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Production Operator - Casting

Job Number:  64289
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Kamtek Casting
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Birmingham, ALABAMA, US, 35215

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Job Number: 64289 
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.



Purpose of Position

 To produce quality parts, on time, the first time to meet or exceed our customer requirements, while supporting the Magna Employee’s Charter and the policies and procedures of Kamtek.

Key Skills/Responsibilities

Responsible for supporting all areas of the casting process - safety, quality, and productivity while adhering to KAMTEK’s plant standards and upholding the Magna Employee’s Charter.

SKILL (Ability to do the job)

  • Ability to work in a team environment or independently to perform duties with little supervision.
  • Willingness to work extended or flexible hours as required to meet production demands
  • 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 situation


Essential Functions of the Position

1)  Follow and comply with all operational/procedures/policies as stated in the employee Environmental Health and Safety programs

2)  Understand and promote Magna’s philosophies (Magna’s Corporate Constitution, Operational Principles and Employee’s Charter

3)  Ensure a quality product (measuring tools, part inspection and fixtures) and know the quality procedures to ensure we produce a high-quality part consistently

4)  Perform basic troubleshooting and setup (understand job recipes, how to root-cause and correct basic concerns)

5)  Understand casting process, automation, quality theory, die protection, and basic order of die cast operations

6)  Support continuous improvement and lean manufacturing processes to aid in producing a better part for a better price

7) Maintain integrity of quality to ensure finished product meets Kamtek customer standards

8)  Establish and maintain communication with other employees and support departments to continuously improve our quality as well as our efficiency every day

9)  Maintain accurate paperwork/production reports to drive our concerns to corrective actions

10)  Assure finished product is stored properly and dispositioned accurately to protect the customer and the shipping schedule 

11)  Help develop procedures and process improvements to make us better 

12)  Perform other duties as required

Position Requirements


  • 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 basic departmental hand tools and personal protective equipment.  Also may include computer and scanning. May include forklift or overhead crane if certified.
    EDUCATION:  High School Diploma or GED required 
    OTHER:  Safe work practices, general knowledge of mechanical operations.
    HOW MUCH EXPERIENCE? 2 years - Previous experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred. 
  • Basic mechanical aptitude.
  • Ability to read and follow work instructions and safety requirements.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Basic understanding of casting terminology





Nearest Major Market: Birmingham

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