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.
The Process Engineer is responsible for the die cast operations and oversees and leads in their implementation and continuous improvement.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Utilize statistical methods (including DOE) to optimize casting process parameters to improve Net Casting Rate
Calculate gate areas using PQ2methods, runner area and cross-sections to optimize part quality, yield and Net Casting Rate
Collaborate with Tooling Engineer with the design of the runner and cooling system. Evaluate simulation results and casting trial results, implement counter-measures to optimize Net Casting Rate
Sample die cast tooling both in plant and at external plants and suppliers
Analyze scrap and determine reason or root cause of problem
Perform cycle time analysis, determine bottleneck operation and implement counter-measures to improve Net Casting Rate
Document critical die cast process parameters make accessible at point of use
Control revision level of process parameters and equipment programs. Responsible to back-up equipment programs
Document all die cast process changes and maintain change history
SME: Furnaces, Die Cast Machine, Die spray system, Die Cast automation
Manage equipment suppliers. Manage timing and budget
Review production process to measure compliance to the standard parameters
Knowledge and Education
5-10 years related experience in the high pressure die castings in the automotive industry
Runner & Cooling Design experience
BS - Mechanical/Industrial Engineering
Knowledge of PLC, Robot programming, Root Cause Analysis, Statistical Problem Solving & DOE
Lean Manufacturing background & Six Sigma preferred
Good interpersonal skills and "hands-on" problem solving expertise
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to work in a fast paced working environment
Flexibility to travel in Ontario and abroad
Fundamental computer skills using Microsoft Office suite, MS Project, AutoCAD and Minitab
Must be able to understand written instructions
Magna International Inc.