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Quality Technician Full-time

at Magna International Inc. in Alabama (Published at 29-06-2020)

Job Number: 9927
Group: Cosma International
Division : Kamtek Casting
Job Type: Permanent/Regular
Location: Birmingham
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.
Company Introduction
KAMTEK is a premier Tier 1, automotive manufacturing supplier that specializes in Class ?A? Stamping, Assembly and High Pressure Die Casting that produces Body-side and Door Openings, Roofs, Floor Pans, Wheelhouses, Large Welded Assemblies, Doors, Fenders, Hoods, Lift-gates, Aluminum Shock Towers, and Aluminum Rear Rails. Our capabilities include the manufacturing of Class ?A? Body Panels along with Medium/Large Stampings, Large Assemblies and Aluminum Stampings and Assemblies, and Aluminum High Pressure Vacuum Die Casting to our Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) such as MerĀ¬cedes Benz, Volkswagen, Kia, Hyundai, Nissan, BMW and Freightliner. As a local distributor and supplier, Kamtek? s market segmentation to Cosma International, (a division of MAGNA INTERNATIONAL) provides a ?state-of-the-art? product that utilizes the most technologically advanced Pressing processes in order to maintain a competitive advantage to other OEM?s within the market. Our company?s culture of team spirit & mutual respect with a focus on fair treatment helps us to embrace our multi-cultural affiliation with Magna International, and supports our mission through process efficiency and competitive product pricing. Furthermore, the culture at Kamtek focuses on Job Security, with employees being given the opportunity for continuous training, advancement within the skill/trade, and potential for growth within our safe work environment. We offer Employee Equity and Profit Participation programs which increase our employees? ownership within the company. Kamtek, part of Cosma International and a division of Magna International, represents the most diversified automotive supplier in the world. We design, develop and manufacture automotive systems, assemblies, modules and components, and engineer and assemble complete vehicles, primarily for sale to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of cars and light trucks in our three geographic segments - North America, Europe, and the Rest of the World (primarily Asia, South America and Africa). Our capabilities include the design, engineering, testing and manufacture of automotive interior systems; seating systems; closure systems; metal body & chassis systems; mirror systems; exterior systems; roof systems; electronic systems; powertrain systems as well as complete vehicle engineering and assembly. We are a leading global automotive supplier with 347 manufacturing operations and 92 product development, engineering and sales centres in 28 countries. We have over 168,000 employees focused on delivering superior value to our customers through innovative processes and World Class Manufacturing. Role Summary
Purpose of job is to ensure K3 Casting parts and processes are audited and documented for Customer and Kamtek and they meet all documented customer expectations. Give K3 Casting team/lines approval or not to proceed with production, support plant needs as necessary Key Responsibilities
The Quality Technician ? CASTING, is responsible for their safety and well-being as well as quality, part audits, system audits, customer cost, productivity, and ergo. This will be achieved by using company policies, SOP?s, WI, Procedures and the Magna Employee?s Charter as a guideline. Key Qualifications/Requirements
Follow and enforce all plant safety rules and policies
Follow and comply with all operational procedures/policies as stated in the employee Environmental Health and Safety programs
Understand and promote Magna?s philosophies (Magna?s Operational Principles, Corporate Constitution and Employee?s Charter)?Responsible for keeping boundary parts in secure area to use for comparison on future runs
Responsible for making decisions on findings to determine if acceptable to Customer or not, support Customer Specific Standards?Quality System Audits
Perform Incoming Receiving Audits?Perform Material Certification Audits
Perform Spectrometer process Audits?Perform Melt Furnace process/recipe Audits
Perform Casting Line process/recipe Audits?Perform Line process/part Porosity Audits
Audit X-Ray process
Perform/Audit Blister Check process?Perform Wall Thickness Audits
Perform/Audit Mechanical Properties of Tensile, Yield, Ductility, Hardness, Punch, and Brinnell?Perform Check Fixture Audits
Perform CMM/Dimensional Audits?Perform DOCK Audits
Support Operations in making quality calls with product in conjunction with Customer specs
Responsible to report NC findings immediately to Leadership?Responsible for roundtable meetings for quality alerts, and containment of non-conforming product.
Promote good housekeeping
Perform other duties as required Skills
  • Ability to learn Casting process
  • Confidence to make decision on findings and support decision with evidence
  • Good written communication skills
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Ability to travel for training and work
  • Understand Customer standards Knowledge and Experience
High School Diploma or GED required; with a minimum of 1 year as QA Auditor, and have proven track record in cosmetic, functional testing and dimensional inspections.
TECHNICAL TRAINING: GD& T, Weld Standards, Manufacturing Practices, SPC
EXPERIENCE - Quality auditing/engineering, preferably production supervisor experience in the automotive manufacturing environment
HOW MUCH? Minimum of 3-5 years
OTHER: Computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Demonstrated proficiency in the use of precision measuring tools including tape measures, scales, Vernier calipers, etc.
Casting experience a plus.
Proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook Express.
PDCA/8D/5 why knowledge a plus.
07--Operations F--Permanent/Regular

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