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Production Team Leader

Job Number:  66288
Group:  Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division:  Dortec - Newmarket
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Newmarket, ONTARIO, CA, L3X 2S2

Work Style:  On-Site

About us

We see a future where everyone can live and move without limitations. That’s why we are developing technologies, systems and concepts that make vehicles safer and cleaner, while serving our communities, the planet and, above all, people.


Forward. For all.


Group Summary

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.


About the Role

Production Team Leaders are accountable to co-ordinate the daily production activities of the team to ensure quality standards and production schedules are achieved and to support the Production Supervisors. 

Available Shifts:

Day Shift: 6:00 AM - 2:00 PM or 6:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Afternoon Shift: 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM or 2:30 PM to 10:30 PM

Your Responsibilities

•    Train new operators/monitor all operators’ performance and ensuring versatility matrix is updated with operator competencies
•    JES completion and compliance
•    Ensure prestart safety sheets are completed at the beginning of every shift
•    Ensures operators have the necessary supplies required to run the lines. ie. gloves etc. 
•    Distributes parts to the stations as supplied by the AMR’s or Material Handlers to ensure the line keeps running
•    Verify that operators are adhering to the quality alert requirements
•    CMS production reporting
•    New model signoff (customer part #, traceability & quantity)
•    Adherence to packaging instructions
•    Position operators into various jobs, as requested, to support weekly schedule requirements
•    Complete work order for respective lines (lot control, quantity produced, revision level changes etc)
•    Communicate with the Materials, Maintenance, Quality and Manufacturing Engineering groups to ensure production measurables are met
•    Monitor operator performance per whiteboard count and advise Supervisor if performance is below standard
•    Assists Assemblers with submission of Employee Involvement (E.I.) Suggestions
•    Provide washroom relief for operators
•    Track and record downtime in downtime database for respective lines
•    Maintain cycle time adherence on assembly lines as defined by production
•    Responsible for obtaining correct labels as per Bill of Material, controlling label distribution, and ensuring only current labels are at the end of the line
•    Ensure 5S standards are upheld & continually improved
•    Assist in coordinating all service/sample building, ensuring that the line is not excessively affected
•    Ensure all rework/repair procedures are followed, processing repairs through the function testers expediently (team)
•    Involvement in continuous improvement through operator feedback and self-assessment
•    Assist in the motivation of operators on the line
•    Maintain confidentiality
•    Verify record of scrap through the scrap tally process (Daily)
•    Verify record of rework through the rework tally process
•    Uphold and enforce Magna Production System (MPS) principles of standardization and one piece flow
•    Must be aware of relevance and importance of their activities and how it affects quality and the environment for our customers
•    Responsible for set up/changeover 
•    Overtime as required to support the line. 
•    Perform other duties as required

Who we are looking for

We are looking for passionate leaders with experience on high volume production lines! If this sounds like you, please apply!

Your preferred qualifications

•    6 months to 1 year of work experience as a team leader in a high volume manufacturing environment
•    Minimum of 6 months experience as an assembly operator
•    Previous experience working in an Automotive Manufacturing
•    Minimum Grade 12 Diploma or General Educational Development (G.E.D) equivalency preferred.
•    Comprehends the three main control factors of a production plant: NG (no good parts), DT (downtime), CT (cycle time).


Accommodations for disabilities in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.

Candidates will be required to complete a Criminal Records Check and, if deemed necessary, a Credit Check as part of the candidate selection process.

What we offer

At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help to develop industry-leading automotive technologies. We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects. Because we believe that your career path should be as unique as you are.

Site Benefits

Conveniently located close to HWY 404. 

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.

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