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Materials and Packaging Coordinator

Job Number:  61773
Group:  Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division:  TECHFORM - PLANT 1
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Penetanguishene, ONTARIO, CA, L9M 1G8

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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

Responsible for ensuring that packaging for raw materials and finished goods provides product security and meets internal and external customer specifications while minimizing cost and ensuring part quality.  In addition, the coordinator will lead the material flow process improvements and provide technical support in the development, implementation and maintenance of manufacturing processes to facilitate effective and efficient movement of material. This position will implement returnable container programs with suppliers and customers and ensure compliance with packaging requirements internally and externally.

Key Responsibilities


•    Manage and review new and returnable packaging programs.
•    Review and ensure compliance to customer supplied packaging specifications.
•    Generate packaging specifications to support customer and Techform requirements
•    Work with packaging suppliers to develop new and innovative packaging methods as appropriate to Techform.
•    Develop new packaging systems to reduce packaging costs and packaging densities.
•    Develop or direct development of sketches, specifications, samples, and written analysis of proposed packaging in order to present design for approval
•    Assist with improving rack design to improve optimization, increase density of return shipments 
•    Prepare and interpret CAD designs, drawings, and specifications for packaging based on part characteristics and line side racks and components.
•    Consult with establishment's Purchasing, Materials and Production departments to determine costs and feasibility of producing proposed packaging.
•    Maintain packaging databases for all customers.
•    Maintain packaging instructions in Techform databases for customer shipments as well as internal processing. 
•    Review packaging requirements and maintain packaging system to support ergonomics.
•    Develop supply base incorporating returnable packaging.
•    Generate capital projects for packaging as required.
•    Generate a documented procedure to define and control the labelling and packaging of Techform raw material and finished product.
•    Developing, testing, and approving of packaging for all raw, WIP, finish good material with consideration for standardization, point of use, replenishment cycle, product security, ergonomics, recycling, waste disposal and cubic flow
•    Resolve packaging quality issues with corrective and permanent actions for all types of products.
•    Track costs and documentation associated with required packaging deviations to ensure recovery from the appropriate source.
•    Work with Finance on providing Packaging costs and assumptions for New Business quotes. Provide costs for Engineering changes that affects current parts and drives changes to the packaging direction. 

Material Flow
•    Document and maintain current and proposed process flows.
•    Take a lead role in improving material flow.
•    Develop and implement new processes and procedures as needed to support changing business demands.
•    Facilitate the implementation of change processes and streamline current practices to improve efficiency and capability 
•    Assist in inspection of mechanical installations and construction of racking system
•    Assist with improvement or automation of existing processes as required in order to achieve less manpower and improved cycle time, material flow and ergonomics

•    Comply with defined Business Management and Environmental Management Systems requirements.
•    Provide support for the continuous improvement initiatives within Techform.
•    Provide support in the attainment of Techform's operating system goals as outlined by the key graphs.
•    Carry out all duties focusing on the goal of internal and external customer satisfaction.
•    Other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor or designate.

Health & Safety Responsbilities

•    Follow  the duties and responsibilities specified under the Occupational Health & Safety Act Sections 28  .
•    Ensure all safety and non-safety rules and regulations are followed.
•    Ensure adherence to established  safety, quality and housekeeping standards.
•    Attends Environmental Health and Safety training 
•    Adhere to Magna Closures and Techform health and safety, environmental, and quality standards, policies and procedures
•    Report any known  hazard, defect, incident or compliance issue to the employer or supervisor 
•    Understand BILL 168 and uphold the policies that prohibit  domestic violence, workplace violence and harassment in the Workplace.

Performance Measures

•    Project timeline met
•    Departmental strategic plan execution
•    Continuous improvement initiatives.
•    Develop cost reduction ideas
•    QOS Measurables

Qualifications & Skills

•    Completion of related post-secondary education.
•    3 to less than 5 years of work related experience.

Core Competencies

•    Makes Decisions
•    Takes Risk
•    Analyses Data
•    Attends to Details
•    Communicates Effectively 
•    Mechanical Aptitude
•    Results Orientated
•    Sound Computer Knowledge
•    Independent
•    Self-Motivated

Working Conditions

•    Conditions may cause minor stress or physical discomfort due to limited exposure to elements or frequent exposure to moderately disagreeable internal or external conditions.  Typical conditions are such that a minor risk of injury or harmful effect is possible to self or others.

Additional Information

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

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