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Advanced Manufacturing Engineer, Electrification DS NA

Job Number:  46323
Group:  Magna Powertrain
Division:  E-Drive NA
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 46323 
Group: Magna Powertrain  
Division: E-Drive NA 
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


We are looking for talented team members to be a part of a dynamic team looking to push boundaries, innovate, and are passionate about being a part of the transformation from traditional powertrains to eMobility.


The Advanced Manufacturing Engineer (AME) for Electrification Driveline Systems (DS) NA will lead and take ownership of process planning for electrification products with a strong focus on predetermined cost targets. Provide consideration of new innovative manufacturing technologies, as well as, best use of installed equipment at Magna Powertrain plants. Support Sales, Program Management and Finance during price buildup and the negotiation process.

Key Responsibilities


  • Lead new quotation activities by providing detailed Cost Estimates to include: process flows, capital investments, plant layout, tooling, work holding, gaging, perishable tooling, cycle times, planning and launch costs.
  • Work with the manufacturing sites to establish, select, procure and install equipment to support the launch of new electrification programs.
  • Provide process engineering leadership, expertise and support for all electrification processes: components and assemblies.
  • Lead the planning phase for electrification programs and hand over to the manufacturing site for the program launch phase. Consider the required deliverables according to the global program management system and APQP requirements. 
  • Ensure the consideration of internal process standards and lessons learned, make sure that experiences and lessons learned are communicated back to the organization. 
  • Develop, refine, and lead manufacturing processes in all manufacturing locations, including plant layout concepts, supply base, logistics, process flows, and workforce utilization to attain maximum efficiency of installed capacity.
  • Lead Design-to-Cost, evaluate product specifications of components and assemblies in close coordination with Product Engineering and Purchasing.
  • Consider latest manufacturing technologies and flexible manufacturing concepts during layouts using lean manufacturing techniques.
  • Ensure alignment with the AME Electrification DS EU and AME DS NA organization for traditional products. 
  • Develop master timing charts for manufacturing milestones.
  • Maintain broad knowledge of product design, manufacture and assembly techniques.
  • Evaluate and improve manufacturing methods for maximum efficiency.
  • Communicate with vendors to understand and determine product specifications.
  • Develop standard procedures to improve manufacture processes and to reduce overall cost.

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


  • Magna Powertrain Manufacturing Facilities
  • Manga Powertrain Program Managers
  • Magna Powertrain Sales
  • Magna Powertrain Purchasing
  • Magna Powertrain Finance
  • Magna Powertrain Suppliers

Requirements and Qualifications


  • B.S. in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering required.
  • Minimum 8-10 years of work experience in processing automotive powertrain components and assemblies.
  • Experience leading teams preferred.
  • Intercultural communication skills and willingness to collaborate across regions. 
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Computer skills to include Microsoft Office and AutoCAD.
  • Strong knowledge of state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies for powertrain products.  Knowledge of electric drivetrain systems strongly preferred.
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing Techniques.
  • Hands-on manufacturing floor experience coupled with exposure to suppliers.
  • Automotive experience strongly desired.

Work Environment


30%  travel required. 
Office Environment: 70%
Plant Environment: 30%


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.


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: Troy
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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