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Production Manager

Job Number:  67028
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Magna Electric Vehicle Structures
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

St. Clair, MICHIGAN, US, 48079

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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 Production Manager is to manage the operations department through supervising the activities of assigned personnel, and ensuring successful completion of all awarded tool programs, engineering changes and engineering projects.  As a seasoned leader with a track record of motivating and developing teams you will lead the production operations in a fast paced manufacturing environment ensuring safety, cost, quality and performance targets are met.  Responsible for providing training and facilitating process improvements as needed to ensure World Class Manufacturing.

Your Responsibilities

  • Manage all facility activities and personnel reporting to this position.  Maintain effective communication and coordination with all internal customers, plant management and associates; maintain positive employee relations; listen to issues and concerns and respond (C48) within 48 hours.
  • Support new program launches.  Oversee and direct associates in safe, quality-minded and productive manner with a sense of urgency to attain production priorities as scheduled.  Monitor the production processes and adjusting schedules as needed.
  • Oversee shift production, maintenance, materials and quality groups making sure that products are produced on time and are of good quality. Escalating to proper staff when needed per escalation policy.
  • Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
  • Ensure efficient collaboration and co-ordination between relevant departments including Quality, Engineering, Maintenance, Logistics and Management.
  • Ensures a robust department structure by maintaining effective staffing levels and creating succession plans and related employee development plans to support current and future needs.

Who we are looking for

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.  Degree in business administration, management, engineering, industrial technology or related field or combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 10 years of automotive manufacturing environment.
  • Minimum of 5 years in managing/leading people - automated assembly department preferred.
  • 3 years of technical maintenance or electrical controls experience required.  Tool Designer with experience in designing dies, fixtures, inspection gages, and/or special machines preferred.
  • Intermediate computer skills required.
  • Ability to communicate with others, both verbal and written.

Your preferred qualifications

  • Able to maintain confidentiality, and use discretion and tact.
  • Good communication skills including ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from management, employees, suppliers and customers.  
  • Strong hands-on, day-to-day operational and troubleshooting skills.  Able to manage and schedule multiple priorities and meet deadlines. 
  • Able to demonstrate understanding of how job performance affects product quality and customer satisfaction.
  • Ability to determine manufacturing feasibility of automotive stampings and assemblies from their piece part drawings.
  • Able to concept complex and cost effective MIG welding, spot welding, and assembly tooling for automotive parts and assemblies.

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

At Magna Electric Vehicle Structures - Michigan, company culture is central to the work experience. Employees at MEVS enjoy many different company benefits including:

  • New clean facility
  • Opportunities due to growth
  • Continuous Improvement and Development Culture
  • A strong focus on safety and health and wellness 
  • Three (3) levels of low costing PPO medical, dental and vision insurance (eligible after 30 days) 
  • 401(k) Plan with employer match (Immediate 100% Vested)

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: Port Huron
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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