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Lean Manufacturing Assistant (2nd Shift)

Job Number:  44519
Group:  Magna Powertrain
Division:  Muncie
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

MUNCIE, US, 47302

Group Introduction

Advancing mobility. Making automotive technology that is smarter, cleaner, and safer, while still fun to drive. And making it for everyone. That’s what we’re passionate about at Magna Powertrain. We do it by creating world-class powertrain solutions for conventional, hybrid, and pure electric vehicles. We’re making electrification more than a buzzword, we’re bringing it to the road. Innovation is what drives us and we drive innovation. Dream big and create the future of mobility at Magna Powertrain.


Role Summary

Directly supports a team.  Carries out leadership responsibilities in accordance with Magna Powertrain and Magna’s policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; ensures safe and healthful workplace; contributes to performance management and maintains related documentation; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Key Responsibilities

  • Proactively simplify the work instructions, procedures and processes within the value stream to drive continuous improvement of the Quality Management System; supports and adheres to policies, procedures, and operational guidelines related to established quality management system (IATF 16949:2016).
  • Plant Specialist for Lean Manufacturing processes.
  • Support plant and engineering activities.
  • Perform constant process improvements, plant streamlining and optimization.
  • Develop systems to support 5S
  • Develop Pull Systems.
  • Provide training or improvements to the process or assembly line.
  • Administer general department functions, including department meetings, team building, and development and on-going continual improvements of the department procedures and instructions.
  • Constant process improvements.
  • Complete project-type assignment of various complexities as required.
  • Launch phase support & troubleshooting support.
  • Coordinate company effort on selected projects to identify opportunities for significant improvement in cost or quality
  • Provide the division with value added improvement suggestions, procedures, controls and reporting procedures.
  • Ensure that all project deliverables and timing are met.
  • Ensure Operators are producing parts in accordance with Standardized Work (STW) or to an approved deviation by performing daily audits
  • Support other departments on an as needed basis in systems/operations planning and control.
  • Other duties as may be assigned by the Department Manager or designate.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • Three (3) years working experience in manufacturing, automotive preferred.

  • Grade 12 diploma, or equivalent preferred.

  • Demonstrated proficiency of basic industrial math, reading comprehension, and problem solving.

  • Must be able to communicate fluently in English.

  • Demonstrated familiarity with plant Occupational Safety and Health requirements and/or applicable legislation.

  • Knowledge of set-up and CNC machines, programming experience an asset.

  • Knowledge of production and tool room equipment.

  • Knowledge of manufacturing measurement tools.

  • Familiar with Lean Manufacturing principles an asset (Standardized Work, Pull System, TPM, Change Over, 5S, etc.)

  • Basic computer and keyboarding skills.

  • Previous leadership experience is required.

  • Excel test and questionnaire required to proceed to interview process.

Additional Information

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: Muncie
Nearest Secondary Market: Anderson

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