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Mgr, Operations

Magna International

This is a Contract position in Belleville, ON posted May 22, 2023.


Job Number: 55843 
Group: Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting  
Division: Autosystems Canada 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 


Group Description

The Mechatronics, Mirrors and Lighting group specializes in automotive technologies that are driving the future of mobility. Combining a deep systems knowledge to develop unique vehicle access experiences, intelligent visions systems and advanced automotive lighting technologies, MML’s expertise light the path to innovation, safety and styling.




  • Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations, work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications
  • Duties and responsibilities include, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources.
  • Responsible for overseeing Supervisors, Cell Leaders, Process Technicians and Associates to ensure safety, quality and productivity.
  • Communicate with Teams to understand all safety, quality and operational issues.
  • Monitor inventory levels and staffing to ensure that the production schedules can be met.
  • Give direction and support to the Production Supervisors and Cell Leaders as required.
  • Ensure all operators are trained effectively on safety, manufacturing process and quality checking aspects of their job
  • Ensure company policies are adhered to by all Production Supervisors, Cell Leaders, and Process Technicians
  • Support Quality reviews at the Customer locations as necessary
  • Conduct performance reviews as required.
  • Work with Production Supervisors to coordinate activities of the floor staff in accordance with daily production schedules and initiate changes to the production schedules as necessary.
  • Work with appropriate teams to root cause problems that arise effectively and efficiently.
  • Work with JHSC to conduct audits, identify safety issues and ensure legislative compliance.
  • Make sure all necessary communication is passed on to the Production Supervisor coming on duty
  • Understand the current status of all processes and equipment throughout the facility and involve the proper disciplines in problem resolution.
  • Drive Continuous Improvement throughout the organization.(TPS)
  • Drive Corrective Actions with Production Supervisors and Cell Leaders
  • Ensure that all equipment and process capacity’s are being maximized to achieve peak efficiencies.
  • Conduct meetings and set priorities based on the needs of the business. Make decisions regarding the operation; based on customer’s needs, needs of the business and the needs of the employees.
  • Ongoing understanding of KPI results such as scrap rates, downtime and efficiencies, audit results and findings from both internal and external audits (Quality, Environmental & Safety)
  • Drive scrap and labour efficiency metrics to meet business plan goals.
  • Comply with and ensure all employees adhere to the Employee Handbook and applicable Standards (IATF/ISO/OHSA, etc).
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Grade 12 diploma or equivalent education required
  • Completion of Diploma/Degree with specific discipline in Manufacturing Operations is an asset
  • 3-5 years’ supervisory/ managerial experience required
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to travel between the plants required


  • Strong leadership skills;
  • strong planning/ organizational skills;
  • self-starter with the ability to prioritize many different tasks;
  • effective verbal and written communication skills;
  • excellent interpersonal skills;
  • ambitious, motivated and aspire to learn;
  • excellent time-management skills;
  • ability to gather and analyze information;
  • ability to troubleshoot;
  • ability to work independently and also as part of a team;
  • ability to adapt to different situations;
  • ability to initiate process optimization/performance improvements and scrap reduction;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel).



  • normal amount of sitting and standing;
  • ability to move around in an office environment and on the production floor; 
  • ability to work at a computer workstation;
  • ability to work in a hot environment;
  • ability to bend, twist, lift, reach;
  • ability to lift up to a maximum of 50 lbs.;
  • ability to work in high noise areas;
  • ability to work in areas that may have slippery conditions;
  • ability to work flexible work hours and overtime.



This position will require a certain amount of training both in-house and off-site. The person who accepts the position will be expected to follow a learning curve with continuous development.  

As part of the selection process, various testing will take place to target the personal attributes required in the role.

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