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Dimensional Engineer

Job Number:  46281
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Vehma International of America
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 46281 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Vehma International of America 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: TROY 


Group Description

Cosma 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.


Role Summary

Responsible for the development and monitoring dimensional strategies, tolerance schemes and quality plans of various automotive systems and /or others. Plans and develops GD&T layouts, strategic dimensional slip plan documents, tolerance stack ups, VSA and quality plans that allows to balance design, manufacturing processes and engineering dimensional objectives insuring the manufacturability and quality objectives for the system and components can be achieved

Key Responsibilities

  • Identify and develop quality objective targets on key product sections and monitor quality goals within the dimensional objective documents.
  • Develop the strategic slip plane and dimensional strategy documents.
  • Perform tolerance analysis (2D stack-up studies) on new and existing designs and processes.
  • Perform 3D (VSA model) tolerance analysis on designs and processes.
  • Maintain dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) to component and assembly drawings.
  • Datum coordination throughout assembly sequences in accordance with Cosma Engineering World Class Manufacturing requirements.
  • Review dimensional control capabilities of tools and dies, processes, and assembly sequences.
  • Assist in the fabrication and installation activities to ensure products and systems conform to the dimensional plan and customer provided quality objectives.
  • Support the development, evaluation, and approval of build sequence sheets and dimensional control plans for a system or component.
  • Support the development of part and assembly datums, tolerances, and measurement plans.
  • Research and analyze data such as VSA studies, specifications, and component tooling tolerances to determine feasibility of design or application.
  • Perform variation reduction and dimensional sensitivity studies.
  • Perform comparison studies of measured data versus objectives and GD&T specifications.
  • Provide input to engineering teams, manufacturing divisions, business development, and OEMs regarding dimensional management related topics.
  • Participate in continuous improvement and VA/VE activity.
  • Assist in applying design for assembly (DFA), design for manufacturing (DFM), and geometric dimensioning and tolerance (GD&T) to components and systems and identify potential concerns.
  • Support product design and engineering teams by providing input on problem resolution of new and existing product designs and creating design summaries and/or tech review documents.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.
  • Act with honesty and integrity, and make ethical business choices in accordance with Magna’s Compliance Policies and Procedures.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • Education Required - Associates Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field of study; OR Journeyman or Apprenticeship with equivalent combination of education or experience
  • Education Preferred -  Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field of study
  • Years of Experience - Minimum zero to three (0-3) years of related experience required
  • Exposure to manufacturing processes covering sheet metal forming and assembly
  • Experience in developing body and chassis components
  • Understanding of assembly fixture, gauges, and tooling design and processes to support CPMP related topics
  • Knowledge of VSA

Additional Information


  • This position is signing bonus eligible 

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Nearest Major Market: Troy
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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