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Quality Assurance Technician (2nd Shift)

Job Number:  66513
Group:  Magna Exteriors
Division:  Decostar Georgia
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Carrollton, GEORGIA, US, 30117

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About us


We see a future where everyone can live and move without limitations. That’s why we are developing technologies, systems and concepts that make vehicles safer and cleaner, while serving our communities, the planet and, above all, people.


Forward. For all.


Group Summary


The Magna Exteriors portfolio of products includes access systems such as liftgates, exterior trim, modular systems, front-end modules including fascia, active aerodynamic systems and other lightweight structural components for automotive, commercial truck and other industrial markets.

Recognized globally as an innovator in all aspects of vehicle exteriors, Magna provides everything needed, from materials development and design through manufacturing and assembly, to help automakers create sleek, state-of-the-art vehicles across the world.


About the Role

This position reports directly to the Quality Coordinator and is responsible for the general and specific job duties of Decostar as described below: #LI-Onsite

Your Responsibilities

•    To exhibit teamwork skills and actively participate in team activities in a positive working environment.
•    To demonstrate problem solving skills in a work environment that is striving for continual improvement.
•    To follow Company policies and display conduct expected of Decostar employees as described in the employee handbook.
•    Adhere to all safety and health objectives, policies and procedures of Decostar to provide for a safe and healthful workplace. Work in a safe manner at all times and report any unsafe conditions to your supervisor in order that the situation can be corrected. Report all accidents and near misses in a timely manner when they occur.
•    To meet and maintain all customer quality standards as well as the standards of Decostar.

Who we are looking for

 •   Immediately respond, in a positive and proactive manner to any Decostar employee’s health and safety concern or suggestion.
•    Immediacy report any accidents, incidents or near misses to the Safety Department and complete the required Accident Reporting Forms within 24 hours.
•    Complete all required safety-related inspections.
•    Do not install or make changes to any equipment or machinery that may jeopardize the health and safety of any employee.
•    Ensure all employees, under your guidance, have received all required training to perform their job safely
•    Keep up to date on Customer requirements, communicate changes in Customer standards; contribute and track progress towards resolution of quality issues.
•    Participate in the development and maintenance of Control Plans, FMEAs, work instructions, forms and other related Quality System documentation.
•    Audit the First-Off/Last-Off process and documentation every Shift to ensure standards are being met.
•    Conduct process audits to ensure associates are following work instructions. Report findings to appropriate personnel within the Molding Department.
•    Conduct product audits to ensure customer requirements are being met. Use feedback from customer complaints and Quality Alerts to prioritize frequency.
•    Act as a primary liaison between the Departments concerning quality issues. Work closely with Supervisors and Team Leaders to resolve issues.
•    Compose shift-end reports to communicate pass-down information to the Molding Team regarding key issues and metrics.
•    Continually work to establish and to maintain a boundary sample library.
•    Update daily, weekly and monthly metrics as required.
•    Participate in third-party surveillance audits of Quality Systems.
•    Participate in continual improvement teams and activities to ensure departmental performance objectives are met.
•    Conduct 5S audits as required and follow-up on action items.
•    Maintains and improves product quality by completing product, company, system, compliance, and surveillance audits; investigating customer complaints; collaborating with other members of management to develop new product and engineering designs, and manufacturing and training methods.
•    Prepares quality documentation and reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information and trends including failed processes, stability studies, recalls, corrective actions and re-validations.
•    As needed, train Department personnel in the details of the Control Plan, customer quality specifications and quality expectations. Provide visual aids and/or work guidance instruction as required and document per ISO/IATF16949 requirements.
•    Verify the execution of the Control Plan and work instructions by production team leaders and team members through regularly scheduled audits.
•    Communicate customer specification and expectation changes to all production personnel. Report deviations to the Department Manager.
•    Assist in the containment and disposition of the suspect material 
•    Generate, distribute and document quality alerts as appropriate.
•    Perform SPC gauging analysis on critical characteristics 
•    Maintain any necessary certificates and testing records in order to satisfy ISO/IATF-16949 and customer requirements. Report any deficiencies to the Department Manager.
•    Perform other duties as assigned.

Your preferred qualifications

•    Associate’s Degree required. Six years work related experience may be substituted in lieu of degree. Work experience combined with current schooling towards degree will be considered.
•    Updates job knowledge by studying trends in and developments in quality management systems; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
•    Minimum of two years’ experience in quality assurance required.
•    Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills (a must).
•    Must be computer literate in the Windows environment i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Experience with statistical software is an asset.

What we offer

At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help to develop industry-leading automotive technologies. We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects. Because we believe that your career path should be as unique as you are.

Site Benefits

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: Atlanta

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