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CNC Techncian 1st Shift

Job Number:  46017
Group:  Magna Powertrain
Division:  MPT Sterling Heights
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 46017 
Group: Magna Powertrain  
Division: MPT Sterling Heights 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 


Group Introduction

Advancing mobility. Making automotive technology that is smarter, cleaner, and safer, while still fun to drive. And making it for everyone. That’s what we’re passionate about at Magna Powertrain. We do it by creating world-class powertrain solutions for conventional, hybrid, and pure electric vehicles. We’re making electrification more than a buzzword, we’re bringing it to the road. Innovation is what drives us and we drive innovation. Dream big and create the future of mobility at Magna Powertrain.


Objective and Scope of Position

The CNC Technician will maintain the CNC Programs, Parameters, Tooling and Inserts. The CNC Technician will also develop Proto-type Parts and Custom Tooling, CIP activities as related to CNC cycle time and tooling improvements as well as all aspects and functions related to CNC programming and associated support.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Develop CNC Programs both manually and by using software to ensure efficient, cost effective machining of parts
  2. Set-up, adjust and troubleshoot CNC, Lathes and Vertical Mills to ensure that parts are produced according to company quality requirements.
  3. Able to operate in line gauging and understand the readings.
  4. Participate in team problem solving and preventative/corrective action as required.
  5. Cooperate with maintenance, Tool & Die, quality and engineering personnel to work on production parts and on continuous improvement projects as required.
  6. Perform and coordinate tooling preventative maintenance as required.
  7. Exchange work knowledge and improve training for members of the CNC department.
  8. Train and assist CNC Operators in Insert changes, Tool Changes, Robot Teaching.
  9. Ensures all set-ups and repairs are done in a manner that will ensure the company’s objective with respect to minimizing downtime, scrap and tooling costs are met.
  10. Produce parts to close tolerance, specifications and punctually to ensure high productivity.
  11. Report all non-conformances to the Supervisor/Manager.
  12. Supports Implementation of MAFACT in all areas and participates in MAFACT when needed.
  13. Observe standards for safe working conditions as outlined in the Occupational Health and Safety Act as well as plant standards outlined in the employee handbook.
  14. Report to your supervisor all problems that would affect the operation of the department.
  15. Participates in continuous improvement activities including driving CIP’s, submits improvement suggestions (CI, Safety).
  16. Ensure that company policies and procedures are adhered to including IATF16949, ISO14001 (EMS), and Employee Handbook. 
  17. Manage multiple projects and deliverables while treating team members with dignity and respect and in accordance with the Magna Employee’s Charter and Common Values.
  18. Follows MIOSHA and MPTSH safety regulations and policies, including wearing required P.P.E. (Personal Protective Equipment).  Reports unsafe conditions to Manager/Supervisor within the department.

Education and/or Experience Required

High School diploma or G.E.D required. Minimum five (5) years of CNC Programming and Set-up experience. Working knowledge of G-Code programming and operations (journeyman card preferred) Advanced knowledge of machining fundamentals i.e.; turning and milling. Experience in production machining including lathe, mill and induction hardening.  CMM experience would be an asset. Knowledge of hand tools and assembly processes. Knowledge for measuring equipment, basic SPC, and Safety legislation. Responsible for production numbers. AutoCAD or MasterCam preferred. Blueprint reading is required. Ability to work in fast paced environment. Must be able to teach robot positions, replace tool bars and inserts, and perform work holding. Must be willing to attend required training and/or educational classes to enhance skills. Excellent attendance and performance record. Ability to work overtime and weekends as required and be flexible with shifts. Journeyman Card preferred.

Additional Skills Required

Language Skills:  Ability to read and comprehend instructions in English and correspondence such as safety rules and operating instructions.  Ability to document forms as required by position.  Must be able to communicate in both written and spoken English.

Mathematical Skills:  Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent.

Computer Skills:  To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient on the computer, including knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) including ability to create spreadsheets.  Prior experience utilizing AS400 Database software preferred.  

Reasoning Skills:  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Communication SkillsAbility to use active listening and assertive communication when needed.  Ability to give positive and constructive feedback effectively. 

Problem Solving Skills:  Understands and can apply 5 Why mythology, Skillful in analysis of problems, research to identify root causes and find solutions, creativity to find robust and effective solutions to problems.  Able to make decisions based on available information.

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: Detroit

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