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Advanced Manufacturing Engineer - Aluminium Structures

Job Number:  19724
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Cosma Assembly Technology (Canada)
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

The successful candidate can successfully analyze product data, develop a competitive robust process, considering all tolerance requirements for the latest Automotive Industry materials.  Have an in depth understanding of the latest high strength materials as well as aluminium product manufacturing, heat treatment, machining and joining technologies.

Key Responsibilities

  • Development and Preparation of system and manufacturing concepts, focusing on Electric vehicle structures: Product manufacturability analysis and recommendations. System layout development and optimization.
  • Selection of manufacturing equipment, ie Machining Centers and post processing equipment.
  • Support of GD&T / Tolerance stack-up analysis, Clamping Plans and development of P-FMEA documentation.
  • Support of process change management and quote development.
  • Support of continuous improvement efforts in: Corporate Best Practices, bench marking activities, and lessons learned.
  • Support global launch activities as required.
  • Continuously adhere to and apply the Magna's Employee Charter, the Magna Corporate Constituation, and the Cosma Way of Thinking in all aspects of position and interaction with others.
  • Understands and follows established rules, procedures and policies relating to position.
  • Ensure a safe working environment by observing safe work practices and by following all safety policies and procedures.
  • Appreciate and maintain proper level of confidentiality.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

Required Skills Summary

  • Aluminium BIW (Body-in-white) assembly experience.
  • Working knowledge of Aluminium joining technologies.
  • Chassis and Body-In-White Welding and fixture design experience.
  • Advanced knowledge and in depth understanding of machining applications.
  • Min. (5) years work experience in related industry. Automotive preferred.
  • Advanced GD&T knowledge and interpretation skills.
  • Excellent English skills (fluent in spoken and written, presentation skills)
  • Proficiency in ACAD or similar and understanding of 3D CAD design.
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel globally and have valid travel documents.
  • Excellent leadership skills, self-motivated, team player.
  • Experience with Spin Fire, Vis View, MS Project and asset.
  • Experience with 3D Process Software an asset.
  • German and Spanish or Mandarin Chinese Written & Spoken Language an asset.
  • Extrusions, high pressure/Low pressure casting experience an asset.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • Post-Secondary education e.g. technical school, college, university, special studies, or equivalent (ie. trade with shopfloor experience in Automotive manufacturing).
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accomodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Reasonable accomodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Health, Safety and Environmental Responsibilities

Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to succesfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accomodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Must have satisfactory posture in order to be able to tolerate sitting for extended time periods. Requires tolerance of seated posture up to (30 min.) continuously, for a total of up to (7 hr.) per (8 hr.).
  • Required (Near/Far/Depth/Color) vision in order to be able to tolerate the eye strain associated with working on a computer throughout the work-day.
  • Must be able to repetitively utilize their forearms, wrists, and hands throughout the work-day. Accordingly, must be able to tolerate the use of a key-board, mouse, and/or space ball up to 75% of work-day (i.d. up to 6-8 hours per work-day).
  • Travel is required.

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