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E-coat Lab Tech

Job Number:  54986
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  KAMTEK INC. - BLD1
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 54986 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: KAMTEK INC. - BLD1 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 


Group Description

Cosma provides a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions to global customers. Through our robust product engineering, outstanding tooling capabilities and diverse process expertise, we continue to bring lightweight and innovative products to market.



 KAMTEK is a premier Tier 1, automotive manufacturing supplier that specializes in Class “A” Stamping, Assembly and High Pressure Die Casting that produces Body-side and Door Openings, Roofs, Floor Pans, Wheelhouses, Large Welded Assemblies, Doors, Fenders, Hoods, Lift-gates, Aluminum Shock Towers, and Aluminum Rear Rails. Our capabilities include the manufacturing of Class “A” Body Panels along with Medium/Large Stampings, Large Assemblies and Aluminum Stampings and Assemblies, and Aluminum High Pressure Vacuum Die Casting to our Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) such as Mer­cedes Benz, Volkswagen, Kia, Hyundai, Nissan, BMW and Freightliner. As a local distributor and supplier, Kamtek’ s market segmentation to Cosma International, (a division of MAGNA INTERNATIONAL) provides a “state-of-the-art” product that utilizes the most technologically advanced Pressing processes in order to maintain a competitive advantage to other OEM’s within the market. Our company’s culture of team spirit & mutual respect with a focus on fair treatment helps us to embrace our multi-cultural affiliation with Magna International, and supports our mission through process efficiency and competitive product pricing. Furthermore, the culture at Kamtek focuses on Job Security, with employees being given the opportunity for continuous training, advancement within the skill/trade, and potential for growth within our safe work environment. We offer Employee Equity and Profit Participation programs which increase our employees’ ownership within the company. Kamtek, part of Cosma International and a division of Magna International, represents the most diversified automotive supplier in the world. We design, develop and manufacture automotive systems, assemblies, modules and components, and engineer and assemble complete vehicles, primarily for sale to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of cars and light trucks in our three geographic segments - North America, Europe, and the Rest of the World (primarily Asia, South America and Africa). Our capabilities include the design, engineering, testing and manufacture of automotive interior systems; seating systems; closure systems; metal body & chassis systems; mirror systems; exterior systems; roof systems; electronic systems; powertrain systems as well as complete vehicle engineering and assembly. We are a leading global automotive supplier with 347 manufacturing operations and 92 product development, engineering and sales centres in 28 countries. We have over 168,000 employees focused on delivering superior value to our customers through innovative processes and World Class Manufacturing.



Role Summary

The function of the Lab Technician is to test, adjust, monitor and record all data associated with the control of chemistry associated with the coatings equipment. The Lab Technician will assist the shift supervisor and line operators to ensure all process parameters are being kept during production. They will be responsible for testing and valancing chemistry levels in process tanks. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, draining and cleaning of process tanks, inventory control, data collection and recording, and 5s and general schedule responsibilities.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Support all Kamtek and Customer Quality System initiatives.
  2. Perform routine maintenance of operating systems as needed.
  3. Monitor and document all pretreatment and E-coat stages and respond to any alarms
  4. Daily testing and monitoring of wastewater treatment chemistry and respond to all alarms.
  5. Assist E-Coat personnel in the cleaning or changing of UF system (change bag filters & clean as needed).
  6. Perform daily testing and document results on Motor Coat and Wax materials.
  7. Monitor and document usage of Motor Coat and wax material daily
  8. Perform an inventory on Motor Coat and wax materials on a weekly bases
  9. Unload resin trucks.
  10. Load out hazardous and non-hazardous waste pickups.
  11. Load empty totes into trailer, unload chemical totes as needed.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • Must have good organizational and communication skill
  • Must be methodical in testing process
  • Must have a basic understanding of computers (Microsoft Office Suite). SPC experience preferred.
  • Must have knowledge of bench testing lab equipment
  • Must have basic understanding of collection of chemistry data.
  • Must be able to distinguish colors and shades for titration purposes
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Must display good judgement

Additional Information


WHAT TYPES?  Manufacturing experience involving the testing or mixing of chemistry or bulk product into the system-specific volumes

HOW MUCH? Minimum of 1 year



EDUCATION:  High School Diploma or GED required, Post-secondary education preferred, or related experience

TECHNICAL TRAINING:  Understanding of chemistry to perform essential functions of the position

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Nearest Major Market: Birmingham

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