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Operations Manager

Job Number:  9785
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Kamtek Casting
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Birmingham, AL, US, 35215





Job Number: 9785 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Kamtek Casting 
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.



Position Summary

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability and essential duties required to successfully perform this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Will be responsible for the production operations, maintenance, tooling, and materials within an automotive die casting and machining facility. The Business Unit Manager of Operations will oversee production operations within the business and ensure staff perform work meeting safety, quality, and productivity metrics.   

Essential Functions


Maintain effective communication and coordination with all internal customers, leaders, team members; maintain positive employee relations; listen to issues and concerns and respond (C48) within 48 hours.

*             Ensure production is maintained by ensuring quality is maintained

*             Responsible for managing the production operation

*             Assesses and assists in upgrading the supervisory and operators talent and skill base to achieve growth and meet market needs such as reduced cost, efficient production cycle times, uptimes  and reliable delivery

*             Researches, plans, targets and controls reduction of costs operations.

*             Achieves yearly financial objectives.

*             Prepares, controls and forecasts departmental budget

*             Ensure that operating plans and methods to achieve maximum business unit performance and reliability while maintaining EH&S compliance requirements 

*             Lead the team in meeting or exceeding our quality goals and objectives

*             Ensure all pre-shift meetings reflect Safety as a key component and priority.

*             Act as lead investigator in all injury or incident investigations, ensuring completed investigation is handed into HSE team within 24 hours of occurrence.

*             Address unsafe performance of team members either through training or progressive discipline as appropriate

*             Works closely with customers and other departments to coordinate maintenance work or required shutdowns

*             Focus for long term goals are the formulation, planning and implementation of strategies in conjunction with those of the customer and the Company

*             Participates in formulating and administering company policies, directing and coordinating all department activities to develop and implement long range goals and objectives to meet business and profitability growth objectives

Essential Functions Continued

Manages policy deployment in the areas of Lean Manufacturing techniques, quality, cost reduction, complete and on-time delivery, safety, customer satisfaction, employee relations, visual controls and business unit performance measures

•             Confers with the General Manager and other managers to review achievements and discuss required changes in goals or objectives resulting from current status and conditions

•             Reviews analyses of activities, costs, operations, and forecast data to determine department progress toward stated goals and objectives

•             Oversees manufacturing Quality Operating Systems (QOS) to resolve operational, manufacturing, and facility problems within the operations to ensure minimum costs and prevent operational delays and to meet future growth

•             Manages with staff processing schedules and production orders to make decisions concerning inventory requirements, staffing requirements, work procedures, duty assignments, considering budgetary limitations and time constraints

•             To oversee the hiring, training, and evaluation of  staff within their area of responsibility

•             Validating that staff is giving direction and coordinating production, processing, distribution, and all other activities of industrial organization needed to operate a manufacturing operation

•             Promote and facilitate Open Door Process without reprisal, effective communication and Fair Treatment

•             Follow the principle of the Magna Employee Charter

•             Measurement of performance to company goals and standards and establishment of targets for improvements in safety, quality, cost, delivery and employee relations

Key Qualifications/Requirements

Ability to analyze business unit data and apply results to produce desired business objectives

•             Demonstrated ability to lead and coordinate activities of others • Kaizen and Lean Manufacturing techniques

•             Technical skills in materials and inventory management, production scheduling, preventive maintenance and the day to day operations of a large manufacturing operation

•             Leadership: A demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others

•             Planning: Ability to perform short and long range planning

•             Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

•             Excellent project and program management skills

•             Computer proficient

•             Quality orientation and attention to detail

•             Problem analysis and problem resolution

•             Automotive OEM customer experience

•             Must be able to understand written instructions



  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent experience preferred
  • 5- 10 years plus experience,  in castings is a plus
  • Proven record of  supporting lean activities
  • Ability to read, write and understand the English language in both written and verbal forms
  • Ability to assist in the budgeting process
  • 5 years plus of manufacturing experience leading departments in a supervisory role
  • Skilled trade or engineering degree preferred
Other Information

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.

Nearest Major Market: Birmingham

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