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Weld Lab Technician- 2nd or 3rd Shift

Job Number:  48542
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Bowling Green Metalforming
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Bowling Green, KENTUCKY, US, 42103

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Job Number: 48542 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Bowling Green Metalforming 
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.


Role Summary

To monitor weld quality and verify weld conformance to each customers’ specifications.

Key Responsibilities

  • Know and understand Bowling Green Metalforming Quality and Environmental policies.
  • Follows and supports and Magna’s operating principles, including:
  • Magna Employee Charter – Operating under its principles by treating all team members equally, fairly and with dignity and respect.
  • Abide by BGM policies and procedures as described in the most current version of the Team Member Handbook.
  • Open Door Policy – Solves issues with two-way, open and friendly communication.
  • 5S – Maintains and promotes good housekeeping by following the philosophy “Everything has a place. Everything in its place”.
  • Safety First - Obey the plant’s safety rules and procedures by wearing PPE at all times and immediately addressing all safety concerns.  Promotes an environment where zero injuries are the expected standard.
  • Promote MAFACT benchmarks to achieve World Class Manufacturing.
  • Core values – Treat all team members equally, fairly, with dignity and respect without favoritism in accordance with company values. 
  • Attend and participate in Team, Department, Plant-wide and any other meetings as required. 
  • Conduct all activities in a professional manner and positive attitude with an emphasis on personal responsibility. 
  • Promote optimal weld quality through teamwork and determination.
  • Identify non-conforming welds using tolerances unique to each customer.
  • Prevent non-conforming product from reaching customers by working with Weld and Quality Techs, Team and Area Leaders, and communicating results plant wide.  
  • Coordinate Weld Lab Priorities to stay in target window for results by meeting productivity requirements.
  • Examine and photograph weld samples to identify any non-conforming welds based on each customer’s specifications.
  • Maintain storage of weld cross section pictures and data to comply with TS16949 and customer requirements.
  • Provide reports and tracking information quickly and neatly as results become available.
  • Follow all procedures for batch and hold, containment, and rework activities.
  • Ensure all applicable JSN’s are scrapped out in the BGM hold system to maintain accurate inventory records.
  • Prepare lab for following shift by implementing 5S and communicating any relevant information. 
  • Perform additional weld testing, length inspections, link destruct, ID labeling, plasma cutting, and coupon preparation as needed.
  • Support other departments by supplying data, preparing special reports and projects, etc.
  • Support coworkers through teamwork, training, overtime, etc.
  • Keep the Weld Lab clean, organized, and in a customer presentable state at all times.
  • Continuous improvement by meeting productivity goals, learning and sharing knowledge, and improving skill and ability.
  • Multi task, handle stress, implement advice, avoid distractions, adapt to changes, and work well with others.
  • Follow work instructions and routines to comply with TS16949 requirements.
  • Manage workload, schedule, break times, productivity, and teamwork.
  • Work extended hours and altered schedules to provide coverage for production requirements and scheduled time off.
  • Perform other duties as required.

(This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties to be performed in this position. Team members will be required to follow any other job related instructions or to perform other job duties requested by their leader)

Key Qualifications/Requirements

Education and/or Experience:

  • Background in welding and/or weld quality preferred
  • Vocational training in welding preferred
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Post-secondary education preferred, or related experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel preferred
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in a manufacturing environment preferred
  • Operate standard office equipment preferred


  • Safety
  • Quality of Work
  • Dependability
  • Productivity
  • 5S
  • Team Player
  • Communications
  • TWI

Physical Demands:

  • Office and General factory environment 
  • Able to be flexible in hours of work on short notice in order to meet internal/external customer requirements (scheduled and non-scheduled overtime shifts, etc.)
  • Possible Shift Work
  • Ability to sit and stand for prolonged periods of time, and occasional bending and stooping.
  • Remove cradles from racks and lift cradles onto tables
  • Lift over 80 pounds
  • Empty totes full of coupons into recycling bins
  • Flip full size frames with the use of an overhead hoist

Additional Information

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

Nearest Major Market: Bowling Green

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