Cosma International CMM Layout Tech II in Birmingham, Alabama

Company Introduction

Kamtek is a Tier 1, automotive manufacturing supplier that specializes in Metal Stamping and Assembly for Mercedes, Volkswagon, Kia and Hyundai. 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 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 Rest of 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 have a global presence in order to support our customers on a worldwide basis, consisting of 136,000 employees in 319 manufacturing operations and 85 product development, engineering and sales centers in 29 countries on four continents as of Q2 2015.

Job Introduction

The function of a Layout Technician II is to run and maintain the coordinate measuring machines (CMM). Job includes doing necessary dimensional layouts via CMM or other means to ensure customer and Quality Assurance standards are being met and maintained.

Major Responsibilities
  • 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 and conduct Team Safety Talks as required.

  • Understand and promote Magna’s philosophies (Magna’s Operational Principles, Corporate Constitution and Employee’s Charter).

  • Perform layout inspections on product, fixtures or dies as required. This would include first article layouts, gage reproducibility & repeatability studies and capability studies.

  • Ability to run, train, and program on BRAVO CMM Systems

  • Ability to run, train, and program on Mercury CMM Systems

  • Ability to run, train, and program on Zeiss CMM Systems

  • Functional understanding to support white/blue light Opticell and Optigo Systems

  • Maintain gauge, checking fixture control and calibration.

  • Have all gauges, inspection fixtures and test equipment identified clearly, properly and readily available for use.

  • All gauges, inspection fixtures and test equipment are to be calibrated and approved at established intervals.

  • All gauges, inspection fixtures and test equipment that are not fully functional and/or calibrated are properly removed from use.

  • Maintain annual part layout.

  • Maintain annual fixture gage reproducibility and repeatability studies.

  • Help maintain test equipment and storage area in a safe, clean and orderly condition.

  • Help instruct and guide CMM trainees and Layout Technicians I on all metrological requirements, as well as other requirements to maintain quality products on the production floor and validity of CMM Department documentation.

  • Prepares and maintains programs and reports from layout inspections.

  • Fully understand quality standards, procedures and customer requirements.

  • Promote good housekeeping

  • Perform other duties as required

Knowledge and Education
  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Associates Degree (AA) or equivalent from two year college or university; or three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Working knowledge of CMM programming, Microsoft application certification, Statistical Process Control including FARO CAM2 SPC Process Control.

  • Forklift and crane certification will be an asset.

  • Computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Skills and Competencies
  • Must possess working knowledge and understanding of quality systems, standards, and procedures

  • Must have strong team-focused, interpersonal and leadership abilities

  • Must have excellent communication skills

  • Must be willing to work extended or flexible hours

  • Must be willing to work in various locations within and outside the facility

  • Must have good attention to detail

  • Must possess good human relations, leadership skills, and a maturity of judgment

  • Must have good organizational and problem-solving skills.

  • Must be attentive to minor details.

  • Must be an effective communicator of ideas and concepts.

Group: Cosma International

Division: Kamtek

State/Province/County: Alabama

City: Birmingham

Job Type: Regular