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Warehouse Supervisor

Job Number:  19361
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Magna Electric Vehicle Structures
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

St. Clair, MI, US, 48079





Job Number: 19361 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Magna Electric Vehicle Structures 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: St. Clair 




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.


Magna Electric Vehicle Structures - Michigan, part of Cosma International, a division of Magna International, represents the most diversified automotive supplier in the world. We are a leading global automotive supplier with 347 manufacturing operations and 92 product development, engineering and sales centers in 28 countries. We have over 168,000 employees focused on delivering superior value to our customers through innovative processes and world-class manufacturing. With a focus on battery tray production and vehicle electrification, MEVS is manufacturing the future of mobility. The culture at MEVS focuses on job security, with employees being given the opportunity for continuous training, advancement within the skill/trade, and potential for growth within our safe work environment.

Role Summary

Under the direction of the Materials Manager, responsible for all aspects of the Materials Warehouse. Plans, directs and coordinates activities including safety, quality, productivity and employee relations.  Supervises the Materials department’s Team Leaders and Material Handling team

Key Responsibilities

•    Supervises daily activities of the Materials department’s Team Leaders, Warehouse hilo drivers and Tugger/Sequencing teams
•    Plans, directs and coordinates all warehouse and line side movement of material within the JIT manufacturing facility.
•    Ensures all shifts have proper staffing at all times.  Communicates need for new job postings; and coordinates employee transfers and communicates timing.
•    Facilitates training of new and transferred employees on their job duties and responsibilities; and cross trains as necessary, Maintains Departmental Training Records.
•    Assists in managing material cycle counts and annual physical inventory reconciliation.
•    Creates purchase requisitions for warehouse items (supplies, maintenance work orders, etc).
•    Audits Materials Warehouse systems to ensure processes are followed (pre-shifts, incoming audits, yard management).
•    Ensures employees are consistently adhering to standardized work processes and rotation schedules. Audits and maintains accurate Standardize Work Instructions/JES’s at all times.
•    Follows up on day to day issues with employees and union.
•    Generates and implements warehouse improvements in safety, efficiency, inventory accuracy and housekeeping.
•    Develops and maintains Materials Job Evaluation Sheets (JES).
•    Develops and tracks internal key measurements for Materials team’s performance.
•    Ensures all Company policies, procedures, plant standards and safety rules are consistently adhered to. 
•    Collaborates with the Department Manager and Human Resources Manager in the administration of disciplinary action, when necessary.
•    Monitors, maintains and records employees’ time related to the Attendance and Time-Off Policies (e.g. vacation, medical day, bereavement, jury duty, etc).  Records approved time-off requests in ADP; and ensures required time-off requests with supporting documentation are processed completely and timely.
•    Provides timely feedback on work performance including but not limited to safety/housekeeping, quality/accuracy, quantity, attendance/punctuality, job knowledge, adaptability, initiative, teamwork/communication and judgment/comprehension. Ensures timely completion of performance reviews based on established schedule.
•    Supports and enforces the principles of the Employee Charter, Company goals and objectives, and decisions and policies by taking ownership and communicating these in a positive and supportive manner.
•    Takes an active part in the division’s safety program by performing regular workplace inspections, effectively investigates accidents/incidents promptly, and assists in meeting or exceeding the division’s safety goals.
•    Reports injuries, accidents, illnesses, near misses and properly damage immediately to your Supervisor.
•    Compiles with all Health, safety and Environmental standards in accordance with the Magna Employee Charter, the Occupational Health & Safety Act and the Michigan Occupational Health & Safety Act.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

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

Additional Information


Some of the physical demands of this position include sitting for prolonged periods of time, walking up and down staircases, occasional lifting, and occasional stooping and bending. 


Some of the equipment and tools used are computer, telephone, fax machine, copier/printer, and a projector. 


•    High School diploma or equivalent. Powered Industrial Truck Permit


•    Powered Industrial Truck Permit



•    Minimum of five (7) years of materials supervisory experience in a tier-one automotive manufacturing facility. 
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
•    Team oriented, communicates well with others, and able to interact with people at all levels and departments. 
•    Excellent problem solving and leadership skills. 
•    Detail oriented and excellent documentation skills. 
•    Working knowledge of safety standards and OSHA guidelines.
•    Proficient with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and MRP.


Health and Safety Requirements
•    Ensure a safe working environment by observing safe work practices and by following all safety policies and procedures.
•    Regulatory compliance with local, state and federal legislations.
•    Establishing plant-wide measurable and goals that meet or exceed industry standards, and are monitored, tracked and audited on a regular basis and communicated to employees.
•    Recognition of accomplishments/milestones in the areas of safety, environmental, ergonomics and employee wellness.
•    Development of effective programs that increase employee awareness and involvement in the areas of safety, environmental, ergonomics and employee wellness.
•    Accountability of supervisors for enforcing safety rules and implementing the necessary training and corrective actions to ensure proper focus on established objectives.


Performance Assessment conducted by Supervisor and/or Department Manager.


The applications created help provide accurate data that assists in monitoring the implementation of systems/goals.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.

13--Materials Management F--Permanent/Regular 

Nearest Major Market: Port Huron
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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