Senior Robotics Engineer - Mechanical Systems

5 - 7 years experience  •  Automotive

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/20/17
Troy, MI
5 - 7 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/20/17

Senior Robotics Engineer - Mechanical Systems


Magna Corporate


Magna Services of America





Job Type


Company Introduction

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

Magna Corporate R&D in Troy, MI is seeking a talented, visionary and self-motivated Engineer to be a part of and help create the Advanced Robotics Group, which will create new automation solutions that improve overall system efficiencies through the use of advanced robotic technologies. The ideal candidate will have deep experience with theoretical approaches and practical implementations of machine vision and image analysis, tactile perception, and sensor fusion techniques for task automation. 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. This position will help create mobility solutions for the future and reports to the group Director of R&D who will lead of the Advanced Robotic Group. This team works directly with the CTO of Magna 

Major Responsibilities

  • Direct and manage the development and the build, configuration, and test of advanced robotic sub systems & systems utilizing advanced sensing, collaborative robotic platforms and machine vision.
  • Manage the development and the design of cost effective, reliable, adaptable and flexible sub- & systems.
  • Direct and manage the development and the build, configuration, and test of advanced robotic sub systems & systems utilizing advanced sensing, collaborative robotic platforms and machine vision.
  • Accountable for the successful completion of projects and requires extensive regular contact with assigned project partners. 
    Responsible in the preparation of engineering project proposals and budget monitoring and trend tracking. 
  • Lead meetings and resolving engineering and management project issues. 
    Provide technical knowledge for robotic systems to approve designs, calculations or cost estimates.
  • Review & make system device lists or event timing charts.
  • Document robotic application development, maintenance or changes.  
    Analyze & evaluate robotic systems and prototypes.
  • Ensure effective engineering, planning & execution of programs, projects, developments & test’s.
  • Lead and drive development & design reviews at all levels; proposal, standards, project, etc.
  • Lead and mange technical solutions to minimize costs while maintaining reliability.
    Provide industry specific application knowledge and direction and develop requirement and design specifications.
  • Maintain targets & specifications and logging of deviations.
    Present product features and benefits to management & internal customers and provide support for product development and support.
  • Provide both internal and external presentations on technology and applications.
  • Participate in the Systems Standards Committee by proposing new standards and changes to existing standards.
  • Develop tools and integration strategies to increase effectiveness and lower cost.
  • Investigate and suggest architecture and technology enhancements.
  • Attend subject related conferences and technical talks

Knowledge and Education

  • BS/MS/PhD in Robotics or equivalent engineering discipline with appropriate coursework focus

Work Experience

  • Creative and self-motivating with the ability to understand and divide a vision into prioritized task’s.
  • Ability to resolve complex issues in creative, efficient and effective ways
  • Provide the customer and company-wide perspective to detailed technical decisions
  • Mechatronic system & design - 5year minimum experience in related field.
  • Advanced training, knowledge, and awareness in robot applications in assembly
  • Functional knowledge of robotics and automation.
  • Functional experience working with engineering design projects and machine startup.
  • Functional experience with 2 & 3D CAD & CAE systems
  • Experience with industrial control systems, specifically automotive line control applications.
  • Understanding of Magna product assembly and transport systems, processes and customer quality requirements.
  • Knowledge of global automotive & manufacturing safety standards
  • Familiar with US NEC, NFPA, Ford, GM and Chrysler specifications
  • Familiar with Ford, GM, Chrysler drawing standards
  • Readiness to travel50% international and domestic annually
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