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Product Engineer

Job Number:  25522
Group:  Magna Exteriors
Division:  Exterior Systems Engineering
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

TROY, US, 48083



Job Number: 25522 
Group: Magna Exteriors  
Division: Exterior Systems Engineering 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: TROY 


Group Description

The Magna Exteriors portfolio of products includes access systems such as liftgates, exterior trim, modular systems, front-end modules including fascia, active aerodynamic systems and other lightweight structural components for automotive, commercial truck and other industrial markets.

Recognized globally as an innovator in all aspects of vehicle exteriors, Magna provides everything needed, from materials development and design through manufacturing and assembly, to help automakers create sleek, state-of-the-art vehicles across the world.



Position Summary

The Product Engineer applies engineering principles and analytical techniques to the design and/or development of product concepts, components, or assemblies. The Product Engineer will be responsible for process, material and product development targeted toward development and launch of new product programs for Magna Exteriors.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

•    Support program management in product and process development including prototype tooling and builds.

•    Create & execute goals, timing and cost for project(s). 

•    Communicate/coordinate projects between program management, engineering, customer representatives and corporate representative.

•    Assist in material procurement and support for prototype build operations in coordination with divisional resources.

•    Identifies design work and creates design specifications for a variety of complex product components to obtain operational, cost, quality, and/or manufacturing feasibility improvements.

•    Analyzes complex design problems and formulates engineering conclusions by the application of engineering and/or mathematical principles.

•    Consults with personnel in various engineering activities relative to the design, drafting, and experimental construction of product components.

•    Provides technical support and follow-up on Design/Product Validation activities.

•    Travel as necessary to support Division and OEM launch activities or part development.

•    Provides engineering direction and support to design personnel.

•    Responsible for implementation of Customer Specific Requirement per OEM as required.  Refer to Quality per QSR handbook on the E&I web.

•    Create and maintain DFMEA, DVP, Open Issue Lists and Timelines as required.

•    Support requests of program management as needed.

Other Job Elements

•    Represent our company professionally, and with a high level of integrity and enthusiasm.

•    Develop customer relationships that support our ability to be successful.

•    Effectively network and communicate to utilize resources within the company.

•    Effective Communication with Employees, Managers, Divisions and Customers.

•   Other job duties as required and/or 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.


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.


Education/Special Knowledge/Skills – BS degree in related field, or equivalent job experience preferred.


Experience – 1 to 3 years of diversified engineering experience preferred. 


Physical Demands/Work Environment - 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 travel. 


08--Engineering F--Permanent/Regular 

Nearest Major Market: Troy
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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