Production Operator - Casting

Magna International Inc. Birmingham , AL 35202

Posted 2 months ago

Job Number: 17710

Group: Cosma International

Division: Kamtek Casting

Job Type: Permanent/Regular

Location: Birmingham

Group Description

Cosma provides a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions to global customers. Through our robust product engineering, outstanding tooling capabilities and diverse process expertise, we continue to bring lightweight and innovative products to market.

Purpose of Position

To produce quality parts, on time, the first time to meet or exceed our customer requirements, while supporting the Magna Employee's Charter and the policies and procedures of Kamtek.

Key Skills/Responsibilities

Responsible for supporting all areas of the casting process - safety, quality, and productivity while adhering to KAMTEK's plant standards and upholding the Magna Employee's Charter.

SKILL (Ability to do the job)

  • Ability to work in a team environment or independently to perform duties with little supervision.

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

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

  • Displays passion and optimism; inspires respect and trust; mobilizes others to fulfill the vision; provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situation

Essential Functions of the Position

  1. Follow and comply with all operational/procedures/policies as stated in the employee Environmental Health and Safety programs

  2. Understand and promote Magna's philosophies (Magna's Corporate Constitution, Operational Principles and Employee's Charter

  3. Ensure a quality product (measuring tools, part inspection and fixtures) and know the quality procedures to ensure we produce a high-quality part consistently

  4. Perform basic troubleshooting and setup (understand job recipes, how to root-cause and correct basic concerns)

  5. Understand casting process, automation, quality theory, die protection, and basic order of die cast operations

  6. Support continuous improvement and lean manufacturing processes to aid in producing a better part for a better price

  7. Maintain integrity of quality to ensure finished product meets Kamtek customer standards

  8. Establish and maintain communication with other employees and support departments to continuously improve our quality as well as our efficiency every day

  9. Maintain accurate paperwork/production reports to drive our concerns to corrective actions

  10. Assure finished product is stored properly and dispositioned accurately to protect the customer and the shipping schedule

  11. Help develop procedures and process improvements to make us better

  12. Perform other duties as required


Position Requirements

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Some of the physical demands of this position include the ability to lift 50 pounds, standing and walking for extended periods of time, and occasional bending or stooping.

EQUIPMENT/TOOLS USED

  • Some of the equipment and tools used are basic departmental hand tools and personal protective equipment. Also may include computer and scanning. May include forklift or overhead crane if certified.

KNOWLEDGE

EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED required

OTHER: Safe work practices, general knowledge of mechanical operations.

WORK EXPERIENCE

HOW MUCH EXPERIENCE? 12 months - Previous experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred.

WHAT ADDITIONAL SKILLS OR ABILITIES WOULD BE HELPFUL FOR THE JOB?

  • Basic mechanical aptitude.

  • Ability to read and follow work instructions and safety requirements.

  • Good communication skills.

  • Basic understanding of casting terminology

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