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Quality Liaison

Job Number:  32501
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Magna Electric Vehicle Structures
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

St. Clair, MI, US, 48079



Job Number: 32501 
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 direction of the quality manager, the quality liaison is to inspect and audit any part being used on the line for accuracy and completeness in regard to all customer requirements. They need to ensure clear, concise, timely flow of information between Customer plant and MEVS. 

Key Responsibilities


  • Follow and enforce all plant safety rules and policies.
  • Understand and promote Magna’s philosophies (Magna’s Operational Principles, Corporate Constitution and Employee’s Charter).


  • Communicate any issues the customer has during the shift and inspect or rework suspect product to meet customer requirements. 
  • Communicate with QC, QE, SQE and Leadership to find resolution to concerns. 
  • At the end of each shift needs to report findings in reference to any concerns to MEVS. 
  • Perform containment of any non-conforming product, and arrange assistance as needed.
  • Perform rework on non-conforming product to customer’s requirements and arrange assistance as needed. This rework includes E-Coat Finish, straightening or other processes to bring part to specifications.
  • Provide feedback of potential concerns at customer
  • Support Root Cause analysis on defects.
  • Issue Quality Alerts when requested by the customer for nonconforming product.
  • Perform audits on the floor- check parts to ensure meet all Customer Specific Requirements.
  • Provide direction for associates / contractors who help with containment, sorts, rework and tracking.
  • Attend customer product review meetings (e.g. Black Body Reviews / Horseshoe / VOCA / GFP / CIPA audits), and represent MEVS to report back findings
  • Provide a daily shift report of issues to MEVS Quality Engineers, Management
  • Promotes good housekeeping (5S)
  • Perform other duties as required.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • Ability to communicate to all levels of plant personnel with ease
  • Ability to coordinate and facilitate cross-functional team meetings
  • Ability to uphold confidentiality 
  • Ability to read, write, analyze, and interpret internal procedures, documents and processes, internal and customer requirements, flow diagrams, and business correspondences.
  • Ability to effectively and appropriately present information and respond to questions from various groups.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to view all aspects of the system, seeing how each aspect interrelates within the organization
  • Must have good organizational skills.
  • Must be proficient in computer operations.
  • Must exhibit high integrity and honesty.
  • Good organizational, interpersonal and problem solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Project management skills to work on several projects at once, driving each to completion.

Additional Information


  • 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. Demonstrates the ability to work effectively in a team environment. Must be able to work well individually or in a team environment, effectively interacting with all levels of the organization. Ability to work to meet deadlines and multiple demands. 


  • Some of the equipment and tools used are computer, checking fixtures, caliper, micrometer, Indicator, personal protective equipment, various hand tools for straightening purposes, telephone, fax machine, copier/printer, and a projector. 


  • Knowledge and understanding of customer-specific requirements 


  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience


  • Core Tools
  • Root Cause
  • Dimensional Print Reading Experience, GD&T
  • Proven track record in cosmetic, functional testing and dimensional inspections


  • Minimum of 3 years in Automotive Manufacturing, Quality Auditing, NCM or Quality Inspection 
  • Experience with basic Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook 

Nearest Major Market: Port Huron
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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