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Advanced Manufacturing Engineer_Steel Structures/ Process Engineering

Job Number:  50452
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Cosma Assembly Technology
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular


Group Description


Cosma International 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.


Company Introduction

Cosma Assembly Technology helps its customers achieve world-class manufacturing by using the latest technologies to design and validate automotive assembly processes and concepts. CAT customers include some of the largest Magna production facilities around the globe.


In an increasingly global and competitive world of automotive manufacturing, engineers need to accurately model and predict manufacturing reality in advance of production start or implementation of changes in production / logistic systems.


Our business is engineering, but our greatest asset is the people who will drive the business forward. Our capabilities include 3D process design & simulation, 3D ergonomics analysis, fixture design, off-line programming, discrete event simulation, and the continuous improvement of existing assembly applications.

Role Summary

The successful candidate can successfully analyze product data, develop a competitive robust process, considering all tolerance requirements for the latest Automotive Industry materials.

Have a full understanding of the latest high strength materials, product manufacturing, heat treatment and joining technologies.

Key Responsibilities

  • Development and Preparation of system and manufacturing concepts.
    • Product manufacturability analysis and recommendations.
    • System layout development and optimization.
  • Support of GD&T / Tolerance stack-up analysis, development of Clamping Plans and P-FMEA documentation.
  • Support of process change management and quote development.
  • Support of continuous improvement efforts in:
    • Corporate Best Practices
    • Bench marking activities.
    • Lessons learned.
  • Support global launch activities as required.
  • Continuously adhere to and apply the Magna Employee’s Charter, the Magna Corporate Constitution, and the Cosma Way of Thinking in all aspects of position and interaction with others
  • Understands and follows established rules, procedures and policies relating to position
  • Ensure a safe working environment by observing safe work practices and by following all safety policies and procedures
  • Appreciate and maintain proper level of confidentiality
  • Other duties as may be assigned

Key Qualifications/Requirements


  • Post-Secondary education e.g. technical school, college, university, special studies or equivalent. Ie Trade with shopfloor experience in Automotive manufacturing.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.


Skills and Competencies


  • Chassis and Body-In-White Welding and Assembly fixture design experience.
  • Min. (5) years’ work experience in related industry. (Automotive preferred)
  • Advanced GD&T knowledge and interpretation skills.
  • Excellent English skills (fluent in spoken and written, presentation skills)
  • Proficiency in ACAD or similar and understanding of 3D CAD design.
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel globally and have valid travel documents.
  • Excellent leadership skills, self-motivated, team player.
  • Working knowledge of Aluminium joining technologies an asset.
  • Aluminium BIW (Body-in-white) assembly an asset.
  • Experience with Spin Fire, Vis View, MS Project an asset
  • Experience with 3D Process Software an asset.
  • German and Spanish or Mandarin Chinese Written & Spoken Language an asset

Physical Demands And Work Environment


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Must have satisfactory posture in order to be able to tolerate sitting for extended time periods.  Requires tolerance of seated posture up to (30 min.) continuously, for a total of up to (7 hr.) per (8 hr.).
  • Requires (Near/Far/Depth/Color) vision in order to be able to tolerate the eye strain associated with working on a computer throughout the work-day.
  • Must be able to repetitively utilize their forearms, wrists, and hands throughout the work-day.  Accordingly, must be able to tolerate the use of key-board, mouse, and/or space ball up to 75% of work-day (i.e. up to 6-8 hours per work-day.)
  • Travel is required.

Additional Information


  • Required to follow health, safety and environmental regulations specified in the Employee Handbook as well as any rules or standards otherwise specified by OSHA or MIOSHA or any other government regulations. 
  • Expected to exercise caution in all work activities and report any unsafe conditions, injuries, or near misses to the appropriate supervisor.

Accommodations for disabilities in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.

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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