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Controls Engineer

Job Number:  9764
Group:  Magna Powertrain
Division:  MSM
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Woodbridge, ON, CA




Job Number: 9764 
Group: Magna Powertrain  
Division: MSM 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: Woodbridge 

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.


Role Summary

Supports control systems side of machinery, assembly lines, test stands, CNC machine controls, robotics, programmable controllers, pc based controls, real time computer systems and instrumentation. 

Key Responsibilities
  • Troubleshoots equipment on the manufacturing shop floor as necessary to support production (CNC Machine, PLC Controls and Robotics).
  • Develops electrical specifications for custom engineered equipment such as assembly lines, test stands, automated material handling, conveyance devices, and robotics.
  • Knowledge of current industrial electrical standards (NEC, NFPA 79).
  • Must be proficient at programming all types of computer controlled devices commonly used in manufacturing processes (programmable controllers, robotics, “C”, visual basic, CNC controls).
  • Interface with other engineers to spec, quote, purchase, debug, run off, install, train operators, train skilled trade’s personnel and work with manufacturers of assembly and test systems, fixed and flexible automation systems used in high volume automotive manufacturing.
  • Confers with management, engineering, maintenance, and other staff regarding manufacturing processes and specifically control devices used throughout the manufacturing operation.
Key Responsibilities
  • Develops specifications for machine tool controls, interfacing of various types machinery, develops specifications for data retrieval from various machinery used throughout the manufacturing process which produce drive train products.
  • Develops control systems specifically focused toward the testing and data collection of drive train products
  • Defines investment plans for future product designs, estimates costs for new plant processes (controls).
  • Utilizes problem solving techniques (8 step, design of experiments, mistake proofing) Initiates, recommends or provides solutions through designated channels.
  • Possesses a working knowledge of TS 16949 and/or ISO process of certification.
  • Must have experience designing controls from concept through build and installation in a high-volume manufacturing operation.
  • Capable of interfacing with product engineers to turn test specifications into machine controls and data collection for powertrain products.
  • Familiarity with Siemens, GE Fanuc CNC and Allen-Bradley PLC controls a must.  Familiarity with Fanuc and ABB Robotics (programming and controls) is highly desirable.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD for modifications of electrical drawings.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing facility power distribution systems a plus.
Key Qualifications/Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, engineering technology, or other technical degrees or significant related
  • 5 years experience working in an automotive tier 1 or tier 2 company. 
  • Capable of interfacing with corporate staff, vendors, customers and employees.
  • Having experience with plant start ups and major product launches is a plus.
  • CNC machining (turning, milling, drilling, tapping, gear hobbing, grinding, shaving, spline rolling, heat treating, OD and ID grinding, laser and CD welding) automated material handling, robotics, assembly and test within a low volume flexible manufacturing facility
  • Metal forming/joining/machining knowledge, an asset
  • Sound knowledge and ability to use various PC based computer applications
  • Must be able to communicate in both written and spoken English 
Additional Information

Accommodations for disabilities in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.

08--Engineering  F--Permanent/Regular 


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