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Quality Engineer (2nd Shift - Shelby Township)

Job Number:  64659
Group:  Magna Powertrain
Division:  MPT Sterling Heights
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Shelby Township, MICHIGAN, US, 48316

Work Style: 



Job Number: 64659 
Group: Magna Powertrain  
Division: MPT Sterling Heights 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Work Style:  


About us

We see a future where everyone can live and move without limitations. That’s why we are developing technologies, systems and concepts that make vehicles safer and cleaner, while serving our communities, the planet and, above all, people.


Forward. For all.


Group Summary

Transforming mobility. Making automotive technology that is smarter, cleaner, safer and lighter. That’s what we’re passionate about at Magna Powertrain, and we do it by creating world-class powertrain systems. We are a premier supplier for the global automotive industry with full capabilities in design, development, testing and manufacturing of complex powertrain systems. Our name stands for quality, environmental consciousness, and safety. Innovation is what drives us and we drive innovation. Dream big and create the future of mobility at Magna Powertrain.


About the Role

  • A supporter for the quality team to strengthen existing systems which promote a zero defect manufacturing process. Be a facilitator and coordinator between Suppliers, Magna internal departments and support groups.  A member of our cross functional teams and when needed a leader to accomplish team goals while working within the established processes. Be the first responder to supplier and customer concerns and any potential risk to our products or deliveries to customers. Manage the risk through containment, short term countermeasures and other Quality core tools.
  • All Quality aspects to continuously improve the quality performance of the organization and the support of all associated systems to achieve world class operation levels

Your Responsibilities

  • Champion the strengthening of quality systems with all departments in the organization. Guide and train all employees on systems and requirements during all phases of a program from quote through end of service life. Support the APQP process for new programs by leading the teams through the proper steps.
  • Maintain documentation and records as required by customers, Magna and governmental regulations. Act as liaison between MPT Sterling Heights, customers, suppliers and all departments within the organization. Owner of the PPAP Quality documentation
  • Commitment to our zero defect policy as well as safety and health in the work environment.  Respond to internal and external customer concerns and potential risk to products, Magna, or the customer and manage the situation to minimize any negative impact to Magna, suppliers, and customers. Technical contact for both internal and external customers for any type of product or process concerns
  • Develop, modify, improve, and troubleshoot processes associated with stamping, welding, heat treat, assembly and machining of automotive components. Conducts failure analysis based on structured problem solving and resolution of problems. Takes and maintains ownership of products and processes from launch through PPAP and program closure.
  • Perform audits to automotive standards (CQI 9 and CQI 15) as well as internal audits for various areas of the business including implementation of corrective actions. Initiate and lead cost reduction projects. Participates in continuous improvement activities, submits improvement suggestions (CI, Safety). Ensure that company policies and procedures are adhered to including IATF16949, ISO 9001, ISO14001 (EMS), the Employee Handbook and other
  • Follows MIOSHA and MPTSH safety regulations and policies, including wearing required P.P.E. (Personal Protective Equipment).  Reports unsafe conditions to Supervisor/Leader immediately and is active in preventing risk to employees or property

Who we are looking for

  • Quality Engineer Certification (CQE) by American Society of Metals (ASQ) preferred. Six Sigma Black belt or Greenbelt certification preferred. Must agree to additional training to industry specific skillsets including but not limited to CQE, Core tools, statistics, and problem solving.

Your preferred qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering field of study required. Master’s degree in engineering field preferred. A minimum of five years’ experience in metallurgical, mechanical or electrical engineering or other related field is required. Strong working knowledge of Quality systems and specifications is required. Ability to write clear and concise technical reports.  Ability to make effective presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management.
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control experience in an automotive manufacturing environment. Quality Certification (CQE) required or to be completed within one year after employment start. Must be well versed in the following: PPAP, FMEA,  SPC, Gage R & R, Management Systems, Quality Information Systems, Leadership Principles and Techniques, Supplier Qualification , Certification Systems, Quality Systems, Documentation Systems, Validation and Qualification Methods, Process Capability, Interpretation of technical drawings and specifications, Material Control, Measurement Systems, Measurement System Analysis, Calibration systems, Fault tree analysis (FTA), Management and Planning Tools, Corrective Action, Preventive Action, Design of Experiments, Computer knowledge, APQP, IATF 2015:16949, Problem solving techniques. Must understand Continuous Improvement and Risk Management
  • Have a fundamental understanding of supplier relations and performance. Must understand the interrelationship of all departments from Engineering to tooling Maintenance, logistics, Human Resources, Health & Safety and Purchasing. Must possess and be fluent with Project Management skills. Must be skilled with training of personnel in all levels.
  • Ability to use efficiently computer programs (example) Microsoft Excel, Word, SPC software programs. Willing to sign up for training when a skillset need to be improved. Self-motivated to learn new skills. Must be self-motivated, proactive, engaged, task driven, highly organized individuals and have experience in various areas of a manufacturing facility. Be able to effectively facilitate workshops and training to plant level personnel. Be able to effectively communicate with customers, peers, and management and plant personnel equally effective (written and verbal). Excellent attendance and work performance.
  • Ability to understand, speak and write English. Ability to travel to customers and suppliers. Required to be proactive and suggest improvements to existing processes policies and systems. Required to support motivated manufacturing employees. Demonstrates creativity, initiative, and the ability to perform structured problem solving. Must be able to interpret blueprints, specifications or other related documents.
  • Team oriented work approach. Self-starter who is positive and professional. Ability to work in a fast paced and sometimes stressful environment. 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. Must demonstrate leadership ability and must have leadership experience. Perform other special project work as directed by the Management Team.                        

What we offer

At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help to develop industry-leading automotive technologies. We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects. Because we believe that your career path should be as unique as you are.

Site Benefits

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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