Engineering Services Manager at Magna International

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Job Number: 41057
Group: Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division: Autosystems America, Inc.
Job Type: Permanent/Regular
Location: Plymouth

Group Description

The Mechatronics, Mirrors and Lighting group specializes in automotive technologies that are driving the future of mobility. Combining a deep systems knowledge to develop unique vehicle access experiences, intelligent visions systems and advanced automotive lighting technologies, MML's expertise light the path to innovation, safety and styling.

Job Number: 41057
Group: Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division: Autosystems America, Inc.
Job Type: Permanent/Regular
Location: Plymouth

Group Description

The Mechatronics, Mirrors and Lighting group specializes in automotive technologies that are driving the future of mobility. Combining a deep systems knowledge to develop unique vehicle access experiences, intelligent visions systems and advanced automotive lighting technologies, MML's expertise light the path to innovation, safety and styling.

Role Summary

Manages the activities of the Product Engineering department; responsible for the design and development of new products and improvement of existing products

Key Responsibilities

  • Manages the activities of a product engineering department for the design and development of new products and the redesign of existing products for manufacture and sale
  • Initiates expenditure of engineering time and funds on product design activities to develop new products and improve existing ones in accordance with the business plan. Manages product adherence to the various governmental standards
  • Is responsible for providing input for forecasting engineering budgets and responsible for managing development costs to within the targets established for the fiscal year
  • Controls engineering change notices in the area of responsibility to ensure the cost effectiveness, quality and reliability of products designed
  • Develops department budget and recommends staffing level to Chief Engineer/Director
  • Supervises assigned engineering and design staff, including: monitoring performance, preparing and administering performance appraisals, personnel development for continuous improvement, counseling, etc.
  • Represents the engineering department as appropriate on technical program issues both internally and externally
  • Initiates investigation of product problems indicated by the customer, engineers, manufacturing and sales and approves appropriate engineering change notices
  • Ability to manage remote locations and track progress against established Project timelines and milestones.
  • A continuous improvement mentality and the ability to apply this personal capability and knowledge to the companies Engineering and Design areas.
  • The ability to effectively prioritize individual efforts and that of Direct Reports.
  • Regular communications and interactions with Customers (current and New Business Opportunities).
  • Software product management experience in electronic communications.
  • Proven ability to create and execute project plans that achieve defined expectations within budgetary restraints.
  • Knowledge and execution experience as it relates to APQP, PPAP, FMEA, and Control Plans linked back to Design.
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing concepts as it relates to design strategies.


Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • 10+ years in an Automotive / Automotive Supply Base Engineering environment with progressive advancement in terms of knowledge and responsibilities
  • Technical background with an Engineering Degree and/or significant Product Management experience.
  • Experience in an Integrated Product Development Team.
  • Keen familiarity with various Design Programs (Catia, CAD, UG, etc)
  • Knowledge and understanding of Optics and Optics applications as it relates to Automotive Lighting.
  • Knowledge of Problem Solving methods (Red X, Six Sigma, 8D, etc)
  • Proficient in GD&T
  • Full understanding of Design for Manufacturability (DFM)
  • Highly motivated, self-directed, creative, innovative individual.
  • Team / Associate oriented skill set.
  • Ability to drive accountability down to Direct Reports through structured requirements, expectations and timelines.
  • Full knowledge of Engineering simulation tools and interpretation of simulation data.
  • Demonstrates focus on meeting program commitments and enforcement of work plans where timing is not achieved.


Additional Information

HEALTH & SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conducts planned workplace inspections
  • Seeks out and corrects acts or conditions, ensuring all safety and non-safety rules and regulations are followed
  • Ensure adherence to established quality and housekeeping standards.
  • Review and adhere to CTC's health and safety, environmental, and quality standards, operating procedures, and policies
  • Respond immediately to items brought to his/her attention with respect to hazards, defects or non-compliance issues
  • Understand and uphold the policies that prohibit workplace violence and harassment
  • Involvement in the accident/incident program, determine root causes, correct action and following-up to ensure completion
  • In addition to the above, the duties include those specified under the Occupational Health & Safety Act (Newmarket) or Occupational Safety & Health Act (Michigan

Physical Demands - Normal amount of sitting and standing; Ability to move around an office environment and on the production floor; Ability to work at a computer workstation; Ability to bend, twist, lift, reach. Required to carry out job duties and responsibilities in a work environment that may include, but is not limited to, varying levels of noise and/or temperature. Ability to lift max. 50lbs periodically.

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Job Number: 41057
Group: Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division: Autosystems America, Inc.
Job Type: Permanent/Regular
Location: Plymouth

Group Description

The Mechatronics, Mirrors and Lighting group specializes in automotive technologies that are driving the future of mobility. Combining a deep systems knowledge to develop unique vehicle access experiences, intelligent visions systems and advanced automotive lighting technologies, MML's expertise light the path to innovation, safety and styling.

Job Number: 41057
Group: Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division: Autosystems America, Inc.
Job Type: Permanent/Regular
Location: Plymouth

Group Description

The Mechatronics, Mirrors and Lighting group specializes in automotive technologies that are driving the future of mobility. Combining a deep systems knowledge to develop unique vehicle access experiences, intelligent visions systems and advanced automotive lighting technologies, MML's expertise light the path to innovation, safety and styling.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit
More Information on Magna International
Magna International operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Novi, MI and Troy, MI. Magna International was founded in 1957. It has 29806 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 18 open jobs at Magna International, click here.
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