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Casting - Die Cast Specialist/Tooling

Job Number:  62412
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Kamtek Casting
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Birmingham, ALABAMA, US, 35215

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Job Number: 62412 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Kamtek Casting 
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.




To lead, direct, and support Die Casting employees safely and efficiently, to coordinate and communicate with other departments, follow safe work methods, and to conform to the Employee’s Charter principles and plant standards.


Responsible for keeping the lines running efficiently and ensuring that the needs of Die Casting employees are met to produce a quality product on time, the first time with no personal injuries or mechanical accident, and supporting the policies and procedures of Kamtek.  The Die Cast Specialist is also responsible for providing leadership to Production employees while promoting the Employee’s Charter and Operational Principles. Support the Die casting Tool Room shop in the completion of various die repair duties and die changeovers.


1.    Follow and enforce all plant safety rules and policies. 
2.    Understand and promote Magna’s philosophies (Magna’s Corporate Constitution, Operational Principles and Employee’s Charter 
3.    Ensure daily Pre-Shift inspections and frequency checks are completed accurately and conduct planned inspection audits on each shift.
4.    Conduct Pre-Shift meetings with the team to communicate safety and/or quality issues production targets and pass down.
5.    Complete all necessary documentation including hourly data collection with downtime reasons and ensure distribution of EOS (End of Shift) report through email at end of your daily shift.
6.    Fills in for Team Members that need to temporarily leave the line (emergency, bathroom break, etc.)
7.    Ensure that all operation documentation is up to date and in correct location.
8.    Operate production equipment as needed to cover for planned/unplanned absenteeism and/or to facilitate improved production start-ups.
9.    Routinely make visual inspections of emergency evacuation routes correcting any safety concerns immediately.
10.    Conduct daily safety talks in pre-shift meetings and ensure employees sign safety training roster.
11.    Assign daily work assignments for die casting employees on a daily basis – monitor throughout day and make adjustments to support operations.
12.    Maintain open communication and provide continued support to other departments regarding any changes, problems, or special projects. Encourages open communications; confronts difficult situations; maintains objectivity; keeps emotions under control; uses         negotiation skills to resolve conflicts.
13.    Provide feedback and recommendations to the supervisor regarding employee performance and training needs. 
14.    Achieve first time quality and efficiency to meet production requirements. Supervise Team Leaders in their job performance and ensure fulfillment of policies, practices and procedures.
15.    Ability to do basic first-off quality inspections. Hard Gauging, measurements with calipers, and X-Ray.
16.    Maintain accurate documentation and reporting.


17.    Immediately attend to all accidents and injuries. Assist the supervisor with the completion of the accident and injury investigation program (within 24 hours), while following up to ensure procedure implementation and completion.
18.    Support company and customer quality systems, continuous improvement, lean manufacturing process and creativity/innovation. Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
19.    Follow and comply with all operational procedures and policies and ensure team is also following and complying with all policies/procedures, including the Kamtek handbook
20.    Initiate and address corrective actions immediately as required (example: unsafe conditions, unsafe work practices, failing to follow process, failing to follow rules/policies as outlined in handbook)
21.    Ensure that all checking tools are in good working order and are calibrated.
22.    Support Kamtek Leadership to ensure consistent communication of the Magna/Kamtek vision. Fosters team cooperation; takes personal ownership of communications; supports group problem solving; ensures progress toward goals; acknowledges team accomplishments
23.    Monitor and maintain good housekeeping following 5S standards and participate in 5S walks with leadership.
24.    Support the continuous improvement of Safety, Quality, Delivery & Productivity 
25.    Develop and facilitate on-the-job employee training -encourages training and development.
26.    Provides performance coaching to team - motivates for increased results; recognizes contributions. 
27.    Help coordinate engineering changes. (example: rainbow tags, clean points, break points, FIFO, etc)
28.    Die Setting – opening and flipping dies.
29.    Assist in die change-overs (upon approval of tool room)
30.    Capable of assisting ES in changing of shot rings.
31.    Promotes good housekeeping (5S)
32.    Perform other duties as required.



SKILL (Ability to do the job)

Minimum 2 years Die Casting Experience with ability to functionally operate and troubleshoot Die Cast Machines
-Minimum 2 years Team Leader experience preferred
- Basic die knowledge and understanding of dies and tooling

- Ability to work unsupervised and make quick decisions
-TWI Certified
-Willingness to work extended or flexible hours as required to meet production demands
-Must possess interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
-Must have good working knowledge and understanding of the casting process
-Must have strong team-focused and leadership abilities
-Ability to work in stressful situations
-Must be willing to work in various locations within and outside the facility 
-Displays passion and optimism; inspires respect and trust; mobilizes others to fulfill the vision; provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates
-Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


Some of the physical demands of this position include the ability to lift 50 pounds, standing and walking for extended periods of time, and occasional bending or stooping.


Some of the equipment and tools used are a computer, 2-way radio, files, hammers, DA, punch, hand drill, forklift, copier/printer, and personal protective equipment.


EDUCATION:  High School Diploma or GED required

TECHNICAL TRAINING:  Minimum 2 years Die Casting experience, Forklift Certification (preferred), Overhead Crane Certification (preferred)

OTHER: Experience with basic Microsoft Word and Excel, Microsoft Office, Basic die knowledge and understanding of dies and tooling

WHAT TYPES?  Manufacturing experience preferred in a leadership role

HOW MUCH? Minimum of 2 years


-Quality training 
-Emergency Response Training
-Human Relations

07--Operations F--Permanent/Regular 

Nearest Major Market: Birmingham

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