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Quality Engineer

Job Number:  10353
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Magna Electric Vehicle Structures
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

St. Clair, MI, US, 48079





Job Number: 10353 
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.


Magna Electric Vehicle Structures - Michigan, part of Cosma International, a division of Magna International, represents the most diversified automotive supplier in the world. We are a leading global automotive supplier with 347 manufacturing operations and 92 product development, engineering and sales centers in 28 countries. We have over 168,000 employees focused on delivering superior value to our customers through innovative processes and world-class manufacturing. With a focus on battery tray production and vehicle electrification, MEVS is manufacturing the future of mobility. The culture at MEVS 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.



Role Summary

The Quality Engineer (QE) is required to work with all departments on the development of new products in order to meet customer and TS-16949 requirements. This includes all quality related aspects of PPAP, prototype and ongoing product development. This position is for a greenfield facility in Southeast Michigan.

Key Responsibilities

• Act as a champion/decision maker for quality related issues within the scope of responsibility
• Maintain a thorough understanding of customer product and engineering specifications
• Lead all program launch activities from the quality perspective
• Coordinate tasks/responsibilities to production personnel regarding Quality issues
• Train and mentor quality and production personnel as required (Customer requirements, etc.)
• Contribute to continuous improvement and cost reduction activities
• Works with CBAM personnel on APQP and cross functional teams on the development of new and existing components to meet critical customer deadlines
• Implement new procedures and processes in prototype stages of product launches in compliance with customer specific requirements
• Coordinate, prepare and implement new program fixture build cost, timing and quality, to meet customer and division standards
• Actively participates in the development and maintenance of PFMEA’s
• Review problem reports and responses with resolutions to ensure there will be no recurrence
• Evaluate dimensional issues and develop appropriate counter measures on new programs in conjunction with the project co-ordinator and/or customer
• Liaise between customers, Q.A., Engineering, Manufacturing and subcontractors
• Plan and prepare PPAP submissions on new products and engineering changes to meet customer deadlines and customer specific requirements (PSO/SQMS and Run @ Rate)
• Maintain a high level of confidentiality while managing customer sensitive documents and data that drives process and product changes
• Develop and maintain Q.A. Control Plan Package documentation and procedures both pre-launch and production
• Evaluate quality issues utilizing appropriate problem solving techniques, CAD, statistics and GD&T as required
• Assist in TS-16949 and ISO14000 implementation and compliance
• Perform statistical studies and report data as required
• Complies with, supports and models CBAM’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
• Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Conducts themselves in a professional manner
• Keeps work area clean and tidy
• Other duties as required

Key Qualifications/Requirements

• Post-secondary graduate with a degree/diploma in Quality Engineering and/or Mechanical/Automotive Engineering or equivalent work related experience in the Quality field.
• At least 5 years in an automotive manufacturing environment with knowledge in welding and assembly processes.
• Computer and CAD proficiency is required.
• Prior experience implementing TS-16949 procedures, APQP, PPAP submissions, GD&T, Flow Diagrams, FMEA’s , Control Plans, Statistics, Fixture Development and independent work with tooling subcontractors.
• Knowledge of chassis system and function of each component.
• Knowledge of Automotive body structure/ reinforcements for the purpose of crash safety.
• Demonstrated ability to use basic measurement tools (height gauge, vernier, micrometer, bore gauge, indicator, etc.).
• Demonstrated ability to conduct root cause analysis using various problem solving techniques including Drill Deep, 8D, 5 Phase.
• Advanced Knowledge of customer and ISO9001:2015 / IATF16949: 2016 requirements.
• Knowledge of B.I.W. part to part build up process.
• Experience with destruct testing, measurement and metrology methods of inspection.
• Advanced knowledge of CMM and Scan reporting structures and analysis.
• Basic stamping knowledge regarding B.I.W. components with understanding of how built into assembly.
• Experience managing suppliers and related supplier issues.
• Advanced Knowledge in Quality systems development, QSB+, BIQS systems.


Key Competencies

• Ability to manage multiple projects.
• Strong communication skills.
• Good organizational, interpersonal and problem solving skills.
• Ability to coordinate and facilitate cross-functional team meetings.
• Strong attention to detail.
• Demonstrates urgency and the ability to work to meet deadlines and multiple demands.
• Ability to uphold confidentiality.
• Demonstrates the ability to work effectively in a team environment.

Additional Information


Equipment:  PC, telephone, photocopier, fax, various fixtures, gauges and measuring instruments

Software:     Microsoft Office, Windows, databases, spreadsheets, word processing, AutoCAD, Mechanical Desktop, etc.


Under the general direction of the Quality Manager, the Quality Engineer works independently and is responsible for all Q.A. related activities relative to the development of new and existing products.  Flexibility and a willingness to travel on short notice is required.  The Quality Engineer works in an office environment but may be exposed to elements such as temperature and noise during time spent in the plant.  Ability to obtain and retain a valid passport is required.

Nearest Major Market: Port Huron
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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