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Systems Engineer, Mechanical (eDS gearbox)

Job Number:  21719
Group:  Magna Powertrain
Division:  E-Drive NA
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Troy, MI, US, 48098-2863




Job Number: 21719 
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 Systems Engineer is responsible for the detailed design of new customer and/or internal product developments, following the defined product concept. The Engineer works closely with Quality, Purchasing, Manufacturing Engineering, Program Management, OEM Engineering, and the internal cross functional engineering team. The Engineer will be responsible for establishing the Mechanical subsystem requirements and mechanical architectural design for the gearbox (subsystem of the eBeam and other eDrive products) together will all stakeholders to establish the requirements for the mechanical component and evaluate the mechanical subsystem architectural design against defined criteria. The engineer will be responsible for ensuring overall system integration and release through coordinating efforts across the mechanical, software, and electrical teams for the gearbox subsystem for eDrive products. 

Key Responsibilities


  • Leading the design, development, and problem resolution of new and existing eDrive products in parallel with the eDS Systems Engineering team.
  • Cascade of specifications from system to components and delivery of product designs to the specifications.
  • Collaborates with other engineering disciplines to define detailed design, analysis, computer modeling, prototype/production drawings, and specification releases.
  • Responsible for on time design release of system, sub-system, and components, throughout the product development cycle, including, but not limited to acquisition, serial development, and production support.
  • Tracks design status, reports progress, and escalates issues/delays to project development and project management team.

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


  • Project Manager, Mechanical Integration
  • CAD Engineers 
  • Systems Engineer, Mechatronics
  • OEM Engineering Team

Requirements and Qualifications


  • 5 to 7 years of diverse experience across product design, test, and/or mechanical systems integration required. 
  • Experience launching a product (see a project through from concept through production).
  • Experience with eDrive systems and/or electrification products preferred 
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering required, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Engineering, or similar. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to work effectively with internal and external contacts, with a high degree of diplomacy, judgement, and possesses the ability to effectively influence persons in all types of positions.
  • Ability to work in a matrix organization.
  • High level of analytical ability, understanding of engineering theory, and principles of design

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.

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