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Press Multi-craft Maintenance

Job Number:  6690
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Kamtek Inc. - Bld1
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Birmingham, AL, US





Job Number: 6690 
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. Provide technical support for production and carry out the assignments and responsibilities given to them by the Press Maintenance Manager and Supervisor. Responsible for maintaining press shop equipment through PM/TPM activities as well as repairing breakdown conditions.





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
  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, and Magna regulations
  17.  Perform PM inspections as required, complete with all repairs
  18.  Minimize downtime by effective use of resources including response time, technical expertise, tools, spare parts and external contacts
  19.  Use computerized or manual Maintenance Information Systems to document the details of equipment related issues, repairs made, Preventative and Predictive Maintenance measures taken, etc.
  20.  Make necessary adjustments to parts and machinery to ensure proper production run.
  21.  Use computerized 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 measures in place that will prevent reoccurrence within the affected business unit as well as across the facility.
  22.  Optimize/upgrade or change equipment based on safety, quality, or production requirements.
  23.  Ensure new parts get ordered or returned unused part back to the correct stock location.
  24.  Update verification forms when needed. 
  25.  Promotes good housekeeping (5S)
  26.  Perform other duties as required.





SKILL (Ability to do the job)


  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Must have excellent mathematical skills
  • 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 be willing to work extended, weekends, or flexible hours as required to meet production needs
  • Must have excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Must have basic computer knowledge
  • Must have good analytical skills
  • Ability to oversee projects from start to finish
  • Must be able to work unsupervised.
  • Must have the ability to make decisions, concerning maintenance operations.
  • Must have good housekeeping practices.
  • Must keep in production a fully automated mechanical press line, and all the auxiliary equipment which is relation to the line.  Implementation of a preventative maintenance program is also carried out on all press line equipment. 






Some of the physical demands for this position include the ability to lift 40 pounds, standing and walking for extended periods of time, and occasional bending and stooping.



Some of the equipment and tools used are: Computers, telephone, 2-way radio, copier/printer, basic hand tools, mulit-meter, Oscilloscope, AMP probe, and mega-OHM meter




EDUCATION:  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. Journeyman Certification a plus.



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

•           Must have an understanding of basic engineering practices and functions

•           Ability to perform basic engineering calculations

•           Basic robotics troubleshooting.

•           Basic electrical circuit troubleshooting.

•           Must have a solid ability to read technical manuals, schematics, and blueprints.  Must be able to trouble shoot, remove, disassemble, rebuild, reinstall, and order parts for the press lines and related equipment.

•           General knowledge of industrial maintenance with an emphasis on electrical, mechanical or controls application


OTHER:  Computer skills; Basic Microsoft Word and Excel, AutoCAD, PLCs





WHAT TYPES?  Strong technical background; prior maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment preferred


HOW MUCH?  Minimum of 3 years






-Motor Control, PLC, and Ladder Logic

-Basic Electrical Theory

-Basic knowledge of electrical components

-Basic understanding of services and variable frequency drives

-Welding experience





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




Performance Assessment conducted by Supervisor and/or Department Manager





The Multicraft Tech is responsible for troubleshooting, preventive maintenance and predictive maintenance required to ensure that equipment produces consistent quality parts.



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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