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Paint Technician

Job Number:  42580
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Magna Electric Vehicle Structures
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 42580 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Magna Electric Vehicle Structures 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: SAINT CLAIR 


Group Description

Magna’s ADAS technologies are shaping an autonomous future and improving lives.

Full autonomy is coming. But to create the technology which will bring it into view, you need the desire and ability to adapt complete ADAS systems or modular solutions to any vehicle, for any mobility need.

Magna’s electronics solutions connect OEMs to their customers with features that improve their lives. It’s our expertise across the entire vehicle, key strategic partnerships and culture of innovation that allow us to make our industry-leading technologies road-ready. And it is how we’ll continue to build a safer, smarter and more connected mobility experience for all people.


Role Summary

Under the direction of the paint manager, the paint maintenance technician provides corrective and preventative maintenance on the paint application fluid delivery equipment in an effort to increase uptime and efficiency.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supports efforts to achieve department and plant goals on Employee Opinion Survey.
  • Follows and supports MEVS and Magna’s operating principles, including:
  • Magna Employee Charter – Operating under its principles by treating all associates equally, fairly and with dignity and respect.
  • Open Door Policy – Solves issues with two-way, open and friendly communication.
  • 5S – Maintains and promotes good housekeeping by following the philosophy “Everything has a place. Everything in its place” …… Does MEVS have this policy/statement?
  • 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 is the expected standard.
  • Company quality and environmental policies.
  • Core values – Treat all employees equally, fairly, with dignity and respect without favoritism in accordance with company values. 

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • Performs preventative maintenance on paint application equipment to prevent unscheduled downtime.
  • Takes appropriate corrective action to keep paint production operating at its fullest capacity.
  • Troubleshoots and repairs fluid delivery equipment as needed or required.
  • Maintains and rebuilds paint application equipment (paint guns, valves, fluid regulators, pumps, etc). and determines required inventory levels.
  • Requisitions necessary parts and determines required inventory levels
  • Performs daily startup and shutdown of paint system.
  • Performs calibration and operational checks on paint application equipment.
  • Maintains an acceptable attendance record and works overtime as required.
  • Performs all task in a safe manner according to operating procedures.
  • Performs Washer operation/monitoring duties when needed.
  • Keeps all associated paperwork and equipment history records up to date.
  • Maintains a clean and safe work area.
  • Participates in department meetings.
  • Submits cost reduction and Innovation ideas.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned.
  • Serve as a member of the Spill Team.
  • Properly package, label, and store Hazardous Waste both from operational activities or from a spill incident (Paint Maintenance).
  • Conduct required daily, or other periodic, environmental inspections.
  • Assist with disposal of scrap materials from MEVS.
  • Preform other duties as assigned

Additional Information

  • Must have good communication skills – both verbal and written.
  • Must have good problem-solving skills.
  • Must be able to read and comprehend written procedures as well as mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic prints.
  • Must work well with others.
  • The paint maintenance technician works within an office environment as well as a manufacturing environment. The use of respirators within the manufacturing environment is required. Some of the physical demands of this position include sitting for prolonged periods of time, walking up and down staircases, occasional lifting, and occasional stooping and bending. Must be alert and attentive in order to safely perform the job. Occasional travel may be required.
  • High School diploma or GED required
  • Associates Degree or Certificate within the technical or mechanical fields.
  • Must have knowledge and ability to use hand tools and test equipment.
  • 2 years’ experience working with paint equipment and/or mechanical equipment required.

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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