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Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Job Number:  52862
Group:  Magna Corporate
Division:  Mobility USA
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular


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

The Sr. Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for, but not limited to, applying standard engineering principles and analytical techniques to the design and development of the manufacturing processes to ensure continuous improvement efforts and cost reduction activities exceeding the expectations of Magna New Mobility, the customer, and Magna International Inc.  Also responsible for overseeing all activities related to supporting technical and manufacturing solutions; including engineering and design to achieve goals and objectives relating to research and development, organizational projects and services for continuous improvement and risk reduction. This role will provide guidance and mentorship to less experience engineers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure that all engineering departmental objectives and activities participated in at MNM are aligned to the Magna Employee Charter and Magna Corporate Constitution.
  • Responsible for coordination of major engineering projects as assigned and for the on-time and in budget completion of all deliverables for these projects.
  • Support the program manager as required to ensure a successful launch of assigned programs: Responsible for engineering solutions to the manufacturing process, synchronous manufacturing, continuous improvement techniques.
  • Oversee facility projects schedules and completion of these projects according to specific deadlines and project timelines. 
  • Provide engineering & maintenance expertise for projects progressing through the manufacturing process for plant layout, process improvement, part quality improvement, ergonomic improvement, and cost reductions.
  • Mentor and guide engineering team as required.
  • Evaluate product design proposals including PTR's and PTR walks to evaluate engineering change feasibility and participate in APQP & PDP events.
  • Develop and maintain accurate labor standards and line balancing as required.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • A university degree in engineering, technologist diploma in mechanical engineering or industrial engineering, or 10 + years engineering related experience in an automotive JIT, Tier 1 manufacturing environment, or equivalent combination of both.
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication skills. Working knowledge of continuous improvement processes/lean manufacturing concepts, methods and principles.
  • Demonstrated computer skills (i.e. Microsoft Office Applications:  Word, Excel, etc.).
  • Working knowledge of continuous improvement processes/lean manufacturing concepts, methods, and principles.
  • Good working knowledge of core tools and customer specific requirements or can learn these requirements within the specified time frame. 
  • Good understanding of time and motion studies is required, along with experience in understanding of capital and expense budgets; understanding of operational planning with strong project management skills to manage/co-ordinate extensive internal and external project resources.
  • Experience leading others is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of SPC and CAD preferred.

Additional Information

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.

o    May be required to sit and/or stand in excess of 6 hours.
o    May be required to lift, push and/or pull up to 40 pounds.
o    Able to conduct normal amount of work at a computer.
o    Average mobility to move around a manufacturing environment.
o    May require travel.

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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