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Lean Materials Engineer

Company: Magna International
Location: Northwood
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Job Number: 61502 Group: Magna Exteriors Division: Norplas Industries Inc. Job Type: Permanent/Regular Location: NORTHWOOD Group DescriptionThe Magna Exteriors portfolio of products includes access systems such as liftgates, exterior trim, modular systems, front-end modules including fascia, active aerodynamic systems and other lightweight structural components for automotive, commercial truck and other industrial markets.Recognized globally as an innovator in all aspects of vehicle exteriors, Magna provides everything needed, from materials development and design through manufacturing and assembly, to help automakers create sleek, state-of-the-art vehicles across the world.Role Summary --- To exhibit teamwork skills and actively participate in team activities in a positive working environment.--- To demonstrate problem solving skills in a work environment that is striving for continuous improvement.--- To follow Company policies and display conduct expected of Norplas employees as described in the employee handbook.--- Adhere to all safety and health objectives, policies and procedures of Norplas to provide for a safe and healthful workplace. Work in a safe manner at all times and report any unsafe conditions to your supervisor in order that the situation can be corrected. Report all accidents and near misses in a timely manner when they occur. Key Responsibilities Initial Storage Layouts:--- Analyze the available warehouse space and create optimized layouts for efficient storage and retrieval of parts and materials, including location labeling standardization.--- Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including production, procurement, and supply chain, to understand their requirements and ensure the storage layouts are aligned with their needs.--- Incorporate lean principles such as minimizing waste in the layout design to enhance efficiency and productivity.PFEPs (Parts for Every Part):--- Develop and maintain PFEPs for the entire product range, ensuring accurate and up-to-date information on part numbers, quantities, suppliers, lead times, and other relevant data.--- Establish and enforce location labeling standards for inventory management, ensuring consistent and easy identification of parts and materials.--- Collaborate with procurement and supply chain teams to optimize stock levels based on demand, production schedules, and space constraints.--- Continuously review and update PFEPs to identify opportunities for cost reduction, inventory control, and improved supplier relationships.Material Flow Designs:--- Analyze the existing material flow within the manufacturing processes and identify bottlenecks, inefficiencies, and areas for improvement.--- Design and implement material flow solutions that align with lean manufacturing principles, including just-in-time (JIT) and pull systems.--- Establish and enforce location labeling standards for efficient material flow, ensuring clear identification of material movement paths and storage areas.--- Work closely with production, engineering, and maintenance teams to coordinate the implementation of material flow designs and ensure smooth operations.Continuous Improvement:--- Actively participate in Lean initiatives and suggest process improvements for logistics and material flow, including location labeling standardization.--- Conduct regular audits and analysis of existing logistics processes to identify areas of waste and implement solutions for continuous improvement.--- Collaborate with cross-functional teams to implement and sustain lean practices, including standardized location labeling, and drive a culture of continuous improvement within the organization. Key Qualifications/Requirements --- Bachelor's degree in industrial engineering, logistics, or a related field. --- Four years of directly related work experience may be substituted in lieu of degree. Additional Information --- Proven experience in logistics engineering, warehouse management, or related roles in a manufacturing environment.--- Strong knowledge of lean manufacturing principles, including 5S, Kaizen, JIT, and kanban.--- Proficiency in layout design software and tools (e.g., AutoCAD, SolidWorks, or similar).--- Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with an ability to identify process inefficiencies and develop innovative solutions.--- Strong communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with cross-functional teams.--- Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize effectively.--- Demonstrated ability to drive change and influence stakeholders.--- Knowledge of automotive parts manufacturing processes and materials is a plus.--- Familiarity with location labeling standardization principles and best practices. 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.

Keywords: Magna International, Toledo , Lean Materials Engineer, Engineering , Northwood, Ohio

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