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Materials Team Leader

Job Number:  36989
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Kamtek Inc.
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Birmingham, AL, US, 35215



Job Number: 36989 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Kamtek Inc. 
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

The Materials Team Leader will support the Material Handlers by providing guidance and tools they need in order to be safe and productive.  Responsible for supporting safety, quality, and productivity while adhering to KAMTEK’s plant standards and upholding the Magna Employee’s Charter.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Follow and enforce all plant safety rules and policies.
  2. Follow and comply with all operational procedures/policies as stated in the employee Environmental Health and Safety programs and conduct Team Safety Talks as required
  3. Understand and promote Magna’s philosophies (Magna Operational Principles, Corporate Constitution and Employee’s Charter).
  4. Exhibit a team oriented work ethic.
  5. Coordinate and assign job responsibility for material handlers
  6. Fills in for Team Members that need to temporarily leave the line (emergency, bathroom break, etc.)
  7. Support any area that may need assistance, per Management’s direction.
  8. Operates equipment (tugger, forklift, etc.) to assist with storage, tagging, transfer, loading and unloading of parts
  9. Ensure daily pre-shift inspections and Layered Process Audits (LPAs) are completed
  10. Monitor inventory levels in storage and work areas to ensure material availability in production

Key Qualifications/Requirements

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 customer needs

-Must be knowledgeable about the shipping and receiving process

-Must have experience in forklift driving

-Ability to work overtime as needed to meet production demands

-Ability to work in stressful situations

Additional Information

Some of the physical demands for this position include the ability to lift 40 pounds and being able to stand, walk or sit for prolonged periods of time in a manufacturing environment.

EDUCATION:  High School Diploma or GED required.

 TECHNICAL TRAINING:  Successfully obtain KAMTEK forklift license. 

 OTHER:  Safe work practices, general knowledge of mechanical operations, knowledge of shipping and receiving practices

13--Materials Management F--Permanent/Regular 

Nearest Major Market: Birmingham

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