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Engineer - Brakes

Job Number:  61697
Group:  Magna Corporate
Division:  Mobility USA
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Troy, MICHIGAN, US, 48083

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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 Magna New Mobility team is seeking a talented & nimble engineer to join our chassis (brakes, steering, suspension) team to solve challenging problems towards advancing mobility for everyone and everything. This engineer will focus on the brake system as a whole. An ideal candidate should be able to work in a fast-paced environment and comfortable working with ambiguity to develop innovative solutions solving problems related to people and goods mobility. You will be responsible for developing concepts, prototyping, validation and launching them into production. We encourage all individuals who give nothing less than their best to apply, we’d love to hear from you.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop creative engineering solutions to solve complex problems.
  • Create specifications and requirements to meet functional objectives.
  • Work with engineering tools to develop prototype and/or production intent solutions.
  • Design and develop brake systems for automotive applications, including brakes, calipers, master cylinders, rotors, and related components.
  • Evaluate technologies and product designs with compliance to scientific principles, engineering principles, company standards and customer requirements.
  • Calculate motion ratio, pressure ratio, and forces as they relate to mechanical linkages and hydraulic systems.
  • Create, input and track system and component level requirements.
  • Conduct product benchmarking and research studies to help develop new designs for steering and braking systems.
  • Design and develop brake systems for automotive applications, including brakes, calipers, master cylinders, rotors, and related components.
  • Analyze engineering results and proposed product changes to determine feasibility, and improvement of functional performance.
  • Support manufacturing teams during the production launch of brake systems, addressing any design or manufacturing issues that arise.
  • Coordinate and participate in prototype builds, testing, and validation processes to ensure brake system functionality and performance.
  • Direct testing activities for components and equipment under designated conditions to ensure operational performance meets specifications.

Key Qualifications/Requirements


  • Degree in an Engineering or related field
  • Comprehensive understanding about automotive technology
  • Good understanding of basic engineering principles including FEA, GD&T etc.


  • 3+ years of recent, in-depth, hands-on experience in a relevant field in the automotive industry


  • Strong spoken and written English language skills, additional languages skills desired
  • Ability to work in global team-based environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office incl. high level skills on PowerPoint and Excel
  • Excellent professional communication skills (written and verbal) and good presence
  • Demonstrated technical ability and creativity to initiate, direct, and control specific projects.
  • Basic understanding of fluid dynamics, heat transfer, and their importance in automotive systems
  • Knowledge of laboratory mechanical testing (tensile, hardness, metallurgy)
  • Coordinate fabrication and installation activities to ensure products and systems conform to engineering design and customer specifications.
  • Provide design direction to CAD Designers and assist them in altering or modifying designs to meet objectives
  • Communicate design concepts with CAE Engineers and evaluate structural analysis results.

Additional Information

  • Normal amount of sitting or standing, average mobility to move around an office environment, able to conduct normal amount of work at a computer. Local and/or international travel may be required.

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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