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Material Planner

Job Number:  18682
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Formet Industries
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

St. Thomas, ON, CA





Job Number: 18682 
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.



Position Summary

This position is responsible for the preparation, communicating and monitoring of the divisions production and raw material schedules, ensuring customer requirements and inventory policies are met.


**This position requires the successful candidate to work onsite**


  • Completion of post-secondary education in a related business field, preferably Supply Chain and Operations Management; OR completion of APIC certification.
  • 3 years’ experience in a Production Scheduling and/or Material Planning role, preferably in an automotive environment.


  • Experience working with a formalized MRPII or ERP system, preferably SAP.
  • Microsoft Office Suite

Duties and 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.
  • Generate Production schedules to support the Master Production Schedule and customer requirements; communicate to department as required.
  • Review and revise schedules as a result of tooling, equipment and material issues that arise; monitor and communicate to departments.
  • Issues raw material releases to suppliers in accordance with inventory policies and production schedule requirements.
  • Maintains timely and accurate supply of components and raw material to support production by monitoring delivery and co-ordinating shipments.
  • Ensure records/system accuracy by supporting cycle counters in daily review of WIP items.
  • Monitor and report on completed production numbers by reviewing tracking sheets submitted by department.
  • Monitor and report on supplier delivery performance as outlined/required in quality database.
  • Generate shipping schedules as required, monitor delivery and expedite as required.
  • Cross train team members to maximize flexibility and coverage.
  • Co-ordinate implementation of engineering changes between suppliers, the shop floor and customer.
  • Support new program development as required.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement and cost reduction activities (ie. Participation in Lean/Kaizen sessions).
  • Monitor quality alerts and respond as necessary with respect to available inventory.
  • Participate in meetings to support job responsibilities.
  • Maintain accurate records as required by IATF.
  • Establish and maintain effective communications will all production and support teams.
  • Participate in training on a regular basis.
  • Perform other duties as designated.


  • Overtime after 44 hours per week.
  • 2 weeks of paid vacation (3 weeks after 3 years) + 3 Personal Paid Holidays (PPH) + 2 half days.
  • Medical and Dental Coverage.
  • Plant wide Incentive Program – based on a number of factors, all members of our team receive an Incentive Bonus, if requirements are met.  (paid out twice per year in June and December)
  • Magna Profit Sharing. (DPSP is paid out annually in April. Must work 1000 hours to be eligible)
  • Matched GRRSP.
  • Company paid life insurance and AD&D coverage.
  • Educational assistance program.
  • Subsidized cafeteria.
  • Work boot, safety glasses and custom molded earplug allowances.
  • Weekly pay via direct deposit.
  • Company paid uniforms (if you choose to use).
  • Barbecues and Children’s Christmas Party.
  • Roger’s cell phone plan available to Formet Team Members - $40.00 / month
  • Employee discounts (new vehicle, amusement parks etc.)

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.


Follow environmental protocol as prescribed by the Environmental Management System (EMS).

Additional Information

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

13--Materials Management F--Permanent/Regular 

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