Cosma International Robotic Weld Technician in Lyon Township, Michigan

Company Introduction

This position is for Cosma Body Assembly Michigan, a division of Cosma International, Magna International.

Cosma International, an operating unit of Magna International, is one of the world‘s premier global automotive suppliers providing a comprehensive range of body, chassis, and engineering solutions to our customers. Our pioneering technology and creativity allows our customers to ask for solutions that lie beyond what they previously thought was possible. We are a leading global automotive supplier in welded assembly manufacturing operations. Our employees are focused on delivering superior value to our customers through innovative processes and World Class Manufacturing.

Job Introduction

The Robotic Weld Technician is responsible and accountable for the welding process on his/her shift. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, inspecting/testing, troubleshooting, find and fix parameter audits, corrective action, process improvement and training for all welding processes. The Robotic Weld Technician ensures that the welding is done in accordance with customer weld specifications and the control plan using assigned equipment/machinery in any of the division’s welding departments.

We have positions open on all 3 shifts. Pay range for this position starts at $25.36 per hour and tops at $32.97 per hour, plus shift premium and OT if applicable.

Major Responsibilities
  • Troubleshoot and repair problems on plant facilities and production equipment in regards to welding. Meaning (GMAW, GMAB, Spot, DAS, GTAW)

  • Service, maintain, repair, install and test new or existing equipment and verify conformance to specifications. (Robot/Welding)

  • Complete repairs, modifications and installations as required.

  • Perform inspections including cut, polish and etch as well as verify inspected work and maintained records conform to applicable standards and customer requirements

  • Maintain customer required weld documentation and action plans for improvements or corrections

  • Provide plant support in troubleshooting of process problems and completes quality improvements as required to maintain part standards of quality. Establish cross functional team for reliability issues

  • Deal extensively with production team and other support groups as well as vendors (both parts suppliers and equipment suppliers).

  • Assists engineering in APQP process

  • Department support for testing, repairing and calibrating electric or electronic components. Validates reliability issues with components and investigates repeat component failures.

  • Enter all breakdown details into the Maintenance PM database by end of shift

  • Carries out preventative maintenance procedures as laid out by CBAM and the manufacturer’s specifications.

  • Contribute to continuous improvement and cost reduction activities; repairs and systems improvements (optimization). Documents improvements and analysis data, ensure swift and effective implementation.

  • Analyze, record and chart documentation required for maintenance records and projects. Establishes benchmarks and shares improvement opportunities with department Shift Leader.

  • Establish and follow-up full project implementation including timing, concept, feasibility, design, specifications, construction and commissioning.

  • Prepare drawings, material specifications to requisition as required by vendors or other departments.

  • Assist in developing and maintaining preventative/predictive maintenance procedures.

  • Support or conduct training for and implementation of cross-functional repairs to equipment that includes robot and welding. provided that it can be done safely.

  • Takes part in the continuous improvement process to improve productivity and quality (provides suggestions at team meetings, understands losses and gives ideas/solutions, participates in trials/experiments, volunteers on committee or focus group activities, etc.) and focuses on solutions.

  • Attends departmental and plant-wide communication meetings as scheduled.

  • Attends training as scheduled.

  • Complies with, supports and models CBAM’s operational procedures/policies, Employee Handbook, and Magna’s Employee’s Charter, Corporate Constitution, and Operational Principles.

  • Complies with relevant Quality and Environmental programs (e.g. TS16949, ISO14001).

  • Complies with all Health and Safety programs in accordance with OSHA. Follows and ensures Company procedures regarding safety rules and regulations are followed.

  • Conducts themselves in a professional manner.

  • Keeps work area clean and organized.

  • Other duties as required.

  • Maintain and replace company provided Equipment and tools.

Knowledge and Education

Completion of an Robotics/Electrical/Electronic/ Welding Engineering program from a community or recognized college program consisting of two years or more is required. Experience / working knowledge in robotic mig and resistance welding. Experience with destructive and non-destructive testing. Knowledge of PLC's and their capabilities. Knowledge of different types of welding (i.e. resistance, drawn arc, MIG, TIG, ARC, braze, solder). Knowledge of different weld controllers (i.e. WTC, Bosch, MEDAR). Sound technical understanding of weld quality standards including weld appearance and weld location - GMAW, RW-S, RW-P.

Skills and Competencies
  • Able to demonstrate understanding of how job performance affects product quality and customer satisfaction

  • Ability to perform weld technology tasks (weld adjustments, spot adjustments, DAS adjustments)

  • Advance Knowledge of welding and/or Fanuc controls

  • Experience in advanced robot automation programming and troubleshooting skills are required.

  • Proven ability to interact well with co-workers and promote the “Team” attitude.

  • Ability to understand, anticipate and follow direction while exercising maturity of judgement.

  • Ability to work well in a fast paced environment and with a variable workload

  • Ability to work flexible hours and overtime in a fast-paced environment in order to meet customer requirements

  • Able to effectively present information and respond to questions from all interested parties

  • Able to prepare, read and interpret written reports, instructions, procedures and guidelines

  • Able to work well with power cutting tools, torches, air chisels and ultra-sonic weld inspection equipment

  • Able to calculate figures and amounts, such as percentages and proportions

  • Able to maintain confidentiality and use discretion and tact

  • Time management skills to include prioritizing and meeting deadlines with limited direct supervision

  • Capable in necessary computer use and computer software to perform job

Must be available to work the off shift, overtime and weekends based on customer demand.

Under the general direction of the Weld Manager, the Robotic Weld Technician works independently and confers regularly. Travel, on rare occasions, may be required with occasional overnight accommodation at various locations. Overtime may be required to meet production expectations. The Weld Technician may be exposed to elements such as temperature and noise during time spent in the plant. Ability to obtain and retain a valid passport is required.

Group: Cosma International

Division: Cosma Body Assembly Michigan

State/Province/County: Michigan

City: Lyon Township

Job Type: Regular