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Cradles Maintenance Supervisor

Job Number:  64959
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Kamtek Inc. - Bld2
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Birmingham, ALABAMA, US, 35215

Work Style: 



Job Number: 64959 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Kamtek Inc. - Bld2 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Work Style:  


About us

We see a future where everyone can live and move without limitations. That’s why we are developing technologies, systems and concepts that make vehicles safer and cleaner, while serving our communities, the planet and, above all, people.


Forward. For all.


Group Summary

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.



About the Role

To provide assistance to the Maintenance Department Manager in a way that supports the Magna Charter, Corporate Constitution, customers, investors and employees. He/She will support the departmental leadership and Team Members to successfully meet goals and objectives by providing guidance, technical expertise and resources needed in order to be safe and productive.  He/She will provide supervision and direction to the Maintenance Technicians in the Cradles department area assigned to them ensuring that the Customer, People and Investor goals are balanced and met. The Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for all team members’ 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.

Your Responsibilities

  1. Follow and comply with all plant safety standards including LOTO
  2. Ensure daily pre-shift inspections are completed, conduct unplanned inspection audits on a weekly basis and planned inspection audits once a month
  3. Routinely make visual inspections of emergency evacuations routes correcting any safety concerns immediately
  4. Ensure weekly safety talks in pre-shift meetings are being conducted with team members signing safety training acknowledgement form
  5. Understand and promote Magna’s philosophies and the Employee’s Charter
  6. Schedule, supervise, coordinate and direct the activities of skilled trade team members to ensure that production levels and quality standards are met
  7. Develop programs for record retention, continuous improvement, build standards and job training.
  8. Establish and maintain effective communications with all other departments as well as conduct all business activities in a professional manner
  9. Plan and direct the utilization of resources to achieve the most effective results
  10. Supervise all skilled trade team members in accordance with the principles of the Employee Charter, policies and procedures set out in the Kamtek Team Member Handbook
  11. Act on behalf of the Department Manager in their absence, likewise assume the full role of the Team Leader in their absence

Who we are looking for



High School Diploma or GED required; Associate’s degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school and 5 years’ experience; or Technical Apprenticeship with Certification or Journeyman Card; or equivalent combination of education and experience.



WHAT TYPES?  Experience in an automotive manufacturing environment with a strong background in industrial maintenance/heavy metal stamping, previous leadership role is preferred

HOW MUCH?  Minimum of 5 years

Your preferred qualifications

  • Applicable laws, rules, regulations and/or policies and procedures;
  • Familiar with Magna / Cosma HR Systems; (ADP time cards, vacations, scheduling, progressive discipline)
  • Strong technical background;
  • Excellent automation / robotics equipment knowledge;
  • Excellent maintenance knowledge regarding industrial automated facility equipment in an automotive Class-A stampings and assemblies facility.
  • Maintenance skills
  • Strong in root cause analysis and implementation of countermeasures
  • Understanding of customer requirements
  • Research methods, techniques and/or source information

Preventative and Predictive Maintenance best practices.

What we offer

At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help to develop industry-leading automotive technologies. We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects. Because we believe that your career path should be as unique as you are.

Site Benefits

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: Birmingham

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