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Team Leader, Materials & Mobile Equipment

Job Number:  11739
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Maple Stamping
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Concord, ON, CA





Job Number: 0396
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Maple Stamping
Job Type: Full Time 
Location: Concord, ON, Canada




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.


Our MP&L Team is only a couple of years old, as originally our management of material flows throughout the plant was a funtion owned by numerous production departments. As a stand-alone team with it's own reporting structure, we have worked hard to promote cross-functional training, supporting multiple mobile equipment tickets for each employee, rotation of jobs and work areas and above all else - teamwork among the hard working employees that endeavor to stage material for operations teams and ensure shipments go out the door when they're supposed to. A dedicated group, they require strong and naturally gifted leaders in order to function at their best. If you are reading this job posting today, perhaps that person is you. If so, we candidly and wholeheartedly welcome your application to join our team.


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

We are currently searching for one reasonably experienced Team Leader candidate to support our mobile equipment teams on the midnight shift. Specifically, the midnight shift is scheduled from 10:45 PM - 7:00 AM Sunday evening thru to Friday morning. The ideal candidate will have experience working on similar shift circumstances, with a general desire to remain on the night shift as a personal preference.


The fundamental nature of this role is to support a team of mobile equipment operators - including forklift, reach, tugger drivers - by removing roadblocks, promoting team work, listening carefully and empathetically to concerns raised and communicating with various operations teams and departments. You are expected to be a role model for your team members, both in terms of safe operation of all mobile equipment and as the kind of person that works with tenacity and a desire to see the team succeed. You will be an advocate for your reporting group, supporting standard work practices and holding others accountable if and when the need arises. Your experience and past involvement in similar job duties will provide you with the credibility you need to lead a group of experienced operators. Our training programs will equip you with the due dliigence skillset needed to succeed as a leader responsbile for upholding all applicable health and safety laws and regulations.


Although past leadership experience is most ideal, we are also open to long-standing material handlers that have demonstrated inherent leadership traits in their prior roles and are ready to take that next step into a formalized leadership position within a demanding manufacturing environment. 

Duties and Responsibilities (including, not limited to)
  • Responsible to coordinate manpower and equipment to ensure delivery of materials in accordance with production/shipping schedules.
  • Ensure all safety and ergonomic standards are followed including job rotation.
  • Provide training and cross-training of Team Members as required ensuring
  • Cover for absenteeism/breaks as required
  • Initiates, coordinates and participates in safety, quality, productivity and cost improvement projects facilitating or supporting facilitation of small group activities.
  • Maintain daily frequent communication with Group Leader.
  • Communicate with other areas as it pertains to the daily department needs or issues.  Communicates between shifts for assigned Team.
  • Support on-going continuous improvement (kaizen) projects, increase efficiency while reducing manufacturing cost projects.
  • Support operational goals and standards are met and followed, effectively using feedback loops and systems and escalation process. 
  • Troubleshoot daily quality, safety and productivity issues being proactive in predicting abnormalities and finding innovative solutions to correct.
  • Lead ergonomic assessments of team member’s work and equipment and implement countermeasures and job rotation to improve long-term safe working conditions and team member well-being.
  • Participate in setting KPI targets including safety, delivery, etc., as a method of continuous improvement.
  • Ensure compliance with safety regulations, PPE requirements and company safety policies and procedures.
Core Competencies
  • Capable of understanding the policies and procedures that impact their area and able to communicate them to their team members and ensure they are followed.
  • Possess, practice and encourage strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to motivate and inspire others to achieve Maple Stamping’s operational goals.
  • Must be able to prioritize and perform multiple tasks and function in stressful situations with a sense of urgency.
  • Work with Safety as a mindset, demonstrating complete awareness and concern for the safety and wellbeing of all.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Completion of post-secondary school or equivalent.
  • Proficient computer skills including inventory control systems.
  • Possess valid forklift and related certifications, with a minimum of 2 years in a driving-intensive job function.
  • Thorough knowledge of English language both verbal and written
  • Thorough understanding of company product, shop floor material conveyance including work flow, scheduling, Kanban.
  • Must be able to multi-task in a fast paced environment while applying Lean Manufacturing concepts.
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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