Qualtech Seating Systems is a division of Magna International Inc. a leading global supplier of technologically advanced automotive systems, components and complete modules. As the most diversified automotive components supplier in the world, Magna designs, engineers, and manufactures a complete range of exterior and interior vehicle systems. Magna’s customers, the major automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), recognize the Company for its innovative technology, product design and total vehicle program management. Qualtech Seating Systems supplies automotive seating and interior roof vehicle systems to General Motors.
Reporting to the Production Manager the Production Supervisor is responsible for, but not limited to, supervising and coaching employees to achieve goals and maintain established standards of safety, customer service, quality standards, productivity and good housekeeping within Qualtech Seating Systems.
Responsible for maintaining safe working conditions and practices at QSS. Ensures employees know how to perform each job assigned to them in an efficient manner and that they are fully aware of the correct and safe way to operate their equipment. Ensures employees are instructed on the use and comply with Company standards on the use of personal protective equipment. Responsible for recognizing and rectifying unsafe working conditions, maintains excellent housekeeping in the department by performing regular inspections of their department(s). Ensures that a proper investigation of any accident is completed and reported in a timely manner. Comply with all Company safety policies, procedures and rules.
Works to achieve Health and Safety Measurables aiming to decrease lost time, and effective incident tracking.
Ensure that all production departmental objectives and activities are aligned to the Magna Employee Charter and Magna Corporate Constitution. Ensure enforcement of QSS Plant Policies and Procedures.
Responsible for leading and motivating employees, challenges the status quo, implements creative and innovative solutions. Provides direction to employees in facility related matters. Responsible for scheduling and assigning of daily duties of all employees. Reviews completed work for conformance to standards.
Deliver on commitments made, treat people at all levels fairly and with respect. Responds to employees concerns in a timely manner (general issues, safety concerns, etc.).
Responsible for providing clear and specific performance feedback. Develop others and improve employees’ performance through coaching, training and development activities.
Responsible for communicating and training of employees to ensure compliance to Technical System Procedures and Instructions within the facility.
Oversee production schedules and ensure daily manufacturing schedules are attained to satisfy customer expectations.
Determine overtime requirements and develop plans to continuously reduce and eliminate the need to schedule overtime to achieve goals.
Provides clear and specific performance feedback and appraises the effectiveness of employees on their annual developmental review.
Provides timely and complete paperwork as required.
Perform special projects in support of the organizations business objectives.
Responsible for maintaining Quality Procedures and Instructions within the department.
Other projects and duties as assigned
Post secondary education or equivalent experience.
Working knowledge of customer shipping requirements, inventory controls, production scheduling, engineering systems/procedures and plant raw materials.
Ideally have 5 or more years of progressive management skills in a manufacturing related environment with a comprehensive knowledge of manufacturing, maintenance operations and related processes such as automatic production equipment, robotics, etc.
Excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication skills
Strong project management skills to manage and co-ordinate internal and external project resources
Proficiency with Microsoft and other manufacturing related software
Good working knowledge of Health & Safety legislation is required.
Unionized J.I.T automotive seating assembly facility
Overtime regularly required
6 day a week schedule possible
Schedule is either Day/Aft 2 week rotation, or straight nights