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Material Process Engineer

Job Number:  48097
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Magna Electric Vehicle Structures
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular
Location: 

ST. CLAIR, MICHIGAN, US, 48079

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 Materials Process Engineer will lead the analysis, design and implementation of factory design material flow projects. This role requires strong industrial engineering fundamentals and the ability to apply first principles thinking to design material handling systems.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain material flow and storage of product from receiving, warehousing, line side production and shipping
  • Materials MAFACT Champion on Pull Systems, Material Storage and Internal Material Flow, Line Feeding and Material Presentation and Border of Line
  • Maintain MEVS PFEP
  • Introduction of new products and product changes in view of the physical material flow including updating of related parameters in the involved material systems
  • Drive manpower efficiency including the balancing of all Material Handling operators
  • Perform the necessary time studies on process improvements and changes
  • Develop and maintain process of an optimal Industrial Vehicle Fleet management
  • Develop warehousing models (square feet, manpower and transportation required) for bank builds, launch curves, new equipment
  • Create and upload evidence on the ARAS system
  • Estimate and quote capital costs associated with launches and order capital items in a timely manner. (Guarding, high bay racking, flow racks, rollers, bollards)
  • Support initiatives to reduce inventory and overflow
  • Develop detailed material flow models for new and existing products to project material flow headcount, assess congestion, execute on buffer quantities, and ensure overall feasibility 
  • Work closely with manufacturing engineering teams to develop a plan to deliver every part from one production step to the next 
  • Fully detail manual solutions while conceptually modeling automated solutions to collaborate with automation design teams on business cases 
  • Develop innovative, cost-effective solutions with the packaging team for part presentation, packing density, and sustainability in automated and manual solutions 
  • Work with internal manufacturing engineering teams to ensure that equipment and layout designs align with the overall material flow plan and vision for the factory. 
  • Develop keep-out zones for material handling paths and anticipated equipment while a factory launches utilities and support space
  • Perform other duties as required 

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • Develop innovative, cost-effective solutions with the packaging team for part presentation, packing density, and sustainability in automated and manual solutions 
  • Work with internal manufacturing engineering teams to ensure that equipment and layout designs align with the overall material flow plan and vision for the factory. 
  • Develop keep-out zones for material handling paths and anticipated equipment while a factory launches utilities and support space
  • Contribute to continuous improvement cost reduction activities
  • Engage and champion corporate initiatives in order to promote World Class Manufacturing
  • Lead Team Members in accordance with the principals of the Magna Employee’s Charter and the policies and procedures set out in the Company Handbook 
  • Detailed material flow analysis experience to make data-driven decisions and summarize results for executives. 
  • Experience with diverse and high throughput material handling challenges 
  • Experience with implementing and improving manual and automated handling system 
  • Ability to uphold confidentiality 
  • Demonstrates the ability to work effectively in a team environment 
  • Ability to work overtime to meet customer needs 
  • Must work well under pressure

Additional Information

  • BS or MS Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering and/or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years of industrial or manufacturing engineering experience with emphasis on layout and/or material flow (internship experience may be considered)
  • Understanding of material delivery methods (i.e. powered industrial equipment, automated guided vehicles, conveyor, rail-guided vehicles) and strategies (i.e. forklift-free)
  • Experience quantitatively solving ambiguous factory design problems at a systems level. 
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Experience with layouts in AutoCAD 

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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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