Cosma International Facilities Electrician in Birmingham, Alabama

Company Introduction

Kamtek is a Tier 1, automotive manufacturing supplier that specializes in Metal Stamping and Assembly for Mercedes, Volkswagen, Kia and Nissan. 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 purpose of the Facilities Electrician is maintaining all aspects of heavy and light electrical current and electrical/electronic equipment throughout the facility department’s area of responsibility.

Major Responsibilities

Read blueprints or technical diagrams. Install and maintain wiring, control, and lighting systems. Inspect electrical components, such as transformers and circuit breakers. 1)Follow all plant safety rules and policies. 2)Understand and promote Magna’s philosophies (Magna Operational Principles, Corporate Constitution and Employee’s Charter). 3)Follow and comply with all safety standards including LOTO 4)Follow and comply with all operational procedures/policies as stated in the employee Environmental Health and Safety programs. 5)Install conduit and wire 6)Build/install/modify electrical panels and low voltage transformers 7)Sizing and selection of wire and circuit protection devices 8)Sizing and selection of motor controls and contactors 9)Troubleshoot electrical power distribution systems 10)Troubleshoot low voltage controls and relays 11)Troubleshoot electric motors 12)Install and wire electrical motors and drives 13)Repair and maintain indoor and outdoor lighting 14)Operate switchgear for shutdown/startup 15)Perform lockout/tagout 16)Use data loggers for power study 17)Install busway and bus plugs 18)Install cable tray 19)Use power monitoring software for analysis and reporting 20)Perform maintenance on medium and low voltage power distribution switchgear and components 21)Perform or oversee testing of new electrical systems and components 22)Perform basic user functions at fire alarm panel 23)Review and mark up engineered plans and drawings 24)Review and modify existing specifications and assist in creating new ones 25)Maintain as-built drawings, schematics, and equipment schedules 26)Provide preliminary sketches and cost estimates for materials and services. 27)Minor plumbing repairs 28)Overhead door repairs 29)Repair and maintain loading dock components: doors, trailer restraints, and dock levelers 30)Assist with repairs of HVAC systems 31)Assist with repairs of compressed air systems 32)Operate mechanical systems manually or with software controls 33)Operate various aerial lifts, fork trucks, and floor cleaning equipment 34)Install PVC pipe 35)Install small bore threaded or grooved pipe 36)Promotes good housekeeping (5S) 37)Perform other duties as required

Knowledge and Education

EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED required, Degree in Electrical Maintenance and/or Current Journeyman Electrician certification (Master is preferred)


  • Working knowledge of N.E.C.

  • Local City and County electrical codes and regulations

  • PLC experience a bonus

  • Must be Kamtek Forklift Certified.

OTHER: Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

Work Experience

4 years of work experience in a manufacturing or industrial environment.

Skills and Competencies
  • Willingness to work extended or flexible hours as required to meet production demands

  • Strong mechanical background;

  • Basic equipment knowledge;

  • Maintenance skills

  • Understanding of customer requirements

  • Ability to work in stressful situations

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

  • Knowledge of hydraulics

  • Knowledge of pneumatics

  • Knowledge of basic plumbing

  • Knowledge of industrial electricity

  • Knowledge of basic HVAC

  • Experience with building automation systems desired

  • Experience installing medium and low voltage electrical systems in industrial or manufacturing facilities required

Work Environment

May be required to lift up to 75lbs. occasionally, 80% walking or standing, 15% computer work, 5% kneeling or crouching

Group: Cosma International

Division: Kamtek

State/Province/County: Alabama

City: Birmingham

Job Type: Regular