Cosma International Lead Engineer in Troy, Michigan

Company Introduction

Magna Exteriors, an operating group of Magna International, is recognized globally as an innovator in all aspects of vehicle exteriors. Our portfolio includes liftgates, fascia and trim, front-end modules, active aerodynamic systems, sealing systems and engineered glass, along with advanced expertise in industrial design and lightweight composites. A pioneer in the industry, Magna Exteriors continues to boldly imagine and create the car of the future. No matter what mobility looks like, vehicles will most certainly have exteriors, and Magna innovation will lead the way.

Job Introduction

The Lead Engineer is Responsible for leading the activities of product engineering groups relating to the design and development of new products and improvement of existing products. May direct multiple programs at a time. Responsible for implementation of design of highly complex components and systems within operational, cost, timing, safety, reliability, quality, manufacturing, feasibility parameters in accordance to Exteriors QSR (E&I;’s Operating system) located on the E&I; Web and also in ME program folders. Exteriors Operating System is compliant with ISO/TS16949. The Lead Engineer’s responsibilities within these categories are described as follows:

Major Responsibilities
  • Provides engineering direction and support to design personnel, including but not limited to the development of preliminary design criteria and concepts. Oversees and reviews design criteria and concepts of lower level engineers

  • Updates and maintains engineering and program documentation, including but not limited to leading the development of DFMEA’s, DVP&R;’s, timelines, open issues, budget tracking, GD&T;, ECN’s and DCR’s. Directs, monitors and approves engineering and program documentation activities completed by other engineers on programs

  • Coordinates/facilitates and document benchmarking activities. Develop program targets based on benchmarks for complex systems

  • Represents Exteriors Engineering on moderately complex technical program and major issues both internally and externally with minimum supervision

  • May coach, counsel and mentor assigned product engineers in accordance to Magna Employee Charter. May Conduct performance reviews, recommend promotions, pay adjustments and monitors training and development needs. May assist in succession and career progression planning

  • Leads and co-ordinate activities with minimal guidance with CAE, testing, plants, R&D;, Program Management, Sales and Marketing as required

  • Leads the investigation and resolves complex components or multiple subsystems and/or assembly problems utilizing 8d’s, DOE’s and other problem solving tools. This includes support of SixSigma projects as required using DFSS tools.

  • Support Program Management with activities as required (e.g. RASIC Chart, Gate Reviews, etc.)

  • Supports prototype manufacturing and build activities.

  • Assists in product development cost control.

  • Responsible for implementation of Customer Specific Requirement per OEM as required. Refer to Quality per QSR handbook on the E&I; web.

  • Actively participates in continuous product improvements and innovation

  • Lead design coordination with Tier 2 suppliers.

  • Coordinate development materials and services (e.g. mockups, rapid prototypes, developmental testing, etc.)

  • Supports engineering book of knowledge with documentation pertaining to new product/process descriptions, where appropriate.

  • Identifies best practices and lessons learned opportunities to be utilized in product designs and communicates lessons learned for the benefit of other programs.

  • Identifies and reports any problems relating to the product, process and quality system.

Knowledge and Education

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Work Experience

10 + years diversified engineering experience.

Skills and Competencies

Required Knowledge/Training Advanced GD&T; DFM/DFA Quality Function Deployment Capability Indices CP/CPK Value Analysis/Value Engineering Design of Experiments Design Failure Modes & Effects Analysis CAE/Finite Element Analysis Simulation Techniques Reliability Engineering Plans CAD Systems Training Tooling for Injection Molding Materials Six Sigma Tools ISO/TS16949 Manufacturing Division Capabilities Problem Solving (8’D) Benchmarking Mistake Proofing Project Management APQP Interpersonal Communication Theory of Constraints Control Charts Cost of Quality Presentation Skills Managing the Employee Charter Team Building Harassment Training CAS System DIN/Nexprise

Work Environment

Normal amount of sitting or standing, average mobility to move around an office environment, able to conduct normal amount of work at a computer. May require local travel.

Group: Magna Exteriors

Division: Exterior Systems Engineering

State/Province/County: Michigan

City: Troy

Job Type: Regular