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Maintenance Weld Technician

Job Number:  10346
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Magna Electric Vehicle Structures
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

St. Clair, MI, US, 48079





Job Number: 10346 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Magna Electric Vehicle Structures 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: St. Clair 




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

Supports manufacturing by improving department efficiency in a safe, high quality and productive manner, and is accountable for quality and housekeeping goals by following through on issues from start to finish and ensure the corrective action is in place. The incumbent is responsible for a variety of tasks which ensure the efficiency and reliability of all Company tooling or production equipment and processes. This position is for a greenfield facilty located in southeast Michigan.

Key Responsibilities

• Service, maintain, repair, install and test new or existing equipment and verify conformance to specifications. (Robot/Welding/Fixtures)
• Complete repairs, modifications and installations as required.
• Provide plant support in troubleshooting of process problems including root cause and completes quality improvements as required to maintain part standards of quality. Establish cross functional team for reliability issues
• Deal extensively with production team and other support groups as well as vendors (both parts suppliers and equipment suppliers).
• Department support for testing, repairing and calibrating electric or electronic components. Validates reliability issues with components and investigates repeat component failures.
• Enter all breakdown details into the Maintenance PM database by end of shift
• Carries out preventative maintenance procedures as laid out by division and the manufacturer’s specifications.
• Contribute to continuous improvement and cost reduction activities; repairs and systems improvements (optimization). Documents improvements and analysis data, ensure swift and effective implementation.
• Analyse, record and chart documentation required for maintenance records and projects. Establishes benchmarks and shares improvement opportunities with department Shift Leader.
• Establish and follow-up full project implementation including timing, concept, feasibility, design, specifications, construction and commissioning.
• Prepare drawings, material specifications to requisition as required by vendors or other departments.
• Assist in developing and maintaining preventative/predictive maintenance procedures.
• Support or conduct training for and implementation of cross-functional repairs to equipment that includes electrical, mechanical, tooling etc. provided that it can be done safely.
• Takes part in the continuous improvement process to improve productivity and quality (provides suggestions at team meetings, understands losses and gives ideas/solutions, participates in trials/experiments, volunteers on committee or focus group activities, etc.) and focuses on solutions.
• Attends departmental and plant-wide communication meetings as scheduled.
• Attends training as scheduled.
• Complies with, supports and models Magna’s operational procedures/policies, Employee Handbook, and Magna’s Employee’s Charter, Corporate Constitution, and Operational Principles.
• Complies with relevant Quality and Environmental programs (e.g. TS16949, ISO14001).
• Complies with all Health and Safety programs in accordance with OSHA. Follows and ensures Company procedures regarding safety rules and regulations are followed.
• Conducts themselves in a professional manner.
• Keeps work area clean and organized.
• Other duties as required.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

• Minimum of 1 year of Fanuc or two years of other robot experience required
• Minimum of 1 year of spot and Mig welding wither manual or in an automated assembly
• Able to demonstrate understanding of how job performance affects product quality and customer satisfaction
• Experience on the cut & etch processes an asset.
• Must have experience in, and practices the 5S methodology
• Proven ability to interact well with co-workers and promote the “Team” attitude.
• Ability to understand, anticipate and follow direction while exercising maturity of judgement.
• Ability to work well in a fast paced environment and with a variable workload
• Ability to work flexible hours and overtime in a fast-paced environment in order to meet customer requirements
• Able to effectively present information and respond to questions from all interested parties
• Able to prepare, read and interpret written reports, instructions, procedures and guidelines
• Able to work well with power cutting tools, torches, air chisels and ultra-sonic weld inspection equipment
• Able to calculate figures and amounts, such as percentages and proportions
• Able to maintain confidentiality and use discretion  and tact
• Time management skills to include prioritizing and meeting deadlines with limited direct supervision
• Capable in necessary computer use and computer software to perform job

Additional Information

Under the general direction of the Shift Leader, the Skilled Trades Technician works independently and confers regularly.  Travel, on rare occasions, may be required with occasional overnight accommodation at various locations. Overtime and shift rotation may be required to meet production expectations. The Skilled Trades Technician may be exposed to elements such as temperature and noise during time spent in the plant. Consistently safely operates forklifts, aerial lifts, floor scrubbers. 
Must be able to work off a ladder, aerial lift or plant roof at heights up to 40 feet off ground level.
Must be able to perform physical activities such as, but not limited to, lifting equipment (up to 40 lbs multiple times and unassisted), bending, standing, climbing, walking or sweeping for extended periods of time.
Ability to obtain and retain a valid passport is required.

Nearest Major Market: Port Huron
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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