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Senior Engineer - Dimensional

Job Number:  57849
Group:  Magna Steyr
Division:  Magna Steyr USA Inc.
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Troy, MICHIGAN, US, 48083

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About us

We see a future where everyone can live and move without limitations. That’s why we are developing technologies, systems and concepts that make vehicles safer and cleaner, while serving our communities, the planet and, above all, people.


Forward. For all.


Group Summary

As an engineering and manufacturing partner, Magna’s Complete Vehicle group helps traditional OEMs and new entrants to bring their automotive visions to life. At Magna, you will work in an innovative, international and dynamic team, always pursuing the goal of delivering high-quality products. We work in a diverse environment with global development opportunities. Together with our employees we constantly strive to create a better world of mobility. 


About the Role

Magna Steyr is looking for a talented team member with experience in dimensional variation simulation as it relates to overall vehicle design. This would be a passionate individual interested in being involved in developing the next level industry standard for vehicle architecture and production solutions. The position will be responsible to support the Senior Engineering lead positions within the Magna Steyr North American vehicle engineering activity with a focus on overseeing and coordinating dimensional variation as it relates to proposed vehicle assembly requirements. This position will be responsible to oversee and define dimensional characteristics for system, sub-system, and component level designs and ensure best practices for each are followed throughout the many phases of product development (ie: concept, production design and engineering, product release, manufacturing, and assembly, etc). 

Your Responsibilities

Technical Responsibility
Contribute to the Global Technical Area (GTA) strategy and growth by supporting the Lead Engineering roles and the whole engineering team in areas such as:
•    Lead the engineering team in defining best practices for minimizing build variation through all aspects of the vehicle assembly process
•    Provide expertise and proactively contribute to system, sub-system, and component GD&T development & definition 
•    Directly access program CAD based information from team center to evaluate product designs for expected tolerancing schemes and their impact on the resulting completed assembly 
•    Participate in team design reviews to ensure consistency among cross functional teams with respect to tolerancing schemes and product assembly approach
•    As required maintain and distribute running open issues matrix summarizing status of all items including responsible parties for resolution of each issue
•    Provide regular reports to program management summarizing key concerns and demonstrating quantitative progress towards problem resolution metrics
•    Support and contribute to knowledge base of internal and external best practices
•    Stay current with industry standards and practices and identify potential areas of continuous Improvement to the team and group leads
•    Maintain regular and consistent attendance 

Who we are looking for

Project Planning, Target Achievement, Monitoring & Reporting
Employ knowledge and technical experience to support the engineering development of one or more subsystems
•    Support the project team(s) engineering in achieving project objectives, performance and cost requirements, and timing milestones
•    Assist and lead, when assigned, with external support services and resources involved with the project engineering development
•    Support work development packages assigned to third parties
•    Support the project senior engineering personnel in meeting program deliverables including, but not limited to, product definition, component design and release, validation, supplier support, launch support, etc.

Project Related Interface 
Support and promote project and operations collaboration 
·    Participate in global development touchpoint and milestone meetings 
·    Collaborate with Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (AME) to assure production feasibility
·    Collaborate with the design studio to assure product appearance harmony
·    Collaborate with all cross functions to make complex decisions
·    Collaborate with the other project GTAs

Employee Related Tasks
Ensure cooperation with all areas within the engineering and request the required frame conditions
·    Ensure cooperation with project management
·    Ensure cooperation with all other groups within the area
·    Secure knowledge of development tools within the group
·    Maintain training level according to the training plan and required skills
·    Cooperation with all Magna Steyr locations
·    Escalation problems at the earliest time with the appropriate team members

Your preferred qualifications

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.
•    Must have a positive “can do” attitude
•    Must be flexible and able to course correct paths according to priority alignment
•    Should be team oriented with a focus on striving for the best solutions for the group as a whole
•    5 to 10 years’ relevant experience in variation analysis as it relates to full vehicle architecture and vehicle assembly
•    Education – Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Mathematics (with an emphasis on Statistics) or equivalent (Master’s Degree Preferred)
•    High level proficiency in CAD based applications (CATIA preferred)
•    Expert level of competency with VSA software (ie: Tecnomatix, DCS)
•    Proficient computer knowledge and skills, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)
•    Professional communication skills (written and verbal) 
•    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 local, domestic, and international travel – less than 15% domestic + international

What we offer

At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help to develop industry-leading automotive technologies. We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects. Because we believe that your career path should be as unique as you are.

Site Benefits

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

Nearest Major Market: Troy
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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