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Senior Engineer - Electrical Resident

Job Number:  64877
Group:  Magna Steyr
Division:  Magna Steyr USA Inc.
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Troy, MICHIGAN, US, 48083

Work Style: 

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 talented and experienced team members to join the Electrical and Electronics Engineering team. Looking for candidates who are determined and passionate about developing the next generation of technology. The Resident Engineer would be responsible for leading EE activities related to design, development, Integration, Testing & Validation activities for the EE systems. This position has high level of responsibility and visibility and will interface with OEMs, Magna divisions, global module group teams and Tier 2 suppliers.

Your Responsibilities

Technical Responsibility
Contribute to the Global Technical Area (GTA) strategy and growth of the engineering team
•    Responsible for supporting all E/E activities for multiple platforms from development to launch
•    Responsible for supporting all customer (OEM) activities onsite for Integration, testing & validation
•    Responsible for communications with OEM, suppliers, and coordinating with internal global teams
•    Support prototype builds, lead customer meetings, workshops with OEM, Suppliers, and third parties 
•    Support OEM to track issues during design, testing, Validation, & production phases and coordinate with internal team to ensure issues are getting resolved in a timely and priority manner
•    Support OEM to ensure product timing, release of SW/HW and quality targets are met
•    Support calibration, testing and validation activities with suppliers and OEM
•    Support vehicle instrumentation, data collection, activities with internal teams to support customers
•    Confirm customer deliverables are on schedule and meeting program timing (ex. DVP&R, DFMEA) 


Who we are looking for

Project Planning, Target Achievement, Monitoring & Reporting
•    Support the project team(s) engineering in achieving project objectives, performance and cost requirements, and timing milestones
•    Responsible for the release of Computer Aided Design (CAD) data into internal and external sites
•    Responsible for the release of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), simulations and studies into internal or external sites
•    Responsible for designing and meeting the serial production, First Time Quality (FTQ) and targets

Project Related Interface 
Support and Promote Project and Operations Collaboration 
•    Lead global development touchpoint and milestone meetings 
•    Collaborate with Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (AME) and other cross functional teams to make complex decisions to assure production feasibility
Employee Related Tasks
Ensure cooperation with all areas within the engineering and request the required frame conditions
•    Ensure cooperation with all other groups within the area
•    Ability to work independently in highly leveraged, cross functional global teams 
•    Responsible for raising any foreseeable issues and concerns to Magna Steyr (MS) management
•    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
•    Excellent communication skills and experience collaborating with global teams
•    Education - BSEE / BSME 
•    10+ Years of experience in E/E domain integration, vehicle development in OEM or Tier1 supplier
•    10+ Years of experience as a resident engineer working with US or European OEMs is required
•    Experience in design, release and testing of E/E components and assemblies (e.g., BCM, ACM, Fuses, Relays, other ECUs) and associated brackets, fasteners, or retention mechanisms
•    Experience working and collaborating with Global team (Germany, Europe) is required
•    Experience in leading customer meetings and issues management is highly desirable
•    Experience in vehicle development and launching a complete vehicle preferred
•    Proficient Computer knowledge and skills, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)
•    Computer knowledge and skills in CAD and CAE simulation preferred
•    Professional Communication skills (written and verbal) 
•    Experience in Electric Vehicle (EV) development preferred 
•    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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