Application Engineer (m/f)

Magna International Inc. Published: February 19, 2021
Weikersdorf am Steinfelde, Austria
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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.

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Role Summary

Magna Corporate R&D in Troy, MI is seeking a talented, visionary and self-motivated Process Engineer to be a part of the Advanced Robotics Group, which will create new automation solutions that improve overall system efficiencies, using advanced robotic technologies.

The ideal candidate will be the main technical resource for the implementation of Advanced Robotics software providing problem solving support during implementation. They will also analyze and resolve any faults and bugs in the software and effectively communicate the issues to the external software developer. They will be capable to load and setup system software and can resolve any communication or interface issues.

The ideal candidate will be working in a culture that fosters creativity and problem solving. This position will play a key part in the Advanced Robotics Group and be a part of a tightly knit development team that creates advanced manufacturing solutions for the future.

Key Responsibilities

  • support the introduction of Advanced Robotics software to internal groups, divisions and external integrators
  • support the identification of suitable programs and operations within Magna groups and divisions for Advanced Robotics software use
  • support feasibility analysis of potential applications
  • be the technology interface to the Magna groups and divisions
  • assist with the scheduling and coordination of Advanced Robotics software within Magna groups and divisions
  • follow the status of current system integration projects
  • provide support to the PPAP team during startup phase
  • support project launches at the Magna Divisions
  • specifiy anillary equipment relative to the automation project including robot, vision cameras and provide gripping ideas
  • provide limited tech support during build, install and launch of Advanced Robotics applications
  • follow project implementation progress and adherence to timelines
  • support data collection activities of installed applications
  • provide insight and support to the future development plan of Advanced Robotics software
  • follow and assist with application software support
  • support the reporting of software bugs
  • provide the software development team with suggestions and provide insight for the software development path
  • practice and maintain integrity while following Magna's Charter and Constistuion
  • create and strive a positive work environment by demonstrating and sharing functional and technical knowledge
  • promote and seek excellence in all aspects of the business
  • comply with the designated ISO / TS 16949 responsibilities, Health and Safety rules and practices, Magna policies, procedures and practices
  • treat everyone with dignity, trust and respect
  • perform any other assignments from time-to-time as management so directs

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • creative and self-motivated with the ability to understand and divide a vision into prioritized tasks
  • strong experience in the visualization of end goals and applying the vision to automation projects
  • provide the customer and company-wide perspective to detailed technical decisions
  • ability to work on challenging assignments with aggressive schedules
  • experience in cycle time analysis of robotic cells
  • understanding of PLC, networking protocols and technologies
  • experience in robot programming basis is a plus (ABB, Yaskawa, Fanuc)
  • experience in software programming (C++ and/or Python)
  • excellent written (white papers) and oral communication skills
  • has the creativity and technical ability to initiate, direct and control specific projects within the specific area of responsibility
  • has the ability to interpret technical specifications and / or requirements
  • ability to resolve complex issues in creative, efficient and effictive ways
  • technical attitude to understand technology from first principals, engineering, materials and manufacturing subjects

Additional Information

BS/MA/PhD in electrical, mechanical or equivalent engineering discipline with appropriate coursework focus

english: fluent

proficient in Microsoft (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

readiness to travel international and domestic up to 50% annually

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