Lab Technician

Magna International



Grand Rapids, MI

Why you should apply for a job to Magna International:

  • 5/5 in supportive management
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.


    Position summary

    About the Role

    Works individually and with team to complete testing on products; analyze test data and report results.

    Your Responsibilities

    • Performs testing to determine that incoming, in-process, or finished products meet quality standards which often requires heavy lifting of 40 lbs. or more. Performs benchmarking of current and prototype products. Analyzes testing data and reports results.

    • Troubleshoots and performs routine equipment maintenance to ensure all equipment is capable of producing accurate results. Replaces consumable parts, performs preventative maintenance, calibration, troubleshooting, and servicing as needed. Reviews calibration requirements and arranges for calibrations as required.

    • Communicates with manufacturing, engineering, and customer unit personnel to develop test procedures.

    • Performs clerical work in the form of data entry, test template/work instruction writing and test report peer reviews.

    • May prepare quotes for future programs. May justify new equipment purchases.

    • Performs other duties in support of business objectives. May provide work direction and/or supervision to other staff.

    • Ensure a safe and organized work environment is maintained at all times.

    Who we are looking for

    • Demonstrated ability to plan, develop, and implement schedules for routine testing, etc. Must be able to work independently.

    • Problem solving and prioritization skills in order to work under pressure and meet deadlines, handle changing priorities, and solve problems under limited work direction.

    • Demonstrated excellent communication and interpersonal skills in order to work with internal and external contacts at various levels.

    • Demonstrated ability to provide work direction to other staff.

    Your preferred qualifications

    • High school diploma/certificate including one or more of the following: high school level algebra, chemistry, physics; or equivalent in order to perform job duties.

    • Demonstrated good interpersonal and communication skills to articulate clearly, keep neat and accurate records, and deal with internal and external contacts at all levels. Must have a good mechanical aptitude.

    • Demonstrated ability to use computers and standard and/or specialized office equipment, and any lab equipment associated with job duties. Ability to perform duties involving quality control techniques such as sampling, checking, data collection and compilation.

    • Must be physically able to perform job duties including heavy lifting of 40 lbs. or more.

    What we offer

    At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help to develop industry-leading automotive technologies. We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects. Because we believe that your career path should be as unique as you are.

    Site Benefits

    • Brand new Engineering facility with on-site fitness center and fresh market cafeteria

    • Conveniently located near many restaurants, I-96 and M-6

    • Retirement Savings Programs

      • Employee Equity and Profit Participation - cash profit sharing plus employer savings percentage
      • 401(k) plan
    • Medical, Vision, Dental, and Prescription coverages, pay for the ones you need, not the ones you don't!

    • Basic Life Insurance

      • 100% premiums paid by the Company
      • Two times basic annual salary
    • Competitive vacation plan

    • 13 paid Holidays

    • Tuition reimbursement program

    • Company sponsored wellness programs

      • Gym reimbursement
      • Weight watchers
      • Wellness screenings and flu shots
    • Free and confidential Employee Assistance Programs (financial wellness, smoking cessation, etc.)

    • Bonuses for hourly and salary employees

    Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

    At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That's why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

    Why you should apply for a job to Magna International:

  • 5/5 in supportive management
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.