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Production Supervisor -Foam

Job Number:  44801
Group:  Magna Seating
Division:  Louisville Seating
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 44801 
Group: Magna Seating  
Division: Louisville Seating 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 

Group Description

Magna is an innovative leader in the development and manufacturing of high quality complete seating systems. Our solution includes seating structures, mechanisms and hardware, as well as foam and trim products for global automotive, heavy truck and bus industries. Our capabilities include market and consumer research; full concept development; design and engineering capabilities; testing, validation and world-class manufacturing. Our award-winning seating solutions are developed from consumer research, finding the ease of operation to be comfortable, convenient and connected.


Role Summary

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily on a daily basis.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the day to day supervision of Foam Production employees.
  • Maintain a safe, efficient and orderly work place.
  • Establish a professional relationship with the employees in production.
  • Encourage the work force to be quality driven, and motivated to achieve the goals and objectives of the company.
  • Handle issues in a manner that will resolve them before they escalate to the grievance stage.
  • Practice principles that are fair, firm, and consistent. Take action only after all the facts are known. 
  • Monitor, maintain and record all variables that relate to the company attendance policy in an expedient manner. Those of which include, but are not limited to, absenteeism, tardiness, vacation, etc.
  • Complete and maintain production reports and use the data to drive improvements or actions.
  • Communicate and respond effectively with our internal and external customers in addressing any needs or concerns they have.
  • Strive to improve first run capability by identifying repeat offenders and developing corrective action to eliminate issues. 
  • Be proactive and take responsibility as a change agent.
  • Work towards achieving continuous improvement goals established by management. Implement ideas that force trends upward. Key factors in production include direct labor efficiency, first run capability, as well as reduced supplier issues. Document results on a daily basis.
  • Maintain a clean, safe and professional place for employees to work by utilizing them during downtime or agreed upon contractual time.
  • Take the lead in implementing successful job rotations that are developed by the safety engineer and approved by the management team.
  • Ensures that the principles of the Magna Employee Charter, Corporate Constitution and the Operating Principles are practiced, supported, and reinforced.
  • Responsible and accountable for the Employee Opinion Survey (EOS) results.
  • Ensure all employees have a safe environment in that all hazards, unsafe actions, or unsafe conditions have been identified, corrected, and/or eliminated.
  • Enforce safety rules, policies, and procedures consistently, and respond to and investigate all reports of accidents or injuries in a timely manner. 
  • Thoroughly train new employees, correct or commend employee's health and safety performance, and conduct adequate performance appraisals by evaluating an employee's safety performance.
  • Take an active part in the plant safety program by performing regular workplace inspections, conducting safety talks in departmental meetings, effectively investigate accidents/incidents promptly, and assist in meeting or exceeding plant safety goals.
  • Display a positive attitude towards safety and lead by example that will result in a safe and healthful workplace for all who work at Louisville Seating Systems.
  • Ensure that Health, Safety and Environmental standards are adhered to in accordance to the Magna Employee Charter and the Occupational Health & Safety Act.
  • Administers and ensures compliance with the Quality and Material Management System requirements as outlined in the policy manuals.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

An undergraduate degree in a business related field or engineering with two years supervisory experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Computer skills with specific knowledge of personal computer applications such as spreadsheets, word processing and data base development.  Must have knowledge of Foam/Production communication devices and MRP systems.


Additional Information

Must be able to take on special projects as assigned by the Foam Operations Manager that will benefit production and the prosperity of Louisville Seating Systems.

Must have the ability to communicate professionally with various levels of management and be able to deliver key information in a large group session.

Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you get along with customers, clients, co-workers and management.

Must be able to interface with all departments. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle, manipulate, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and or move up to 52 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

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: Louisville

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