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Press Production Manager

Job Number:  20172
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Kamtek Inc. - Bld1
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Birmingham, AL, US, 35215





Job Number: 20172 
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 lead the Press Production Department in a way that supports the Magna Charter, Corporate Constitution, customers, investors and employees.  He/She will support the departmental leadership and employees to successfully meet goals and objectives by providing guidance, technical expertise and resources needed in order to be safe and productive. 

Key Responsibilities

The Press Production Manager is responsible for all employee’s safety and well-being, overall development and supervision of Supervisors and employees, 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. He/She will provide direction to the Press Supervisors in the Press department ensuring that the Customer, People, and Investor goals are balanced and met.

Key Qualifications/Requirements


  1. Assesses and assists in upgrading the supervisory and operator’s talent and skills bases to achieve growth and meet market needs such as reduced cost, efficient production cycle times, uptimes, and reliable delivery
  2. Researches, plans, targets and controls reductions in costs of operations.  Achieves yearly financial objectives.  Prepares, controls and forecasts departmental budget
  3. Ensure that operating plans and methods to achieve maximum plant performance and reliability while maintaining EH & S compliance requirements
  4. Promote and practice “safety first” by immediately addressing any hazards, defective equipment or unsafe conditions within the manufacturing floor and workstations. Correct these issues through training or progressive discipline as appropriate.
  5. Ensure team members attend daily shift communications and weekly safety trainings so that they may receive all relevant safety training and communication in a timely manner
  6. Participate in accident and incident investigations and ensure that all accidents and incidents that occur have completed investigations documented and turned in to the health and safety team within 24 hours of the incident
  7. Ensure priorities for all production employees are safety, quality then delivery
  8. Coordinates plant PM schedules with the maintenance department to ensure equipment is maintained
  9. Lead the team in meeting or exceeding our quality goals and objectives

Additional Information


High School Diploma or GED required, Bachelor’s Degree in Production/Operations Management or related field, or equivalent work-related experience.


TECHNICAL TRAINING:  Automated systems environment, Automotive preferred


OTHER:  Proficiency in Microsoft Office and manufacturing operation systems (ERP, MES, etc.).

07--Operations F--Permanent/Regular 

Nearest Major Market: Birmingham

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