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Production Manager

Job Number:  57055
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Magna Structures Tennessee, LLC.
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Ethridge, TENNESSEE, US, 38456



Job Number: 57055
Division: Magna Structures Tennessee LLC.
Job Type: Production Manager
Location: Stanton, TN


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.


Role Summary

This position is for a new Greenfield facility that will be located in Lawrenceburg, TN. This position is also available in our Greenfield facility in Stanton, TN. Under the direction of the general manager, the production manager is to manage the operations department through supervising the activities of assigned personnel, and ensuring successful completion of all awarded tool programs, engineering changes and engineering projects. 

Key Responsibilities


Manage all facility activities and personnel reporting to this position 

Maintain effective communication and coordination with all internal customers, plant management and associates; maintain positive employee relations; listen to issues and concerns and respond (C48) within 48 hours 

Oversee and direct Engineering associates in safe, quality-minded and productive manner with a sense of urgency to attain production priorities as scheduled 

Support new program launches 

Provide motivation and results-oriented environment 

Determine, achieve, and improve productivity, quality, environmental, health and safety goals 

Conduct performance evaluations of Engineering staff as specified by company goals 

Manage awarded tool programs, engineering changes and engineering projects to successful outcomes 

Administer Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) to customer standards 

Review all incoming drawings, CAD data, sketches, EWO’s, Fast trackers, etc., effecting current and awarded business 

Manage tooling program cost accounting 

Complete customer correspondence and act as liaison with customer buyers, engineers and quality personnel as required 

Interface with tooling vendors and material suppliers directly and through tooling engineers 

Report on status of departmental projects as required 

Ensure all employee documentation is maintained 

Champion quote teams to respond to customer requests for quotes 

Lead Continuous Improvement Team 

Interface and collaborate with all other departments to produce best quality product at least possible cost 

Approve all tooling related purchase orders prior to release of work 

Approve all tooling related invoices prior to payment 

Complete correspondence, forms and reports via applicable software programs  

Participate in Continual Improvement activities 

Perform other duties as assigned 

Key Qualifications/Requirements


Highschool Diploma required 

Bachelor’s degree or other technical training/Certificate preferred 


3 years of technical maintenance or electrical controls experience required 

Tool Designer with experience in designing dies, fixtures, inspection gages, and/or special machines preferred 

Minimum 10 years of experience in the automotive industry 

Minimum of 2 years of experience in managing/leading people - automated assembly department preferred 

What We Offer

  • Competitive Salary
  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Prescription
  • Paid Vacation/Holidays
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • 401K match
  • A great work environment with an amazing team.

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: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: Nashville

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