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Operation Improvements/ Lean Leader 1 at Magna International

Operation Improvements/ Lean Leader 1

Magna International ST. THOMAS, Canada, Ontario Full-Time

Job Number: 53773 
Group: Cosma International  
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 Operation Improvements/ Lean Leader leads the training and implementation of World Class Manufacturing and lean concepts within the facility and is the key catalyst for concept adoption within the division.  The Leader will coordinate problem solving activities and projects that are key to overall divisional initiatives.  Within this the Leader oversees the success and improvement of the following programs: Mafact, Employee Involvement (Suggestion), 5S, Sustainability (Energy Reduction, Waste Reduction).     

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. Able to act as a role model to support cultural change and 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. 
  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
Key Responsibilities
  1. Provides leadership for World Class Manufacturing activities for direct reports and division overall
  2. Encourage, support, educate and promote the benefits of becoming a Lean Organization utilizing Lean tools and concepts
  3. Oversee, lead and co-ordinate regular, practical improvement in Mafact World Class Manufacturing program and score
  4. Oversee Employee Improvement (Suggestion) program to promoted involvement and ensure achievement of targets
  5. Oversee the Sustainability program (Energy Reduction, Waste to Landfill reduction) program to promote  involvement and ensure achievement of targets
  6. Leads the division wide 5S program and activity
  7. Takes lead in implementation of overall divisional projects as defined by divisional senior leadership.
  8. Acquire an in-depth understanding and knowledge of Presstran’s manufacturing operations and supporting processes
  9. Ensure the implementation of improvement suggestions is completed within the targeted time period and budget
  10. Tracking, reporting, and analysis of metrics relating to program(s) maturity, participation and business benefits
  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
Additional Information

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

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. Employee Social Events such as summer BBQ, Christmas Lunch and Family Christmas Party, Golf Tournament.

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

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