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Production Supervisor

Job Number:  32778
Group:  Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division:  Autosystems Canada
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular


Group Description

The Mechatronics, Mirrors and Lighting group specializes in automotive technologies that are driving the future of mobility. Combining a deep systems knowledge to develop unique vehicle access experiences, intelligent visions systems and advanced automotive lighting technologies, MML's expertise light the path to innovation, safety and styling.




  • The Production Supervisor is responsible to oversee the Associates and ensure safety, quality and productivity for the facility on their shift;
  • Continually monitor inventory and staffing levels to ensure that production schedules can be met;
  • Give direction and support to the Cell Leaders;
  • Ensure all operators are trained effectively on safety, manufacturing process and quality checking aspects of their job;
  • Conduct performance reviews on all employees with feedback from Cell Leaders;
  • Work with Cell Leaders to co-ordinate activities within the team in accordance with daily production schedules and initiate changes to the production schedules as necessary;
  •  Ensure that all departments are co-operative in ensuring accordance of plant safety rules;
  • Ensure containment of any non-conforming product working with Cell Leaders and initiate the NCMR process and involve Quality Engineering where required;
  • Assume the Operation Manager’s responsibilities and duties in his/her absence;
  • Work with JHSC to conduct audits, identify safety issues and ensure legislative compliance;
  • Any reasonable request by other levels of management. Perform other duties as assigned;
  • Make sure all necessary departmental communication is passed on to the Production Supervisor coming on shift;
  • Understand the current status of all processes and equipment throughout the facility and involve the proper disciplines in problem resolution;
  • Focus on, and drive the mindset of Continuous Improvement throughout the operation;
  • Responsibilities for standardized work; including: lead the development of SW and buy-off, incorporate appropriate product quality standards into standardized work, post and maintain SW at the job, audit SW to ensure adherence, train Cell Leaders and Associates in SW, analyze recommendations for improvements, improve SW (eliminate waste), review changes in SW with Production Manager and interface with support people to accomplish changes in SW;
  • Monitor and maintain production levels according to schedule;
  • Conduct bi-weekly team meetings;
  • Ongoing understanding of key factor results such as scrap rates, downtime and efficiencies;
  • Ensure housekeeping, 5S standards are maintained throughout the facility;
  • Ensure that all equipment and process capacities are being maximized to achieve peak efficiencies and give direction in this area as required;
  • Conduct daily meetings with Cell Leaders to understand and set priorities based on the needs of the business;
  • Make decisions regarding the operation based on a combination of customer’s needs, needs of the business and the needs of the Employees;
  • Assume Cell Leader responsibilities for assigned work cell;
  • Comply with and ensure all Employees adhere to all policies and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook;
  • Comply with and ensure all Employees adhere to IATF Requirements;
  • Conduct LPA/ First Off and Process related documentation verifications daily to ensure compliance;
  • Utilize data and drive to close issues preventing full attainment to schedule (PPSR’s, CAR’s/PAR’s, SPC run charts)




  • Grade 12 Diploma or equivalent education required;
  • Minimum 2 years of Supervisory experience required preferably in a manufacturing environment;
  • Completion of Post-Secondary Diploma is an asset;
  • Valid Driver's license and ability to travel between plants required



  • Strong leadership skills;
  • strong planning/ organizational skills;
  • self-starter with the ability to prioritize many different tasks;
  • effective verbal and written communication skills;
  • good interpersonal skills;
  • ambitious, motivated and aspire to learn;
  • excellent time-management skills;
  • ability to gather and analyze information;
  • ability to troubleshoot;
  • ability to work independently and also as part of a team;
  • ability to adapt to different situations;
  • ability to initiate process optimization/performance improvements and scrap reduction;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel).




  • normal amount of sitting and standing;
  • ability to move around in an office environment and on the production floor; 
  • ability to work at a computer workstation;
  • ability to work in a hot environment;
  • ability to bend, twist, lift, reach;
  • ability to lift up to a maximum of 50 lbs.;
  • ability to work in high noise areas;
  • ability to work in areas that may have slippery conditions;
  • ability to work flexible work hours and overtime.



07--Operations F--Permanent/Regular 

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