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Paint Manager

Job Number:  67445
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Drive Automotive
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Piedmont, SOUTH CAROLINA, US, 29673

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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


Cosma provides a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions to global customers. Through our robust product engineering, outstanding tooling capabilities and diverse process expertise, we continue to bring lightweight and innovative products to market.


About the Role

Under the direction of the Assistant General Manager, the Paint Manager has overall responsibility to ensure systems and processes are developed and implemented to produce quality painted or coated parts on time and as cost effectively as possible. To provide assistance to the supervisor and production teams in a way that supports the Magna Charter, Corporate Constitution, and customers, investors, and employees.  He/she will support the Supervisors, Team Leaders and Team Members by providing guidance and tools they need in order to be safe and productive. The Paint Manager has responsibility for all aspects of running the Department including but not limited to maintaining production standards to ensure that the parts required are produced to spec and on time.  The Paint Manager will assure that the quality standards are being met and that only quality parts are produced and released for shipment. The Paint Manager is responsible to ensure that all team members perform work daily per our health and safety, quality, customer cost, productivity, and handbook by using the company policies and procedures and the Magna Employee’s Charter as a guideline. The Paint Manager must observe daily that the team the team is following the processes and work instructions, as well as facilitating the training needed to perform work effectively. The Paint Manager is responsible to sustain and improve all key aspects of S/Q/D/C/M (Safety – Quality – Delivery – Cost – Morale) by managing and leading the team through continuous improvement.

Your Responsibilities

  1. Builds and Leads a World Class Manufacturing Team.
  2. Coaches and develops both the technical acumen and people skills of his/her team.
  3. Follow and enforce all plant safety rules and policies.
  4. Follows and supports and Magna’s operating principles, including:
  5. Follow, comply and enforce all operational procedures/policies as stated in the employee Environmental Health and Safety programs (Magna and OSHA Standards). 
  6. Develops and implements objectives for areas of responsibility.
  7. Ensures safe production processes are developed that can produce quality parts in a cost-effective manner.
  8. Directs development and implementation of quality systems to ensure products produced meet customers’ quality requirements.
  9. Assists direct reports by coaching, counseling, motivating, and providing technical support as necessary.

Who we are looking for

  • B.S. or B.A. or equivalent paint and/or coating experience.
  • 5 or more years of supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment required.
  • 5 or more years of coating/painting experience OR 8 or more years of experience in a relevant technical field (plating, chemistry, etc.).

Your preferred qualifications

  • Must have experience with SPC principles and application, employee empowerment, supplier management, customer interface.
  • Must have good computer skills. 
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills.
  • Strong understanding of paint or coating systems.
  • Working understanding of wastewater treatment systems.
  • Good understanding of applying chemistry principles.

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

  • Health/Vision/Dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • 401(k) with matching
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health savings account
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Referral Program - Up to $1,000 per hired referral
  • Onsite cafeteria with multiple fresh-cooked options and salad bar, and fully stocked breakrooms throughout plant
  • Annual events (Summer cookout, Christmas party, etc.)
  • Onsite Nurses' office
  • Onsite Mother's room

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: Greenville
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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