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Senior Engineer - Interiors

Job Number:  49353
Group:  Magna Steyr
Division:  Magna Steyr USA Inc.
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular


Group Description

Over 100 years of experience in vehicle production and a broad range of services make Magna Steyr the worldwide leading brand-independent engineering and manufacturing partner for OEMs.

Our extensive range of services covers product groups Engineering Services - from systems and modules to complete vehicle engineering - and Complete Vehicle Manufacturing, where we offer World Class flexible solutions from niche to volume production. So far, Magna Steyr has produced more than 3.5 million vehicles - of 29 different models.

Magna Steyr is the ideal automotive contract manufacturer worldwide to produce vehicles with conventional, hybrid and electric powertrains – in some cases, all on the same production line. This further demonstrates the automotive supplier's experience in electrification and electromobility.


Role Summary

Magna Steyr is looking for talented and experienced team members in complete vehicle development who are determined and passionate about developing the next level industry standard for vehicle architectures and production solutions.  In the Interiors discipline, the Senior Engineer is responsible to lead the engineering activities relating to the design and development of the vehicle Interior system. This position has a high level of responsibility and visibility and will interface with OEMs, Magna divisions, global module group teams and Tier 2 suppliers.

Key Responsibilities

Technical Responsibility
Contribute to the Global Technical Area (GTA) strategy and growth of the engineering team
•    Support Technical Area (TA) core competencies 
•    Support and contribute to knowledge base of internal and external best practices
•    Lead benchmarking studies and contribute to the benchmark knowledgebase
•    Propose and lead advanced development topics supporting the GTA
•    Propose continuous improvement opportunities to level up team skills, qualifications, tools and processes
•    Lead design proposals with set based engineering principles
•    Lead designs with 6 Sigma design principles
•    Support complex problem solving with cross functional teams

Project Planning, Target Achievement, Monitoring & Reporting
Employ technical expertise to lead the engineering development of one or more subsystems
•    Support the project team(s) engineering in achieving project objectives, performance and cost requirements, and timing milestones
•    Lead external support, services and resources supporting the project engineering development
•    Support work development packages assigned to third parties
•    Confirm OEM and Magna project performance targets and assure the targets are achievable
•    Confirm OEM and Magna project cost and timing targets and assure the targets are achievable
•    Support the Project Manager (PM) and contribute to the project resource planning, budget development, and status reporting 
•    Be responsible for the release of Computer Aided Design (CAD) data into internal and external sites
•    Be responsible for the release of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), simulations and studies into internal or external sites
•    Be responsible for designs capable of meeting the serial production tact, First Time Quality (FTQ) and ergo targets
•    Be responsible for designs meeting the project performance and cost targets 
•    Be responsible for designs meeting market region regulations, FMVSS, ECE, CNCA/GB, etc.
•    Confirm the Design Verification Plan and Report (DVP&R) comprehends all project targets and is complete
•    Confirm the project Design Failure Mode and Effects and Analysis (DFMEA) comprehends all product risks and product usage cases

Project Related Interface 
Support and Promote Project and Operations Collaboration 
•    Lead global development touchpoint and milestone meetings 

•    Collaborate with Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (AME) to assure production feasibility
•    Collaborate with the Design Studio to assure product appearance harmony
•    Collaborate with all cross functions to make complex decisions
•    Collaborate with the Global Technical Area Head (GTAH) to assure concurrent best practice sharing
•    Collaborate with the other project GTAs

Key Qualifications/Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability and/or physical demands required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
•    Must have a positive “can do” attitude
•    Must be flexible and able to course correct paths according to priority alignment

Additional Information

•    Education– BSME 
•    Experience - 10+years Interiors development
•    Experience in Complete Vehicle development and manufacture 
•    Experience supervising or managing technical personnel preferred
•    Excellent communication skills and experience working with global teams
•    Experience in launching a complete vehicle from initial concept through launch phases
•    Experience in design release and DVP&R testing of components and assemblies
•    Experience in thermoplastic, Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO), and Glass Filled Polypropylene (GFPP) molding
•    Experience in Instrument Panel, Door Trim Panel, and Center Console advanced development
•    Experience in welding thermoplastic materials, ultrasonic, laser, infrared, vibration, and multi-material
•    Experience in cut and sew trim components along with textile development
•    Experience in fastening, threaded fasteners, riveted fasteners, and clip retainers
•    Experience in mold in color (MIC) class “A” interior parts
•    Experience in RSS dimensional evaluation
•    Experience in development of SOR/SOW along with DVP&R testing specifications

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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