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Group Leader

Job Number:  59896
Group:  Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division:  Magna Mirrors Holland Mirrors
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Holland, MICHIGAN, US, 49423



Job Number: 59896 
Group: Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting  
Division: Magna Mirrors Holland Mirrors 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: HOLLAND 


Group Description

The Mechatronics, Mirrors and Lighting group specializes in automotive technologies that are driving the future of mobility. Combining a deep systems knowledge to develop unique vehicle access experiences, intelligent visions systems and advanced automotive lighting technologies, MML's expertise light the path to innovation, safety and styling.


Role Summary

Leads, supports, and prioritizes the activities of production work teams and Team Facilitators.  Ensures that products produced meet the customer needs in the areas of cost, quality and delivery.  Ensures that a safe work environment is always maintained.  Participates in continuous improvement activities in support of the Magna Mirrors Production System

Key Responsibilities

  1. Assists manufacturing engineering and quality control in establishing quality standards and checks.  Applies principles of statistical process control when appropriate.  Identifies opportunities for common mistake proofing. Translates control plans to in-process-control-sheets.
  2. Anticipates safety, quality and productivity problems in work area and takes immediate action to correct unsafe conditions or actions.  Responsible for proper handling, storage, and disposal of all chemicals, used materials and equipment.  Ensures employees are appropriately trained in recognizing hazards associated and specific to their job.  Discusses safety in team meetings, completes safety inspections on a routine basis, and ensures compliance with all Health and Safety and ISO14001 policies and procedures. Leads accident/incident investigations.  Promotes 5S activities in all work cells.  Assists in conducting risk assessment on new and/or modified equipment and/or processes.  Conducts performance appraisals for workers' safety performance and corrects or commends health and safety performance.
  1. Staffs work cells to “takt time”.  Maintains vacation, overtime, off-line training and relief schedules.  Analyzes weekly/monthly production performance reports and initiates appropriate action.  Identifies when and how to use temporary performance tracking tools (tally sheets).  Monitors utilization of kanban – JIT systems.  Uses standardized work as a management tool. 
  1. Manages multi-skill development of employees using on-the-job training and training matrices.  Presents new information to large and small groups.  Administers and applies company policy consistently and fairly.  Provides constructive feedback to all employees regularly.  Establishes individual development plans by determining needed skills and knowledge.  Participates in the hiring of new employees by interviewing candidates effectively and legally.  Develops team competence with System 5.  Orientates new team members on processes, policies, procedures and people.  Responsible for maintaining and developing team morale.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree in related field with general knowledge and experience in manufacturing; or equivalent.
  2. Demonstrated strong communication skills in order to work with internal and external contacts at all levels within the organization and represent the Company in a professional manner.
  3. Demonstrated strong analytical, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills for successful performance of job duties.  Must understand business issues relevant to job and Company operating procedures and connect these to work priorities and resolve problems.
  4. Demonstrated ability to lead and develop others through support, training, etc.  Must be able to manage staff toward departmental goals usually of a short-term focus.


Additional Information

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Nearest Major Market: Grand Rapids

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