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Cradles Toolmaker

Job Number:  36978
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  KAMTEK INC. - BLD1
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Birmingham, ALABAMA, US, 35215

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Job Number: 36978 
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 Mer¬cedes 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

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

Key Responsibilities

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.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  1. Assist with maintaining assembly line tooling to produce quality parts increasing productivity and efficiency
  2. Monitor and maintain good housekeeping
  3. Tig & Mig welding as needed
  4. Maintain communication with other team members and support departments
  5. Work to blueprints, CAD data, sketches, and verbal instructions
  6. Support continuous improvement and Lean Manufacturing processes
  7. Support and train assembly team members
  8.  Maintain accurate documentation resulting in shared knowledge of issues and lessons learned
  9.  Assist with PM inspections as required, complete with all repairs
  10.  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. 

Additional Information

  • 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

07--Operations F--Permanent/Regular 

Nearest Major Market: Birmingham

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