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Lean Industrial Quality Engineer

Job Number:  40833
Group:  Magna Exteriors
Division:  Norplas Industries Inc.
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular





Job Number: 40833 
Group: Magna Exteriors  
Division: Norplas Industries Inc. 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: NORTHWOOD 


Group Description

The Magna Exteriors portfolio of products includes access systems such as liftgates, exterior trim, modular systems, front-end modules including fascia, active aerodynamic systems and other lightweight structural components for automotive, commercial truck and other industrial markets.

Recognized globally as an innovator in all aspects of vehicle exteriors, Magna provides everything needed, from materials development and design through manufacturing and assembly, to help automakers create sleek, state-of-the-art vehicles across the world.


Role Summary

•    To exhibit teamwork skills and actively participate in team activities in a positive working environment.
•    To demonstrate problem solving skills in a work environment that is striving for continuous improvement.
•    To follow Company policies and display conduct expected of Norplas employees as described in the Norplas Employee Handbook.
•    Adhere to all safety and health objectives, policies and procedures of Norplas to provide for a safe and healthful workplace.  Work in a safe manner at all times and report any unsafe conditions to your supervisor in order that the situation can be corrected.  Report all accidents           and near misses in a timely manner when they occur.

Key Responsibilities

•    Lean / Continuous Improvement
•    Work with leadership to identify key projects that will provide the most benefit to our customer and Norplas’ bottom line.
•    Lead continuous improvement projects from concept to completion.
•    Report progress of projects to Lean Systems Manager and ensure progress towards goal of cost savings is achieved.
•    Support innovation and cost reduction programs in place.
•    Provide training for plant personnel on lean concepts as needed, such as Intro to Lean, TWI Job Instruction, TWI Job Relations, 5S, Waste Elimination and Kaizen.
•    Assist team members in identifying opportunities for improvement and implementing change.
•    Lead Kaizen teams in multiple day, rapid improvement events monthly.  

•    MAFACT Magna Operating System
•    Lead change efforts to drive continuous operational improvement into the business.  
•    Develop training for individual aspects of MAFACT and deliver training to plant personnel.
•    Develop systems for meeting objectives of MAFACT.
•    Implement systems with plant personnel to comply with MAFACT.
•    Investigate, understand, and communicate best practices with other Magna divisions in effort to continuously improve.
•    Maintain Action Log for each MAFACT element, coordinating follow-up / continuous improvement activities, and participate in monthly report out meetings.
•    Communicate assessment findings to appropriate personnel.
•    Maintain evidence for quarterly MAFACT assessments.
•    Participate in quarterly MAFACT assessments.
•    Primarily a first shift position but must be flexible to provide for off shifts occasionally.
•    Travel to other Magna facilities for benchmarking purposes.  
•    Perform other duties as directed.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

•    Industrial or Process Engineering or technical degree preferred. 
•    Minimum three-year work-related experience.
•    Ten years work related experience with a strong Process/Product knowledge in conjunction with strong communication and team leadership skills may be substituted in lieu of degree.

Additional Information

•    In depth knowledge of the mold, paint, and assembly manufacturing processes.
•    Organizational, project management, and leadership skills.
•    Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively engage all levels of the organization.  
•    Strong written and verbal communication.
•    Comfortable being audited, challenged.
•    Respected by peers.
•    Ability to think “out of the box” with a high energy level and goal oriented.
•    Demonstrated ability to drive change.
•    Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office applications.
•    Demonstrated group problem solving skills and facilitation skills.

08--Engineering F--Permanent/Regular 

Nearest Major Market: Toledo

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