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Assembly Toolmaker

Job Number:  6687
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Kamtek Inc. - Bld1
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular
Location: 

Birmingham, AL, US

Magna

 

 

 

Job Number: 6687 
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.

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

 

Maintain and assist in troubleshooting assembly fixtures, performing preventative and predictive maintenance on various equipment to minimize downtime keeping safety as a priority.

RESPONSIBILITY AND AUTHORITY:

Support installation and modification of equipment to ensure quality requirements are met.  Responsible for continuous improvement of assembly lines and included tooling.  Support corrective actions to improve quality issues ensuring standards are maintained.  Respond to production downtime in a timely and efficient manner to resolve any and all issues.

 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITIONS:

 

  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. Assist with maintaining assembly line tooling to produce quality parts increasing productivity and efficiency
  4. Monitor and maintain good housekeeping
  5. Tig & Mig welding as needed
  6. Maintain communication with other team members and support departments
  7. Work to blueprints, CAD data, sketches, and verbal instructions
  8. Support continuous improvement and Lean Manufacturing processes
  9. Support and train assembly team members
  10.  Maintain accurate documentation resulting in shared knowledge of issues and lessons learned
  11.  Assist with PM inspections as required, complete with all repairs
  12.  Minimize downtime by effective use of resources including response time, technical expertise, tools, spare parts and external contacts Participate in all Magna and Kamtek required training. 
  13.  Promotes good housekeeping (5S)
  14.  Perform other duties as required.

 

 

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

 

SKILL (Ability to do the job)

 

  • Ability to use tool room equipment and measuring tools
  • Assist with problem solving and troubleshooting
  • Must be willing to work extended or flexible hours as needed
  • Willingness to adapt to change and learn
  • Must have a basic knowledge of assembly line operations
  • Must have basic machine knowledge, able to run tool room equipment including measuring instruments

 

 

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

 

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 period of time.

 

EQUIPMENT / TOOLS USED

 

Some of the equipment and tools used for the job are a lathe, mills, surface grinders, mig welder. Arc welder, tig welder, hand tools, hand grinder, band saw, cut off saw, drill presses of all sizes,heat treat equipment, cranes, and forklifts

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KNOWLEDGE

 

EDUCATION: 

High School Diploma or GED required

 

TECHNICAL TRAINING:  2-year degree from an accredited technical college or post-secondary school with emphasis in Tool & Die or minimum of three years on the job training with heavy industrial manufacturing experience in skilled trade capacity.

 

 

OTHER:  Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook. Materials and methods, machines and tools, and practical application of tooling.  Basic knowledge in automation.

 

 

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

WHAT TYPES?  Heavy manufacturing background or tool & die job shop.  Welding experience, die construction, basic machining (milling, grinding, turning), sharpening cutting edges, reworking form steels, tig welding, mig welding, arc welding

 

HOW MUCH?  Minimum of 3 years

 

 

 

WHAT ADDITIONAL SKILLS OR ABILITIES WOULD BE HELPFUL FOR THE JOB?

 

  • Organizational skills
  • Blueprint reading/knowledge of CAD
  • Computer skills
  • CNC or EDM
  • Die building a plus
  • Tig Welding

 

 

 

WHAT AREAS OF TRAINING ARE REQUIRED?

New Hire Orientation, OSHA Required Training, Product and Process Overview, Understanding the Charter, Lean Manufacturing Overview, 5S & Visual Management, Robot Fundamentals, Basic Workstation Panelviews

 

 

 

HOW WILL TEAM MEMBER’S JOB PROGRESS BE MONITORED FOR COMPETENCY?

Performance Assessment conducted by Supervisor and/or Department Manager

 

 

 

 

HOW IS THE POSITION RELEVANT TO ACHIEVING QUALITY OBJECTIVES?

Responsible for supporting the assembly process to ensure efficiency of the lines and all required tooling.

 

OTHER PERTINANT OR RELEVANT INFORMATION

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.

 

 

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