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Project Manager, Mechanical Integration

Job Number:  32570
Group:  Magna Powertrain
Division:  EC Troy
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular





Job Number: 32570 
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


Responsible for the mechanical engineering project management of several varying driveline systems/products including, but not limited to AWD/4WD systems, Transfer Cases, Differentials, Couplings and Power Transfer Units (PTU’s). System integration of various mechatronic sub-systems. Translates project requirements into project objectives and tasks.  Manages activities concerned with Mechanical technical developments, scheduling, and resolving engineering design and test problems.


This job requires strong analytical and technical abilities and demonstrate fast, but carefully thought-out results.  Strong leadership and control of the work process from beginning to end is necessary.

Key Responsibilities


  • Lead cross-functional teams through a series of key milestones on multiple projects.
  • Develop a resource plan, with buy-in from multiple engineering disciplines and align appropriate talent to support activities required to successfully complete the project.
  • Responsible for tracking and managing all project changes, developing project presentations, advising management of project status, and managing and reporting all project costs.
  • Coordinate the efforts of the functional departments to ensure that the projects are managed in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate and lead engineering quotation activities from inception to approval. 
  • Working directly with customers and internal teams to determine project timelines as well as any potential delays and initiate plans for alternative actions
  • Work with the customer to understand timing goals, define customer requirements, and manage tasks to achieve customer deliverables/specifications.
  • Drive the development of new technologies to improve quality, efficiency and reduce cost.

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


  • Engineering Functional Managers
  • Program Management
  • Mechanical Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Test Engineering
  • Component Engineering

Requirements and Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s Degree required (3-5 additional years of related technical experience in addition to experience referenced above). Technical / Engineering Degree is preferred. 
  • Strong product planning, development, and analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as teamwork skills.
  • Minimum 5 years related work experience within Engineering.  Experience in powertrain systems preferred. 
  • 3+ years of driveline Project Management and/or product related experience is preferred.

Work Environment


Office environment; 20% 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.





08--Engineering  F--Permanent/Regular 


Nearest Major Market: Troy
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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