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Production Supervisor 1st Shift (Shelby Township)

Job Number:  66674
Group:  Magna Powertrain
Division:  MPT Sterling Heights
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Shelby Township, MICHIGAN, US, 48316

Work Style: 



Job Number: 66674 
Group: Magna Powertrain  
Division: MPT Sterling Heights 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Work Style:  


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

Transforming mobility. Making automotive technology that is smarter, cleaner, safer and lighter. That’s what we’re passionate about at Magna Powertrain, and we do it by creating world-class powertrain systems. We are a premier supplier for the global automotive industry with full capabilities in design, development, testing and manufacturing of complex powertrain systems. Our name stands for quality, environmental consciousness, and safety. Innovation is what drives us and we drive innovation. Dream big and create the future of mobility at Magna Powertrain.


About the Role

  • Responsible for managing resources and personnel to meet production schedules, productivity targets, quality targets and safety objectives within a MAFACT team environment.
  • All aspects and functions involved in production of quality parts and to complying with the requirements of MPTSH and our customers.

Your Responsibilities

  • Responsible for an efficient, team driven, quality focused operation that promotes an attitude of continuous improvement, in the areas of cost, quality, delivery, safety and technology. Responsible to provide a safe work environment for all employees through organization, cleanliness and open communication that assure compliance with State and Federal regulations regarding safety. Lead the team in accomplishing objectives and goals set. 
  • Perform the start of shift activities and Perform the end of shift activities. Responsible for conducting audits such as LPA’s, Housekeeping, safety, line purging, etc. Ensure communication occurs with Production Supervisors. Keep Supervisors/Operations Manager informed of any issues of concern. According to the standard escalation process. Review active Quality Alerts and ensure the team is aware of the issues. Directs, develops, mentors, and coaches all direct reports. Deliver Team Leader/Team Member training using TWI training – Job Instruction.
  • Assign and manage personnel and equipment resources to meet daily production requirements and shipments to customers. Confirm that Daily Production Reporting is accurate, and Leaders are properly trained (MES platforms and whiteboards if applicable). Check that all pre-production safety, quality, and productivity checks are completed by Team Leaders or Team Members. Ensure that only trained operators are assigned to jobs and that standardized work instructions are being followed and the Training Matrix is up-to-date and ensure that there is a Team Leaders/Team Members Training Schedule.
  • Complete Accident Investigation reports, as necessary. Maintain and continuously improve the organization and cleanliness of the facility. Conduct employee appraisals as required on time. Ensure proper identification and disposition of products. Assist the organization in implementation of MAFACT, including lean, standardized work, 5S practical improvements and ensure that all the continuous improvement activities are documented. Participates in continuous improvement activities, submits improvement suggestions. Participates as Team Member in problem solving activities (OEE improvements, A3, 8D, etc.).   Work with Engineering and MAFACT teams to develop and implement standardized work for all processes on their respective line(s). Current and new launches. Perform audits to ensure standardized work is adhered to. Initiate corrective measures for non-standardized work and daily maintenance of Team Board. Keep all operators informed about daily targets and company goals and objectives. Completes Time & Attendance tasks as required on time. Demonstrates and promotes Core Values.
  • Investigate and implement counter measures for shift incidents along with appropriate departments (Die Setters, Tool & Die Repair, Maintenance and Quality Auditors). Assist in development of production schedule with Materials Department. Responsible to drive the team to improve and maintain communication between departments and shifts. Review and approve production scrap, suspect tags, last-off reports, TPM checklists, and error proof logs. Sets the accurate visual indicators (red/green) after each set-up confirming whether all set-up parameters are being followed or not and the set-up parameters are up-to-date and accurate. Keep up-to-date and use their Daily Routine (what, who, when, frequency) and observe/follow up their Team Leader level.  Perform new candidates’ assessment and interviews and assists with new hire orientation.

Who we are looking for

  • Someone responsible to drive the team to improve and maintain communication between departments and shifts. Ensure that company policies and procedures are adhered to including IATF16949, ISO14001 (EMS), and Employee Handbook.  Follows and ensure direct reports follow MIOSHA and MPTSH safety regulations and policies, including wearing required P.P.E. (Personal Protective Equipment) and lockout/tagout.  Directs, develops, mentors, and coaches all direct reports. Attends and participates in the Fast Response, Mafact and Departmental meetings.
  • Someone who has commitment to quality and a safe and healthful work environment for all employees. Drive stop and fix safety culture. Manage multiple projects and deliverables while treating team members with dignity and respect and in accordance with the Magna Employee’s Charter and Core Values, which includes a commitment to fair treatment and a safe and healthful workplace. Responsible for promoting and seeking excellence in all aspects of business. Participates in continuous improvement activities, submits Cost saving improvement suggestions, CIP’s. Complies with the designated ISO / 14001 responsibilities related to effective environmental management in accordance with MPT’s Environmental Management System (EMS).
  • 3-5 years’ previous supervisory/leadership experience in a manufacturing environment.  Associates degree in business or technical preferred.  Manufacturing Assembly work experience.  Able to work weekends when needed.  Willingness to attend training and develop skills. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Problem-solving experience including completing A3. Follows MPTSH policies and processes and ensures the team is following.  Conflict resolution experience. Excellent attendance and satisfactory work performance recordAbility to obtain a Hi- Lo permit

Your preferred qualifications

  • Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients and customers. Able to communicate in English effectively (both written and oral).
  • Mathematical Skills:  Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, sing whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to create and interpret graphs.
  • Reasoning Skills:  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Computer Skills:  To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient on the computer, including knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).  Prior experience utilizing AS400 Database software and ability to create spreadsheets. 
  • Communication SkillsAbility to use active listening and assertive communication when needed.  Ability to give positive and constructive criticism feedback effectively. 
  • Problem Solving Skills:  Is able to conduct individually or in team settings structured problem solving. Understands and can apply 5 Why mythology, skillful in analysis of problems, research to identify root causes and find solutions, creativity to find robust and effective solutions to problems.  Able to make decisions based on available information. Has sufficient technical knowledge to support effective problem solving. Able to accurately complete A3 problem solving form

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

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: Detroit

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