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Engineering Manager

Job Number:  6988
Group:  Magna Seating
Division:  Shelby Foam Systems
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Shelby Township, MI, US, 48316



Job Number: 6988 
Group: Magna Seating  
Division: Shelby Foam Systems 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: Shelby Township 


Group Description

Magna is an innovative leader in the development and manufacturing of high quality complete seating systems. Our solution includes seating structures, mechanisms and hardware, as well as foam and trim products for global automotive, heavy truck and bus industries. Our capabilities include market and consumer research; full concept development; design and engineering capabilities; testing, validation and world-class manufacturing. Our award-winning seating solutions are developed from consumer research, finding the ease of operation to be comfortable, convenient and connected.

Role Summary

Applies engineering principles and analytical techniques to establish and continuously improve manufacturing processes and products.  Manages a team of Maintenance and Manufacturing Engineers to achieve goals and objectives to complete projects assigned by the General Manager.  Protects the interests of the employees and the Division in accordance with the Corporate Constitution, Company policies, and Magna Employee’s Charter Principles

Key Responsibilities
  • Develops manufacturing process & concepts to improve manufacturing practices.
  • Develops detailed electrical and mechanical specifications for manufacturing equipment and related items.
  • Engineers the selected process, tools, and facilities.  Identifies the key characteristics to be controlled to reduce variability and prevent defects.
  • Determines staffing, material handling, facility and tool requirements and ensures these resources are provided for timely launch.
  • Initiates cost saving activities by evaluating current cost and seeks alternative process as replacements.
  • Manages the preparation of all the quotes for new product and ongoing engineering changes
  • Interacts with and coordinates all the outsourced activities with vendors on major line/equipment builds.  
  • Initiates action to prevent the occurrence of any nonconformities relating to the product, process, and quality system.
  • Identifies and records any problems relating to the product, process, and quality system.
  • Initiates, recommends, or provides solutions through designated channels.
  • Verifies the implementation of solutions to the product, process, and quality system.
  • Controls further processing, delivery, or installation of nonconforming product until the deficiency or unsatisfactory condition has been corrected.
Key Qualifications/Requirements
  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering field, or equivalent combination of relevant Education and Experience required
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of experience in automotive manufacturing plant. Minimum of three (3) years supervisory experience
  • Strong understanding of manufacturing and equipment principles
  • Demonstrated  successful performance with independent and team problem solving, presentations, leadership, and coordinating and completing multiple tasks within and across departments to meet changing deadlines.
  • Strong communication skills: verbal, written, and technical presentations. Ability to manage customer communications.
  • Proven ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, develop solutions and lead their implementation.
  • Proficient skills utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, project management, and database applications.
Additional Information

Normal amount of sitting.  Continuous standing and walking.  Average mobility to move around an office environment, able to conduct normal amount of work at a computer, may require travel.

08--Engineering F--Permanent/Regular 

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