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Manufacturing Process Engineer

Job Number:  46428
Group:  Magna Powertrain
Division:  MPT Sterling Heights
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 46428 
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 incumbent will lead process development, production start-up, production support and the implementation of engineering changes and process improvements ensuring environmental aspects of production are considered.  They will lead process development for new programs; and continuous improvements for current production.  The incumbent will research new technologies and implement them. Responsible for documenting and training manufacturing team on new rolled processes.

Responsibilities, Duties & Authorities

  1. Establishing  process flow and operations to make a part for new quotes.
  2. Work in a cross function team to create/complete PFMEA.  
  3. Establish specifications for new equipment and obtain quotes. 
  4. Collaborate with quality team to resolve any quality issues and perform root cause analysis.
  5. Roll out of equipment and processes to plant floor.
  6. Establish Standardized work, Job Element Sheets and other needed documentation to support equipment / process rollout.
  7. Main contact for planning/coordinating manufacturing projects.
  8. Investigate and research continuous improvement and development projects. If project is approved, lead to complete the project.
  9. Work with cross functional team to update and maintain plant layout drawings.
  10. Facilitates developing in process prints and production tools. This includes GD&T stack-up calculations, CAD updates for parts, fingers and new dies (process drawings, signoffs, checking prints).
  11. Provide technical assistance to sales and customers to influence product design and provide viable cost proposals and manufacturing processes to meet respective customer needs.  
  12. Keeps management team abreast of significant issues or developments identified during engineering activities and actions being taken to improve the situation.
  13. Maintains accurate files, records, studies and reports and shares the information appropriately.  Furnishes input on developing engineering standards and specifications.
  14. Benchmarking: this would include benchmarking processes and parts at sister plants, Suppliers, Customers and competitors. 
  15. Assist the organization in implementation of MAFACT, including lean, standardized work and continuous improvement activities.
  16. Participates in continuous improvement activities including driving CIP’s, submits improvement suggestions (CI, Safety).
  17. Support and participate in division and department improvement initiatives through Continuous Improvement Suggestion Program, and sharing of knowledge, ideas, and/or best practices with co-workers.
  18. Provide training materials and new training for new processes. 

Education &/or Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in engineering from four-year college or university; or three to five years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have experience creating Manufacturing Process Prints, Standard Work Instructions and Job Element Sheets, & PFMEA. Must have experience with Automotive Engineering, Robot troubleshooting, Stamping and Roll forming process, designing work holding/fixture.  Must have extensive problem-solving experience. Must be proficient with GD&T. Excellent organizational skills. Able to effectively communicate with customers, peers, management and plant personnel effectively (written and verbal). Required to be proactive and suggest improvements to existing processes policies and systems. Self-starter who is positive and professional. Ability to set priorities and multitask projects. Able to work hours required to comply with deadlines and to support corrective actions when they are needed. Ability to work in a fast paced environment. Excellent attendance and satisfactory work performance record. Must be willing to further education to improve skillset as required.

Additional Skills Required

Language Skills: Requires extensive tact and communication skills (verbal and written) for direct customer communication.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Able to communicate in English effectively (both written and oral).
Mechanical / “Hands-on” skills: Must be comfortable with running and trouble-shooting machinery or has shown aptitude working on mechanical / electrical / pneumatic systems 
Mathematical Skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.  Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to create and interpret graphs.  
Reasoning Skills:  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.  Ability to use problem solving when presented with problems or duties that do not have immediate answers or results.
Computer Skills:  To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient on the computer, including knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and Project Management software.  Prior experience utilizing AS400 Database software, AutoCAD and ability to create spreadsheets. 
Communication Skills:  Ability 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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