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Layout Tech

Job Number:  34424
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  LMV Automotive Systems
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Liberty, MO, US, 64068


Programs and operates the Coordinate Measurement Machine (CMM) and/or Blue Light System (BLS/WLS) machine and/or Faro Arm (portable CMM) and/or other measuring equipment to verify the quality of components, assemblies, and tooling. Job includes doing necessary dimensional layouts via CMM or other means to ensure customer and Quality Assurance standards are being met and maintained.


Job Responsibilities: (This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties to be performed in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions or to perform other job duties requested by their manager.)

  1. Provide dimensional layout services to ensure component and assembly conformance to engineering and quality standards.
  2. Calibrate hand tools, gauges, and associated maintenance and records of maintenance.
  3. Perform capability studies as required.
  4. Prepare dimensional reports and analyze them for correctness before sharing them with the user and initiate corrective actions as needed.
  5. Evaluate check fixtures to ensure they are adjusted and functioning properly and initiate corrective actions as needed.
  6. Develop gauging instructions and methods.
  7. Assist with sample submissions.
  8. Assist in maintaining gauge records. Ensure required accreditation and logo mark is correct on Metrology Gage certificates.
  9. Assist in problem-solving, implementation of corrective and preventative actions, and continuous improvement plans.
  10. Follows and supports LMV Automotive System’s and Magna’s operating principles, including:
    1. Magna Employee Charter – Operating under its principles by treating all employees equally, fairly, and with dignity and respect.
    2. Open Door Policy – Solves issues with two-way, open, and friendly communication.
    3. 5S – Maintains and promotes good housekeeping by following the philosophy “Everything has a place. Everything in its place”.
    4. Safety First - Obey the plant’s safety rules and procedures by wearing PPE at all times and immediately addressing all safety concerns.  Promotes an environment where zero injuries are the expected standard.
    5. Company quality and environmental policies.
    6. Core values – Treat all employees equally, fairly, with dignity and respect, without favoritism in accordance with company values.
  11. Supports efforts to achieve department and plant goals on Employee Opinion Survey.
  12. Perform other duties as required.

Supervisory Responsibilities:



Qualifications: (These qualifications represent the minimum requirements of the position.  Employees will be required to possess the ability and aptitudes to perform the duties proficiently.)


Education and/or Experience: 

  • Associates Degree (AA) or equivalent from two-year college or university; or three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Very good understanding of computer programs

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proficient in PC DMIS software for CMM.
  • Strong Experience in Blue Light equipment, Polyworks Software and FARO portable CMM.
  • Full knowledge of Geometrical Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) with ability to read blue prints and drawings.
  • Ability to do trigonometric functions, geometry, and basic math.
  • Basic knowledge in maintenance of Coordinate Measuring Machines and other measurement equipment.
  • Must possess a working knowledge of Statistical Process Control (SPC).
  • Knowledge of MSA (ex: Gage R&R, Bias, Linearity, etc.)
  • Effective and efficient with writing, listening, and communication skills.
  • Self-Driven

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematics or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Physical Demands:

Involves some physical activity, which generally requires a moderate amount of exertion on an occasional basis. Involves lifting up to 40 lbs routinely.


Environmental Conditions:

       General factory environment.

Environmental, Health & Safety:

  • Support and comply with all TS16949 & ISO14001 procedures and work instructions.
  • Support a safe and healthful work environment that is free of recognized hazards for all employees, contractors, and visitors.
  • Cooperate with all local, state, and federal agencies, such as OSHA or the EPA, in the event of an inspection.
  • Know and follow all applicable EH&S Policies and Procedures.

Nearest Major Market: Kansas City

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