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Lead Product Engineer

Job Number:  45856
Group:  Magna Corporate
Division:  Mobility USA
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 45856 
Group: Magna Corporate  
Division: Mobility USA 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: TROY 


Group Description 

At Magna, we create technology that disrupts the industry and solves big problems for consumers, our customers, and the world around us. We’re the only mobility technology company and supplier with complete expertise across the entire vehicle.


We are committed to quality and continuous improvement because our products impact millions of people every day. But we’re more than what we make. We are a group of entrepreneurial-minded people whose collective expertise gives us a competitive advantage. World Class Manufacturing is a journey and it’s our talented people who lead us on this journey.


Role Summary

Magna New Mobility in Troy, MI is seeking a talented, visionary and self-motivated Engineer to be a part and help to create the Magna New Mobility Group to create new mobility solutions through the use of advanced technologies.  The Lead Product Engineer position involves engineering, releasing, and evaluating new automotive and mobility products and technologies. Individual will be responsible to work within a multi-disciplined engineering team. Work closely with the internal groups, suppliers and other departments as necessary to ensure project completion and most importantly meet the program expectations. Recent experience in a full vehicle program involving integration and packaging is a plus.  This position will play a key part in the New Mobility Group and be a part of a tightly knit development team. This team works directly with the Executive Vice-President of Magna New Mobility.

Key Responsibilities

  • Research and analyze data such as customer specifications and requirements to determine feasibility of design or application.
  • Design products or systems such as body structures, closures and other automotive systems.
  • Work with CAD Designers to develop product designs.
  • Communicate design concept with Structural Engineers and evaluate results of analysis.
  • Ensure Bill of Material (BOM) is up to date and evaluate and approve design changes, specifications, and drawing releases.
  • Perform failure mode effect analysis (DFMEA's), design for assembly (DFA), and manufacturing (DFM), geometric dimensioning & tolerance (GD&T) to component and systems.
  • Support the development of innovative components and modules from the initial concept phase through the complete development process including design engineering, validation, prototyping, testing, and evaluation of the proposed production capable process.
  • Contribute to team effort by providing innovative ideas for products and processes.
  • Part proposal drawing: starting from rough design concepts up to detail/final drawings, responsible for all drawing information including: tolerance/fits, dimensional specifications and surface finishes
  • Analyze engineering results and propose product changes to determine feasibility, improvement of components and systems and functional/performance specifications
  • Maintain project schedule by monitoring project progress, co-coordinate activities, calculating time requirements, sequencing project elements and resolving problems to ensure products and systems conform to engineering design and customer specifications.
  • Specify requests and coordinate all sub-contracted work (i.e. FEAs, Product Validation and Testing, Prototype parts manufacturing, CAD drawing file conversion) and assures timely completion.
  • Attend meetings with customers, with respect to design reviews.
  • Confer with other Project Engineers to clarify or resolve problems and develop designs
  • Provide engineering support to other departments within the company as directed by the department leader
  • Prepare project progress reports
  • Perform other duties as required

Key Qualifications/Requirements



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.
  • 12+ years of experience as a Product Engineer.
  • Experience with developing and releasing automotive products for prototype builds and serial production.
  • Experience working with suppliers in coordinating build activities.



  • Strong in fundamental engineering and analytical methods.
  • Knowledge of Design for Manufacturing and Failure Mode Effect Analysis (DFMEA/PFMEA)
  • Knowledge of manufacturing process and assembly methods
  • Knowledge of various materials used in automotive products
  • Understanding of design inputs and outputs for CAE, particularly FEA/CFD.  Modeling skills desired
  • CAD modeling skills and/or proficiency in model inspecting (CATIA, UG, SolidWorks, etc.)
  • Technical ability and creativity to initiate, direct and control specific projects
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)

Additional Information

  • Normal amount of sitting or standing, average mobility to move around an office environment, able to conduct normal amount of work at a computer.  Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe 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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