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Maintenance Manager

Job Number:  47298
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  CCMi
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 47298 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: CCMi 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 


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

Summary of Responsibilities
To provide maintenance support to all other departments to ensure product quality, customer schedules and projects are completed timely while ensuring the safety of the Maintenance team, and those members that interact with the Maintenance team, in the production environment. Overall management of the Maintenance Department.

Key Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible and accountable for all three shifts of maintenance activities
  • Manage all facility activities and personnel reporting to this position
  • Maintain effective communication and coordination with all internal customers, plant management and team members; maintain positive team member relations; listen to issues and concerns and respond (C48) within 48 hours
  • Follow the principles of the Magna Employee Charter
  • Promote and practice “safety first” by immediately addressing any hazards, defective equipment or unsafe conditions within the department, manufacturing floor and work stations
  • Address unsafe performance of team members either through training or progressive discipline as appropriate
  • Ensure that all training, licenses, reports and documentation that is required for LOTO, Fall, Crane, Boom, 5s, Fire Exit, Waste, PPW, Confined spaces, Forklift, Incident Reports and Blood Borne are being completed and maintained
  • Ensure all Maintenance team members attend required safety and shift communication on a daily and weekly basis to ensure all safety related training and communication is received in a timely manner
  • Support all accident incident investigations in the plant as needed, and ensure all such investigations involving a member of the maintenance team are completed in full and turned into the HSE team within 24 hours of the incident
  • Oversee and direct Maintenance team members on all three shifts in safe, quality-minded and productive manner with a sense of urgency to attain production priorities as scheduled
  • Maintain effective department communications through a prioritized work list, plant meetings, daily meetings, and weekly department meetings
  • Maintain and continuously improve department organization and housekeeping standards
  • Facilitate natural cross functional work teams by rotating team members through all areas of plant
  • Determine, achieve and improve productivity, quality, environmental, health and safety goals
  • Support new program launches
  • Provide motivation and a results-oriented environment
  • Review all major department projects from start to finish to insure proper techniques are being used
  • Report on status of departmental projects as required
  • Conduct performance evaluations of Maintenance staff as specified by company goals
  • Ensure all team member documentation is maintained
  • Sign all departmental purchase orders to insure items are needed and best quality for least cost
  • Interface with maintenance vendors and material suppliers to insure purchase of proper materials
  • Utilize lessons-learned philosophy in continuous improvement activities
  • Complete preventive maintenance program on time
  • Create and maintain a predictive maintenance program and maintain preventative maintenance and work orders as needed. 
  • Perform downtime analysis on all major breakdowns
  • Complete correspondence, forms and reports in Microsoft Office and other required programs
  • Handle confidential information on a regular basis
  • Encourage safety and housekeeping practices and lead by example
  • Promote and facilitate Open Door Process without reprisal, effective communication and Fair Treatment
  • Participate in Continual Improvement activities
  • Adhere to customer requirements, Business Operating System and company policies
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Key Qualifications/Requirements


  • Able to demonstrate understanding of how job performance affects product quality and customer satisfactions
  • Able to work well with others; build and maintain positive team member relations
  • Able to prepare, read and interpret written reports, instructions, procedures and guidelines
  • Able to effectively present information and respond to questions from management, team members, suppliers and customers
  • Able to maintain confidentiality, and use discretion and tact
  • Able to manage and schedule multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Able to work flexible hours as needed
  • Able to use computer software as required
  • Must be able to understand written instructions

Additional Information

Education, Skills and Experience Required

  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent experience preferred
  • Must have excellent human management skills, be decisive and always setting a good example
  • Must have a positive attitude
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent equipment diagnostic skills
  • Journeyman status preferred
  • Knowledge of departmental processes and procedures to include:
  • Hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • Mechanical power transmission
  • Combustion gas train 
  • HVAC, Electrical systems and electronics
  • Gas, MIG and TIG welding
  • Robotics
  • Schematics and blueprint reading
  • OSHA regulations and National Electrical Code
  • Preventive Maintenance procedures
  • DOL Apprenticeship program

Work Environment

  • Includes office and manufacturing plant
  • Must be able to perform all essential functions as appropriate on the plant floor, in meetings, and with employees of all departments, management, customers and suppliers 
  • Provide support for three shifts and weekend production schedule
  • Flexible hours and able to work additional hours as required
  • Must be available for international business travel as necessary
  • The plant floor is characterized by temperature extremes, loud noise and considerable tow motor traffic
  • Handle multiple priorities and able to meet deadlines

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Battle Creek
Nearest Secondary Market: Kalamazoo

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