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Maintenance Weld Technician- OFF SHIFT

Job Number:  46913
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Magna Electric Vehicle Structures
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 46913 
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

Under the general direction of the Shift Supervisor, the Maintenance Weld Technician works independently and confers regularly. Supports manufacturing by improving department efficiency in a safe, high quality and productive manner.  Accountable for quality and housekeeping goals by following through on open issues and ensuring that corrective action plans are in place. Responsible for a variety of tasks which ensure the efficiency and reliability of all company tooling, production equipment and processes. 

Key Responsibilities


  • Attends departmental and plant-wide communication meetings as scheduled.
  • Attends training as scheduled.
  • Complies with, and supports Magna’s operational procedures, policies, Employee Handbook, 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.
  • Understanding of the 5S practices and methodology
  • Maintains confidentiality and use discretion and tact


  • Services, maintains, repairs, installs and tests new or existing equipment and verifies conformance to specifications. (Robot/Welding/Fixtures)
  • Completes repairs, modifications and installations as required.
  • Provides plant support in troubleshooting of process problems including root cause analysis.  Completes quality improvements as required to maintain high part quality.  Participates in cross functional teams to address reliability issues.
  • Works with production team members and other support groups, including vendors (both parts and equipment suppliers).
  • Department support for testing, repairing and calibrating electric or electronic components. Validates reliability issues with components and investigate repeat component failures.
  • Enters all breakdown details (including pictures) into the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) in a timely manner.
  • Performs preventative maintenance tasks as laid out by division and the manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Contributes to continuous improvement and cost reduction activities, especially regarding systems improvements and optimization.  Documents improvements and analyzes data to ensure effective implementation.
  • Analyzes, records and charts data required for maintenance records and projects. Helps to establish benchmarks and shares improvement opportunities with department Maintenance Shift Leader. 
  • Helps to prepare drawings and create material specifications for requisitions to vendors as required.
  • Assists in developing and maintaining preventative & predictive maintenance procedures.
  • Supports the implementation cross-functional training of repairs procedures.  
  • Effectively presents information and respond to questions from all interested parties
  • Other duties as required.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • Able to demonstrate understanding of how job performance affects product quality and customer satisfaction
  • Able to understand, anticipate and follow direction while exercising maturity of judgement.
  • Able to prepare, read and interpret written reports, instructions, procedures and guidelines
  • Able to calculate figures and amounts, such as percentages and proportions
  • Able to obtain and retain a valid passport is required
  • Ability to troubleshoot mig, spot, projection and laser welding 
  • Ability to interact well with co-workers and promote the “Team” attitude.
  • Has great time-management skills; include prioritizing and meeting deadlines with limited direct supervision
  • Capable in necessary computer use and computer software to perform job

Additional Information


  • 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. May be exposed to elements such as hot & cold temperature and noise during time spent in the plant.
  • Comfortable working with power cutting tools, torches, air chisels and ultra-sonic weld inspection equipment.
  • Able to work off a ladder, aerial lift or plant roof at heights up to 40 feet off ground level.
  • Must be able to safely operates forklifts, aerial lifts, floor scrubbers.
  • Works well in a fast paced environment and with a variable workload.
  • Overtime and shift rotation may be required to meet production expectations. 
  • Travel, on rare occasions, may be required with occasional overnight accommodation at various locations. 


  • Some of the equipment and tools used are computer, telephone, FANUC robot 


  • Minimum of 1 year of Fanuc or two years of other robot experience required
  • Minimum of 1 year of spot and MIG welding whether manual or automated assembly


  • Experience on the cut & etch processes an asset


  • Fanuc Robotics Training 
  • Bosch Training 
  • Training for equipment including electrical, mechanical, tooling etc.


  • Able to obtain and retain a valid passport is required


  • New Hire Training, Employee Charter training, Safety Training, LOTO training.


  • Performance Assessment conducted by Supervisor and/or Department Manager.


  • The applications created help provide accurate data that assists in monitoring the implementation of systems/goals.


  • This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.

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: Port Huron
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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