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Job Number:  9094
Group:  Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division:  Magna Mirrors Newaygo
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Newaygo, MI, US

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 the work team to ensure quality products are produced which meet the customer requirements.  Ensures that standardized work is in place and followed.  Serves as a facilitator to the work team in areas of problem solving, issue resolution and continuous improvement and training in support of Magna Business Plan objectives.  Ensures that a safe and organized work environment is always maintained.  Accessible to the production floor 95% of the time.  Must be able to perform positions/tasks required to support the team.  Accountable for results in area of responsibility.

Key Responsibilities
  • Ensures that all tasks follow standardized work and run to Takt / cycle times
  • Coaches and instructs team members to desired production performance using the job instruction methods. Trains and oversees training of team members according to standardized work and job instruction methods.  Maintains team training records.  May temporarily fill in for production operator 
  • Facilitates efficient meetings to develop continuous improvement in the assigned areas.
  • Facilitates teams through the problem-solving process utilizing the MMPS and identifying solutions that prevent recurrence
  • Provides first response to line problems.  Documents problems resolves when possible and follows up with the appropriate resource groups to ensure problems are corrected
  • Ability to comprehend IPCS.  Collects, calculates and utilizes data to ensure quality of the product
  • Performs quality checks in assigned area.  This includes, but is not limited to, SPC charting, visual audits, functional audits, interpretation of quality standards, and scrap audits.  Will use measuring and gauging devices to ensure quality products are produced
  • Monitors and records the efficiency, downtime and scrap on an hourly basis for the assigned area.  Accurately tracks and measures defects and performs defect analysis.  
  • Maintains appropriate staffing levels through work with Business Unit Manager & Human Resources Department.
  • Works with team to assure build sequence follows documented standardized work
  • Verifies that proper part numbers and labels are used throughout assigned area.  Monitors effectiveness of Kanban system
  • Performs basic preventative maintenance and minor machine adjustments
  • Monitors and maintains 5S in the workplace.
  • Has responsibility and authority to provide direction to the entire work team and / or individuals within the work team in support of achieving production goals
  • Performs discipline, counsels employees, and makes new hire and termination recommendations to the Business Unit Manager
  • Uses the Employee Charter as a guideline to provide fair treatment to all employees.
Key Qualifications/Requirements
  1. High School Diploma or GED.  Post-secondary education preferred. 2-4 years of experience of Supervisory Experience.
  2. Have already completed or will do so in the first six (6) months in the position:
  • Job Instruction Training
  • Standardized Work Training
  • Fact Based Problem Solving
  • Blitz Training
  • Ergonomic Training
  • HR 101
  1. Must have the ability and willingness to continue personal development activities / assignments.
  2. Ability to use measuring and gauging devices with an understanding of SPC.
  3. Must have demonstrated mechanical aptitude with the ability to perform minor machine adjustment and setup.
  4. Capable of learning and performing all team jobs.
  5. Must have basic computer skills and data interpretation capabilities.

07--Operations F--Permanent/Regular 

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