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Systems Engineer, Mechatronics

Job Number:  32780
Group:  Magna Powertrain
Division:  E-Drive NA
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular





Job Number: 32780 
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 Mechatronics 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, Software Engineering, Power Electronics Engineering, eMotor Engineering, Project Management, Program Management, OEM Engineering, and the internal cross functional engineering team. The Engineer will be responsible for establishing the Mechatronic system requirements and mechatronic architectural design together will all stakeholders to establish the requirements for the software and electronic components of eBeam and 3-in-1 systems. The engineer will be responsible for ensuring overall mechatronic system integration and release through coordinating efforts across the power electronic, eMotor, software, and validation teams for the eBeam and/or other eDrive products. 


As an Intermediate level engineer, the engineer will work independently with limited supervision to evaluate, select, and apply standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria using knowledge and judgement to make adaptations and modifications.


Key Responsibilities


  • Leading the design, development, and problem resolution of new and existing eDrive products in parallel with the Mechanical Systems Engineering, and Systems Architect.
  • 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, validation and verification, and overall specification releases.
  • Responsible for on time design release of system, sub-system, and components, for the Inverter, eMotor, and software 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.


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.

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, Electrification
  • Systems Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • eMotors Engineering
  • Power Electronics Engineering
  • Test Engineering

Requirements and Qualifications


  • 5 to 7 years of diverse experience across product design, test/validation, and/or mechatronic systems integration required.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with electric vehicles 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, Electrical Engineering, Control Systems, Electrical Engineering Technology, Software 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.





08--Engineering  F--Permanent/Regular 


Nearest Major Market: Troy
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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