Qualtech Seating Systems is a division of Magna International Inc. a leading global supplier of technologically advanced automotive systems, components and complete modules. As the most diversified automotive components supplier in the world, Magna designs, engineers, and manufactures a complete range of exterior and interior vehicle systems. Magna's customers, the major automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), recognize the Company for its innovative technology, product design and total vehicle program management. Qualtech Seating Systems supplies automotive seating and interior roof vehicle systems to General Motors.
Reporting to the IT Manager, the Software Developer is responsible for, but not limited to, providing leadership in the design, implementation, planning and software development for manufacturing plant floor devices, MES, ERP, and office applications. In addition, the Software Developer is to provide assistance to the IT Analysts to ensure they can effectively support the operation and maintenance of developed applications. The Software Developer is to make sure that the software infrastructure meets the existing and future requirements of Magna, QSS and it’s Customer.
Responsible for maintaining safe working conditions and following all Safety Rules at QSS. Follows all Plant Standards, and ensures compliance to the QSS employee handbook along with all QSS policies and procedures. Responsible to ensure compliance to the correct and safe way to operate the IT equipment, follows all work instructions and complies with Company standards on the use of personal protective equipment. Responsible for recognizing and rectifying unsafe working conditions and maintains excellent housekeeping (5S) at QSS.
Ensure that all IT departmental objectives and activities are aligned to the Magna Employee Charter and Magna Corporate Constitution.
Adheres to Technical System Procedures, Quality instructions, Sarbanes Oxley requirements, confidentiality requirements and to all QSS policies and procedures.
Ability to collaborate with other technical users and management.
Develop software development strategies around the integration of MES systems with various applications including ERP, Plant Floor Automation and other in house applications and systems.
Take part in the full cycle of application development (designing, implementing and integrating systems) and ensure attention to tracking, analyzing and improving the manufacturing process.
Documenting code with to the point comments.
Documenting applications with technical documents for support staff and user manuals for end users. This may include diagrams, charts, photos, pictures and/or graphics.
Educating and training end users and/or technical support staff on new development projects.
Manufacturing Execution System (MES) configuration, programming, debugging and testing.
Create reports in SSRS and/or Crystal Reports.
Performance minded programming and development in MS SQL using T-SQL. Strong understanding of database maintenance and administration is an asset.
Conveys information to the IT Supervisor and IT Manager regarding all consequential operational problems.
Ensure project deadlines are met with proper communication throughout.
Continually interact with other departments to provide solutions to resolve problems.
Identify and recommend opportunities for continual improvement.
Perform special projects in support of organizational business objectives.
Other projects and duties as assigned
Completion of Bachelor of Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related degree.
Three years programming and design experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment, or equivalent combination of both.
Experience with OPC, HMI, SCADA, MES and/or PLC systems is a definite asset.
SAP experience is an asset.
Must have experience in multiple software/operating systems.
Must be able to work in a fully computerized work environment and be committed to continuous improvement principles.
Must have good leadership skills and excellent interpersonal skills.
Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to think independently.
Strong project management skills would be an asset.
Skilled in working with project stakeholders (internal and external).
Capable of reading and debugging new or existing coded applications.
Ability to manage more than one task or project at a time.
J.I.T automotive manufacturing (Tier 1)
Ability to do shift and weekend work.