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Supervisor-Casting Production

Magna International • Birmingham, AL

Posted 1 month ago

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Degree - High School
Automotive - Motor Vehicles - Parts, Industrial, Manufacturing
Automotive, Manufacturing

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Job Description

Company Introduction
Kamtek is a Tier 1, automotive manufacturing supplier that specializes in Metal Stamping and Assembly for Mercedes, Volkswagon, Kia and Hyundai. As a local distributor and supplier, Kamtek's market segmentation to Cosma International, (a division of MAGNA INTERNATIONAL) provides a "state-of-the-art" product that utilizes the most technologically advanced Pressing processes in order to maintain a competitive advantage to other OEM's within the market. Our company's culture of team spirit & mutual respect with a focus on fair treatment helps us to embrace our multi-cultural affiliation with Magna International, and supports our mission through process efficiency and competitive product pricing. Furthermore, the culture at Kamtek 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. We offer Employee Equity and Profit Participation programs which increase our employees' ownership within the company. Kamtek, part of Cosma International and a division of Magna International, represents the the most diversified automotive supplier in the world. We design, develop and manufacture automotive systems, assemblies, modules and components, and engineer and assemble complete vehicles, primarily for sale to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of cars and light trucks in our three geographic segments - North America, Europe, and Rest of World (primarily Asia, South America and Africa). Our capabilities include the design, engineering, testing and manufacture of automotive interior systems; seating systems; closure systems; metal body & chassis systems; mirror systems; exterior systems; roof systems; electronic systems; powertrain systems as well as complete vehicle engineering and assembly. We have a global presence in order to support our customers on a worldwide basis, consisting of 136,000 employees in 319 manufacturing operations and 85 product development, engineering and sales centers in 29 countries on four continents as of Q2 2015.

Job Introduction
The Casting Production Supervisor is responsible for all employee's safety and well-being, overall development and supervision of Team Leaders and employees, health and safety, quality, customer cost, productivity, and ergonomic issues through using the company policies and procedures and the Magna Employee's Charter as a guideline. He/She will provide supervision and direction to the Casting employees/operators in the Casting department area assigned to them ensuring that the Customer, People and Investor goals are balanced and met.

Major Responsibilities
1) Follow and enforce all plant safety rules and policies. 2) Understand and promote Magna's philosophies (Magna Operational Principles, Corporate Constitution and Employee's Charter). 3) Follow, comply and enforce all operational procedures/policies as stated in the employee Environmental Health and Safety programs (Magna and OSHA Standards). Responsible to ensure employees are properly trained and adhering to such policies, enforcing disciplinary actions when safety infractions occur, and conduct Team Safety Talks as required. 4) Ensure weekly safety talks in pre-shift meetings are being conducted with employees signing safety training roster 5) Routinely make visual inspections of emergency evacuations routes correcting any safety concerns immediately 6) Ensure daily pre-shift inspections are completed, conduct unplanned inspection audits on a weekly basis and planned inspection audits once a month 7) Schedule, supervise, coordinate, and direct the activities of employees to ensure that production levels and quality standards are met. Monitor throughout day and make adjustments to support operations 8) Establish and maintain effective communications with all other departments as well as conduct all business activities in a professional manner 9) Plan and direct the utilization and use of all equipment and manpower to achieve the most effective results 10) Supervise employees in accordance with the principles of the Employee Charter and the policies and procedures set out in the Kamtek Employee Handbook 11) Act on behalf of the Department Manager in their absence and assume the responsibilities of Team Leader in their absence. 12) Responsible for accurate and timely monitoring and approval of employees' schedules through E-time. 13) Immediately attend to all accidents and injuries and initiate the accident and injury investigation program. Within 24 hours of an accident/incident complete accident investigations identifying root cause and corrective action 14) Audits team member adherence to Kamtek processes and procedures including, but not limited to SOP, ULDS, QID, QIF, TLCQQ and provides feedback and coaching where needed to ensure adherence. 15) Supervise Team Leaders in their job performance and ensure fulfillment of policies, practices and procedures. 16) Utilize interactive management principles when implementing corrective discipline procedures in dealing with employees, encourage professional development to enhance team performance, and cross train to maximize flexibility and coverage to accommodate vacations and absences. 17) Provide timely coaching, counseling, and feedback to employees through one-on-one sessions, performance evaluations, and regular team meetings. 18) Ensure department KPI's-key performance indicators are current and posted. 19) LPA and other required audits are completed on-time for all responsible areas 20) Responsible to work with Cross Functional Departments to ensure successful implementation of engineering changes. 21) Develop and facilitate on-the-job employee training -encourages training and development. 22) Promote continuous improvement programs, strive to maintain and improve productivity while capitalizing on cost reduction opportunities. 23) Promote good housekeeping & 5S through regular workplace inspections 24) Perform other duties as required.

Knowledge and Education
EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED required, TECHNICAL TRAINING: Automated systems environment, Automotive preferred OTHER: Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

Work Experience
Experience in an automotive manufacturing environment, previous leadership role preferred; minimum of 5 years.

Skills and Competencies
* Lead by example * Must be a "Self-Starter" with the ability to formulate a project and see it through to its conclusion. * Must possess working knowledge and understanding of the assembly process * Ability to work in a team environment * Must possess working knowledge and understanding of quality systems, standards, and procedures * Must have strong team-focused, interpersonal and leadership abilities * Must have excellent communication skills * Must be willing to work extended or flexible hours as required to meet external and internal customer requirements * Must be willing to work in various locations within and outside the facility * Must be able to pay good attention to detail * Must possess good human relations, leadership skills, and a maturity of judgment * Must have good organizational and problem-solving skills. * Ability to operate and maintain all machinery and equipment in his/her assigned area

Work Environment
Some of the physical demands of this position include the ability to lift 40 pounds, standing and walking for extended periods of time, and occasional bending or stooping. Office environment. May spend some time in manufacturing environment using normal PPE and safety precautions.

Additional Information
Must have the ability to manage multiple priorities in support of management's priorities and goals. *Strong written and verbal communication skills. *Be able to readily resolve conflicts and maintain progress on tasks and projects. *Be able to adjust to changing needs and conditions. *Basic computer skills - Microsoft Office software *Understanding of production scheduling and inventory control *Strong problem solving skills.

Job ID: COS06845
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