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Advanced Engineering, eMotor Engineer

Job Number:  52830
Group:  Magna Powertrain
Division:  EC Troy
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 52830 
Group: Magna Powertrain  
Division: EC Troy 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: TROY 


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.


Mission of the Position


The Advanced Engineering eMotor Engineer will work in the advanced engineering e-motor group within pre-development. They evaluate new and innovative fields of technology and applies them to new applications in coordination with the Future Products and Serial Production Groups. The engineer will work closely with the global advanced engineering team, while staying connected and close to the North American product engineering organization. 


We are seeking intermediate to senior level candidates – level determined based on candidate experience and expertise in the required areas outlined below.


As an Intermediate level engineer, the engineer will work independently with limited supervision to evaluate, select, and apply standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria using knowledge and judgement to make adaptations and modifications. 


As a Senior Engineer, the engineer will independently perform a wide variety of complex/advanced engineering work to include planning, designing, and carrying out work assignments, often serving as a technical authority of the department with little to no supervision.  The engineer will mentor and guide less experienced team members. 

Key Responsibilities


  • Evaluation of the state of the art and new innovative technologies (including benchmarking) in the field of electric motor design with a focus on traction drives.
  • Close contact to other departments of the company as well as to cooperation partners in the field of industry and research.
  • Design, calculation, and simulation of electric motors for traction drives in motor vehicles.
  • Development or further development of the calculation and simulation tools (benchmarking, calibrations).
  • Identification, evaluation, and implementation of technical innovations.
  • Development of scalable tools and methods for designing the defined technologies.

Magna Standards


  • Practice and maintain integrity while following Magna’s Charter and Constitution.
  • Follow Magna’s Code of Conduct and Ethics and related compliance policies.
  • Supports and adheres to policies, procedures, and operational guidelines related to established quality management system (IATF 16949).
  • Drive the development of new technologies to improve quality, efficiency and reduce cost.
  • Comply with safety policies and procedures to ensure duties of self are performed in a safe manner.
  • Health & Safety responsibilities:
    •     Understand applicable Environmental, Health & Safety policies and procedures in the workplace.
    •     Report unsafe conditions immediately.
    •     Report injuries, accidents, illnesses, near misses, property damage immediately.
    •     Follow safety rules.
    •     Comply with requirements for the use or operation of machines or equipment.
    •     Comply with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements.
  • Create a positive work environment by demonstrating and sharing functional/technical knowledge.
  • Develop and maintain a responsive and cooperative working relationship with internal and external customers.
  • Treat everyone with dignity, trust and respect.
  • Complete additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.


The above is intended to describe the general content of and the requirements for the performance of this position.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

Customers and Business Interfaces


  • Systems Engineering
  • Test Engineering
  • eMotor Engineering
  • Power Electronics Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Product Management

Requirements and Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, physics, or mechatronics required, Master’s degree preferred.
  • 5 – 7 years of experience in eMotor design engineering (intermediate) required. 
  • 7-10 year of experience in eMotor design engineering (senior) required.
  • Experience/knowledge in designing and simulating electrical machines.
  • Know-how in the field of electrical drive technology.
  • Methodical way of working and focus on model-based development.
  • Experience in the field of technologies for e-machine production.
  • Experience in handling FE tools for electromagnetic design, preferably ANSYS RMxprt, ANSYS Maxwell 2D/3D, Motor-CAD, JMAG.
  • An understanding of the requirements of automotive technology and knowledge of the relevant standards are an advantage.
  • Interest in electrical machines and drive technology, as well as enthusiasm for eMobility.
  • Results oriented and independent way of thinking.

Work Environment


Office environment; minimal travel required. 


While working in this environment, the employee will be exposed to machinery, moving equipment and material, moderate noise, airborne particles, fumes and various levels of temperature created by manufacturing processes.





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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: Troy
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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