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Robotic/Weld Engineer - Cradles

Job Number:  12888
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Kamtek Inc. - Bld1
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Birmingham, AL, US, 35215





Job Number: 12888 
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 deliver cost effective manufacturing solutions for the Cradles production equipment which meets all customer quality and timing requirements.

This position is responsible for helping to integrate all new and take-over program launches from a Robotic field into the Cradles Department. Responsible to manage robotic programs through direct involvement through all phases from engineering support at the vendor before the issue of a purchase order to product launch.  Responsible for training and skill set advancement of other Multi-Craft personnel.  Also responsible for continual improvement with all robotic processes.




  • Follow and enforce all plant safety rules and policies
  • Follow and comply with all operational procedures/policies as stated in the employee Environmental Health and Safety programs
  • Understand and promote Magna’s philosophies (Magna Operational Principles, Corporate Constitution and Employee’s Charter).
  • Assist with design feasibilities to optimize manufacturing and robot usage.
  • Champion the development of robotic process layouts, interface with Operator stations, timing and quoting instruction to all participating vendors quoting on the project.
  • Establish and follow up on full robotic program implementation (i.e. timing, PFMEA concept, manufacturing feasibility, process, simulation, prototype, line design, pattern build, hard tool build, engineering changes, tooling try-out, assembly verification, buy-off at vendor shop, home line try-out, PSO and PPAP and program launch.
  • Be actively involved in sign-off for assembly equipment, automation, racks for auto loading with robots.  
  • Help establish Robotic Standards for line builds for Kamtek and Cosma as needed.
  • Prepare all reports, charts, cost justifications and all other documentation required for engineering records and project.
  • Interface with tooling manufacturing and controls for special projects.
  • Responsible for following all engineering specifications, to all departments involved.
  • Manage and track the cost of all activities for the programs through all phases and into production.
  • Manage and assist customers, vendors and other departments to implement the following:
  • Engineering changes.
  • Quality improvements.
  • Productivity improvements.
  • Cost reduction programs.
  • Responsible for aiding customers on quality concerns and rejections if needed.
  • Responsible to fill out and complete 7 steps and 8D procedures.
  • Participate in Continual Improvement activities.
  • Handle confidential information on a regular basis.
  • Encourage safety and housekeeping practices and lead by example.
  • Promote and facilitate Open Door process, effective communication and Fair Treatment.
  • Adhere to customer requirements, Business Operating System and company policies.
  • Promote good housekeeping
  • Perform other duties as required





  • Must have successfully completed 90 day introductory period. 
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED);
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering preferred, or equivalent experience, Engineering degree or equivalent combination of education and work related experience.
  • Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerance, CAD and CAD Viewer programs; and Robotic Programming. Experience in from scratch robotic programming.
  • 4-6 years of related work in the automotive/robotics industry
  • Minimum 4 years of Robotic experience in an automotive manufacturing environment
  • Training in Mig, Tig & Arc Welding
  • Computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook
  • The Robotics engineer must be expertly knowledgeable in use of:
    • Fanuc programming language
    • Robotic interfaces with PLC and aux. equipment
  • Robotic Mig weld programming is a must


    • Manufacturing processes
    • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
    • Computer programs (MS Office, PowerPoint, Project)
    • SPC
    • Experience in the use of Catia, UG or AutoCad would be an advantage.
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Must have good interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills (verbal and written)
  • Capable of developing good working relationships with customers
  • Must be willing to work extended or flexible hours as required (including shift change to support business needs)
  • Able to work under variable workload and stress
  • Must be willing to travel & have a valid passport (or ability to get a passport)
  • Must have practical experience in costing and quoting
  • Ability to offer alternatives to existing designs resulting in improved means of manufacturing




  • Candidate’s qualifications for posted position
  1. Length and type of relevant training
  2. Prior experience (internal and/or external)
  3. Safety adherence
  4. Attendance record  -  Must have no more than 3 incidents
  5. Disciplinary record - Must not have any discipline at written warning or above in the past 12 months at time of posting and through the posting process
  6. Performance appraisals
  7. Length of service
  8. Scores from testing
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08--Engineering F--Permanent/Regular 

Nearest Major Market: Birmingham

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