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Quality Technician

Job Number:  57913
Group:  Magna Powertrain
Division:  Sterling Heights
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Sterling Heights, MICHIGAN, US, 48310

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Job Number: 57913 
Group: Magna Powertrain  
Division: Sterling Heights 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 


Group Introduction

Advancing mobility. Making automotive technology that is smarter, cleaner, and safer, while still fun to drive. And making it for everyone. That’s what we’re passionate about at Magna Powertrain. We do it by creating world-class powertrain solutions for conventional, hybrid, and pure electric vehicles. We’re making electrification more than a buzzword, we’re bringing it to the road. Innovation is what drives us and we drive innovation. Dream big and create the future of mobility at Magna Powertrain.


Objective & Scope

The Quality Technician is responsible for assisting and supporting the manufacturing process and the manufacturing personnel by ensuring that proper production, inspection, gaging, containment, and certification processes are followed, with the goal of preventing the escape of nonconforming parts from reaching the next operation or escaping to the customer.   The Quality Technician will ensure conformity to blueprint, customer specific, and internal procedures, as well as IATF 16949:2016 requirements. All aspects & functions involved in the application of MAFACT support.

Key Responsibilities

Audits the quality of product being produced using the appropriate measurement method including using, calipers, micrometers, microscope, scanner and other measurement equipment
If nonconforming or suspect nonconforming material is discovered, immediately escalates to the leadership team.
Supports the team with containment of the product, establish a clean point, and assist in implementing a sort / rework / certify situation.
Performs audits at both locations to verify that proper work cell organization and documentation (Standardized Work Instructions [SWI], Job Element Sheet [JES], and In-Process Inspection Report [IIR]) is present and current.  
Performs product, dock, and incoming component receiving inspection audits.
Performs training of manufacturing operators utilizing the Training Within Industry (TWI) method for inspection activities required by the JES.
Observes and audits operators for correctly following SWI and JES.  If the operator(s) are not, takes the step to manage the situation by immediately notifying supervision.  Supports and participates in operator re-training if necessary and as requested by the supervisor. 
Cleans and maintains equipment to keep them in good working order. 
Verifies that operators are using production gages correctly, and if not, teaches the operator on the correct use of the gage.  In such instances, verifies that no nonconforming parts were passed due to the incorrect operation of the gages.
Verifies that operators are filling out all the required documents at each operation.
Initiates Quality Alerts for nonconforming parts or a non-standard operations observed.
Audits the expiration dates of posted Quality Alerts and removes from posting any expired 

Key responsibilities continued

Provides support to the manufacturing team for technical questions and part quality decisions by acting as a liaison between the manufacturing team and the quality and engineering departments.
Uses a training sign-in sheet to document the identified training and re-training of operators in following SWI, JES, correct gage use, and part CIC’s.
Audits SPC data.
Act as a liaison between maintenance and manufacturing to report any unsafe conditions, tool damage, poor 5S, or any other non-standard situations at manufacturing operations.
Maintain a clean and safe work area, supporting 5S and health and safety initiatives.
Participates in continuous improvement activities, and submits improvement suggestions.
Ensure that company policies and procedures are adhered to including IATF16949, ISO14001 (EMS), and Employee Handbook. 
Follows MIOSHA and MPTSH safety regulations and policies, including wearing required P.P.E. (Personal Protective Equipment).  Reports unsafe conditions. 
Active participation in MAFACT Teams and activities as required.  
Treat team members with dignity and respect and in accordance with the Magna Employee’s Charter and Common Values.

Education & Experiences

High School/GED.  Minimum of 5 years of manufacturing experience\training or equivalent combination of education and experience.  A minimum of three years’ experience in Quality in a manufacturing environment. Ability to work in a team environment and has a team oriented work approach. Excellent interpersonal and employee relations skills.  TWI training.  Organizational skills, proactive and demonstrates creativity, initiative and ability to perform structured problem solving.  Ability to interpret blueprints, specifications or other related documents.  Self-starter who is positive and professional.  Can work in a fast paced and sometimes stressful environment. Able to work hours require to support the manufacturing schedule as set forth by the manufacturing department. Ability to motivate manufacturing employees to volunteer any issues or potential issues in production cells.

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: Detroit

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