Process Engineer

Magna International Inc. Battle Creek , MI 49017

Posted 4 months ago

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.

Job Introduction

The Process Engineer is responsible for the die cast operations and oversees and leads in their implementation and continuous improvement.

Major Responsibilities

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

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Process Engineer

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