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Maintenance Lead Hand

by Magna International Inc.

Location: St Thomas, ON
Date Posted: Sep 10, 2023
Magna International Inc.

Job Description

Job Number:  59293
Group:  Cosma International
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

St. Thomas, ONTARIO, CA, N5P 1G6

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.


Role Summary

The Maintenance Lead Hand is responsible for co-ordinating and assigning activities related to maintenance operations and ensuring that all timing schedules and regulations of the trades are adhered to. The Lead Hand supports management and maintenance personnel by acting as liaison in matters regarding policy application, employee relations, and continuous improvement.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  1. Must have valid trades license.

  2. Equivalent to completion of specialized courses normally taught in community or specialized colleges consisting of more than 2 academic years.

  3. Able to understand, anticipate, follow and provide direction while exercising maturity of judgement.

  4. Able to maintain confidentiality and use discretion and tact.

  5. Strong time management, leadership, communication, organizational and presentation skills.

  6. Must successfully complete required training provided by Presstran (i.e. the operation of cranes, lift trucks, aerial lift)

  7. Must be computer literate. (CMS, MRM, word-processing and spread sheet programs).

  8. Physically capable of performing essential duties of the job.

  9. Able to work overtime to meet customer needs.

  10. Able to work all three shifts, as required.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Liaison between Material Conveyance Team and Department Leadership.

  2. First contact for production departments (i.e. Assembly, Stamping).

  3. Ensures all WIG meetings are being attended.

  4. Orders materials required for repair, modifications, installation, and maintenance of tools, dies, jigs, fixtures.

  5. Assists with repair, modification, and installation activities with other maintenance personnel (when required).

  6. Participates in the design and/or redesign of new or used equipment.

  7. Supports with quality issues.

  8. Knows daily OA and FTQ.

  9. Supports daily PM assignments, does follow-up and monitors PM schedule

  10. Supports T/Ms during breakdowns, reports, C/M tracking sheets and MRM entries are being completed.

  11. Follows up regularly on MRM data.

  12. Maintains and monitors 5S conditions in the shop and on the floor.

General Requirements

  1. Monitors and supports production schedule and adapts to any changes.

  2. Reviews concerns and problems from previous shifts.

  3. Instructs and organizes the department workforce for required daily activities.

  4. Ensure standardized work processes are being followed.

  5. Continually monitors production for breakdowns, or problems.

  6. Follows and adheres to requirements of current customer quality and environmental management systems standards.

  7. Organizes the department daily workflow to ensure activities, tasks and targets are being met.

  8. Check and monitor vacation schedules.

  9. Attends all job-related training.

  10. Microsoft Office Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Maintenance Reliability Manager Maintenance Manager Program.

Additional Information

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


Overtime pay

Vacation: 2 weeks of paid vacation (3 weeks after 3 years) + 3 Personal Paid Holidays (PPH) 

Benefits: 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. Educational Assistance program.  Work boot, safety glasses and custom molded earplug allowances.

Weekly pay via direct deposit. Barbecues and Children’s Christmas Party.

Roger’s cell phone plan available to Presstran Team Members,  month Employee discounts (new vehicle, amusement parks etc.)

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


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.