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CAD Engineer (component)

Job Number:  21722
Group:  Magna Powertrain
Division:  E-Drive NA
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Troy, MI, US, 48098-2863




Job Number: 21722 
Group: Magna Powertrain  
Division: E-Drive NA 
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 CAD Engineer is responsible for the design of new, and modification of existing powertrain and driveline components that meet customer, system, and internal requirements and specifications.  The CAD engineer will work with a cross-functional team to ensure that all requirements are met, documentation is complete, and procedures are followed correctly.

Key Responsibilities


  • Create 3D models and detailed 2D drawings, ensuring appropriate application of CAD methodology, GD&T standards, and process capable tolerancing techniques within company and customer standards.
  • Creation of component SOR documents where applicable
  • Follows change management and PLM procedures to ensure proper documentation of detailed design for prototype and production components.
  • Works with cross functional team to ensure design is robust, cost optimized, and meets customer, system, and internal requirements. 
  • Actively seeks to improve the quality and cost of our products, as well as efficiency of our processes and methods.
  • Develop and maintain a responsive and cooperative working relationship with internal and external customers.

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.

Customers and Business Interfaces


  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Systems Engineering, DS/eDS
  • Prototype Dept
  • Test Engineering
  • Supplier Engineering
  • OEM Engineering
  • CAE Engineering
  • Change management

Requirements and Qualifications


  • 3 – 5 years of related work experience in mechanical product design (3D CAD, 2D layouts, GD & T) required.
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering required, major in Mechanical Engineering preferred.
  • Automotive industry experience required.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge in 3D CAD, 2D drawings and GD&T for complex products required; experience with NX CAD Software is required.
  • Good understanding of typical manufacturing processes used in the production of powertrain components, especially casting and machining of housings.
  • High level of analytical ability understands of engineering theory and principles of design.
  • Working knowledge in computer based software, strong organizational/communication skills, and ability to work with others in a team environment.

Work Environment


Office environment; 10% travel required. 


While working in this environment, the employee will be exposed to machinery, moving equipment and material, moderate noise, airborne particles, fumes, and various levels of temperature created by manufacturing processes.

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