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Launch Team - Seat Builder

Job Number:  45483
Group:  Magna Seating
Division:  Magna Seating Novi
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 45483 
Group: Magna Seating  
Division: Magna Seating Novi 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: DETROIT 

Group Description

This position will be a part of a new start-up Joint Venture Seating JIT Assembly plant located in the Detroit, MIchigan.


Magna is an innovative leader in the development and manufacturing of high quality complete seating systems. Our solution includes seating structures, mechanisms and hardware, as well as foam and trim products for global automotive, heavy truck and bus industries. Our capabilities include market and consumer research; full concept development; design and engineering capabilities; testing, validation and world-class manufacturing. Our award-winning seating solutions are developed from consumer research, finding the ease of operation to be comfortable, convenient and connected.


Role Summary

This position will be a part of a new start-up Joint Venture Seating JIT Assembly plant located in the Detroit, Michigan.

Launch Team - Seat Builders are empowered and expected to provide the service, tools, technical knowledge and training needed to engage and empower our team associates.  Each Launch Team - Seat Builder should strive for a safe work environment, high product quality, high productivity and emphasis on continuous improvement.  Launch Team - Seat Builders are expected to inspire and teach their team associates on all areas of the shop floor.

Key Responsibilities

  • Performs seat teardowns and/or minor rework offline.
  • Completes assembly tasks in accordance with standardized work processes, quality goals and manufacturing schedule.
  • Rotates to other stations on the production line per rotation schedule.
  • Controls non-conforming material.
  • Support training needs during normal, steady state production periods.
  • Utilize the off-line training cell to sign-off employee’s training records Reports defects in parts/material to the Team Leader, Production Supervisor or Quality immediately.
  • Proactively participates in root cause analysis of quality problems within the team and with other department team members.
  • Maintains integrity of tooling and equipment necessary to perform work; makes minor adjustments on equipment as needed.
  • Update employee training records and forward the records to their Supervisor for approval and retention of the training
  • Confer with management, supervisors and employees to gain knowledge of work situations requiring training and to better understand changes in policies, procedures, regulations, business initiatives and technologies.
  • Conduct training sessions covering specified areas such as on-the-job training, refresher training, etc.
  • Test trainees to measure progress and to evaluate effectiveness of training.
  • Report on progress of employees under guidance during training periods.
  • Assist employees with problems concerning "how to" perform specific tasks related to their job rotation.
  • Make suggestions on improving work procedures on the shop floor
  • Coordinate training schedule with the training demands of the production and materials department within the business unit Initiates, recommends or provides solutions through appropriate channels; participates in Kaizen/MPS activities.
  • Provides training to team members and maintains up-to-date training matrices for all team members.
  • Works in a manner that promotes teamwork among fellow associates.
  • Completes all paperwork associated with the job assignment in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Maintains the work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition.
  • Displays a positive attitude towards safety, works safely and follows all the Company's safety policies and procedures.
  • Reports all unsafe and unhealthy conditions or acts to management immediately.
  • Reports injuries, accidents, illnesses, near misses and property damage immediately to your Supervisor.
  • Complies with all Health, Safety and Environmental standards in accordance with company policies, Occupational Health & Safety Act and the Michigan Occupational Health & Safety Act
  • Completed other duties as assigned.

Key Qualifications/Requirements


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability and/or physical demands required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



High School diploma or equivalent.



  • Previous seat assembly
  • Cross-training



  • Good written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Team oriented, communicates well with others, and able to interact with people at all levels and departments. 
  • Excellent problem-solving skills. 
  • Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations.
  • Detailed oriented and excellent documentation skills. 
  • Ability to work independently under general supervision.

Additional Information


Work performed in a manufacturing plant environment. Exposed to varying temperature within plant depending upon external temperature.  Continuously performs fine finger movements, grips/grasps, push/pulls, bends/stoops, stands, and lifts and carries parts up to thirty (30) lbs.  Must be available to work overtime including weekends and holidays.

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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