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Functional Safety Engineer (Engineer II)

Job Number:  9433
Group:  Magna Powertrain
Division:  EC Troy
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Troy, MI, US, 48098-2863




Job Number: 9433 
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 Functional Safety Engineer is responsible for supporting the development team in the creation of a product which fulfils functional safety requirements. Working from industry, internal and customer specifications, the engineer not only performs, but it responsible for guiding engineering activities as it pertains to functional safety. The engineer will independently plan the safety activities of a project, carry out work assignments and serve as the technical authority regarding functional safety. These activities shall begin during the concept phase of a project and extend through the serial development phase to the end of production.


As an Intermediate level engineer, the engineer will work independently with limited supervision to evaluate, select, and apply standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria using knowledge and judgement to make adaptations and modifications.

Key Responsibilities:


•    Support the establishment of a safety culture at Magna Powertrain and help integrate the safety processes into the Engineering Process Landscape.
•    Create safety plans in order to plan and track safety activities within projects.
•    Work with project teams to provide information about the progress of work products and special tasks.
•    Ensure compliance with the relevant safety standards.
•    Plan and perform and/or support safety audits and safety assessments.
•    Moderate and create an internal preliminary hazard analysis and risk assessment.
•    Support product concept development (Item Definition, HARA, functional safety concept), aligning safety requirements between OEM and suppliers.
•    Support the safety development on the system, Hardware and Software level (develop safety requirements, support related departments).
•    Lead and/or support analyses on the system, Hardware and Software level.
•    Support production planning and continuous development of safety related products. 
•       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:
o    Understand applicable Environmental, Health & Safety policies and procedures in the workplace.
o    Report unsafe conditions immediately.
o    Report injuries, accidents, illnesses, near misses, property damage immediately.
o    Follow safety rules.
o    Comply with requirements for the use or operation of machines or equipment.
o    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:


•    Software Engineering
•    Electrical Hardware Engineering
•    Mechatronic Systems Engineering
•    Software & HIL Test Engineering
•    Project Management

Requirements and Qualifications:


•    Bachelors of Science in Engineering required
•    3 – 5 years of experience in automotive industry planning functional safety activities for project teams, guiding the functional safety requirements of a project from concept through serial production required.
•    Knowledge of the ISO 26262 and the IEC 61508 standards required.
•    Knowledge of Software and Hardware development processes required.
•    Skills for understanding and analysis of complex mechatronic systems strongly preferred.
•    PTC RM / SI skills strongly preferred.
•    Medini Analyze skills strongly preferred.
•    Moderation and problem-solving techniques
•    Working knowledge in computer based software, strong organizational/communication skills, and ability to work with others in a team environment


Work Environment:


Up to 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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