CNC Machinist

Cosma International Birmingham, AL

About the Job

##### 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 Set up CNC Mill and program parts to be machined. ##### Major Responsibilities Responsible for maintaining a safe and healthful workplace and keeping tooling maintained to produce quality products. Also responsible for continuous improvement of tooling, housekeeping, making informed decisions, and having tooling ready for production runs. 1)Follow and enforce all plant safety rules and policies. 2)Understand and promote Magna’s philosophies (Magna Operational Principles, Corporate Constitution and Employee’s Charter). 3)Operate CNC machine independently with minimal supervision. 4)Able to use a variety of controls and run 3 and 5 axis machines. 5)Must make minor offset adjustments and/or tool changes. 6)Troubleshoot on the CNC horizontal and vertical mill, lathe and perform setups and tool changes as required. 7)Monitor tool life. 8)Check parts and place them on the equipment or gauging stations correctly. 9)Report any problems to Team Leader in a manner that reflects the urgency of the problem. 10) Able to operate on line gauging and understand the readings. 11) Meet production requirements in a timely/efficient manner. 12) Recommend and initiate changes to continuously improve processes and tooling. 13) Perform P.M.s on machines and set up schedules 14)Fill out production sheets and all other production related documents as required and monitor SPC/quality and document updates. 15)Coordinate machining schedule between Engineering, Maintenance and Die Shop 16)Maintain dies and other tooling to produce quality parts to improve processes and increase productivity 17)Tig & Mig welding and hand working parts of dies (heat treat of materials) 18)Sound understanding and knowledge of die work/operations 19)Sound understanding and machine knowledge, able to run all tool room equipment including measuring instruments and CNC Mills 20) Assist in determining spare parts requirements 21) Maintain accurate documentation 22) Train operators and new team members 23) Recommend modifications to existing tooling 24) Establish and maintain communication with other team members and support departments 25) Support continuous improvement and lean manufacturing processes 26) Ensure quality product and know quality procedures 27) Program CNC Machines using offline G-Code software 28) Work to blueprints, CAD data, sketches, and verbal instructions 29)Select appropriate cutting tools as required. 30)Perform quality checks on an ongoing basis to ensure product is within tolerance. 31)Read/interpret designs accurately using smirtware. 32)Fill out machine/ job log book & lemoine system on a daily basis and communicate necessary 33)Run multiple machines as required 34) Efficiently perform Lock out/Tag out Procedures 35)Must be able to work overtime or alternate/rotating shifts as required. 36) Promotes good housekeeping (5S) 37) Perform other duties as required. ##### Knowledge and Education EDUCATION: * High School Diploma or GED required; 2-year Associates Degree from accredited technical college is preferred, or equivalent experience * Previous set-up and programming experience would be an asset. * Certified Machinist required TECHNICAL TRAINING: Must be a certified CNC Machine Operator, CMM Training * Practical knowledge of CNC Programming and CNC machine controls i.e.; tool offsets/changes, program changeovers. * Advanced knowledge of machining fundamentals i.e. turning, milling. * Certified to operate overhead crane OTHER: General knowledge of troubleshooting, materials and methods, machines and tools, and practical application of engineering science. Computer knowledge and CNC or EDM and Tig welding; CAD/Blueprint reading and shop math; die building experience is a plus, but not necessary. Basic knowledge in automation. ##### Work Experience Minimum 2 years in a heavy manufacturing environment (preferably Automotive) ##### Skills and Competencies * Ability to use all tool room equipment and measuring tools * Set up, program, and operate CNC Mill accurately and effectively * Ability to work alone with confidence when required * Ability to problem solve and troubleshooting * Understanding of draw and trim operations and functions * Ability to weld and restore tooling to original condition * Must be willing to work extended or flexible hours as needed * Must possess knowledge of stamping and assembly processes * Willingness to adapt to change and learn ##### Work Environment Some of the physical demands of this position include lifting in excess of 40 pounds. Moving tool boxes around, and lifting and standing for extended periods of time. *Group:* Cosma International *Division:* Kamtek *State/Province/County:* Alabama *City:* Birmingham *Job Type:* Regular