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Mechanical Test Engineer

Job Number:  21721
Group:  Magna Powertrain
Division:  E-Drive NA
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Troy, MI, US, 48098-2863




Job Number: 21721 
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


The Mechanical Test Engineer is responsible for the planning and execution of the mechanical durability and functional DVP&R process of new customer and/or internal product developments for electric drive systems (electric motor with gearbox and high traction inverter). The Engineer works closely with the internal cross functional engineering team, and OEM Engineering. The Engineer will be responsible for deriving the Mechanical Durability and Functional test items from the architectural Statement of Work, and related System Component Requirements, link said test items in the Requirements Management Tool, and update them as they are executed.

Key Responsibilities


  • Develop Mechanical Durability and Functional DVPs for new products and product changes to validate product application requirements.  
  • Develop test schedules for Mechanical Durability and Functional DVPs in conjunction with the Test Bench Services group.
  • Provide supporting information to Powertrain Test Manager and Engineering Project Manager to enable proper quotation of established DVPs.
  • Execute Mechanical Durability and Functional DVPs utilizing resources from supporting internal engineering groups such as Durability/Reliability, Test Bench Services, Noise/Vibration/Harshness, Vehicle Verification, and Software & HiL Test.
  • Provide written and verbal communication of testing status and results to internal and external customers. Escalates issues/delays to project development and project management team.
  • Develop and improve testing standards and guidelines.
  • Write and review test procedures and test reports.
  • Keep abreast of new technology trends, resource trends and market demand for new products/projects
  • Review and understand key customer requirements as they relate to key product attributes, durability, and reliability.
  • Manage multiple ongoing projects, keeping track of daily progress.

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


  • Systems Engineering, eDS
  • Systems Engineering, DS
  • Building Block Engineering
  • Project Management, eDS
  • Project Management, DS
  • OEM Engineering Team

Requirements and Qualifications


  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering required, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, or similar.
  • Minimum of 5 - 7 years related work experience.  Experience in testing powertrain systems required. High voltage system experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience with DVP&R process, DFMEA process, test procedure development, and report writing required.
  • Strong product development, planning, and analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as teamwork skills.

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.

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