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QA Weld Lab Technician

Magna International

This is a Contract position in Brampton, ON posted March 13, 2023.


Job Number: 54751 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Magna Heartlake 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: BRAMPTON 


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

To assist the Quality Department in ensuring divisional customer quality requirements are met by identifying and providing input to resolve quality problems. The Weld Lab Technician will support the needs of internal and external customers, ensuring customer satisfaction.

**The successful candidate for this role will work at our new Magna Structures Heart Lake facility located in Brampton, ON**

Key Responsibilities
  • Identify non-confirming welds using tolerances unique to each customer.
  • Prevent non-conforming product from reaching customers by working with Weld and Quality Techs, Team and Area Leaders, and communicating results plant-wide.
  • Coordinate Weld Destruct’s cut inventory, cut order (priority), and cut frequencies.
  • Examine and photograph weld samples to identify any non-conforming welds based on each customer’s specifications.
  • Maintain storage of weld cross section pictures and data to comply with IATF 16949 and customer requirements.
  • Provide reports and tracking information quickly and neatly as results become available.
  • Follow all procedures for batch and hold, containment, and rework activities.
  • Manage the use, storage and disposal of lab chemicals to comply with our Environmental, Health and Safety Policy.
  • Prepare lab for following shift by implementing 5S and communicating any relevant information.
  • Perform additional weld testing, length inspections, ID labeling, plasma cutting, and coupon preparation as needed, to support PPAPs and special studies.
  • Maintain the cut schedule tracking sheet by updating as needed.
  • Support coworkers through teamwork, training, overtime, etc.
  • Keep the Weld Lab clean, organized, and in a customer presentable state at all times.
  • Continuous improvement by meeting productivity goals, learning and sharing knowledge and improving skill and ability.
  • Multitask, implement advice, avoid distractions, adapt to changes, and work well with others.
  • Follow work instructions and routines to comply with IATF 16949 requirements.
  • Manage workload, schedule, break times, productivity and teamwork.
  • Manage inventory of lab consumables.
  • Up keep of testing equipment by completing scheduled P/Ms.
  • Maintain testing records.
Key Qualifications/Requirements
  • Grade 12 diploma or GED Equivalent.
  • Minimum one year experience in an automotive environment.
  • Post-secondary education in Quality, or related experience an asset.
  • Background in welding and / or weld quality an asset.
  • Vocational training in welding an asset.
Additional Information

Accommodations for disabilities in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.

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At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.