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Assembly Multi-craft Technician

Job Number:  6348
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Kamtek Inc. - Bld1
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Birmingham, AL, US, 35215





Job Number: 6348 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Kamtek Inc. - Bld1 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: Birmingham 




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.



To troubleshoot systems and perform preventive and predictive maintenance on various equipment, while always keeping safety as a priority. Will also provide support for production and carry out the assignments and responsibilities given to them by the assembly department maintenance supervisors and team leaders.



Responsible for supporting safety, quality, and productivity while adhering to KAMTEK’s plant standards and upholding the Magna Employee’s Charter.

Also, maintain, troubleshoot, and provide continuous improvement suggestions resulting in minimal downtime of manufacturing equipment in the assembly area.  Support installation and modification of equipment to ensure quality control requirements are met and process enhancements are realized.






  1. Follow and enforce all plant safety rules and policies.
  2. Understand and promote Magna’s philosophies (Magna Operational Principles, Corporate Constitution and Employee’s Charter).
  3. Follow and comply with all plant safety standards including LOTO
  4. Troubleshooting, diagnosis and repair of various manufacturing equipment, including robots, PLC, controls, electrical, etc.
  5. Support continuous improvement and lean manufacturing processes
  6. Effective communication with team members and other departments
  7. Maintain integrity of safety devices including light curtains, safety gates, barriers, etc.
  8. Assist in design and installation of new/improved manufacturing equipment, components, and processes
  9. Make modifications to existing equipment as required
  10. Assist in determining spare parts requirements
  11. Maintain accurate documentation
  12. Train operators and new team members on fixtures, control panels, etc.
  13. Assist team members with running lines/presses
  14. Monitor and maintain good housekeeping using 5S
  15. Provide support for machine improvements
  16. Ensure equipment meets NEC, OSHA, RIA, and Magna regulations
  17. Perform PM inspections as required, complete with all repairs
  18. Disassemble defective equipment as well as replaces defective parts, electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, etc.
  19. May specialize in repairing specific manufacturing equipment, and equipment that is not specific to the manufacturing process.
  20. Use computerized or manual maintenance information systems to document the details of equipment related issues, repairs made, preventative and predictive maintenance measures taken, etc.
  21. Use computerize or manual systems to facilitate root cause analysis for failures resulting in major downtime (as defined by management). Once the root cause has been identified, put measurements in place that will prevent reoccurrence within the affected business unit, as well as across the facility.
  22. Interface will all necessary production associates, production supervision, etc., to ensure issues are identified and resolved. In general, communicate with the production team.
  23. Minimize downtime by effective use of resources including response time, technical expertise, tools, spare parts and external contacts
  24. Promotes good housekeeping (5S)
  25. Perform other duties as required.






SKILL (Ability to do the job)


-Must have good mathematical and communication

-Ability to read and understand schematics

-Ability to use testing and troubleshooting equipment

-Must have a good understanding of rigging, cranes, etc.

-Must have a general knowledge of hydraulics and pneumatics

-Must be able to pay good attention to detail

-Must have a basic knowledge of drafting (blueprint reading, dimension drawings, etc.)

-Basic knowledge of AUTOCAD

-Must be able to work extended hours as needed to meet customer requirements

-Must have basic knowledge or Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

-Must have general knowledge on electrical theory and troubleshooting

-Must have general mechanical knowledge






Some of the physical demands for the position include being able to lift a weight of 40 pounds; frequent bending, stooping and stretching; being able to stand for prolonged periods of time; and ability to walk for prolonged periods of time.




Some of the equipment and tools used are a multi-meter, basic hand tools, Oscilloscope,

laptop/PC, AMP probe, Mega ohm meter, MIG Welder





High School Diploma or GED required; 2-year degree from a technical college or minimum of three years on-the-job training with heavy industrial manufacturing facility in skilled trade capacity.


TECHNICAL TRAINING:  Journeyman Certification preferred. General knowledge of industrial maintenance with an emphasis on electrical, mechanical, robotics, or controls application


OTHER:  Computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel






WHAT TYPES?  Maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment preferred


HOW MUCH?  Minimum of 4 years






-Motor Control, PLC, and Ladder Logic

-Basic Electrical Theory and troubleshooting

-Basic knowledge of electrical components

-Basic understanding of services and variable frequency drives

-Welding experience

-Applicable rules, regulations and/or policies and procedures.

-Robotic troubleshooting skills

-Robotic programming skills

-PLC troubleshooting skills

-High level of mechanical aptitude

-Mathematical Skills (work well with probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plain and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations).

-Reasoning Ability (Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables).




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07--Operations F--Permanent/Regular 

Nearest Major Market: Birmingham

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