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Program Manager

Job Number:  24762
Group:  Magna Powertrain
Division:  MSM
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Woodbridge, ON, CA

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

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • 5 to 7 years direct applicable experience in the management and leadership of technical projects from conception to successful implementation. 
  • General powertrain, or specific automotive transmission product design experience an asset. 
  • Proficient with CAD (Pref. SolidWorks and DraftSight).  Must possess sound knowledge and ability to use various PC based computer applications.
  • Knowledge of CNC machining, metal forming and joining an asset. 
  • Must be able to communicate fluently in both written and spoken English and possesses strong presentation, interpersonal and negotiating skills
  • Must have good organizational skills, be a self-starter, team player and an active listener.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and project control from initial concept design and feasibility assessment through to start of production. 
  • Direct designers, engineers and is responsible for reviewing all drawing information.
  • Manage prototype builds to assure that product design, manufacturing, assembly and other problems are detected at the earliest stages of the product development cycle.  
  • Participate in GPMS meetings to ensure that commitments made to customers are properly addressed and fulfilled through use of APQP processes and IATF 16949, including verification that all customer approvals are obtained.
  • Plan, co-ordinate, lead, and participate with various multi-disciplined teams addressing objectives associated with the manufacturing and assembly process, productivity, volume outputs, scrap and rework, quality, safety, and delivery commitments.
  • Support the completion of all RFQ’s on a timely basis while meeting the customer’s requirements.
  • Define specification, the statement of work, and procurement of various quotations for approval.
  • Lead quotations for new business.
  • Develop, maintain and execute implementation plans for new equipment.
  • Manage activities related to prototype part delivery, and ensure PPAP commitments are met as promised / expected by the customer.

Key Responsibilities.

  • Perform supervisory control over assigned personnel. 
  • Provide engineering support to other departments within the Company as directed by the Engineering Manager.
  • Initiate plans and ideas for cost reduction and/or quality improvement measures.
  • Maintain proper filing system (including electronic/computer files) to ensure all information is properly stored and easily retrieved.
  • Travel outside the city/country will be required.  Work “off-site” at a customer location for varying periods of time may be required.  
  • Meet APQP requirements for assigned scope of projects
  • Develop and or maintain documentation and actions to include but not limited to:

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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