As a Production Group Leader, you are responsible to implement and execute the established business plan for an area of the production operations and foster an atmosphere of teamwork and cooperation. Work is of a technical nature using independent judgment within the limits of GMS; focusing on Safety, People, Quality, Responsiveness, Cost, and Environment (SPQRCE).
Responsible for the effective use of personnel, material, and equipment.
Participates in the training, developing and evaluating of hourly team members.
Leads Global Manufacturing Systems (GMS) processes and serves as resource supporting launch and pilot activities in assigned areas.
Meets or exceeds production cost schedule and maintains quality requirements.
Maintains awareness of quality standards, and communicates department quality goals, and leverages resources to solve quality issues.
Builds and maintains good working relationships with employees, union and management.
Understands and consistently administer the National and Local Agreements between General Motors and UNIFOR.
Implements and follows systems that prevent reoccurrence of known issues.
Promote safe work practices and achieve objectives for ergonomics, health and safety and housekeeping.
Motivates, trains and develops employees to effectively perform their jobs utilizing standardized methods.
Ensure team members receive adequate JIT (job instruction training).
Achieve production schedules and product requirements by applying lean manufacturing/synchronous principles with emphasis on variation reduction, control costs, and achieve productivity improvements.
Coach, teach, counsel and mentor team members in these responsibilities.
Post Secondary Degree/ Diploma or a Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent experience
Previous leadership experience in a manufacturing environment
Demonstrated understanding of COMMWIP (Correction, Overproduction, Material Movement, Motion, Waiting, Inventory, Processing) or Lean Six Sigma– Waste Elimination
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to coach and support team members in order to develop them to their full potential
Possess strong problem-solving and organizational skills with exceptional attention to detail
Must be willing to rotating shifts, and be available to work overtime including weekends
Experience with Labor relations/UNIFOR
Understanding of Global Manufacturing System (GMS) and departmental & plant scorecard metrics
The goal of the General Motors of Canada total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan currently includes the following benefits, in addition to many others:
Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and supplemental benefits for pregnancy, parental and adoption leave;
Healthcare, dental, and vision benefits;
Life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
Company and matching contributions to a Defined Contribution Pension plan to help you save for retirement;
GM Vehicle Purchase Plan for you, your family and friends.
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