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Assembly Production Supervisor

Job Number:  17895
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Kamtek Inc. - Bld1
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Birmingham, AL, US, 35215





Job Number: 17895 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Kamtek Inc. - Bld1 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: Birmingham 




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.


 KAMTEK is a premier Tier 1, automotive manufacturing supplier that specializes in Class “A” Stamping, Assembly and High Pressure Die Casting that produces Body-side and Door Openings, Roofs, Floor Pans, Wheelhouses, Large Welded Assemblies, Doors, Fenders, Hoods, Lift-gates, Aluminum Shock Towers, and Aluminum Rear Rails. Our capabilities include the manufacturing of Class “A” Body Panels along with Medium/Large Stampings, Large Assemblies and Aluminum Stampings and Assemblies, and Aluminum High Pressure Vacuum Die Casting to our Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) such as Mer­cedes Benz, Volkswagen, Kia, Hyundai, Nissan, BMW and Freightliner. As a local distributor and supplier, Kamtek’ s market segmentation to Cosma International, (a division of MAGNA INTERNATIONAL) provides a “state-of-the-art” product that utilizes the most technologically advanced Pressing processes in order to maintain a competitive advantage to other OEM’s within the market. Our company’s culture of team spirit & mutual respect with a focus on fair treatment helps us to embrace our multi-cultural affiliation with Magna International, and supports our mission through process efficiency and competitive product pricing. Furthermore, the culture at Kamtek focuses on Job Security, with employees being given the opportunity for continuous training, advancement within the skill/trade, and potential for growth within our safe work environment. We offer Employee Equity and Profit Participation programs which increase our employees’ ownership within the company. Kamtek, part of Cosma International and a division of Magna International, represents the most diversified automotive supplier in the world. We design, develop and manufacture automotive systems, assemblies, modules and components, and engineer and assemble complete vehicles, primarily for sale to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of cars and light trucks in our three geographic segments - North America, Europe, and the Rest of the World (primarily Asia, South America and Africa). Our capabilities include the design, engineering, testing and manufacture of automotive interior systems; seating systems; closure systems; metal body & chassis systems; mirror systems; exterior systems; roof systems; electronic systems; powertrain systems as well as complete vehicle engineering and assembly. We are a leading global automotive supplier with 347 manufacturing operations and 92 product development, engineering and sales centres in 28 countries. We have over 168,000 employees focused on delivering superior value to our customers through innovative processes and World Class Manufacturing.



Role Summary

To provide assistance to the Assembly Department Manager in a way that supports the Magna Charter, Corporate Constitution, customers, investors, and employees.  He/she will support the Team Leaders and Assembly Employees by providing guidance and tools they need in order to be safe and productive.

Key Responsibilities

The Assembly Supervisor is responsible for all employee’s safety and well-being overall development and supervision of Team Leaders and Team Members, health and safety, quality, customer cost, productivity, and ergonomic issues through using the company policies and procedures and the Magna Employee’s Charter as a guideline.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  1. Ensure weekly safety talks in pre-shift meetings are being conducted with employees signing safety training roster
  2. Routinely make visual inspections of emergency evacuations routes correcting any safety concerns immediately
  3. Within 24 hours of an accident/incident complete accident investigations identifying root cause and corrective action
  4. Ensure daily pre-shift inspections are completed, conduct unplanned inspection audits on a weekly basis and planned inspection audits once a month
  5. Schedule, supervise, coordinate, and direct the activities of employees to ensure that production levels and quality standards are met.  Monitor throughout day and make adjustments to support operations
  6. Establish and maintain effective communications with all other departments as well as conduct all business activities in a professional manner
  7. Plan and direct the utilization and use of all equipment and manpower to achieve the most effective results
  8. Supervise employees in accordance with the principles of the Employee Charter and the policies and procedures set out in the Kamtek Employee Handbook
  9. Promote continuous improvement and capitalize on cost reduction opportunities
  10. Act on behalf of the Department Manager in their absence and assume the responsibilities of Team Leader in their absence.
  11. Responsible for accurate and timely monitoring and approval of employees’ schedules through E-time.
  12. Immediately attend to all accidents and injuries and initiate the accident and injury investigation program, while following up to ensure procedure implementation and completion.
  13. Audits team member adherence to Kamtek processes and procedures including, but not limited to SOP, ULDS, QID, QIF, TLCQQ and provides feedback and coaching where needed to ensure adherence.
  14. Supervise Team Leaders in their job performance and ensure fulfillment of policies, practices and procedures.
  15. Utilize interactive management principles when implementing corrective discipline procedures in dealing with employees, encourage professional development to enhance team performance, and cross train to maximize flexibility and coverage to accommodate vacations and absences.
  16. Provide timely coaching, counseling, and feedback to employees through one-on-one sessions, performance evaluations, and regular team meetings.

Additional Information

SKILL (Ability to do the job)

-Lead by example

-Must be a “Self-Starter” with the ability to formulate a project and see it through to its conclusion.

-Must possess working knowledge and understanding of the assembly process

-Ability to work in a team environment

-Must possess working knowledge and understanding of quality systems, standards, and procedures

-Must have strong team-focused, interpersonal and leadership abilities

-Must have excellent communication skills

-Must be willing to work extended or flexible hours as required to meet external and internal customer requirements

-Must be willing to work in various locations within and outside the facility


Some of the physical demands of this position include the ability to lift 40 pounds, walking, standing and sitting for extended periods of time and occasional bending and/or stooping.


High School Diploma or GED required,

07--Operations F--Permanent/Regular 

Nearest Major Market: Birmingham

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