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Lead Test Engineer - Robotics

Company: Magna International Inc.
Location: Holly
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Job Description:

Division: Magna Services of America (Troy Office) Job Type: Permanent/Regular Location: Holly, MI, US, 48442 Position Overview: Magna Corporate R&D in Troy, MI is seeking a talented, visionary and self-motivated Lead Engineer Testing - Robotics to be a part of the Advanced Manufacturing / Robotics Group, which will create new automation solutions that improve overall system efficiencies, using advanced technologies (i4.0 & Adv. Mfg. building blocks). The ideal candidate will have deep experience with theoretical approaches and practical implementations of automotive robotic work cells employing vision perception, tactile perception, sensor fusion, adv. analytics and autonomy. They will understand the complete process of concept, design, build and launch of these robotic work cells and the reporting process to various stakeholders. 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 Manufacturing / Robotics Group and be a part of a tightly knit development team that creates, validates and implements advanced manufacturing solutions for the future. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead a test team and manage all the duties related to the advanced robotics labor in the Magna ME Holly division. This includes communication with internal and external stakeholder, develop test- and validation-plan including resources and material.
  • Interface with multiple stakeholders to understand system and/or subsystem requirements, functionality, domain, viable technology, and development activities for advanced robotic system development projects.
  • Front-end communications with internal and external design and system integration team regarding hardware and software requirements, expectations, solutions, analysis, definition of design alternatives, and technical guidance of engineering activities within the team.
  • Lead definition, technical feasibility analysis, and hardware and software specification of test solutions that are applicable to a variety of advanced robotic technologies including, but not limited to, object recognition, machine vision, advanced motion planning, and tactile perception.
  • Understand system requirement, work with the team to establish and validate the operational windows, design experiments, and define test plans.
  • Design, setup and realize the test systems, including, but not limited to, acquiring appropriate hardware (e.g. fixtures, sensors, actuators), interfacing electrical or computer systems (e.g. data acquisition systems), and writing interface software (e.g. software driver, GUI).
  • Lead Testing & Validation activities by specifying test requirement & ensuring tests are completed to specification. Execute test plans, collect test data, perform data analysis, and report and present the results.
  • Develop detailed and atomic test cases starting from high-level specifications and requirements, with pass/fail criteria for each test case based on industry practice and conducting research to define such criteria when not obvious.
  • Assist root cause analysis and corrective action for software components and products, and warranty issues.
  • Attend functional training and technical conferences to learn new tools and methodologies and keep up to date on market and technical trends.
  • Supports the development of short- and long-term R&D objectives and technology roadmaps.
  • Supports and promotes the technical vision for the company and plans for implementation of new advanced technologies.
  • Create technical budgets, allocate resources, and determine schedule of technology releases or project deadlines. Keep budget trackers up to date in a timely manner.
  • Maintain project schedules by monitoring project progress, coordinating activities, estimating timing needs and hurdles, sequencing project elements, and resolving problems. Prepare and present project progress reports.
  • Maintain proper filing systems to ensure all information, (electronic or hard copy), is stored according to department requirements.
  • Specify requests and coordinate sub-contracted work (e.g. FEAs, product validation, prototype parts manufacturing, CAD drawing file conversion, etc.) and assure timely completion
  • Demonstrate sustained innovation and creativity leading to significant project accomplishments without direct technical supervision. Supervision provided as required on assignments as well as on broader general objectives and limits.
  • Initiate action to prevent the occurrence of any non-conformities relating to the product, process and system.
  • Identify and record any problems relating to the product, process, and quality systems.
  • Initiate, recommend, or provide solutions through designated channels.
  • Recommends major changes to achieve overall objectives
  • Advises the management on staffing needs, selection/ assessment criteria, and hiring process
  • Mentor, instruct and lead other engineers.
  • Practice and maintain integrity while following Magna's Charter and Constitution.
  • Create and strive for a positive work environment by demonstrating and sharing functional and technical knowledge.
  • Treat everyone with dignity, trust and respect.
  • Perform any other assignments from time-to-time as management so directs. Health & Safety & Housekeeping Responsibilities:
    • Involved in accident / incident investigation progress
    • Conducts safety talks with employees
    • Corrects and commends Health & Safety performance
    • Responsible for general upkeep and required maintenance of lab equipment
    • Responsible for adherence of lab to Magna requirements (ie. Mafact / 5S) and procedures.
    • Comply with the designated ISO / TS 16949 responsibilities, Health & Safety (H&S) rules and practices, Magna policies, procedures and practices. Qualifications:
      • 5+ years of industry experience in engineering and/or testing related to industrial automation.
      • Creative and self-motivating with the ability to understand and divide a vision into prioritized tasks.
      • Strong experience in validation and test of robotics systems (or closely related industry).
      • Broad exposure to control systems, mechanical, and electrical design and development practices including common engineering tools used for such efforts with detailed knowledge and expertise in at least one of the areas.
      • Ability to resolve complex issues in creative, efficient, and effective ways.
      • Ability to work on challenging assignments with aggressive schedules.
      • Experience in automated build and test and/or test-driven development.
      • Experience in hardware and software system integration, such as integration of new sensors, actuators and/or robotic manipulator into a new or existing test system.
      • Understanding of PLC, networking protocols and technologies.
      • Experience in DVP&R or PVP&R.
      • Experience in signal processing, data collection and statistically data analysis.
      • Experience in GD&T.
      • Experience in software programming (C++ and/or Python in ROS environment is a plus).
      • Excellent written (white papers) and oral communication skills.
      • Experience in requirements gathering and writing specifications as they relate to test functionality. Education / Experience:
        • Mechanical or Electrical engineering or a related Engineering or quantitative field. Special Knowledge / Skills:
          • Demonstrated technical ability and creativity to initiate, direct, and control specific projects.
          • Strong spoken and written English language skills. Additional languages desirable.
          • Experience with Design for Manufacturing and Failure Mode Effect Analysis (DFMEA/PFMEA)
          • Experience with Manufacturing Process, Assembly methods, and materials used in automotive products
          • Understanding of ANSI, SAE, QS-9000 and other industry/customer related standards
          • Broad exposure to industrial robotic automation: robotics, PLC, 2D and 3D vision systems and programming.
          • Proficient Computer knowledge and skills, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Physical Demands / Work Environment:
            • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear and use hands to finger, handle, and feel. The employee is required to reach with hands and arms and have adequate mobility to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
            • Responsible for working in compliance with the provisions of the Health and Safety Act as well as any rules or standards otherwise specified by OSHA or MIOSHA or any other government regulations. Expected to exercise caution in all work activities and report any unsafe conditions, injuries, or near misses to the appropriate supervisor.
            • Domestic and international travel will be required up to 20% of the time.

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