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Quality Engineer - Castings

Magna International Birmingham Full-Time
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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 Quality Engineer is required to work with all departments on the development of new products in order to meet customer and IATF16949/governmental requirements. This includes all quality related aspects of PPAP, pre-production and on-going product development

Major Responsibilities
The Quality Engineer works on Advanced Product Quality Planning, Cosma scorecards and with cross-functional teams on the development of new and existing components to meet critical customer deadlines. Implements new procedures and processes in pre-production stages of product launches in compliance with customer specific requirements. Coordinates, prepares and implements new program fixture builds including cost, design, timing and quality to meet customer, and Kamtek standards. Develops and maintains Control Plan documentation and procedures and actively participates in the development of PFMEA's. Performs statistical studies, reports data and communicates to shop floor for customer problem resolution and continuous improvement. Plans and prepares PPAP submissions on new products and engineering changes to meet customer deadlines and customer specific requirement. 1) Follow and enforce all plant safety rules and policies. 2) Understand and promote Magna's philosophies (Magna's Operational Principles, Corporate Constitution and Employee's Charter). 3) Administer timely resolution of customer complaints. 4) Accountable for APQP, especially deliverables as per program requirements 5) Accountable for PPAP requirements (including appearance submission) to the specific customer ensuring specified requirements are met and maintained for subsequent configuration 6) Accountable for maintenance, accuracy and completeness of customer concerns 7) Accountable for ensuring updates and maintenance of D/PFMEA and control plans and RPN glide path reductions on PFMEA with assistance from the rest of the multi-disciplined team members 8) Accountable for analyzing statistical data, especially for continuous improvement and/or corrective action initiatives 9) Accountable for setting internal boundary samples on attributes and where applicable obtaining Customer sign off 10) As Quality Engineer (QE), accountable for product related quality issues on assigned commodity parts for specific customer 11) Accountable for validation review with approved Lab on all metrics, especially during APQP and Eng. changes. 12) Extensive contact with Customer and internal team group members is required (technical, quality and manufacturing disciplines). In addition a close working relationship with all levels of the plant organization is required 13) Coordinates the Company's problem solving activities and responds to externally and internally generated non-conformances. This includes the disposition of suspected material, analyzing non-conformances, investigating causes and initiating team meetings to implement corrective actions and to prevent non-conformances 14) Train members of operations and quality teams in specific quality disciplines as required 15) Ensure Quality Tech audit forms and functions meet the expectations set forth by the Control Plan and review results for ongoing conformance. 16) Participates in quality systems audits with customer and external auditors as required 17) Promotes good housekeeping (5S) 18) Perform other duties as required.

Knowledge and Education
EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED required, Post-Secondary Graduate with a technical degree, diploma, or certificate in Quality Engineering (CQE) TECHNICAL TRAINING: * Prior experience with IATF16949, 14001 processes * Prior experience with Advanced Product Quality Planning, Production Part Approval Process submissions, Geometric Dimensions & Tolerance, Flow Diagrams, FMEA's, Control Plans, Statistics, and fixture development based on part GD&T * Demonstrated ability to use basic measurement tools (Caliper's, micrometer, indicator, etc.) * Demonstrated ability to conduct root cause analysis using various problem solving techniques including Drill Deep, 8D, 5 Phase. * Thorough knowledge and clear understanding of the IATF16949, ISO14001 and customer specific requirements through training and/or experience. OTHER: Experience with basic Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Work Experience
Automotive, or similar, Quality Engineering experience with new program launches Minimum of three (3) years

Skills and Competencies
*Knowledge and understanding of the Automotive Industry requirements (AIAB/Core Tools, etc.) *Must have good organizational skills. *Must be proficient in computer operations. *Must exhibit high integrity and honesty. *Ability to read, write, analyze, and interpret internal procedures, documents and processes, internal and customer requirements, flow diagrams, and business correspondences. *Ability to effectively and appropriately present information and respond to questions from various groups. *Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. *Must be able to work well individually or in a team environment, effectively interacting with all levels of the organization. *Project management skills to work on several projects at once, driving each to completion. *Ability to view all aspects of the system, seeing how each aspect interrelates within the organization

Work Environment
Some of the physical demands of this position include the ability to lift 40 pounds, standing and walking for extended periods of time, and occasional bending or stooping.

Additional Information
* Quality training * Ability to communicate to all levels of plant personnel with ease * Good organizational, interpersonal and problem solving skills * Ability to coordinate and facilitate cross-functional team meetings * Strong attention to detail * Ability to work to meet deadlines and multiple demands * Ability to uphold confidentiality * Demonstrates the ability to work effectively in a team environment


Skills required

Resolve Quality Issue
Perform Statistical Analysis
Sample Procedure
Use Statistical Tool
Use Quality Tool
Resolve Issue


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Quality Engineer - Castings
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