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Assistant Quality Manager

Company: Magna International Inc.
Location: Battle Creek
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Job Number: 19278

Group: Cosma International

Division: CCMi

Job Type: Permanent/Regular

Location: Battle Creek

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.

Role Summary

he Quality Area Lead supports Manufacturing by ensuring CMM programming & operation, fixture calibration & maintenance, certification & maintenance of all instruments, gauge layouts & organization, GR&R, MSA studies, SPC analysis, part layouts and systems support for QA and other department requirements and maintained and completed in a timely manner. .

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability and essential duties required to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Give day to day direction and follow up on assigned tasks.
  • Hold daily pre-shift meetings on assigned shift with employees. Visits other pre-shift meetings in the department to provide feedback and support.
  • Communicates with Quality Manager, Engineering Manager, Quality Engineers, Process Engineers, and other plant personnel about dimensional concerns, providing status reports as appropriate.
  • Provide dimensional expertise to the CMM Technicians and Quality Technicians, including personnel training, equipment, documents, and records of compliance. Evaluate and make recommendations regarding current and new weld inspection methods, dimensional checks, product quality and equipment.
  • Provide Engineering and Quality Assurance personnel as assigned with Process expertise to support existing and new customer programs.
  • Proactively support/initiates corrective measures to process control issues.
  • Assist the Quality Manager with Developing, implementing and maintaining:
  • Training/certification program for Quality Personnel in all welding and dimension control checks.
  • Control Plans
  • Documents and procedures
  • Responsible for ensuring all product validation checks are performed to control plans.
  • Ensure all process measurable are trending in the correct direction.
  • Promote continual improvement in all processes.
  • Attend and participate in department meetings, plant meetings, and training; participate in customer visitations as designated by the Quality Manager.
  • Provide reports as required by the Quality Manager or other departments
  • Participate in Continual Improvement activities.
  • Adhere to customer requirements, Business Operating System and company policies.
  • Follows and supports CCMi and Magna's operating principles, including:
  • Magna Employee Charter - Operating under its principles by treating all associates equally, fairly and with dignity and respect.
  • Open Door Policy - Solves issues with two-way, open and friendly communication.
  • 5S - Maintains and promotes good housekeeping by following the philosophy "Everything has a place. Everything in its place".
  • Safety First - Obey the plant's safety rules and procedures by wearing PPE at all times and immediately addressing all safety concerns. Promotes an environment where zero injuries is the expected standard.
  • Company quality and environmental policies.
  • Core values - Treat all employees equally, fairly, with dignity and respect without favoritism in accordance with company values.
  • Supports efforts to achieve department and plant goals on Employee Opinion Survey.
  • Conducts performance evaluations on employees that are tied to plant and company goals and provides regular feedback on work performance, utilizing individual corrective action plans if necessary and discusses such action with appropriate personnel.
  • Ensures all documentation is maintained, including employee documentation.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Assumes Quality Manager responsibilities as needed

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Windows, databases, spreadsheets, word processing, AutoCAD, Mechanical Desktop, etc
  • Post-secondary education in a technical field and a minimum of 3 years of related experience required (previous CMM programming and scanning experience desired)
  • Must have strong background and experience in Automotive Manufacturing, APQP, PPAP and Quality Assurance
  • Strong technical background and experience in metrology, Blue Prints, GD&T, SPC, GR&R, Check Fixtures and CAD
  • Good reporting and computer skills in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, CAD, spreadsheets, word processing software, etc.)
  • Must possess good mathematical skills, experience in geometry and trigonometry
  • Strong organizational, planning, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrate a maturity of judgement, leadership skills, attention to detail and exceptional organizational, listening, communication and presentation skills in all aspects of the job function
  • Ability to work flexible hours in a fast-paced environment in order to meet customer requirements and with variable workloads
  • Must be able to interact effectively with other team members
  • Able to appreciate and maintain proper level of confidentiality, using discretion and tact
  • Understands and exhibits good 6s and housekeeping practices
  • Strong liaison, Supplier Quality and communication skills with both customer and supply base
  • Keeps all records in logical and easy to retrieve/find record keeping process
  • Strong organization skills with ability to schedule their own work to meet needs of their customers
  • Able to lift up to 40lbs without assistance
  • Able to maintain punctuality and good attendance records
  • Able to manage and schedule multiple priorities and meet deadlines

Education and Experience

  • Must have excellent human management skills, be decisive and always set a good example
  • Must have positive attitude
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent quality procedure skills
  • High school diploma with minimum 5 years progressively more responsible quality experience in automotive preferred.
  • Honest with high integrity
  • Knowledge of automotive customer requirements
  • Knowledge of Quality processes and procedures to include SPC, GD&T, VE, APQP, DOE, etc

Additional Information

Work Environment

Plant environment characterized by temperature extremes, loud noise and considerable tow motor traffic

Pressure caused by deadlines, interruptions, personnel problems and multiple priorities

Personal support for three shifts and weekend production schedules

Able to work with and communicate with production, tool room, and maintenance personnel in management meetings

Work with customers and suppliers

Handle multiple priorities and able to meet deadlines

Flexible hours and able to work overtime

The individual must be able to perform all essential functions as needed on the plant floor, in meetings and with employees, suppliers, management and customers

Other Considerations

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.

A review of this description has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and requirements are essential job functions.

Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise.

11--Quality F--Permanent/Regular

Keywords: Magna International Inc., Battle Creek , Assistant Quality Manager, Other , Battle Creek, Michigan

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