Cosma International Production Manager 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.

Job Introduction

Will be responsible for the production operations of an automotive die casting facility. The Production Manager will oversee production operations of the plant and staff insuring the safe, efficient and reliable operation of facility.

Major Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Insuring safety rules and guidelines are adhered to by all
  • Responsible for managing the production operation functions of the plant
  • Assesses and assists in upgrading the supervisory and operators talent and skills bases to achieve growth and meet marketneeds such as reduced cost, efficient production cycle times, uptimes and reliable delivery
  • Researches, plans, targets and controls reductions in costs of operations. Achieves yearly financial objectives. Prepares,controls and forecasts departmental budget
  • Ensure that operating plans and methods to achieve maximum plant performance and reliability while maintaining EH & Scompliance requirements
  • Promote and practice “safety first” by immediately addressing any hazards, defective equipment or unsafe conditions withinthe manufacturing floor and work stations.
  • Correct these issues through training or progressive discipline as appropriate.
  • Ensure team members attend daily shift communications and weekly safety trainings so that they may receive all relevantsafety training and communication in a timely manner
  • Participate in accident and incident investigations and ensure that all accidents and incidents that occur have completedinvestigations documented and turned in to the health and safety team within 24 hours of the incident
  • Ensure priorities for all production employees are safety, quality then delivery
  • Coordinates plant PM schedules with the maintenance department to insure equipment is maintained
  • Lead the team in meeting or exceeding our quality goals and objectives
  • Focus for long term goals are the formulation, planning and implementation of strategies in conjunction with those of thecustomer and the Company
  • Setting manning requirements and schedules to meet customer demands
  • Participates in formulating and administering company policies, directing and coordinating all department activities todevelop and implement long range goals and objectives to meet business and profitability growth objectives
Knowledge and Education

Education and Experience Required

  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent experience preferred
  • 5 years plus experience in castings preferred
  • 5 years or plus of manufacturing experience leading departments in a supervisory role
  • Proven record of leading lean activities in a manufacturing
Skills and Competencies


  • Ability to analyze plant data and apply results to produce desired business objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and coordinate activities of others
  • Technical skills in materials and inventory management, production scheduling, preventive maintenance and the day to day
  • operations of a large manufacturing operation
  • Leadership: A demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent project and program management skills
  • Computer proficient
  • Quality orientation and attention to detail
  • Problem analysis and problem resolutions
  • Must be able to understand written instructions

Group: Cosma International

Division: Cosma Casting Michigan

State/Province/County: Michigan

City: Battle Creek

Job Type: Regular