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Material Handler

Job Number:  43510
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
The Material Handler is responsible for overseeing, coordinating and managing all material control related activities in his/her area. Production Supervisor/Materials Supervisor will support the Material Handlers by providing guidance and tools they need in order to be safe and productive.  

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability and essential duties required to successfully perform this job.  

Key Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monitoring Inventory levels (Min/Max) 
  • Performing Cycle counts per cycle count schedule and as needed or requested
  • Receiving of purchased parts and materials into the ERP system
  • Placing material in its assigned location(s)
  • Ensuring material is only placed in its assigned locations and placed according to the area layout
  • Pulling/Staging/Delivering material as required to support production
  • Maintain First In, First Out inventory (FIFO) on all material
  • Preparing loads for shipment per direction or documentation
  • Actively participating in all day-to-day activities in Materials Department (including but not limited to: 5S, housekeeping, safety programs, training courses, startup and other meetings as requested)
  • Must utilize bar code scanners for receiving, shipping, transfers and cycle counting
  • Meeting all safety and quality standards
  • For following established procedures for loading and unloading trailers on the shipping docks
  • Load and unload incoming trailers as assigned by the Team Leader or Supervisor
  • Maintain and accurately verify all required records and documents
  • Maintain the equipment used to load/unload the trailers, and report any problems to the          
  • Team leader or Supervisor immediately
  • Maintain a safe, clean and orderly work environment at all times
  • Report to the Team Leader or Supervisor any information in relation to the operations of the shipping docks that could be detrimental to the company (Lack of racks/parts for shipping requirements that are not met, etc.)
  • Keep storage areas for empty racks stocked
  • Exhibit a team oriented work ethic.
  • Support any area that may need assistance, per Management’s direction.
  • Understand and promote the Cosma Way philosophies and the Magna Employee Charter

Key Qualifications/Requirements


  • Applicable rules, rules, regulations and/or policies and procedures;
  • Well-developed interpersonal, organizational, communication (verbal & written) skills
  • Mathematical Skills sufficient to balance counts, determine square footage, percentages, etc.
  • Functioning in Microsoft Office Products (Excel, Word, Power Point, Project & Visio)
  • Self-starter with the ability to formulate a project and see it through to its conclusion
  • Decision making abilities to create a win, win, win situation in support of the three legged stool (Customer, Investor, People)
  • Must be able to understand written instructions

Additional Information

Education, Skills and Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent 
  • Ability to understand and follow routine, oral and written instructions precisely.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Work Environment

  • The work environment is a mixture of office and manufacturing plant floor (10% & 90% respectively) - - The position will require interaction with and use of manufacturing equipment, tools and material handling equipment
  • The environment is high pressure and requires extreme accuracy and attention to detail  
  • The individual must be able to perform all essential functions as appropriate on the plant floor, in meetings, and with team members, leaders, customers and suppliers
  • Overtime as required

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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