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Sr. Product Engineer (R&D)

Job Number:  45476
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Vehma International of America
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 45476 
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 design, development and release of automotive components and/ or systems. Plans and designs structural products and systems, and directs and coordinates activities involved in fabrication, operation, application, installation, and repair of structural products and systems.

Key Responsibilities

  • Drive continuous improvement and support optimization of processes and sub-processes.

  • Participate in VA/VE activity

  • Ensure projects are being led according to milestones, including, but not limited to, communication and representation, project timing, efficient use of available resources, and escalation of technical project status as necessary
  • Research and analyze customer design proposals, specifications, and manuals along with division manufacturing process and product quality requirements to determine feasibility of design or application

  • Discuss and negotiate technical performance items with divisions and external customers

  • Conduct product benchmarking and research studies and analyze data to develop new designs or concepts for automotive components and systems

  • Direct testing activities for components and equipment under designated conditions to ensure operational performance meets project specifications with proven reliability

  • Coordinate fabrication and installation activities to ensure products and systems conform to engineering design and customer specifications.

  • Provide design direction to the CAD Designers and assist them in altering or modifying the design to obtain specified functional and operational performance.

  • Communicate design concepts with the CAE Engineers and evaluate structural analysis results.

  • Evaluate and approve design changes, specifications, and release of drawings.

  • Maintain all customer documents within the PLM systems.

  • Perform failure mode effect analysis (DFMEA), design for assembly (DFA) and manufacturing (DFM), and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) on components and systems.

  • Understand and actively perform the engineering change management process, including technical and commercial alignment with internal and external customers.

  • 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: Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field of study

Education - Preferred: Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field of study

Years of Experience: Minimum three to five (3-5) years of related experience required; five to seven (5-7) years of related experience preferred

Other Skills/Experience - Required:

  • Product development and innovation skills including PLM, GD&T, VA/VE, and FMEA
  • Experience in Battery Trays & EV BIW design development
  • Knowledge in battery cell chemistry, thermal management, and EMC
  • Knowledge of sheet metal (steel and aluminum) components
  • Capable of handling projects from inception to completion with respect to timing, concept, feasibility, design, construction, try-out, launch, and logistics

Other Skills/Experience - Preferred:  

  • Knowledge of laboratory mechanical testing (tensile, hardness, metallurgy)
  • Familiar with automotive quality requirements (APQP, PPAP, PFMEA, Control Plans, SPC)
  • Process and manufacturing knowledge covering forming, joining, and quality
  • Knowledge of Quality Management System (QMS) requirements

Additional Information

  • This position is signing bonus eligible

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Nearest Major Market: Troy
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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