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Materials Coordinator

Job Number:  42792
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Formet Industries
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 42792 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Formet Industries 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: ST. THOMAS 


Group Description

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.


Role Summary

This position is responsible for the preparation, communicating and monitoring of the division’s production and raw material schedules, schedule and coordinate shipments of production material inbound and/or outbound ensuring customer requirements and inventory policies are met. They are also responsible for the documentation and accuracy of the division’ in house inventory as well as monitoring inventory systems, driver training and bill of material maintenance.

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform all duties and promote themselves in a manner that reflects Formet Expectations and Formet’s Visions/Values through Magna’s Employee Charter.
  • Follow and abide by all government, Legal, Magna and Formet rules and regulations.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement and cost reduction activities.
  • Schedule and coordinate production material inbound and / or outbound. 
  • Demonstrate a sense of urgency in achieving goals. 
  • Establish and maintain effective communications with all production a support groups, including outside groups (transportation, custom brokers, customers and suppliers). 
  • Keep all team members informed of daily requirements; based on EDI information.
  • Maintain accurate documentation of shipping, receiving and material handling related reporting activities as required. 
  • Create deliveries as required for customers and verify ASN processing.
  • Monitor and respond to all customer/carrier/broker websites as scheduled.
  • Log, label, designate storage locations, contact Formet person responsible and arrange the delivery of all material received outside of production. (SMR, Prototype, unknown items). 
  • Maintain shunting services and control of material in trailers that have been shunted. 
  • Instruct and advise of shipping and receiving priorities and changes. 
  • Arrange all pick-ups and deliveries including expedites to determine carrier, times and the dock location that we will receive them on. 
  • Notify appropriate people of all status changes to schedule.
  • Assist with resolving scheduling issues. 
  • Attend and participate in area meetings. 
  • Assist in the formation and revision of delivery performance guidelines.
  • Maintain accurate documentation of delivery performance records and related activities.
  • Assist in the formation and revision of operating policies for the area. Attend and participate in Team, Department and any other meetings required. 
  • Participate in departmental training and retraining on a regular basis. 
  • Maintain good housekeeping and participate in 5S initiatives.
  • Complete Material Coordinator Position as outlined on Material Coordinator Job Description/ Standard work checklist. 
  • Train new Material Coordinators in essential duties and nuances of the position. 
  • Creating and scheduling all outbound shipments ie. Transport & Rail. 
  • Act as Liaison between Formet Industries and contractors (ie. CANDO, Transport Companies). 
  • Update/Revise Work Instructions and procedures as required. 
  • Champion outside Frame Storage location, promote FIFO, inventory/equipment verification 
  • Support last bin calls and overflow concerns.
  • Participate in ASN monitoring and receipt discrepancies.
  • Support steel shortages and GM SIT information requirements.
  • Maintain ETQ and QPF systems.
  • Perform other duties as designated.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

• Grade 12 Diploma or equivalent education.
• Must be enrolled in or have completed APICs courses or certification or post-secondary education in Materials Management, or have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in Logistics and Transportation coordination, or Supply Chain.
• Experience working with a formalized MRPII or ERP system.
• Previous experience in shipping and receiving preferred.

Core Competencies

  • Organizational skills.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Communication skills (written and oral).
  • Problem solving. • Mathematical skills.
  • Planning.
  • Teamwork.
  • Motivation.
  • Customer Specific Requirements.
  • Attention to detail

Working Conditions

• Office and Manufacturing Environments
• Able to work shift work.
• Able to be flexible in hours of work in order to meet internal/external customer requirements (scheduled and non-scheduled overtime shifts, etc.

Safety and Housekeeping

• Responsible to adhere to all Health and Safety programs in accordance with the O.H.S.A. 
• Follow and ensure the company’s procedures regarding safety rules and regulations are followed throughout the plant.
• Ensure that you work and operate equipment according to Formet’s safety rules and regulations.
• Active role in maintaining excellent housekeeping through leading by example. 
• Ensure that your department is clean, tidy, organized and a safe workplace at all times.
• As with Safety, Security is everyone’s responsibility and Formet requires its employees to contribute to this activity by immediately notifying your supervisor when you identify security issues that affect the integrity of our supply chain, in accordance with PIP (Partners in Protection) and C-TPAT (Customs – Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) requirements


  • Weekly pay via direct deposit
  • Overtime (1.5x) after 44 hours worked
  • Vacation entitlement
  • 2 weeks of paid vacation (3 weeks after 3 years) + 3 company paid holidays + 2x ½ days = 14 days annually
  • Medical and Dental Benefits
  • Magna will contribute an amount equal to 3% of regular earnings every week to your retirement savings (MBC program)
  • Profit sharing paid in the second quarter of every year (EEPPP Program)
  • Matched GRRSP
  • Company Paid Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Safety Shoe annual allowance, prescription Safety Glasses annual allowance, Custom Molded Earplug allowance
  • Company paid uniforms (if you choose to use).
  • Company BBQ, Holiday Parties and Company Events
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives
  • Annual Employee Opinion Survey
  • Magna Service Award Program
  • Magna Scholarship Program
  • Roger’s and Bell cellphone data plan available – as low as $40/month!
  • Subsidized cafeteria
  • Educational Assistance Program
  • Jump Start Program for personal training - $300 benefit
  • Employee Discounts: new vehicles, amusement parks, etc.
  • Plant-Wide Continuous Improvement Program: 2021 bonus = $1860
  • You get to work with a FANTASTIC Team!

Additional Information

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

Thank you to all who apply. Only those who are selected to move forward will be contacted.

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