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Materials Supervisor, 2nd Shift

Job Number:  66799
Group:  Magna Exteriors
Division:  AIM SYSTEMS
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Warren, MICHIGAN, US, 48089

Work Style: 

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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.


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Group Summary


The Magna Exteriors portfolio of products includes access systems such as liftgates, exterior trim, modular systems, front-end modules including fascia, active aerodynamic systems and other lightweight structural components for automotive, commercial truck and other industrial markets.

Recognized globally as an innovator in all aspects of vehicle exteriors, Magna provides everything needed, from materials development and design through manufacturing and assembly, to help automakers create sleek, state-of-the-art vehicles across the world.


Job Introduction:

Under the direction of the Warehouse 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


Essential Duties and 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.
  • If there is reason to believe that any equipment, or physical condition of the workplace is likely to endanger the employee or co-worker, or is in contravention of OSHA and MIOSHA, notify management immediately.
  • If there is any reason to believe that any equipment, physical condition of the workplace or assigned task is likely to jeopardize customer’s requirements, internal requirements or the quality of tests results and/or equipment build, notify management immediately.
  • Authorities as detailed in our Quality System for ISO/TS16949 2009 including but not limited to Corrective and Preventative Actions, Control of Documents, Control of Records, Internal Audits and Control of Nonconforming Product.

Knowledge and Education:

•           High School diploma or equivalent. 

  • Powered Industrial Truck Permit


  • Minimum of five (5) 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.


Physical Demands

  • May be required to stand and/or walk in excess of 4-6 hours/day.
  • Normal Amount of sitting
  • May be required to lift, push and/or pull 30 pounds.
  • Average mobility to move around a manufacturing environment.
  • May require local travel.

Nearest Major Market: Warren
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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