studies – through time and motion studies or standard data. Line balancing manpower, machine charts and analysis 
  • Prepares reports, charts and other documentation required for engineering records and projects
  • Works with all departments and customers to design solutions that improve production efficiency, ergonomics, safety and maintenance related issues
  • Supports continuous improvement initiatives

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • Assists in developing material handling logistics (i.e. - Aisle layout, bin placement, dunnage assists, etc.)
  • Reviews, monitors and co-ordinates tooling design, build, approval process and capital budgets
  • Supervises equipment relocation and installation to MEVS
  • Assists in setting up preventative maintenance program and spare parts for new equipment
  • Assists in resolving quality, operational, production and maintenance concerns
  • Reviews, co-ordinates and implements all customer approved engineering changes, including part level communication updates, physical part update, process sheet update, physical tooling change, etc
  • Knows and understands process documentation and customer specific requirements as they relate to this job function
  • Assists in development and improvement of packaging methods for new and existing programs including bin and dunnage selection or modification.
  • Update current and prepare plant layout drawings with modifications to the existing lines and installations of new lines and processes.
  • Supports new business quoting process with packaging recommendation including pack densities and design concepts for custom racks as well as plant layout drawings showing new lines and processes location.
  • Additional projects and responsibilities as required
  • Maintain accurate documentation resulting in shared knowledge of issues and lessons learned
  • Troubleshoot and train others on identifying root causes of equipment failures. Ensure that line is built in accordance to all aspects of the latest version of the build standards
  • Utilize good working knowledge of all technologies used in the development and build of automated assembly lines. Execute equipment efficiency studies, through time and motion studies, or standard data to ensure effective line balancing
  • Work to achieve Company goals, objectives as communicated by divisional leadership
  • Keeps work area clean and tidy
  • Other duties as required

Additional Information

  • Knowledge of MEVS weld standards and specifications.
  • Knowledge of AWS and RWMA standards.
  • High School Diploma or GED and at least a 2-year degree from an accredited technical college or post-secondary school with emphasis on Robotics.
  • Fanuc DCS Certification
  • 5+ years experience with processing and PLC control systems in a welding process environment, preferably in an industrial automotive setting
  • Experience with AutoCAD, CAD viewer programs
  • Familiar with Advanced Product Quality Planning methods
  • Familiarity with Engineering and Quality practices and procedures including PPAP, blueprint reading, GD&T, use of measuring instruments, checking aids/fixtures, mechanical testing, etc
  • Experience/knowledge in robotic programming for welding processes (Fanuc programming an asset)

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

Nearest Major Market: Port Huron
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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