Cosma International Maintenance Supervisor in Mississauga, Ontario

Company Introduction

Mississauga Seating Systems (MSS) is a seating supplier to the Ford Oakville Assembly plant. We are a Just In Time Manufacturing Plant that is sequenced with our Customer.

Job Introduction

Reporting to the Maintenance Superintendent, MSS requires an experienced Maintenance Supervisor in a leadership position responsible for shift managing labour requirements, troubleshooting and maintenance (preventative, predictive and proactive) of equipment, machinery and facilities. This position oversees the maintenance Tradesmen with a strong emphasis on safety, quality, and efficiency. This role is expected to ensure the development of the day shift team into a well-trained, committed and spirited “Maintenance Team”. The successful individual must also provide equipment-related expertise and technical guidance to ensure proper work execution.

Major Responsibilities
  • Planning work priorities, troubleshooting, break-downs for the shift.

  • Ensuring the direction received from the Maintenance Superintendent is followed.

  • Ensuring the availability, capability and development of competent technical and operational manpower.

  • Understanding and interpreting applicable acts and regulations as it applies to the maintenance and services departments.

  • Ability to facilitate the development, implementation and continuous improvement of our standard operating procedures by educating, training, monitoring, and proactively coaching the maintenance team.

  • Identify potential risks for the prevention of accidents, completing safety /housekeeping inspections, and resolving safety issues.

  • Managing outside trades/contractors performing jobs at MSS.

  • Ensure mutual collaboration with all MSS personnel.

  • Track Maintenance crew/shift hours and approve them.

  • Provide corresponding shift/weekend canvassing as per bargain contract.

  • Ability to support either shifts when situation required.

  • Other tasks received from Maintenance Superintendent or Engineering Manager

  • Assist in weekly workplace inspections, including the completion of work orders and related actions to correct substandard conditions and behaviors;

  • Perform daily inspections of the work area and document the existence of any hazards and initiate required corrective actions;

  • Advise employees of the existence of any potential or actual hazards to their health & safety in the workplace of which you are aware;

  • Communicate to employees the importance of adherence to established health & safety policies and procedures through safety talks, departmental meetings and/or work center briefings;

  • Communicate and enforce all company health & safety policies, practices and rules, and readily correct unsafe conditions or behaviors of which you become aware, and initiate disciplinary action when required;

  • Adhere to and follow all company health & safety policies, practices and rules for the workplace;

  • Investigate workplace accidents/incidents of which you are aware and/or within the work area(s) under your responsibility, which may include but is not limited to conducting interviews with employees, investigating the incident scene, preparing incident investigation reports, and implementing corrective actions.

  • In the event of a critical injury, ensure the operations manager is notified immediately and a worker representative of the Joint Health & Safety Committee is notified to assist with the investigation;

  • Support employees impaired through injury or illness to safely return to work (Return to Work program) in conjunction with the HSE Coordinator;

  • Comply with legislative requirements of the Occupational Health & Safety Act and Workplace Safety & Insurance Act, including the Duties of a Supervisor and Duties of the Employer as outlined in the Occupational Health & Safety Act, s. 27 and 28 and all other applicable legal requirements.

  • Issue safety tickets when infractions are evident.

Work Experience
  • 3 to 5 yrs. of relevant experience in a leadership position at the Maintenance Supervisor level combined with excellent interpersonal, analytical, problem solving and team building skills.

  • Over 10 yrs. experience as a Journeyman: Industrial Electrician/Millwright.

  • Hands-on Allen-Bradley PLC Software RS Logix 500 and Control Logix5000 skills including basic programming.

  • Robotics (Motoman, Fanuc) and automation experience.

  • Proven ability in safety management, leadership, employee coaching and development.

  • Experience with spare parts management and purchasing (MP2 and SAP).

  • Excellent technical hands-on skills accompanied with in-deep working knowledge of an industrial environment standards and regulations.

Skills and Competencies
  • Ability to prioritize of maintenance (shift) tasks, work orders, optimum downtime windows, and necessary lead times.

  • Demonstrate leadership skills to encourage and influence behavior and decision making.

  • Ability to multitask, work under pressure and work flexible hours when required.

  • Ability to work flexible hours to ensure weekly OT and weekends (Saturday, Sunday and/or statutory holidays) when required, to sustain production, projects, repairs and PM’s.

Work Environment

Fast paced automotive assembly plant

Additional Information

The Maintenance superintendent relies on leadership abilities, in conjunction with a continuous improvement / preventive maintenance attitude in order to support and grow excellence among the members.

This role is expected to ensure the development of the Maintenance department into a well-trained, committed and spirited “Maintenance Team”.

The successful individual must also provide equipment-related expertise and technical guidance to ensure proper work execution.

Priority will be given to candidates with 5+ year experience working in JIT and unionized environment.

Preferable automotive environment.

Group: Magna Seating

Division: Mississauga Seating Systems

State/Province/County: Ontario

City: Mississauga

Job Type: Regular