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Team Leader

Job Number:  39777
Group:  Magna Powertrain
Division:  MPT Sterling Heights
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular


Group Introduction

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.


Role Summary

To lead and engage all team members effectively and to achieve established business targets and improvements of OEE results.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Ensures good communication with all team members. 
  2. Establish and maintain a positive, collaborative team environment.
  3. Drives 5S and work cell safety performance to achieve a green status every month.
  4. Engages team members to improve ergonomically layout of work stations.
  5. Improving OEE by engaging all team members and applying lean manufacturing theories.
  6. Follow the LSW established for this leader position.
  7. Ensures all team members are effectively trained via the TWI JI method.
  8. Lead and facilitate Kaizen Events engaging team members.
  9. Provide feedback to Team Members’ concerns within 48 hours.
  10. Facilitate the implementation of employee suggestions including 24-hour response.
  11. Escalate all open issues not addressed in a timely manner by support functions to the supervisors within 48 hours.
  12. Conducts weekly audits of Team Members to follow Standardized Work (SWI) as documented.  Ensures that Team Members can recite SWI and corrects as needed.
  13. Audit 5S and continuously improve 5S by engaging team members.
  14. Audits hourly work cell performance and takes action if performance is below standard to ensure that shift targets are met.
  15. Ensure that team meets established production objectives for SQTCM. (Safety, Quality, Timing, Cost and Motivation).
  16. Apply JR (Job Relations) training to establish world class Relations between leadership and Team members.
  17. Performs LPA’s and other audits as assigned.
  18. Facilitates pre-shift meetings (L1) to ensure team members have the information they need to achieve the daily objectives.
  19. Facilitates and reports out in (L2 and L3) supervisor and operations meetings on work cell performance 
  20. Ensure that all documentation in the work cell is maintained, up to date and that team member understand the information and the purpose of the information provided.
  21. Ensure Team members are cross trained for at least 5 jobs.
  22. Audit and sign of that all safety checks were completed.
  23. Perform periodic quality checks to support Operators with the objective to allow operators to produce parts and maintain SWI focus and high OEE.
  24. Is available in the production area at all times to be able to respond immediately to Team Members call for help (Andon) with the main goal of assisting the Team Member overcome the problem to preserve output for the customer.         
  25. Fill in temporarily for Team Members that are absent or need to leave the line (ex. bathroom break, etc.).
  26. Perform the start of shift activities of; i. Review of previous shift information regarding safety, quality, and productivity issues, ii. Make work assignment adjustments based on absenteeism, training, etc. iii. Walk the production area to confirm 5S, equipment readiness, and material supply conditions are to standard, iv. Facilitates pre-shift Team Member Tier 1 meeting and end of shift activities of; i. Prepare safety, quality and productivity communication information for next shift, ii. Check that 5S, equipment readiness, and material supply conditions are to standard at end of shift.   
  27. Participate in changeover activities.
  28. Participating in the maintenance, training, and continuous improvement of Team Member Standardized Work.
  29. Reviews hour-by-hour performance at the work station hourly at a minimum and takes action to solve problems that impact performance, reports out first hour performance to the Group Leader (Supervisor) at the Tier 2 shop floor meeting along with any issues that will prevent the Team from reaching their goal.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

3-5 years supervisory/leadership experience in a manufacturing environment.  Metal stamping, machining and weld/assembly experience.  Able to work weekends when needed.  Willingness to attend training and develop skills. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Excellent attendance and satisfactory work performance record.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

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, and Outlook).  Prior experience utilizing AS400 Database software and ability to create spreadsheets.
Communication Skills:  Ability 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. 

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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