Cosma International Manufacturing Engineer in Battle Creek, Michigan

Company Introduction

This position is for Magna Cosma Casting MI a division of Magna International.

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.

Major Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Technical Lead for CCMi Equipment
  • Support production to meet attainment goals
  • Support maintenance with troubleshooting machine issues
  • Lead cycle time improvement projects
  • Support continuous improvement projects
  • Troubleshoot quality issues
  • Prepare and update equipment Statement of Requirement (SORs) and technical comparisons
  • Collaborate with SMEs to develop SORs
  • Maintain list of equipment suppliers.
  • Identify new suppliers and verify capabilities
  • Summarize equipment and installation costs for quoting new business
  • Standardize components to minimize spare parts inventory costs
  • Assist with CapEx based on equipment timing and budget
  • Manage facility modifications and utility requirements for incoming equipment.
  • Collaborate with facility department
  • Lead the CapEx based on purchasing of equipment and facilitate timing and budget
  • Lead Machine FMEA for major equipment

Employ Lean Manufacturing Methods

  • Develop and utilize standardize work methods and instructions
  • Determine and support equipment layout to optimize product flow and minimize unnecessary movement.
  • Implement and utilize Lean Manufacturing methods and efficient product flow.
  • Develop packaging solutions for WIP and Finished Goods.

Ensure high Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)

  • Responsible for maintaining documentation of major equipment.
  • Develop initial equipment PM plan and spare parts list.
  • Lead Machine FMEA for major equipment.
  • Address equipment downtime using MTBF and MTTR metrics.

Manage equipment suppliers, build, installation and acceptance

  • Maintain and support equipment project timelines. Manage on-time delivery.
  • Manage and support equipment drawing review and approval process with supplier.
  • Review equipment drawings with SMEs and approve/reject based on review.
  • Provide timely review and feedback to supplier.
  • Perform, support and document equipment run-off at suppliers prior to shipment.
  • Perform, support and document equipment run-off on-site at CCMi Final Acceptance Complete (FAC).

Oversee equipment installation process

  • Work with supplier, rigging crew and CCMi staff to ensure on-time installation.
  • Maintain list of open items for installation process.
  • Review SOR, Open Issues List and Run-off requirements for FAC.

Other Responsibilities

  • Identifies and resolves potential program issues and/ or problems
  • Knows and understands process documentation and customer specific requirements as they relate to the program and/or equipment
  • Prepares and presents material for program reviews
  • Leads and coordinates with Department Leaders in preparation of RFQs and proposals, statement of work and specifications and execution of contract requirements
  • Follows and complies with all Operational Procedures and Policies as outlined in the Employee Handbook, Quality and Environment programs
  • Understands, promotes and practice Magna’s philosophies and Employee Charter
  • Performs other duties as required
Knowledge and Education


  • Five (5) years related experience in the die castings/automotive manufacturing industry
  • Minimum five years’ work related experience in automotive environment utilizing lean tools
  • Two (2) years project management experience preferred
  • Strong organizational and Leadership skills
  • Good interpersonal skillsExcellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced working environment
  • Fundamental computer skills using Microsoft Office suite (including MS Project)
  • Ability to uphold confidentiality
  • Demonstrates the ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to work overtime to meet customer needs
  • Demonstrate the ability to understand and manage projects
  • Must be able to understand written instructions

Group: Cosma International

Division: Cosma Casting Michigan

State/Province/County: Michigan

City: Battle Creek

Job Type: Regular