Cosma International Material Supervisor in Battle Creek, Michigan

Company Introduction

This position is for Magna Cosma Casting MI a division of Magna International.

As one of the largest automotive suppliers in the world - Magna International is committed to delivering product and process innovations through our world-class manufacturing operations that combine our unique design, engineering and program management expertise. At the heart of our operating structure is a powerful entrepreneurial culture and Fair Enterprise philosophy, which builds ownership and inspires pride in our employees.

Major Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitate daily meetings (1st, 2nd& 3rdshift) and audits at Material KPI board
  • Manage Material Handler responsibilities that support production, floor layout requirements and zone area coverages
  • Daily floor walks to provide audits to VSM boards, FG layout, hi-lo safety checks, shipping log, dunnage storage area,propane tank storage area and general 5S of department
  • Audit Shipping Receipts and Review open shippers
  • Attend daily required meetings to offer support/feedback from Material floor related issues
  • Update ADP. Employee schedules and overtime. Review manpower, vacations or any upcoming absenteeism concerns
  • Manage overtime equalization charting for Material Handlers
  • Able to work flexible hours to support business needs. Primarily 1st, but may need to provide swing coverage
  • Support for Materials to process improvement and lean manufacturing activities
  • Work closely with production teams to determine long term strategic plans
  • Identify and resolve material interruptions on floor, and ensure support is given. Initiate and complete root cause andcorrective action of recurring problems
  • Initiate and enact countermeasures for KPI misses
  • Identify, initiate and lead continuous improvement activities for inventory efficiency
  • Collaborate with the teams maintain stocking levels to ensure optimal floor space utilization
  • Develop and maintain standard work instructions for all Material processes and positions
  • Monitor objectives with all team members to support plant level MAFACT goals
  • Conduct annual performance evaluations for hourly material handlers
  • Identify training and developmental needs for all team members
  • Promote and facilitate Open Door process and Fair Treatment
  • Participate in Continual Improvement activities
  • Adheres to customer requirements, Business Operating System and company policies
  • Ensure Team Members use or wear the protective equipment required by CCMI, of any potential hazards and/or providewritten instructions as to the measures to protect the Team Member
  • Take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances for the protection of a Team Member and report any knowncontravention out of their control to their BU Leader/Manager
  • Conduct accident / incident investigations and implement corrective actions and Continued Improvements
  • Conduct monthly safety inspections and implement corrective actions
  • Correct unsafe acts or conditions
  • Adhere to and comply with and exceed where possible all applicable federal, state, and OSHA environmental, health andsafety laws, regulations, external & internal standards and other requirements in all of its operations which relate to its health, safety and environmental aspects
Knowledge and Education


  • Able to demonstrate understanding of how job performance affects product quality and customer satisfaction
  • Able to prepare, read and interpret written reports, business correspondence, instructions, procedures and guidelines
  • Able to effectively present information and respond to questions from leaders, team members, suppliers and customers
  • Able to maintain confidentiality, and use discretion and tact
  • Able to work well with others; build and maintain positive employee relations
  • Able to manage and schedule multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Able to work flexible hours supporting three (3) shifts
  • Able to calculate figures and amounts
  • Excellent understanding of personal computers and MS Office, CMS and customer supplied software
  • Must be able to understand written instructions

Education and Experience Required

  • High School diploma, GED or equivalent experience preferred minium requirement and 5+ years of experience in Material
  • Warehouse Managment required
  • Experience in the automotive industry perferred
  • Candidate should have in-depth knowledge Material flow process, Lean, Continuous improvement and excellentorganizational skills.
  • Prior demonstrated experience using personal computers in a work environment including Excel and Word software

Group: Cosma International

Division: Cosma Casting Michigan

State/Province/County: Michigan

City: Battle Creek

Job Type: Regular