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Engineer - Exteriors

Job Number:  58495
Group:  Magna Steyr
Division:  Magna Steyr USA Inc.
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Troy, MICHIGAN, US, 48083

Group Description

Over 120 years of experience in vehicle production and a broad range of services make Magna Steyr the worldwide leading brand-independent engineering and manufacturing partner for OEMs.

Our extensive range of services covers product groups Engineering Services - from systems and modules to complete vehicle engineering - and Complete Vehicle Manufacturing, where we offer World Class flexible solutions from niche to volume production. So far, Magna Steyr has produced more than 4 million vehicles - of 32 different models.

Magna Steyr is the ideal automotive contract manufacturer worldwide to produce vehicles with conventional, hybrid and electric powertrains – in some cases, all on the same production line. This further demonstrates the automotive supplier's experience in electrification and electromobility.


Role Summary

Magna Steyr is looking for talented and experienced team members in complete vehicle development who are determined and passionate about developing the next level industry standard for vehicle architectures and production solutions. In the exteriors discipline, the Engineer is responsible for supporting the Senior Engineer with the activities relating to the design and development of the vehicle exterior system. This position requires interfacing with OEM customers, other Magna Groups as well as suppliers.  

Key Responsibilities

Technical Responsibility
Support the Global Technical Area (GTA) core competencies
•    Develop Design Proposals for various Exterior product commodities 
•    Support and contribute to knowledge base of internal and external best practices
•    Lead benchmarking studies and contribute to the benchmark knowledge base
•    Propose and lead advanced development topics supporting the GTA
•    Propose continuous improvement opportunities to level up team skills, qualifications, tools and processes
•    Support designs with 6 Sigma design principles
•    Support complex problem solving with cross functional teams

Project Planning, Target Achievement, Monitoring & Reporting
Employ technical knowledge to support the engineering development of one or more subsystems
•    Support the project team(s) engineering in achieving project objectives, performance, and cost requirements, while maintaining timing milestones
•    Support work development packages assigned to third parties
•    Confirm OEM and Magna project performance targets and assure the targets are achievable
•    Understand project cost and timing constraints for design proposals
•    Support the Project Manager (PM) and change management process
•    Be responsible for the release of Computer Aided Design (CAD) data into internal and external sites
•    Be responsible for the release of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), simulations and studies into internal or external sites
•    Be responsible for designs capable of meeting the serial production tact, First Time Quality (FTQ) and ergo targets
•    Be responsible for designs meeting the project performance and cost targets 
•    Be responsible for designs meeting market region regulations, FMVSS, ECE, CNCA/GB, etc.
•    Confirm the Design Verification Plan and Report (DVP&R) comprehends all project targets and is complete
•    Confirm the project Design Failure Mode and Effects and Analysis (DFMEA) comprehends all product risks and product usage cases

Project Related Interface 
Support and Promote Project and Operations Collaboration 
•    Support Senior Engineer Collaboration with Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (AME) to assure production feasibility
•    Support Senior Engineer Collaboration with the design studio to insure styling harmony
•    Collaborate with all cross functions to make complex decisions
•    Collaborate with the other project and module groups

Key Qualifications/Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability and/or physical demands required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
•    Must have a positive “can do” attitude
•    Must be flexible and able to course correct paths according to priority alignment
•    Education– BSME 
•    Experience – 1- 5 Years Automotive Exteriors development
•    Experience in Complete Vehicle and Manufacturing Preferred
•    Strong communication skills written and verbal
•    Experience with global development programs a plus
•    Experience in design release and testing of components and assemblies
•    Experience with injection molding, TPO and GFPP
•    Experience with joining technologies

Additional Information

•    Proficient Computer knowledge and skills, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)
•    Computer knowledge and skills in CAD and CAE simulation preferred
•    Professional Communication skills (written and verbal) 

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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