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Material Coordinator

Job Number:  66077
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  KAMTEK INC. - BLD1
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Birmingham, ALABAMA, US, 35215

Work Style: 



Job Number: 66077 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: KAMTEK INC. - BLD1 
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

The primary job function of a Material Coordinator is to support and reinforce production schedules and customer needs when the primary contact is not available.  This includes any issues related to production shortages, schedule changes, expedite deliveries, customer changes or inventory accuracy. Responsible for supporting safety, quality, and productivity while adhering to KAMTEK’s plant standards and upholding the Magna Employee’s Charter.

Your Responsibilities

  1. Use ERP System (CMS) as the Primary means of monitoring, adjusting and trending stock levels.
  2. Determine appropriate stock levels and required space for individual parts, aid in creating layouts and picking routes for material delivery
  3. Work closely with all departments and groups within the organization that impact inventory accuracy to determine root cause for inventory inaccuracies
  4. Analyze schedule requirements and propose solutions when schedule changes are required, support production schedules on the off shifts when planner(s) are not available
  5. Perform cycle counts as needed to support production and validate inventory accuracy
  6. Clearly communicate all deviations, shortages or overages that occur during the shift and the reasons for the changes to support carrying the solution forward to the next shift
  7. Audit production and scrap reports for accuracy and validating the entries into the ERP system
  8. Aid in creating process flow diagrams and work instructions as they relate to projects assigned
  9. Communicate as needed with suppliers and transportation companies to ensure on hand availability of parts and prevent down time
  10. Assist the planners in identifying production and forecast trends to help predict future scheduling needs and stocking requirements
  11. Ensure continual material flow into all required locations

Who we are looking for

-Ability to work in a team environment or independently to perform duties with little supervision.

-Ability to communicate with team members on all shifts and possess good mathematical and   organizational skills.

-Ability to adequately perform all above job requirements within the timeframe allotted to support the internal/external customer needs

-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

-Basic Mathematical skills; addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, percentages.

-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)

- Well developed interpersonal, organizational, communication (verbal & written), presentation and negotiation skills

Your preferred qualifications


EDUCATION:  High School Diploma or GED required. One to two years of related automotive experience.

General knowledge of Production Planning, Inventory Control and ERP



WHAT TYPES?  Previous experience in a manufacturing environment, Forklift operation and product delivery is mandatory.

HOW MUCH?  6-12 months.

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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