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Advance Assembly Engineer

Job Number:  46763
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Vehtek Systems Inc
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular






Job Number: 46763 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Vehtek Systems Inc 
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.


Summary of Responsibilities

To coordinate the assembly engineering projects and ensure successful completion of all awarded assembly programs, assembly engineering changes and assembly production projects.  Support the program team in feasibility studies and the customer request for quote on projects requiring assembly processing.  Work as liaison with production, assembly, engineering and vendors.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability and essential duties required to successfully perform this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works independently under the direction of Project Leader or Department Manager.
  • Maintain effective communication and coordination with all internal customers, plant management and team members; maintain positive team member relations; listen to issues and concerns and respond (C48) within 48 hours
  • Follow the principles of the Magna Team member Charter
  • Promote and practice “safety first” by immediately addressing any hazards, defective equipment or unsafe conditions within the department
  • Assist Assembly team members in safe, quality-minded and productive manner with a sense of urgency to attain production priorities as scheduled
  • Supports plant by recommending productivity and systems improvements.
  • Establishes and follows-up full program implementation (timing, concept, feasibility, design, construction, try-out, launch, final buy-off, prototype programs, engineering changes, etc.)
  • Prepares reports, charts and other documentation required for engineering records and projects.
  • Prepares drawings and material specifications as required by customers, vendors or other departments.
  • Deals with customer and vendors.
  • Develops quotations for piece price, tooling and capital costs.
  • Develops manufacturing feasibilities.
  • Develops process drawings and design concepts.
  • Body in White assembly tooling development.
  • Process development and tool design to prescribe standards for optimum productivity.
  • Conducts feasibility studies, piece price and tool quotes, cost justification and capital budgets.
  • Follows up on new tooling programs to contain cost, timing and quality requirements from prototype phases and die construction through tool prove out, buy-off and program launch.
  • Work with customers, vendors and other departments to implement the following:
  • engineering changes
  • quality improvements
  • continuous productivity improvements
  • cost reduction programs
  • to establish methods and procedures such as FMEA, 8-D, VE/VA - Score/Spec.
  • Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) to customer standards
  • Prepares detailed material requisitions, bills of material, blueprint drawings, and project status reports and maintains engineering records and standards.
  • Provide motivation and results-oriented environment
  • Review assembly incoming drawings, CAD data, sketches, EWO’s, Fastrackers, etc., effecting current and awarded business
  • Approve all assembly related purchase orders prior to release of work
  • Approve all assembly related invoices prior to payment
  • Complete correspondence, forms and reports via applicable software programs
  • Handle confidential information on a regular basis
  • Participate in Continual Improvement activities
  • Encourage safety and housekeeping practices and lead by example
  • Promote and facilitate Open Door process without reprisal, effective communication and Fair Treatment
  • Adhere to customer requirements, Business Operating System and company policies
  • Travel may be required
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Customer Required TrainingThis position will be required to have some or all of the following trainings

  • FCA – CQMS (Corporate Quality Management System)


  • Able to demonstrate understanding of how job performance affects product quality and customer satisfaction
  • Able to determine manufacturing feasibility of automotive assemblies from their piece part drawings
  • Able to concept complex and cost effective MIG welding, spot welding, and assembly tooling for automotive parts and assemblies, such as door inners, pillars, root rails, rear suspension cross members, etc.
  • Strong hands-on, day-to-day operational and troubleshooting skills
  • Able to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills including ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from management, team members, suppliers and customers
  • Strong mathematical/analytical and proven problem solving skills
  • Able to maintain confidentiality, and use discretion and tact
  • Able to organize, manage and schedule multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Able to work flexible hours to be available to three (3) shifts
  • Able to use computer and software as required

Education and Experience

  • Engineering degree or equivalent combination of education and work related experience or a Certificate of Qualification as an Electrical Controls/Robotics Engineer.
  • 10 years related work experience in automotive Body in White assemblies preferred.
  • Proven capability and a sound understanding of engineering principles as applied to the following areas:
  • Resistance welding and electrical controls
  • Hemming
  • Assembly line process and fixture design
  • Robotics and transfer systems
  • Ergonomics, method planning and time studies
  • Pneumatics and hydraulics as applied to tooling
  • Production process planning
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Quality Function Development (QFD)
  • Design for Manufacturing (DFM)/Design for Assembly (DFA)
  • Value Engineering (VE)
  • Design of Experiments (Taguchi and classical)
  • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (DFMEA/PFMEA, etc.)


Nearest Major Market: Toledo
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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