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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.


Role Summary

Key Responsibilities

Under the guidance of the Set-up Coordinator, the Press Set-up Operator shall:

  • Operate production equipment and produce parts to outlined requirements by using the tools provided (quality and quantity)
  • Be willing to upgrade skills through on the job training
  • Perform die setup, first-off’s and press change over according to schedule
  • Complete all production and quality documentation on time and as per requirement 
  • Ensure that the machine has a valid first off prior to start of operation
  • Perform part inspection by using equipment outlined in the inspection and record results as per the outlined requirements
  • Pack product according to the packaging instructions
  • Follow standardized work instructions
  • Produce parts to close tolerances, specifications, on time to ensure high productivity and part quality
  • Stop operation and report immediately any quality and health and safety concern to your Supervisor

Key Responsibilities 2

  • Ensure that press area is clean and organized at all times
  • Train new operators on equipment, tooling and product according to requirements
  • Able to maintain and adjust all press controls
  • Ensure that error proofing devices are working and that abnormal conditions are being communicated to your Supervisor (double blank detection, press force monitoring)
  • Communicate changes with fellow employees and Supervisors
  • Identify and update any preventative maintenance requirements using maintenance repair log
  • Ensure that all safety devices are in place and operational
  • Participate in the setup and problem solving regarding new tooling
  • Increase competence of press operators through training - minimize operator dependence on tool room and maintenance
  • Maintain an equipment and tooling open issue list and follow thru until closure / Measure effectiveness of open issues based on re-occurrences
  • Be capable of running / and troubleshooting press equipment

Key Qualifications/Requirements


  • Minimum of 1 year experience with press set-up
  • Strong command of the English language (verbal and written) process
  • Sound knowledge of statistical techniques to identify process improvements opportunities
  • Ability to use basic and advanced measuring equipment
  • Good documentation and organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of IATF 16949, ISO 14001 systems and WHIMS
  • Able to work as a team with fellow team members and personnel of other departments
  • Participate in team problem solving preventative / corrective action as required
  • Must be physical capable of performing duties in a press environment
  • Able to lift tooling up to 23 kg (50 lbs) to setup machines
  • Must be able and willing to work overtime as necessary including weekends when required

Additional Information

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

07--Operations  F--Permanent/Regular 


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