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Production Group Leader

Location: Multimatic Indiana - New Haven, Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States

Posted: May 15th, 2019

Multimatic Structures & Suspension has expanded its manufacturing presence in Fort Wayne, IN. We are searching for a dynamic individual who desires to join an energetic and dedicated team.

CURRENTLY, WE ARE SEARCHING FOR A PRODUCTION GROUP LEADER for 3rd shift.

Multimatic is a global enterprise supplying engineered components, systems and services to the automotive industry. The company’s success has been fueled by its ability to attract and motivate a team of highly skilled and passionate individuals who want to make a difference. With expanding facilities around the world, including in Canada, the US, the UK, Germany, Mexico, Japan and China, there is always room in Multimatic’s growing team for people who share a dedication to technical excellence, quality and enthusiasm.

Why Work For Multimatic?

  • Great benefits (e.g. Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Time-off, & 401k)
  • Tuition Assistance for Apprenticeships & continuing education programs
  • An excellent opportunity to be part of a new plant expansion
  • Perhaps best known as constructor of the new Ford GT road and race cars, Multimatic's products also span a wide range of automotive mechanisms, structures and suspension systems (including Formula 1 race dampers)

FACILITY ADDRESS:

Multimatic New Haven

2808 Adams Center Road

Fort Wayne, Indiana USA 46803

SUMMARY

Responsible for the overall safety, quality and efficient operation of the processes within their area of responsibility. Has a working knowledge of all of the equipment within their assigned area with the ability to train others on that equipment. Acts as a leader in their area to help develop operator’s job knowledge and uses continuous improvement to reach established objectives.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES  

    • Maintain a clean and safe work environment at all times
    • Understand and perform the supervisor’s responsibilities in their absence
    • Responsible for following all established company policies and procedures
  • Coach, mentor and inspire Associates to be the best version of themselves

 

  • Coordinate safety improvement projects and participate in injury 5-why corrective actions
  • Determine tools needed for production operators to be successful and acquire them
  • Assure all PPE's are available and worn
  • Assure production boards in their assigned area are reviewed and initialed on an hourly basis
  • Responsible for daily 6-S audits in their assigned areas and for follow up to resolve issues found during the audit
  • Utilize kanban and customer forecasts to perform daily production scheduling and assure schedule attainment
  • Lead and direct production associates in their assigned areas on a daily basis
  • Manage hold areas and assure timely disposition of product
  • Lead meetings with production associates to discuss established objectives and how to make improvements in these areas
  • Review OEE information on a daily basis and assure accuracy in the raw data
  • Assure all new quality or process changes are communicated to production and assure proper training is provided if needed
  • Assure all production associates are properly trained on the equipment they operate and that there is documentation to support that training via the training effectiveness evaluation
  • Maintain the training matrix boards and assure their accuracy
  • Provide thorough and clear communication to your supervisor, following shift and technical services regarding any problems concerning production
  • Complete shift notes on a daily basis for the work centers assigned to them
  • Work with supervisor to evaluate operator performance issues on the floor regarding safety, quality, efficiency and accountability
  • Understand M2K and C2K issues and maintain accurate inventory via cycle counts and inventory adjustments
  • Lead and participate in corrective action or continuous improvement activities
  • Create and/or assist with work instructions for new and existing processes and maintain their accuracy
  • Be available to attend future training as deemed necessary for this position
  • Ability to safely and efficiently perform all assignments
  • The ability to effectively train others 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • 1-3 years automotive manufacturing experience 
  • 1-2 years prior leadership role in a manufacturing environment and/or technical experience  
  • Must be able to perform and understand all job functions of a production operator

If you are interested in this position, apply by sending us your cover letter and resume.
We thank all interested candidates in advance; however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
As part of our commitment to ensuring our employment practices are fair, accessible, and inclusive of persons with disabilities, recruitment-related accommodations for disabilities, are available upon request throughout the recruitment and assessment process for applicants with disabilities.
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