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Manufacturing Engineer – Industry 4.0

Magna International

This is a Contract position in Brampton, ON posted March 15, 2023.


Job Number: 54268 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Magna Heartlake 
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.


Role Summary

Work within the divisional team to focus on the application, implementation and operations management use of Industry 4.0 technology tools including the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data Analytics, Defect Detection Visioning Systems and Augmented Reality. Utilize knowledge of mechanical engineering, product design, materials, tooling and production capabilities and quality control standards. Champion lean initiatives throughout the organization to improve effectiveness, eliminate waste and defects.


**The successful candidate for this role will work at our new Magna Structures Heart Lake facility located in Brampton, ON**

Key Responsibilities

• Lead the Industry 4.0 solutions implementation for MEVS driving standardization in line with the corporate platform.
• Participate in meetings to bring together shop floor and manufacturing with IT during implementation.
• Creating long-term and short-term plans, including setting targets for milestones and adhering to deadlines for projects in Industry 4.0 manufacturing transformations.
• Responsible for analyzing the scope of work and assisting in the development of manpower plan requirements to complete projects within time constraints defined in the project timeline.
• Making effective decisions and recommendations to leadership when presented with multiple options for how to progress with the project.
• Serving as a point of contact for teams when multiple units are assigned to the same project to ensure team actions remain in synergy.
• Works with the Engineering and IT Manager to create project timelines for design tasks from critical project milestones.
• Responsible for leading cross-functional team projects.
• Drive 4.0 collaboration within MEVS to leverage value from the organization.
• Stay connected with the industry to ensure that the best-in-class industry technology is reflected in platform and product strategic roadmaps.
• Follows and supports MEVS and Magna’s operating principles, including: o Magna Employee Charter – Operating under its principles by treating all employees equally, fairly, with dignity and respect without favoritism.
     o Open Door Policy – Solves issues with two-way, open, and friendly communication at the lowest level.
     o 5S – Maintains and promotes good housekeeping by following the philosophy “Everything has a place. Everything in its place”.
     o Safety First – Obey the plant’s safety rules and procedures by wearing PPE at all times and immediately addressing all safety concerns. Promotes an environment where zero injuries are the expected standard. Promote MAFACT benchmarks to achieve World Class Manufacturing. Company quality and environmental policies.
     o Core values – Treat all employees equally, fairly, with dignity and respect, without favoritism, in accordance with company values.
• Maintain a positive attitude with fellow employees and help develop this attitude throughout the company. Treat all employees with dignity and respect.
• May be required to adjust shifts as necessary.
• Ability to travel and obtain a passport.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
• This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties to be performed in this position. Employee will be required to follow any other job-related instructions or to perform other job duties requested by their manager.

Key Qualifications/Requirements


• Bachelor’s Degree and/or three years’ experience or equivalent combination of education and experience in a manufacturing environment.
• Strong knowledge of Industry 4.0 integration.
• Proven leader.


• Must have a positive attitude and be able to motivate others.
• Must have a great set of analytical skills that allow to solve problems in an efficient way.
• Can delegate and manage multiple projects at any given time.
• Must have good organizational skills to attend to multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Must exhibit high integrity and honesty.
• Ability to prepare, read, write and interpret reports, instructions and procedures.
• Able to clearly and effectively respond to questions from management and customers.
• Working knowledge of IT and OT platforms (MES, cloud technologies).
• Must have computer skills (including M.S. Project, Excel, and PowerPoint).
• Ability to effectively and appropriately present information and respond to questions for various groups.
• Demonstrate a growth mindset. Possess curiosity and sees failure as a learning opportunity.


• Strong project management skills.
• Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot manufacturing process and equipment issues.
• Working knowledge of kaizen and/or lean manufacturing techniques.
• Proficient with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
• Working knowledge of AutoCAD.

Additional Information

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

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At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.