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World Class Manufacturing Coordinator at Magna International

World Class Manufacturing Coordinator

Magna International St. Thomas, Canada, Ontario Full Time

Job Number: 39970 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Presstran 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.

Role Summary

The WCM Coordinator leads the training and implementation of WCM and lean concepts within the facility and is the key catalyst for concept adoption within division.    Within this the WCM Coordinator oversees the following programs: Mafact, Employee Involvement (Suggestion), 5S, Sustainability (Energy Reduction, Waste Reduction).    Follows-up to assure the activities of the events are being completed and maintains tracking records.  Ensures achievement of targets within responsible programs

The Coordinator will be responsible to monitor and direct the day to day operation of the Employee Involvement program.   Working with the Presstran Team and submitted ideas, it is their responsibility to develop, analyze and implement continuous improvements to meet long-term customer required cost reductions and maintain profitability.

Key Responsibilities
  1. Encourage, support, educate and promote the benefits of becoming a Lean Organization utilizing Lean tools and concepts
  2. Oversee, lead and co-ordinate regular, practical improvement in Mafact World Class Manufacturing program and score
  3. Oversee Employee Improvement (Suggestion) program to promoted involvement and ensure achievement of targets
  4. Oversee the Sustainability program (Energy Reduction, Waste to Landfill reduction) program to promote  involvement and ensure achievement of targets
  5. Leads the division wide 5S activity
  6. Acquire an in-depth understanding and knowledge of Presstran’s manufacturing operations and supporting processes
  7. Identify, communicate, and implement opportunities to meet and exceed established targets that will improve overall safety, productivity, quality, and service
  8. Investigate and remedy issues using approved problem-solving techniques: 5 Why, Fishbone analysis, etc.
  9. Support and conduct Kaizen activities throughout facilities
  10. Design and complete experiments to show the benefits of potential improvements visually, statically and or using data-driven, evidence-based decision making
  11. Ensure Presstran business plan and departmental goals and objectives are met
  12. Prepare, facilitate, and actively participate in production department lean teams, activities, and events
  13. Conduct all business activity in a professional manner consistent with the positive professional practices of building trust, empowerment, and competitiveness, with emphasis on personal responsibility
  14. Ensure the implementation of improvement suggestions is completed within the targeted time period and budget
  15. Tracking, reporting, and analysis of metrics relating to program(s) maturity, participation and business benefits
Key Qualifications/Requirements
  1. Completion of a related specialized course or engineering or Industrial related program from a recognized community college or university, consisting of more than two academic years. Equivalent combination of education and work-related experience may be considered
  2. 3-5 years related work experience in multiple areas of a manufacturing environment.  Experience in an Automotive environment is a definite asset
  3. Strong knowledge of continuous improvement techniques, Six Sigma techniques, Lean Manufacturing, 5S, TWI, and Quality and Environmental Management Systems
  4. Have had the opportunity to act as a role model to support cultural change and to foster behaviours that drive continuous improvement and employee involvement
  5. Strong project management skills and experience
  6. Able to deal effectively with people and exhibit maturity in judgement. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with employees throughout the plant
  7. Must have experience delivering presentations, facilitating project planning and proposal development, and measuring improvement effectiveness
  8. Strong technical background with ability to ‘think outside the box’ and challenge the status quo by encouraging creative thinking and supporting ideas beyond those of a traditional manufacturing industry
  9. Must have above average computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft office software
  10. Must have a solid working knowledge (oral and written) of both English and Mathematics
  11. Good organizational, leadership, interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  12. Must have good communication skills
  13. Able to work shift work as role may require
Additional Information

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


Under the general direction of the General Manager, the Lean Coordinator will perform a variety of tasks. The Coordinator works independently and confers regularly with inside and outside contacts to ensure successful implementation of programs & projects.  Periodic day travel is required with occasional overnight accommodation at various locations, as well as overtime required to meet program expectations. The Coordinator works in an office environment but will be exposed to elements such as temperature and noise during time spent in the plant or at customer or supplier facilities.  Ability to obtain and retain a valid passport is required.


 Overtime after 44 hours per week.

Vacation: 2 weeks of paid vacation (3 weeks after 3 years) + 3 Personal Paid Holidays (PPH) 

Benefits: 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. Magna Profit Sharing. Matched GRRSP. Company paid life insurance and AD&D coverage. Educational Assistance program.  Work boot, safety glasses and custom molded earplug allowances.

Weekly pay via direct deposit. Barbecues and Children’s Christmas Party.

Roger’s cell phone plan available to Presstran Team Members,  month Employee discounts (new vehicle, amusement parks etc.)


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