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Project Engineer

Magna International

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted June 5, 2021.

Job Number: 19759 Group: Cosma International Division : Promatek Research Centre Job Type: Permanent/Regular Location: Brampton Group Description Cosma provides a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions to global customers.

Through our robust product engineering, outstanding tooling capabilities and diverse process expertise, we continue to bring lightweight and innovative products to market.

Key Qualifications/Requirements Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Mechatronics, Industrial or Systems Design Engineering degree or related field of study required.

Master’s Degree in Mechanical, Mechatronics, Industrial or Systems Design Engineering or related field of study is beneficial.

Minimum three to five (3-5) years of related experience required; five to seven (5-7) years of related experience preferred.

Must be capable of handling projects from inception to completion with respect to timing, concept, feasibility, design, construction, try-out, launch, and logistics.

Excellent organizational and communication skills (English).

Presentation Skills and strong report writing skills Proven performance in continuous improvement activities; Strong skills in process trouble shooting and problem solving Demonstrate ability to work effectively within team environment.

Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, self-motivation and determination attributes.

Experience with controls systems (PLCs, networking, robotics, etc.) Experience with robotics, including programming and integration.

Experience creating controls and electrical schematics is an asset.

Product development and innovation skills including PLM, GD&T, VA/VE, and FMEA required.

Familiarity with automotive quality requirements (APQP, PPAP, PFMEA, Control Plans, SPC) preferred.

Process and manufacturing knowledge covering forming, joining, and quality preferred.

CAD Familiarity, particularly 3D solid modeling.

AutoDesk Inventor/Mechanical Desktop and CATIA knowledge are definite assets.

Key Responsibilities Lead and/or support R&D projects and prototyping programs within Promatek or working closely with Cosma divisions.

Design components and systems that meet customer performance, cost, mass, quality, and timeliness objectives to maximize customer value and vehicle function, including improved economy, operating safety, and operational performance.

Provide ongoing support to both internal and external customers by completing progress reports and preparing presentations to discuss anticipated timing, scope of work, technological findings, and design changes.

Report lessons learned during project execution and apply them to future projects.

Drive continuous improvement and support optimization of process and sub-processes.

Ensure projects are being led according to milestones, including, but not limited to, communication and representation, project timing, efficient use of available resources, and escalation of technical project status as necessary.

Research and analyze customer design proposals, specifications, and manuals along with division manufacturing process and product quality requirements to determine feasibility of design or application.

Discuss and negotiate technical performance items with divisions and external customers.

Conduct product benchmarking and research studies and analyze data to develop new designs or concepts for automotive components and systems.

Direct testing activities for components and equipment under designated conditions to ensure operational performance meets project specifications with proven reliability.

Coordinate fabrication and installation activities to ensure products and systems conform to engineering design and customer specifications.

Provide design direction to the CAD Designer(s) and assist them in altering or modifying the design to obtain specified functional and operational performance.

Communicate design concepts with the CAE Engineers and evaluate structural analysis results.

Evaluate and approve design changes, specifications, and release of drawings.

Maintain all customer documents within the PLM systems.

Perform failure mode effect analysis (DFMEA), design for assembly (DFA) and manufacturing (DFM), and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) on components and systems.

Understand and actively perform the engineering change management process, including technical and commercial alignment with internal and external customers.

Create patent applications.

Able to complete hands on work requiring heavy lifting for prototyping or R&D trials.

Able to operate and program complex machines, i.e.

Hydroforming press, Bender and laser cells Support divisions as required.

Perform additional duties as assigned.

Additional Information General Expectations: Continuously adhere to and apply the Magna Employee’s Charter, the Magna Corporate Constitution, and the Cosma Way of Thinking in all aspects of position and interaction with others.

Appreciate and maintain proper level of confidentiality.

Understand, promote and work by Promatek’s vision statement.

Work in a safe, organized, effective, efficient and proactive manner.

Able to work overtime, including afternoon, evening shifts and weekends as required.

Travel may be required occasionally.

Note: some of the travel may be outside North America.

Must have valid passport and driver’s license.

Demonstrates ability to work effectively within a team environment.

Working Conditions: Industrial and manufacturing environment Health & Safety: Work in a safe, organized, effective, efficient and proactive manner.

Ensure all safety and non-safety plant rules and regulations are followed.

Ensure adherence to established quality and housekeeping standards.

Review and adhere to Promatek’s health & safety, environmental, operating procedures, and policies.

Understand and uphold the principles of Bill 168 which prohibits domestic violence, workplace violence, and workplace harassment.

In addition to the above, the duties include those specified under the Occupational Health & Safety Act, Sec.


Accommodations for disabilities in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.

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