Multi-craft Maintenance Technician - Casting

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, 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 To troubleshoot systems and perform preventive and predictive maintenance on various equipment, while always keeping safety as a priority. Will also provide support for production and carry out the assignments and responsibilities given to them by the casting department maintenance supervisors and team leaders. ##### Major Responsibilities Responsible for supporting safety, quality, and productivity while adhering to KAMTEK’s plant standards and upholding the Magna Employee’s Charter. Also, maintain, troubleshoot, and provide continuous improvement suggestions resulting in minimal downtime of manufacturing equipment in the casting area. Support installation and modification of equipment to ensure quality control requirements are met and process enhancements are realized. 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)Follow and comply with all plant safety standards including LOTO 4)Troubleshooting, diagnosis and repair of various manufacturing equipment, including PLC, HMI’s, Mechanical, Electrical, Controls, Robots, etc. 5)Support continuous improvement and lean manufacturing processes 6)Effective communication with team members and other departments 7)Maintain integrity of safety devices including light curtains, safety gates, barriers, e-stops, guarding & fencing, etc. 8)Assist in design and installation of new/improved manufacturing equipment, components, and processes 9)Make modifications to existing equipment as required 10)Assist in determining spare parts requirements 11)Maintain accurate documentation 12)Train operators and new team members on fixtures, control panels, etc. 13)Assist employees with running lines 14)Provide support for machine improvements 15)Ensure equipment meets NEC, OSHA, RIA, and Magna regulations 16)Perform PM inspections as required, complete with all repairs 17)Disassemble defective equipment as well as replaces defective parts, electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, etc. 18)May specialize in repairing specific manufacturing equipment, and equipment that is not specific to the manufacturing process. 19)Use computerized or manual maintenance information systems to document the details of equipment related issues, repairs made, preventative and predictive maintenance measures taken, etc. 20)Use computerize or manual systems to facilitate root cause analysis for failures resulting in major downtime (as defined by management). Once the root cause has been identified, put measurements in place that will prevent reoccurrence within the affected business unit, as well as across the facility. 21)Interface with all necessary production associates, production supervision, etc., to ensure issues are identified and resolved. In general, communicate with the production team. 22)Minimize downtime by effective use of resources including response time, technical expertise, tools, spare parts and external contacts 23)Promote, monitor and maintain good housekeeping (5S) 24)Perform other duties as required. ##### Knowledge and Education EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED required; 2-year degree from a technical college or minimum of three years on-the-job training with heavy industrial manufacturing facility in skilled trade capacity. TECHNICAL TRAINING: General knowledge of industrial maintenance with an emphasis on electrical, mechanical, robotics, or controls application OTHER: Journeyman Certification preferred ##### Work Experience Minimum of 4 years Maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment preferred ##### Skills and Competencies * Must have good mathematical and communication skills * Ability to read and understand schematics * Ability to use testing and troubleshooting equipment * Must have a good understanding of rigging, cranes, etc. * Must have a general knowledge of hydraulics and pneumatics * Must be able to pay good attention to detail * Must have a basic knowledge of drafting (blueprint reading, dimension drawings, etc.) * Basic knowledge of AUTOCAD * Must be able to work extended hours as needed to meet customer requirements * Must have basic knowledge or Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) * Must have general knowledge on electrical theory and troubleshooting * Must have general mechanical knowledge ##### Work Environment Some of the physical demands for the position include being able to lift a weight of 40 pounds; frequent bending, stooping and stretching; being able to stand for prolonged periods of time; and ability to walk for prolonged periods of time. *Group:* Cosma International *Division:* Kamtek *State/Province/County:* Alabama *City:* Birmingham *Job Type:* Regular