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Engineer - Exteriors

Job Number:  65269
Group:  Magna Steyr
Division:  Magna Steyr USA Inc.
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Troy, MICHIGAN, US, 48083

Work Style: 

About us

We see a future where everyone can live and move without limitations. That’s why we are developing technologies, systems and concepts that make vehicles safer and cleaner, while serving our communities, the planet and, above all, people.


Forward. For all.


Group Summary

As an engineering and manufacturing partner, Magna’s Complete Vehicle group helps traditional OEMs and new entrants to bring their automotive visions to life. At Magna, you will work in an innovative, international and dynamic team, always pursuing the goal of delivering high-quality products. We work in a diverse environment with global development opportunities. Together with our employees we constantly strive to create a better world of mobility. 


About the Role

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.  

Your 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

Who we are looking for

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 systems
•    Be responsible for the release of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), simulations and studies into internal or external systems
•    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
Employee Related Tasks
Ensure cooperation with all areas within the engineering groups
•    Support cooperation with project management
•    Secure knowledge of development tools within the group
•    Cooperation with all Magna Steyr locations
•    Escalate problems at the earliest time with the appropriate team members 

Your preferred qualifications

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 – 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
•    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) 
•    Normal amount of sitting or standing, average mobility to move around an office environment, able to conduct normal amount of work at a computer
•    May require local, domestic, and international travel – less than 20% domestic + international

What we offer

At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help to develop industry-leading automotive technologies. We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects. Because we believe that your career path should be as unique as you are.

Site Benefits

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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