Material Planner
Cosma International
St. Thomas, CA
12h ago

Job Number : 6221

Group : Cosma International

Division : Formet Industries

Job Type : Permanent / Regular

Location : St. Thomas

Group Description

Cosma provides a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions to global customers. Through our robust product engineering, outstanding tooling capabilities and diverse process expertise, we continue to bring lightweight and innovative products to market.

Company Introduction

Formet is one of the largest manufacturing employers in Southwestern Ontario producing body and chassis components for assembly plants across North America.

Our 1.1 million square foot facility features industry-leading hydroforming, roll-forming, hot-stamping, robotic assembly and post-assembly coating processes.

At Formet, we take care of each other and live by the motto One Team. One Formet.

Position Summary

This position is responsible for the preparation, communicating and monitoring of the divisions production and raw material schedules, ensuring customer requirements and inventory policies are met.

Duties and Responsibilities

Perform all duties and promote themselves in a manner that reflects Formet Expectations and Formet’s Visions / Values through Magna’s Employee Charter.

Follow and abide by all government, Legal, Magna and Formet rules and regulations.

Contribute to continuous improvement and cost reduction activities.

Generate Production schedules to support the Master Production Schedule and customer requirements; communicate to department as required.

Review and revise schedules as a result of tooling, equipment and material issues that arise; monitor and communicate to departments.

Issues raw material releases to suppliers in accordance with inventory policies and production schedule requirements.

Maintains timely and accurate supply of components and raw material to support production by monitoring delivery and co-ordinating shipments.

Ensure records / system accuracy by supporting cycle counters in daily review of WIP items.

Monitor and report on completed production numbers by reviewing tracking sheets submitted by department.

Duties and Responsibilities cont'd

Monitor and report on supplier delivery performance as outlined / required in quality database.

Generate shipping schedules as required, monitor delivery and expedite as required.

Cross train team members to maximize flexibility and coverage.

Co-ordinate implementation of engineering changes between suppliers, the shop floor and customer.

Support new program development as required.

Contribute to continuous improvement and cost reduction activities (ie. Participation in Lean / Kaizen sessions).

Monitor quality alerts and respond as necessary with respect to available inventory.

Participate in meetings to support job responsibilities.

Maintain accurate records as required by IATF.

Establish and maintain effective communications will all production and support teams.

Participate in training on a regular basis.

Perform other duties as designated.

Recommended Qualifications

Completion of post-secondary education in a related business field, preferably Supply Chain and Operations Management; OR completion of APIC certification.

5 years’ experience in a Production Scheduling and / or Material Planning role, preferably in an automotive environment.


Overtime after 44 hours per week.

2 weeks of paid vacation (3 weeks after 3 years) + 3 Personal Paid Holidays (PPH) + 2 half days.

Medical and Dental Coverage.

Plant wide Incentive Program based on a number of factors, all members of our team receive an Incentive Bonus, if requirements are met.

Magna Profit Sharing.

Matched GRRSP.

Company paid life insurance and AD&D coverage.

Additional Benefits

Educational Assistance program.

Subsidized Cafeteria.

Work boot, safety glasses and custom molded earplug allowances.

Weekly pay via direct deposit.

Company paid uniforms (if you choose to use).

Barbecues and Children’s Christmas Party.

Roger’s cell phone plan available to Formet Team Members - $40.00 / month

Employee discounts (new vehicle, amusement parks etc.)

Additional Information

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

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