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QA Technician

Job Number:  45481
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Formet Industries
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 45481 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Formet Industries 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: ST. THOMAS 


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

A QA Technician is responsible for ensuring Formet and Customer quality requirements are met by identifying and providing input to resolve quality problems. They will cover the Team Leader in case of his/her absence. The QA Technician will support the needs of internal and external customers, ensuring customer satisfaction.   

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform all duties and promote themselves in a manner that reflects Formet Expectations and Formet’s Visions/Values through Magna’s Employee Charter.
  • Follow and abide by all government, Legal, Magna and Formet rules and regulations.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement and cost reduction activities.
  • Support the QEC’s on new and existing programs.
  • Generating and up keep of Inspection Data Sheets, Visual Aids, Fixture Instructions and EPC’s.
  • Support Buy-off’s when required internal and at integrators.
  • Audit the First-Off / Mid-Off processes, and set up verifications to ensure it is being done correctly.
  • Initiate and coordinate problem reports and containments.
  • Up keep of gauges and Checking Fixtures.
  • Perform capability / reliability studies as required.
  • Keep product cleaned up in quarantine and MDR’s are completed.
  • Participate in problem solving activities.
  • Participate in Product, System and Process Audits as required.
  • Archive completed Inspection Data and Set Up Sheets.
  • Be dedicated to generating and or assisting in PPAP packages when required.
  • Audit and approve Special Material Requests and reworked material when required.
  • Assist in the training of production personnel in all quality requirements when needed.
  • Maintain a sound understanding of customers product and engineering specifications.
  • Take initiative to follow through on completion of tasks / projects, PMR’s and CIP’s.
  • Attend and or Champion quality meetings when requested.
  • Cover for the Team Leader and or other Technicians if he/she is absent.
  • Provide support to all Departments for quality related issues.
  • Perform other duties as designated

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • Post-secondary education or equivalent.
  • Completion or enrollment in a Quality Technician-related course from a recognized college.
  • Minimum 1 year in the Automotive Field.
  • Previous exposure to Quality Assurance systems and requirements an asset.


  • Weekly pay via direct deposit
  • Overtime (1.5x) after 40 hours worked
  • Vacation entitlement
  • 2 weeks of paid vacation (3 weeks after 3 years) + 3 company paid holidays + 2x ½ days = 14 days annually
  • Medical and Dental Benefits
  • Magna will contribute an amount equal to 3% of regular earnings every week to your retirement savings (MBC program)
  • Profit sharing paid in the second quarter of every year (EEPPP Program)
  • Matched GRRSP
  • Company Paid Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Safety Shoe annual allowance, prescription Safety Glasses annual allowance, Custom Molded Earplug allowance
  • Company paid uniforms (if you choose to use).
  • Company BBQ, Holiday Parties and Company Events
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives
  • Annual Employee Opinion Survey
  • Magna Service Award Program
  • Magna Scholarship Program
  • Roger’s and Bell cellphone data plan available – as low as $40/month!
  • Subsidized cafeteria
  • Educational Assistance Program
  • Jump Start Program for personal training - $300 benefit
  • Employee Discounts: new vehicles, amusement parks, etc.
  • Plant-Wide Continuous Improvement Program: 2021 bonus = $1860
  • You get to work with a FANTASTIC Team!

Working Conditions

  • Office and Manufacturing Environments
  • Able to work shift work.
  • Able to be flexible in hours of work in order to meet internal/external customer requirements (scheduled and non-scheduled overtime shifts, etc.)

Additional Information

Accommodations for disabilities in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.

Thank you to all who apply. Only those who are selected to move forward will be contacted.

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