Cosma International Engineering Intern in Piedmont, South Carolina

Company Introduction

This position is for Drive Automotive, a division of Cosma International, which 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.

Drive Automotive is a heavy stamping facility located in Piedmont, SC. It is approximately one million square feet, employing approximately 1,000 associates.

Job Introduction

Work together as a team to develop skills through a learning process while assisting the Assembly Department on all related functions. Responsible for performing tasks including data collection, analyses and suggesting feasible improvement ideas.

Major Responsibilities
  • Follow all plant safety policies and procedures.

  • Understand and promote Magna’s philosophies and the Employee’s Charter.

  • Understand the working principle of Assembly Operations.

  • Apply learned engineering skills and disciplines in the evaluation of the continuous improvement process.

  • Collection and compilation of data related to Safety, Quality, Reliability and Productivity.

  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively within a Team Environment and be a positive contributing member of that team in solution development and implementation.

  • Ability to create, modify and/or improve Work Instructions and Procedures.

  • Must be able to positively communicate and coach any improvements and/or changes needed to the team members involved.

  • Must be able to effectively communicate progress to Superiors or Upper Management as instructed.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Knowledge and Education

Education and/or Experience Must be pursuing a Bachelors/Master’s degree in Automotive/Industrial/Mechanical Engineering. GPA 3.0 or higher. Computer skills, data collection and analyzing skills; good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Project and PowerPoint.

Skills and Competencies

Core Competencies Personnel shall be competent to perform their job function based on appropriate education, training, skills, and experience. Detailed training and competency requirements are defined in the specific Training & Competency Matrix for each functional area. Competency evaluation is through various sources including, but not limited to, process performance, performance appraisal, and competency testing, as appropriate.

Work Environment

Manufacturing Environment:

  • 100% Standing, Walking, and Lifting

  • Physically fit and able to lift 25 - 35 pounds

  • Must be able to stand 8+ hours a day. Work near moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, vibrations and loud noises.

  • Automated equipment

  • Able to work and/or rotate Shifts if needed, (examples: Monitor projects, complete tasks and/or enhance communication channels, etc...)

Additional Information
  • Systems for Laser Welding – Review documentation and strengthen controls for corrections/adjustments. Work with experts on trials for changes needed for current issues. Develop matrix of issues

  • Laser Brazing controls – Learn and understand current system/control plan. Make recommendations of how to better control and monitor quality. Then implement the chosen processes.

  • Plan for every Part (PFEP) – Update, analyze, and complete the plan for every part for programs that are currently launching.

  • Lab work – Provide support to the supplier quality lab to do cross sections, tensile test, and microscopic evaluations. Create reports to document findings. Support customer issue investigations through these laboratory techniques.

  • Process Engineering of material movement throughout the plant.

Group: Cosma International

Division: Drive Automotive

State/Province/County: South Carolina

City: Piedmont

Job Type: Internship