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Quality Engineer

Job Number:  66919
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Magna Structures Tennessee, LLC.
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Ethridge, TENNESSEE, US, 38456

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Job Number: 66919
Group: Cosma International 
Division: Magna Structures Tennessee
Job Type: Quality Engineer
Location: Lawrenceburg, Tennessee



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

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.

About the Role

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 (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. 

Your 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
Contribute to continuous improvement and cost reduction activities
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 coordinator and/or customer
Liaise between customers, Q.A., Engineering, Manufacturing and subcontractors
Complies with, supports and models MEVS’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

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.)
Works with MEVS 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
Assist in TS-16949 and ISO14000 implementation and compliance
Maintain a high level of confidentiality while managing customer sensitive documents and data that drives process and product changes
Plan and prepare PPAP submissions on new products and engineering changes to meet customer deadlines and customer specific requirements (PSO/SQMS and Run @ Rate)
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

Who we are looking for

Your preferred qualifications

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.
Ability to travel and work overtime on short notice to meet customer and plant needs.


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.


Equipment: PC, telephone, photocopier, fax, various fixtures, gauges and measuring instruments
Software: Microsoft Office, Windows, databases, spreadsheets, word processing, AutoCAD, Mechanical Desktop, etc. 

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

Post-secondary graduate with a degree/diploma in Quality Engineering and/or Mechanical/Automotive Engineering or equivalent work-related experience in the Quality field.

What we offer

Competitive Salary, Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Vacation/Holiday, 401K with company match, Short Term Disability and Long Term Disability.

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: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: Nashville

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