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Engineering Supervisor

Magna International

This is a Contract position in Etobicoke, ON posted May 13, 2023.


Job Number: 51066 
Group: Cosma International  
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: Etobicoke 


Your New Role

The Area Supervisor is responsible to support, mentor and coach the Engineering Team Members in the performance of their duties, focusing on Safety, People, Quality and productivity and all company/regulatory policies and procedures.

What You Will Need to Succeed

•    Minimum 5 years experience in engineering within an automotive or related manufacturing industry
•    Engineering Degree/Diploma or equivalent combination of education and applicable work related experience
•    Proficient in MS Office
•    Effective verbal and written communication
•    Strong organizational and leadership skills
•    Ability to uphold confidentiality
•    Ability to work and adapt in a fast paced environment
•    Demonstrates the ability to work effectively in a team environment
•    Ability to work overtime to as required

As an Engineering Supervisor You Will

•    Ensure all Engineering team members have all safety training, follow and enforce all safety policies
•    Promote safety, ensure engineering team members process capture, good ergonomic practices, acceptable walk distances, and that equipment has PSHSR sign off
•    Implement corrective actions for Safety, Quality, And Audits
•    Conduct accident / incident investigations
•    Lead and schedule the activates of the team members
•    Develop Team Members communication, time management, meeting facilitation skills through coaching and mentoring
•    Develop Engineering team members management skills of programs, projects, budgets and integrators
•    Establish and maintain effective communications with all departments
•    Promote accountability through application of the progressive discipline policy
•    Provide formal and informal performance feedback to Team Members (daily, Weekly, Yearly)
•    Facilitate regularly held department meetings to promote function and communication among Team
•    Ensure training for team members as outlined on Deco Automotive’s training matrix
•    Facilitate the cross functional training of Team Members to maximize flexibility to support SPQP
•    Monitor, track and improve upon key indicators
•    Complete layered audits to include safety, standardize work, housekeeping and 5S
•    Plan and direct the efficient utilization of all equipment and manpower
•    Demonstrate adaptability and flexibility to meet changing customer and business needs/demands
•    Investigate and Participate in the review of new potential integrators capabilities and be an active part of the decision process for integrator price negotiation and selection
•    Investigate new technologies for feasibility and promote ideas to enable our company to gain cost competitiveness over our compaction
•    Know and understand process documentation and customer specific requirements as they relate to this job function
•    Solicit and implement Continuous Improvement ideas
•    Participate in” best practice” events to share “ things gone right” and “ things gone wrong” with other divisions within Magna and Cosma
•    Participate in manpower planning and recruiting
•    Review all process layouts to ensure safety zoning is acceptable and will not create unnessassary downtime
•    Promote principals of SPQP ( Safety, People, Quality and Production
•    Follow and comply with all Operation Procedures and Policies as outlined in the Employee Handbook, Quality and Environment programs (i.e. TS16949, ISO 14001)
•    Adhere to Deco Automotive’s core values; integrity, respect, trust, honesty, fairness and loyalty
•    Lead Engineering Team Members in accordance with the principals of the Magna Employee’s Charter and the polices and procedures set out in the company Handbook and Credo
•    Perform Other duties as required



•    Accepts personal responsibility to plan and conduct their work safety in compliance with the Occupational Health & Safety Act as well as company policies and guidelines.
•    Report to his/her leader or designate any contravention of the act, any known hazards or defects in equipment
•    Responsible for Good House Keeping in your area.

What Deco Offers

At Deco Automotive, company culture is central to the work experience. Employees at Deco enjoy many different company benefits including:
•    A great work experience with a diverse and dedicated workforce
•    A strong focus on safety and health and wellness (fitness membership discounts, subsidized cafeteria, and year-round access to a private park)
•    Four (4) paid personal days
•    Seven (7) paid sick/emergency days
•    Three (3) paid family emergency days
•    Competitive extended health benefits
•    Group RRSP matching program
•    Profit Sharing Plan
•    Team appreciation lunches and events
•    Education Reimbursement Program 
•    Continuous Improvement and Development Culture

Additional Information

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

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.