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Production Supervisor - 1st Shift

Job Number:  26057
Group:  Magna Seating
Division:  Magna Seating Columbus
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Lancaster, OH, US, 43130



Job Number: 26057 
Group: Magna Seating  
Division: Magna Seating Columbus 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: Lancaster 


Group Description

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.


Magna is  one of the  world’s largest suppliers to the automotive industry


Magna - Across the globe.  Across the industry.

  • Over 60 years of excellence
  • 164,750 employees
  • 346 manufacturing/assembling facilities
  • 94 engineering/product development/sales centers 
  • 27 countries 
  • $39.4 billion in sales


Magna Seating Columbus’ Current Business

  • Jeep Wrangler - 2nd Row Seat Structures
  • Jeep Grand Wagoneer - 2nd and 3rd Row Seat Structures


Employee Benefits

  • Profit Sharing (i.e. Cash/Stock Options)
  • 401(k) Company Match
  • Company Paid Life Insurance/Accidental Death and Dependent (Spouse & Child) Life Insurance
  • Company Paid Short Term Disability & Long Term Disability
  • Company Paid Vacation, Magna Days, Sick Day, Shutdown
  • Magna Perks
  • Medical, Dental & Vision
  • Magna Family Scholarship Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • And More…

Role Summary

Provides effective supervision and leadership to all Assembly Operators and Team Leaders to ensure the department is able to meet production schedules in accordance with quality and safety standards.  Implements continuous improvement changes in production process.

Key Responsibilities

  • Enforce and encourage both standardized work and one piece flow
  • Lead, mentor and coach Team Leader(s) on processes, training and development and employee relations
  • Participate in the daily scrap walk
  • Review scrap daily and sign off with the Team addressing areas, where needed
  • Ensure that employees are conducting proper pre-shift inspections of their workstations
  • Maintain safe work practices according to regulations  under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (i.e. perform regular workplace inspections, involved in SEWO, correct in safe acts or conditions, training of new employees)
  • Initiate SEWO and assist with back to work plan with Modified Work Employees
  • Directs the utilization and use of all machinery and equipment involved in assembly production activities
  • Ensure materials are delivered on time to the work centre to meet production requirements
  • Maintain records of availability of components/ parts and movement/ storage of work process
  • Monitor inventory levels finished and purchased components
  • Review key resets at end of shift and reconcile to number of parts rejected
  • Maintain employee records to include time keeping, absenteeism, overtime records and performance reviews.
  • Work with Human Resources to create a performance improvement plans as required
  • Oversee distribution of overtime in a fair manner
  • Analyze Overall Availability (OA) of work centre and plans necessary actions to improve
  • Identify bottlenecks, and actions for improvements
  • Maintain communication with assembly operators and listen to any improvement suggestions
  • Encourage Assembly Operators to submit suggestions into the GROW Program
  • Maintain up-to-date CPR and First Aid Entrapment Procedure, Fire evacuation training for use in emergency response
  • Ensure the Escalation Process is being followed
  • Follow through with engineering changes in production
  • Perform yearly performance reviews in a timely manner
  • Monitor floor layout & organization
  • Track non-standard hours to try to isolate reduction actions
  • Assist in the implementation of continuous improvement objectives
  • Provide input and makes recommendations for approval regarding disciplinary action and employee counselling. Keeps all comments documented and escalate to Human Resources when needed
  • Implement and coordinate 5S activities with Team (zone champions) delegated
  • Complete any quality and NCR Dispositions as required
  • Ensure NCR Procedure is followed and that it includes Quarantine Cage Procedure
  • Must fill out sensor By-Pass log as applicable, initiate QC101 as required
  • Cross reference ADP to time sheets and the attendance log
  • Approve vacation as per policy
  • Investigate stock loss terms when required
  • Comply with IATF 16949 and MAFACT Policies and Procedures.
  • Must comply with all ISO 14001 (Environmental) and OHSAS 18001 (Health and Safety) systems and standards as it pertains to their work
  • Abide by all AODA and C-TPAT procedures that apply to their position
  • Promote, record and acknowledge Great Eyes
  • Assist in changeover SMED improvements

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • Demonstrated interpersonal conflict resolution and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead by example and be fair and consistent
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in production management/ supervising preferred



Additional Information

07--Operations F--Permanent/Regular 

Nearest Major Market: Columbus

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