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Advanced Manufacturing Engineer

Job Number:  19542
Group:  Magna Powertrain
Division:  EC Troy
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Troy, MI, US, 48098-2863




Job Number: 19542 
Group: Magna Powertrain  
Division: EC Troy 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: Troy 

Group Introduction


Transforming mobility. Making automotive technology that is smarter, cleaner, safer and lighter. That’s what we’re passionate about at Magna Powertrain, and we do it by creating world-class powertrain systems. We are a premier supplier for the global automotive industry with full capabilities in design, development, testing and manufacturing of complex powertrain systems. Our name stands for quality, environmental consciousness, and safety. Innovation is what drives us and we drive innovation. Dream big and create the future of mobility at Magna Powertrain.


Mission of the Position


The Advanced Manufacturing Engineer (AME) for Driveline Systems (DS) NA will lead and take ownership of process planning of powertrain products with a strong focus on cost targets.  The AME considers new and innovative manufacturing technologies, as well as, best use of installed equipment at the production site. The AME works to develop and implement manufacturing strategies by utilizing product design knowledge, materials, tooling and equipment capabilities, assembly methods, quality control standards and product safety requirements. Creates plans that optimize work force utilization, space requirements, workflow, and product traceability. The AME uses product and customer requirements to create specifications for tooling and equipment.  The AME works with vendors to procure, setup and implement into the manufacturing facility along with the Manufacturing Engineers (ME) of the production site.

Key Responsibilities


  • Lead new quotation activities by providing detailed Cost Estimates to include process flows, capital investments, plant layout, tooling, work holding, gaging, perishable tooling, cycle times, planning and launch costs along with developing master timing charts for achieving manufacturing milestones
  • Lead Design to Cost, evaluate product specifications of components and assemblies in close coordination with Product Engineering and Purchasing
  • Drive the development and improvements of standard manufacturing cells, processes and concepts for assembly system including Logistics and Quality
  • Develop the Production Concept during the Quotation and Serial Development Phase:
    • Definition of production site, production technologies (new or innovative), equipment, and “Make or Buy” concept 
    • Manufacturing and Assembly concept (equipment, clamping and tooling concepts, measuring concept, level of automation) and operational quality
    • Production infrastructure, equipment, and floor layout concept
    • Execution plan for all Process Engineering Work Packages (Manpower, Resources, Cost and Timing)                                            
  • Develop the Production Process during the Quotation and Serial Development Phase including:
    • Required process flows for In-House Components and Assembly
    • Development and verification of new or innovative technologies
    • Required process and control plans for Off Tool and Off Tool\Off Process
    • Required process instructions for In-House Components and Assembly
  • Develop the Production Equipment during the Quotation and Serial Development Phase including:
    • Required equipment for manufacturing of Purchased Finished or In-House Components 
    • Required equipment for Assembly of products
    • Required equipment for Automation and handling or transfer 
    • Required equipment for Quality Control activities on shop floor
  • Develop the Production Tooling and Gages during the Quotation and Serial Development Phase:
    • Apply customer Billable Tooling guideline
    • Reuse of existing Tooling and Gaging located at production site
    • Required Tooling for manufacturing of Purchased Finished or In-House Components 
    • Required Tooling for Assembly of products
    • Required Gages for Quality Control on shop floor (standard or specific gages, measurements devices or systems and testing equipment for Assembly and In-House Components) and for Incoming Inspection
  • Develop the Production Infrastructure and Layout during the Quotation and Serial Development Phase including:
    • Existing site infrastructure and layout
    • Detailed shop floor layout including material flow, production equipment and assembly lines
    • Required existing and new infrastructure (including expansion of buildings, floor, electricity, and air supply) and specifications, cost, timing, and potential suppliers
  • Conduct the FMEA Process during the Serial Development Phase including:
    • Product design including special characteristics
    • FMEA product
    • Process Flow Charts
    • Lessons Learned
    • Definition of failure modes on working step level according to process flows of Manufacturing, Assembly (including rework), and linked logistics material and purchasing handling)
  • Provide Manufacturing Engineering leadership, expertise and support while maintaining a broad knowledge of product design, manufacturing, and assembly processes
    Support Business Planning activities

Magna Standards


  • Practice and maintain integrity while following Magna’s Charter and Constitution.
  • Follow Magna’s Code of Conduct and Ethics and related compliance policies.
  • Supports and adheres to policies, procedures, and operational guidelines related to established quality management system (IATF) .
  • Drive the development of new technologies to improve quality, efficiency and reduce cost.
  • Comply with safety policies and procedures to ensure duties of self are performed in a safe manner.
  • Health & Safety responsibilities:
    • Understand applicable Environmental, Health & Safety policies and procedures in the workplace.
    • Report unsafe conditions immediately.
    • Report injuries, accidents, illnesses, near misses, property damage immediately.
    • Follow safety rules.
    • Comply with requirements for the use or operation of machines or equipment.
    • Comply with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements.
  • Create a positive work environment by demonstrating and sharing functional/technical knowledge.
  • Develop and maintain a responsive and cooperative working relationship with internal and external customers.
  • Treat everyone with dignity, trust and respect.
  • Complete additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.


The above is intended to describe the general content of and the requirements for the performance of this position.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

Customer and Business Interfaces


  • Support of Sales, Product and Program Management,and Finance 
  • Support of Project and Program Managers, Product Engineering, Advanced and Supplier Quality, Purchasing, Change Management along with Production Site (Launch Managers, Manufacturing  and Process Engineers)
  • Production Component and Equipment Suppliers

Requirements and Qualifications


  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering strongly preferred
  • Minimum 8 years of experience required in Automotive Manufacturing or equivalent
  • Experience in Electrification Powertrain Products a plus
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing Techniques
  • Working knowledge of DFM, DFA, PFMEA (APIS), QS / ISO / TS / IATF, GD&T, APQP and PPAP
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor 3D CAD is a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Microsoft Project and Minitab is a plus
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills, Spanish is a plus
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills (8D, Shainin or Six Sigma training a plus)
  • Self-motivated, team player with the ability to lead a team

Work Environment


Office Environment: 80%
The employee must be able to tolerate sitting for extended periods of time.  
It requires (Near/Far/Depth/Color) vision in order to be able to tolerate the eye strain associated with working on a computer throughout the work day.
Must be able to tolerate the use of a keyboard and mouse on average of 6 hours per work day.


Plant Environment \ Ability to Travel: 20%
While working in the Plant environment, the employee will be exposed to machinery, moving equipment and material, moderate noise, airborne particles, fumes, and various levels of temperature created by the manufacturing process.
Flexible with the ability to travel globally 

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