As one of the largest automotive suppliers in the world - Magna International is committed to delivering product and process innovations through our world-class manufacturing operations that combine our unique design, engineering and program management expertise. At the heart of our operating structure is a powerful entrepreneurial culture and Fair Enterprise philosophy, which builds ownership and inspires pride in our employees. Magna Closures & Mirrors, an operating unit of Magna International, is a world leading supplier that offers innovative closure systems and modules, as well as a variety of exterior and interior mirror systems, to the global automotive industry. Our focus is on developing technically sophisticated and economically viable products in order to satisfy our customers at any time. This position is for Closures Technical Centre, a division of Magna Closures & Mirrors. Magna Closures is one of the world's leading suppliers of innovative latching and closure systems. Our capabilities include product creation, design, engineering, testing and validation of closure modules and mechanisms. Our products are technology-driven and focused on safety, driver assistance, and comfort and convenience. Our products include: latching systems; door modules; window systems; power closure systems; handle assemblies; electronics; engineered glass; sealing systems; hinges; wire forming; running boards; roof racks and composite products.
Develops, designs and improves new and existing automotive electromechanical products and assemblies. Draws from experience and knowledge and provides technical guidance / mentorship to the engineering communities
Generally assigned to develop complex electro-mechanical systems, assemblies and components.
Assignments will include programs with existing and new customers, the introduction of new technology, accelerated development cycles and integrated product lines.
Demonstrates expert ability in compiling and maintaining APQP and internally required Engineering documents.
Follows PEP and IDP process and delivers evidence documents as required Effectively participates and executes as part of a Cross Functional Team.
Is capable of travelling to manufacturing and supplier facilities in order to facilitate launch and ongoing program activities Ensures accurate execution of assignments related to PEP/IDP process while maintaining disciplined document release control Act as a liaison to customer/supplier.
Capable of managing: customer/supplier communication, relationship building/maintenance, meetings, presentations and needs.
Communications need to be clear and properly documented to prevent possibility of challenges to interpretation in the future.
Capable of winning and maintaining customer/supplier trust.
Seeks out opportunities to advance/promote Magna Closures products, in support of winning targeted new business.
Displays strong diplomatic and negotiating skills
Consults and collaborates with personnel on various Engineering and Design activities related to the product development process
Generates innovative solutions to problems that resolve issues on projects as well as open potential avenues to new products/patents/cost savings
Drives/executes project development from concept to production release.
Product must incorporate internal and customer input/requirements.
Level of the project's complexity may extend up to vehicle systems.
Designs should demonstrate expert understanding of material, industry, OEM, product specific, supplier process, manufacturing and other best practices.
Applies these skills to create viable solutions for product designs and generate/evaluate concepts for technical merit
Capable of generating studies and concept sketches for the purpose of understanding, communicating, or overcoming technical issues
Works with Analysts to provide input and direction necessary for accurate execution of CAE studies, and optimizes designs based on results Expert understanding of dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T).
Able to independently devise/review dimensioning schemes that suit fit & function of parts while accounting for mating condition to other components in an assembly.
Calculation and application of complex tolerance stack ups.
Consideration for manufacturing and quality assurance capabilities should be evident in the dimensioning strategy and design
Exercise expert knowledge and skill when executing internal change management, and when adapting to customer change management systems, in order to ensure accuracy and proper protocol when processing engineering change requests
Understands and follows existing policies, procedures, work instructions and standards and makes recommendations for continuous improvements.
Generates Design Standards in order to set direction for future designs and trickle knowledge down to more junior Engineers.
Able to open and review CAD models.
Can perform basic manipulation (sectioning, measuring, image capture, etc.) independently without the need to tie up Designer resources.
Can create & review test plans that exhibit expert application of reliability/confidence principles, customer specifications, internal specifications and sound Engineering judgement.
Participates in test setup and fixture sign-off process.
Monitors testing on an ongoing basis.
Reviews and prepares scientific testing reports in a manner typical of a professional laboratory
Competently analyzes and investigates failure in the field (warranty returns), or in testing and follows a TIR and 8D process (e.g. fishbone diagram, Red X, etc.) for closing and documenting the event
Knowledge and Education
Bachelor's degree (or Bachelor's equivalency) in Engineering or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
A minimum of 6 years of diversified engineering experience within the product segment
Fundamental knowledge of manufacturing & assembly process
Past experience Engineering and developing electro-mechanical / mechatronic systems, preferably for the Automotive Industry
Experience with brushed and brushless DC motor design and control
Skills and Competencies
Strong communication skills: verbal, written
Strong organizational skills and ability to successfully coordinate and complete multiple tasks within and across departments to meet established and changing deadlines
Ability to review, manage and release prints.
Solid understanding of 3D modeling/design process with demonstrated competency in GD&T.
Proficient with word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, project management and database software applications
Ability to manage customers, suppliers, etc. to achieve program deliverables
Proficient with industry standard processes like APQP, 8D, DFM/DFA, TS, SPC, DFSS, etc.
Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment.
Is able to authoritatively present technical information in a clear and persuasive manner, and can negotiate effectively in an important situation.
Demonstrate successful performance with independent problem solving, presentations and leadership
Ability to apply academic and other engineering principles in the development of automotive components and utilize math-based tools (e.g. Dimensional management, Kinematics, etc.)
The ability to specify the correct motor for the mechatronic application
Can execute complex calculations and kinematic studies using product standards and individual knowledge
We encourage applications from all qualified persons, however only those who are being considered for the position will be contacted. Please inform us if you are contacted for an interview and require any accommodation.