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Production Manager - Casting

Job Number:  61626
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Kamtek Casting
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Birmingham, ALABAMA, US, 35215

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Job Number: 61626 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Kamtek Casting 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 




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.


Purpose of Position

To lead the Castings 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. 


The Casting 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 Casting Supervisors in the Casting department ensuring that the Customer, People and Investor goals are balanced and met.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Understand and promote Magna’s philosophies (Magna Operational Principles, Corporate Constitution and Employee’s Charter).
  • Follow, comply and enforce all operational procedures/policies as stated in the employee Environmental Health and Safety programs (Magna and OSHA Standards).  Responsible to ensure employees are properly trained and adhering to such policies, enforcing disciplinary actions when safety infractions occur, and conduct Team Safety Talks as required.
  • Responsible for managing the production operation functions of the plant
  •  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
  • Researches, plans, targets and controls reductions in costs of operations.  Achieves yearly financial objectives.  Prepares, controls and forecasts departmental budget
  • Leads the Castings Team to ensure that Kamtek’s business plan goals and objectives are met, measured by EBIT and ROFE targets as agreed with the General Manager
  • Ensure that operating plans and methods to achieve maximum plant performance and reliability while maintaining EH & S compliance requirements.
  • Promote and practice “safety first” by immediately addressing any hazards, defective equipment or unsafe conditions within the manufacturing floor and work stations. Correct these issues through training or progressive discipline as appropriate.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Ensure priorities for all production employees are safety, quality then delivery.
  • Coordinates plant PM schedules with the maintenance department to insure equipment is maintained to insure equipment is maintained.
  • Lead the team in meeting or exceeding our quality goals and objectives.
  • Focus for long term goals are the formulation, planning and implementation of strategies in conjunction with those of the customer and the Company.
  • Setting manning requirements and schedules to meet customer demands.
  • 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.
  • 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 plant performance measures.
  • Reviews operational goals and identifies gaps and implements corrective actions.
  • Oversees key projects, processes and performance reports, data and analysis related to production.
  • Reviews 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 members and ensure 100% on time delviery.
  • Develop and facilitate on-the-job employee training -encourages training and development.
  • Promote continuous improvement programs, strive to maintain and improve productivity while capitalizing on cost reduction opportunities.
  • Promote good housekeeping & 5S through regular workplace inspections
  • Perform other duties as required.



• Ability to analyze plant data and apply results to produce desired business objectives and ability to lead by example
• Demonstrated ability to lead and coordinate activities of others
• 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
• Excellent project and program management skills 
• Computer proficient
• Must be a “Self-Starter” with the ability to formulate a project and see it through to its conclusion.
• Must possess working knowledge and understanding of the Casting process
• Ability to work in a team environment
• Must possess working knowledge and understanding of quality systems, standards, and procedures
• Must have strong team-focused, interpersonal and leadership abilities
• Must have excellent communication skills
• Must be willing to work extended or flexible hours as required to meet external and internal customer requirements
• Must be willing to work in various locations within and outside the facility
• Must be able to pay good attention to detail
• Must possess good human relations, leadership skills, and a maturity of judgment
• Must have good organizational and problem-solving skills.
• Ability to operate and maintain all machinery and equipment in his/her assigned area
• Quality orientation and attention to detail
• Problem analysis and problem resolutions
• Must be able to understand written instructions


Education: 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, Automative preferred.

OTHER: Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook



07--Operations F--Permanent/Regular 

Nearest Major Market: Birmingham

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