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Stamping Press Operator (Afternoon Shift)

Job Number:  40395
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Maple Stamping
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.



Division Summary

Maple Stamping, a Division of the Cosma International Group of Magna International Inc., is a long-standing automotive stamping and assembly shop that has a great story and a rich history as part of the Magna Family.


An amalgamation of two prior shops dating back to 1978, the modern Maple Stamping as we now know it was formed in 2008 here in Concord, Ontario, Canada. We are proud to celebrate our employee base of more than 400 hard working people, that together represent a diverse and multi-disciplined team - many of whom have worked loyally for Magna for more than 30 years. Accordingly, we are eager to continue building on our narrative in the 2020's and we want you to become a part of our story too.


We offer professional hard and soft skill development for all of our team by empowering our veteran employees to educate and lead the new; and, in turn, we wholeheartedly embrace the spririt of Kaizen or continuous improvement in part by embracing change and encouraging new employees to be impactful with their ideas and talents. Our employee experience is family-oriented and specifically focused on offering a degree of work-life balance that is rarely found in the facilities of our competitors. Our continuous improvement programs are reflective of the creative and dynamic work envrionment we offer to our people, rewarding those seeking to disrupt the status quo and engage in changing for the better.


The best technologies come by challenging the status quo. At Magna, we foster an environment where your ideas can electrify vehicles, make full autonomy a reality and build smarter, more connected cities. We can help you do it.


Let’s create the future of mobility, together. Dream big. With us.

Role Summary

As a Stamping Press Operator, you are an integral member of a clost knit Press Shop Team that aspires on a daily basis to meet production targets, produce material of the utmost production quality, support team development through technical learning and continuously improve processes such as die change-overs and setting up jobs. Our Facility is home to a vast array of die sets, and consequently a large production catalogue of jobs that can be run on our multiple heavy presses. Our Press Operators are both technically strong, but also excel at working with people and promoting skills development among the supporting staff that help each press job run successfully.


As a Press Operator, your goal is to both achieve production targets to meet customer demand, while supporting a small team of employees assisting you at the end of the assigned press. A number of our presses are also equipped with automated transfer systems. The successful candidate will bring a sense or urgency and dutifulness in their pursuit of the perfect shift. Concerns or production issues must be escalated quickly to the Toolroom and other resources in order to get back on track as soon as possible. Your eye for detail enables you to detect quality-related problems before they have an opportunity to spiral out of control or risk shipment of defects to customer facilities. Lastly, it is key to note that Press Operators are expected to demonstrate the qualities that make for a great leader - accountability, a safety mindset, patience, empathy, the ability to coach others and the tenacity to get the job done right every shift.

Key Responsibilities

• Perform changeovers, die protection controls and related equipment for all progressive/transfer operations.
• Capable of training others to perform related tasks using SWI process.
• Lift, move, stack, pack visually monitor parts through an established process on Progressive and transfer dies according to SWI.
• Capable of understanding and completing paperwork accurately.
• Meets or exceeds production, quality and delivery outputs as prescribed by established 
• Complete Pre-Shift Press Safety Inspection ensuring compliance with all required Health and Safety procedures.

Minimum Requirements & Qualifications

• Previous experience in a manufacturing environment that employs the use of heavy mechanical stamping presses, ideally 2-3 years.
• Physically capable of performing essential duties of the job, including regular physical lifting of up to 30-35 lbs.
• Background in manufacturing with press experience including quality and safety initiatives.
• Working knowledge of the English language both written and oral.
• Thorough understanding of production quality standards and defects common to a press shop.

Core Competencies

• Procedure oriented – able to follow procedures and requirements for start-up, Standard Work Instructions, completing paperwork accurately, etc.
• Strong work ethic – through a thorough understanding of automotive quality and delivery requirements, meets production targets, quality and delivery goals as prescribed by established standards.
• Willingness to learn new ways of doing things – through an understanding of TWI, capable of learning SWI for multiple machines within Press department.
• Organized – prefers and keeps a clean and orderly work environment.

Additional Information

Accommodations for disabilities in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.


Please be advised that in-person interviewing is currently not possible due to COVID-19. Successful candidates selected for next steps will instead be invited to join a video interview using WebEx.

07--Operations F--Permanent/Regular 

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