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Laser Engineer Full-time

at Cosma International in Ohio (Published at 13-07-2018)

Company Introduction
This position is for Vehtek Systems, Inc., a division of Cosma International. Cosma International, an operating unit of Magna International, is one of the world‘s premier global automotive suppliers providing a comprehensive range of body, chassis, and engineering solutions to our customers. Our pioneering technology and creativity allows our customers to ask for solutions that lie beyond what they previously thought was possible. Vehtek Systems, Inc., is a Class A automotive stamping plant located in Wood-Bridge Business Park in Bowling Green, Ohio. Vehtek is part of Cosma International and a Tier 1 supplier for Chrysler, GM, Honda and other automotive manufacturers.
Job Introduction
This position responsibility is specific to ensuring that the engineered process and equipment is aligned to the production requirements ensuring the least amount of machine downtime is achieved targeting an OA of 95%. The responsible candidate needs to champion; The laser path programming to achieve customer requirements, the fixture design and build, and the preventative maintenance of the equipment.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability & essential duties required to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Major Responsibilities
•Update, modify, and continuously improve existing laser processing systems.
  • Optimize the purchase, maintenance of spare parts.
  • Train Technicians and Maintenance Personnel on how to properly operate and troubleshoot the laser processing processes.
  • Eliminate quality spills from lasers.
  • Implement an effective work structure in the laser processing area.
  • Plan, coordinate, follow up and implement APQP (Advance Product Quality Planning) activities for assigned programs.
  • Apply and comply with AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) & Vehtek standards & procedures.
  • Establish and maintain budgets for assigned programs.
  • Provide customer interface for assigned programs.
  • Provide Program Engineering support for duration of program.
  • Generate and implement Continuous Improvement projects.
  • Do simulation studies for new and current projects.
  • Housekeeping and other activities as assigned.
  • Complete SPC (Statistical Process Control) charts as needed.
  • Maintain effective communication with team members via pre-shift & individual meetings regarding company policies, procedures, work rules, process documentation & environmental regulations
  • Follow the principles of the Magna Employee Charter
  • Review all production objectives & coordinate objectives with production procedures in cooperation with department manager & other shift personnel to maximize product reliability & minimize costs
  • Lead by example by wearing PPE at all times
  • Lead all team members to focus on zero defects
  • Uphold confidentiality & build trust within team
  • Work with team to achieve department daily production, quality, 5S & housekeeping goals
  • Maintain an open & honest relationship with fellow team members & help develop this attitude; treat all team members with dignity & respect without favoritism
  • Acts as liaison with skilled trades regarding the condition of machinery/equipment, indicating need for repairs/service as detected/reported
  • Promote & practice “safety first” policy by addressing all hazards, defective equipment & unsafe conditions immediately
  • Accident investigation, reporting & follow through of corrective action items for near miss & safety incidents
  • Ensure team member safety awareness through training, pre-shift meetings, & individual consultation; strive for continuous improvement in injury reduction
  • Trouble shoot & obtain appropriate support to fix problems
  • Recommend measures for & participate in continual improvement of quality methods, equipment performance, product quality & lean manufacturing (optimize: work, walk & wait)
  • React & follow through with all quality issues to ensure that no defective products are shipped to customers
  • Maintain effective communication & coordination with all internal customers, plant management & team members; maintain positive team member relations
  • Provide accurate reports on activities related to this position such as helping improvement of machine uptime, efficiency, pieces per hour, scrap percentage & accidents.
  • Follows & adheres to requirements of IATF 16949 & ISO14001 as required
  • Handle confidential information on a regular basis
  • Promote & facilitate Open Door process without reprisal, effective communication & Fair Treatment
Knowledge and Education
•Education: Certified Electrical Technologist and/or five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Technical Training: Must have extensive knowledge and training in laser processing and equipment.
  • An Electrical background and 5 axis machining or CNC or CMM background is required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of hands on technical experience – demonstrated in area of Mechanical Maintenance, Electrical Maintenance, Tool & Die, Electrical Controls, Robotics, Assembly Engineering or Weld Engineering
  • Solid mechanical aptitude
  • High school diploma or GED or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of departmental processes & procedures
  • Quality control & SPC
  • Forklift training preferred
Work Environment
•The work environment is primarily plant floor & is characterized by temperature extremes, loud noise & considerable tow motor traffic.
  • The individual must be able to perform all essential functions as appropriate on the plant floor, in meetings, & with team members, management, customers & suppliers.
  • Attend departmental, plant & training meetings as scheduled & ensure team member participation as appropriate
  • Attend leadership training as required & scheduled
  • Overtime as required


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