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Systems Architect, eAxles

Job Number: 32609
Group: Magna Powertrain
Division: E-Drive NA
Job Type: Permanent/Regular
Location: Troy

Group Introduction

Transforming mobility. Making automotive technology that is smarter, cleaner, safer and lighter. That’s what we’re passionate about at Magna Powertrain, and we do it by creating world-class powertrain systems. We are a premier supplier for the global automotive industry with full capabilities in design, development, testing and manufacturing of complex powertrain systems. Our name stands for quality, environmental consciousness, and safety. Innovation is what drives us and we drive innovation. Dream big and create the future of mobility at Magna Powertrain.

Job description: Mission of the Position

We are looking for talented team members to be a part of a dynamic team looking to push boundaries, innovate, and are passionate about being a part of the transformation from traditional powertrains to eMobility.

The Systems Architect, eAxles is responsible for providing the lead technical role for the development of new customer specific product developments as well as supporting the evaluation of new technical advancements of the product portfolio, for eAxles. Responsible for developing concepts/designs and developing into specific applications for primarily beam axles and in some cases 3-in-1 system for the North American electrified product portfolio. They will work closely with the North American Product Engineering Team and ensure constant communication between the cross functional team. The engineer will have a strong vehicle understanding, specifically around beam axles and drive shafts. Vehicle axle design, simulation, and development experience through to production is extremely important in this role. Works closely with Sales, Product Management, OEM advanced engineering, and the cross functional engineering team. Must have demonstrated ability to deliver creative solutions within the automotive applications.

Key Responsibilities

Responsible for new product concepts and advancement of product portfolio for axles and drive shafts for North American electrified products.
Responsible for guiding the engineering team on axle and drive shaft development along with system level integration of eDrives.
Responsible for leading programs from concepts for “Acquisition Projects” all the way to launch of beam axles for electrified powertrains.
Responsible for breaking down the system requirements to component level (beam axle, eMotor, and inverter).
Collaborates with other team members to develop the concept, Package 3D models, detailed design, simulation, DFMEA, and DVP for a beam axle.
Develop concepts according to product portfolio roadmap and analyze for feasibility.
Guide and collaborate with functional organization for product concept and Core Technologies development.
Lead system for Customer Application Design, Development, Release, and problem resolution for new and existing electrification products.
Guides other team members for carrying out tasks of detailed designs, drawings, assembly, and test that are in different Magna Powertrain locations within North America, and Europe.
Cascade of specifications from system to components and delivery of product designs to the specifications.
Participate in the research and analysis of competitor products, and other product offerings in the electrification space.

Magna Standards

Practice and maintain integrity while following Magna’s Charter and Constitution.
Follow Magna’s Code of Conduct and Ethics and related compliance policies.
Supports and adheres to policies, procedures, and operational guidelines related to established quality management system (IATF).
Drive the development of new technologies to improve quality, efficiency and reduce cost.
Comply with safety policies and procedures to ensure duties of self are performed in a safe manner.
Health & Safety responsibilities: Understand applicable Environmental, Health & Safety policies and procedures in the workplace.
Report unsafe conditions immediately.
Report injuries, accidents, illnesses, near misses, property damage immediately.
Follow safety rules.
Comply with requirements for the use or operation of machines or equipment.
Comply with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements.

Create a positive work environment by demonstrating and sharing functional/technical knowledge.
Develop and maintain a responsive and cooperative working relationship with internal and external customers.
Treat everyone with dignity, trust, and respect.
Complete additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and the requirements for the performance of this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

Customers and Business Interfaces

OEM Engineering Team
Program Team
Project Management
Systems Engineering
Test Engineering
Component Engineering
CAE Engineering
NVH Engineering
Software Engineering
eMotor Engineering
Power Electronics Engineering

Requirements and Qualifications

Bachelor of Science in Engineering required, Master of Science Preferred.
Automotive beam axle development experience is required.
Minimum ten (10) years related work experience required; experience in axle development and system level integration of a beam axle required. eAxle experience strongly preferred.
Strong organizational/communication skills to effectively work within Departments.
Must have excellent understanding of structural & fatigue analysis associated with beam axle loading; minimum 3 years of experience required.
Excellent axle tube, drive shaft and differential knowledge and experience
External and internal contacts with high degree of diplomacy, judgment and possess ability to deal with and effectively influence persons in all types of positions.
High level of analytical ability, understanding of engineering theory, and principles of design.

Work Environment

20% travel required.

While working in this environment, the employee will be exposed to machinery, moving equipment and material, moderate noise, airborne particles, fumes, and various levels of temperature created by manufacturing processes.
Salary Range
$84,000.00 - 122,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Troy, MI 48083, US