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Functional Safety Engineer

Job Number:  21723
Group:  Magna Powertrain
Division:  E-Drive NA
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

TROY, US, 48083




Job Number: 21723 
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


We are looking for talented team members to be a part of a dynamic team looking to push boundaries, innovate, and are passionate about being a part of the transformation from traditional powertrains to eMobility.


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.

Key Responsibilities


  • Support development of safety and secure systems according to ISO26262 and ISO / SAE 21434.
  • Support the establishment of a safety culture at Magna Powertrain and help integrate the safety processes into the Engineering Process Landscape.
  • Create safety & security 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 and security standards.
  • Support functional safety audits and assessments.
  • Moderate and create an internal preliminary hazard analysis and risk assessment.
  • Support product concept development from a Functional Safety perspective (Item Definition, HARA, functional safety concept), aligning safety requirements between OEM and suppliers.
  • Analysis and evaluation of special customer-relevant security requirements.
  • Develop functional and technical safety concepts.
  • Develop cyber security concepts.
  • Support the safety development on the system, Hardware and Software level (develop safety requirements, support related departments).
  • Lead and/or support safety analyses on the system, Hardware and Software level.
  • Support production planning and continuous development of safety and security related products. 

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


  • Software & Inverter Engineering
  • eMotor Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Building Block Engineering 
  • Test Engineering
  • Project Management

Requirements and Qualifications


  • Bachelor 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.
  • Functional understanding of complex mechatronic systems.
  • Knowledge of the ISO 26262 and the IEC 61508 standards required.
  • Knowledge of cyber security (ISO / SAE 21434) is desirable.
  • Knowledge of Automotive SPICE (ISO 15504) is desirable.
  • 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


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.



Nearest Major Market: Troy
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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