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Quality Technician

Job Number:  6709
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Kamtek Inc. - Bld1
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular
Location: 

Birmingham, AL, US

Magna

 

 

 

Job Number: 6709 
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 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.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:  

Purpose of job is to ensure Cradle parts and processes are audited and documented for Customer and Kamtek and they meet all documented customer expectations. Give Cradles team/lines approval or not to proceed with production, support plant needs as necessary   


RESPONSIBILITY AND AUTHORITY: 

The Quality Technician – CRADLES, is responsible for their safety and well-being as well as quality, part audits, system audits, customer cost, productivity, and ergo.   This will be achieved by using company policies, SOP’s, WI, Procedures and the Magna Employee’s Charter as a guideline. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITIONS:

1)    Follow and enforce all plant safety rules and policies
2)    Follow and comply with all operational procedures/policies as stated in the employee Environmental Health and Safety programs 
3)    Understand and promote Magna’s philosophies (Magna’s Operational Principles, Corporate Constitution and Employee’s Charter)
4)    Responsible for keeping boundary parts in secure area to use for comparison on future runs
5)    Responsible for making decisions on findings to determine if acceptable to Customer or not, support Customer Specific Standards
6)    Quality System Audits
7)    Perform Incoming Receiving Audits
8)    Perform Material Certification Audits
9)    Perform Line process/part Weld Defect Audits
10)    Perform Check Fixture Audits
11)    Review CMM/Dimensional outputs
12)    Perform DFT testing of a destruct cradle weekly
13)    Perform Line process/part Coatings Defect Audits
14)    Perform/Audit Coatings properties of dry film thickness test, crosshatch testing, scratch test, and cure test
15)    Perform incoming part inspection from media blast to e-coat 
16)    Perform wax verifications weekly
17)    Perform DOCK Audits
18)    Support Operations in making quality calls with product in conjunction with Customer specs
19)    Responsible to report NC findings immediately to Leadership
20)    Responsible for roundtable meetings for quality alerts, and containment of non-conforming product.
21)    Promote good housekeeping
22)    Perform other duties as required


POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

SKILL (Ability to do the job)
•    Ability to learn Cradle process
•    Confidence to make decision on findings and support decision with evidence
•    Good written communication skills
•    Good verbal communication skills
•    Ability to travel for training and work
•    Understand Customer standards


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Some of the physical demands for this position include being able to frequently lift up to a weight of 65 pounds and the ability to stand, sit, and walk for prolonged periods of time.


EQUIPMENT / TOOLS USED:

Some of the equipment and tools used are a computer, printer, telephone, photocopier, fax machine, PPE and an assortment of metrology tools.  Cradle specific will be Spectrometer, Mechanical Property Testing tools, machines, CMM. Cradle coatings specific will be DFT meter, humidity cabinet, etc.


KNOWLEDGE

EDUCATION:  
•    High School Diploma or GED required; with a minimum of 1 year as QA Auditor, and have proven track record in cosmetic, functional testing and dimensional inspections.

TECHNICAL TRAINING:  GD& T, Weld Standards, Manufacturing Practices, SPC 

OTHER:  Computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
•    Demonstrated proficiency in the use of precision measuring tools including tape measures, scales, Vernier calipers, etc.
•    Casting experience a plus.
•    Proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook Express.
•    PDCA/8D/5 why knowledge a plus.


WORK EXPERIENCE

WHAT TYPES?  Quality auditing/engineering, preferably production supervisor experience in the automotive manufacturing environment

HOW MUCH?  Minimum of 3-5 years


WHAT ADDITIONAL SKILLS OR ABILITIES WOULD BE HELPFUL FOR THE JOB?
•    Quality Training 
•    IATF16949 Internal Auditor experience
•    ISO
•    VDA
•    Root Cause 
•    Six Sigma 
•    Emergency Response Training
•    Core Tools 


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, GD&T, Weld Standards, Manufacturing Practices, SPC, Root Cause, IATF, ISO, Magna’s Code of Conduct and Ethics, and Business Management System.


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

Performance Assessment conducted by Department Manager


HOW IS THE POSITION RELEVANT TO ACHIEVING QUALITY OBJECTIVES?

The Quality Technician - CRADLES supports departmental strategies and provides guidance to team to meet and exceed quality goals while maintain efficiency.   While also verifying and supporting the quality goals and objectives put forth by the customers.  Being the voice of the customer and ensuring it is cascaded to team efficiently and effectively.
 

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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