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Assembler 

Alabama, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, South Carolina

Job Summary:

The Assembler will assemble manufactured products and pack according to specifications.

Duties/Responsibilities:​

  • Uses various machines and hand tools to accomplish assigned tasks.

  • Maintains logs, records, and reports concerning production, machine maintenance, and product inconsistencies.

  • Inventories tools, parts, and supplies; contacts materials handler if supplies are needed.

  • Periodically checks products per company policy to ensure quality and uniform completion; resolves any identified problems and alerts supervisor.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Required Skills/Abilities:​

  • Ability to read and understand op standards and general instructions.

  • Detail-oriented and consistent.

  • Works well as a productive member of a team.

  • Basic ability in mathematics, reading, or writing.

 

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods standing and performing repetitive tasks.

  • Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds at a time.

  • Must have manual dexterity in order to assemble products or machines as directed.

  • Must have excellent hand-eye coordination.

  • Ability to differentiate between colored wires, tabs, and electronic components.

  • May wear gloves, eye protection, and/or ear protection.

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Manufacturing Engineer

Alabama, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, South Carolina

Job Summary:

Engineering professional to be part of the Quality team in a high volume automotive parts manufacturing environment.

Duties/Responsibilities:​

  • Ensure a high level of internal and external customer service. Investigate (and correct) customer issues and complaints relating to quality.

  • Develop and analyze statistical data and product specifications to determine standards and to establish quality and reliability of finished products.

  • Provide technical and statistical expertise to teams.

  • Apply total quality management tools. FMEA, PQCT, Operation Standards, Procedures.

  • Lead, participate and support activities within the Plant, to include 5S, Kaizen, Quick Hits, Six Sigma, and other related continuous improvement events.

  • Oversee and improve the established calibration and testing program.

  • Planning and implementing Validation Testing for major process/material changes or New Model.

  • Root Cause Analysis using Honda 5P process.

  • Poke-Yoke, Error Proofing design and implementation

  • Other duties as assigned

 

Required Skills/Abilities:​

  • Possess: priority/time management, problem solving, conflict resolution, organization, and judgment.

  • Ability to determine root causes of operating errors and determining effective countermeasures.

  • Ability to understand and evaluate Statistical Process Control.

  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills to promote and sustain positive internal and external relationships.

  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills to compose and/or edit written materials.

  • Stay informed of current practice developments within the profession and training opportunities to ensure continual professional competence.

  • Able to work with minimal supervision

  • Support the organization for ISO 9001 & 14000 audit.  

  • Assist the management team and provide Quality Control support.

  • Hands on and working knowledge required of each station/area.

  • Computer skills with experience using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), MiniTab

  • Safety apparel (PPE) and uniform mandatory.

  • Must be able to continuously lift 30 to 75 lbs., and occasionally carry a distance of 30 to 50 feet.

  • Tasks that require continuous reaching, kneeling, grasping, twisting, bending, leaning and extension of upper body.

  • Perform job requirements of a Production Associate as needed.

  • Work assigned shift to include overtime, up to and including production Saturdays, shutdown days, and holidays as needed.

  • Lead and support all company policies including ISO 9001 2008/ISO 14000 and QOS adherence (where applicable) and MAI Companies’ (GLA, GSA, IA) Associate Handbook and Safety Manual.

 

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, a related technical field and equivalent 2-5 years of work experience in Quality Control or experience in a manufacturing environment.

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HR Specialist

Alabama, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, South Carolina

Job Summary:

Responsible for coordination and execution of programs and processes at the plant level such as recruitment, orientation, LOA and personnel files. Support the EVP of HR with plant administration of Corporate HR activities such as performance management, open enrollment and implementation of policies, procedures and processes. Coordinate community involvement and associate activities. Execute the Safety and Workers Compensation programs and processes. Maintain required training and testing for all associates.

Duties/Responsibilities:​

  • Administers at the plant level HR processes and programs ensuring consistency of practices and compliance with legal requirements and corporate standards.

  • Coordinates recruiting and hiring activities at the plant level; supports staffing strategy and organizational capability; ensures skill set match for best workforce selection.

  • Coordinator for all plant associate training and training records.

  • Supports and assists with critical activities to improve associate engagement; works to develop positive relationships with associates within established corporate guidelines, to promote communications and foster confidence in the Human Resource team.

  • The Plant HR support for managers and supervisors in order to build confidence and capabilities in performance and associate relations.

  • Responsible to own the plant new hire associate orientation and the exit interview processes as outlined by Corporate standards.

  • Records associate information such as personal data, compensation, benefits, tax data, attendance, performance reviews or evaluations, and termination date and reason as well as exit interviews.

  • Processes employment applications and assists in other employment activities.

  • Updates associate files to document personnel actions and to provide information for payroll and other uses.

  • Examines associate files to answer inquiries and provides information to authorized persons.

  • Compiles data from personnel records and prepares reports.

  • Compiles and maintains records for use in associate benefits administration.

  • Prepares and files reports of accidents and injuries at establishment.

  • Computes wages and records data for use in payroll processing.

  • Compiles payroll data such as garnishments, insurance, and 401k deductions.

  • Compiles time and enters into payroll processing system for download

  • Process weekly transfer of payroll to vendor.

  • Maintains payroll reports.

  • Coordinates annual testing and compliance programs for operations personnel to ensure compliance with corporate safety and OSHA requirements; maintains database of safety and workers compensation data; sends notification to associates as required.

  • Safety apparel (PPE) and uniform mandatory.

  • Must also be able to walk the production floor 30 to 40 minutes per day, and as needed.

  • Must be able to continuously lift 30 to 75 lbs., and occasionally carry a distance of 30 to 50 feet.

  • Work assigned shift to include overtime, up to and including production Saturdays, shutdown days, and holidays as needed.

  • Lead and support all company policies including ISO 9001 2008/ISO 14000 and QOS adherence (where applicable) and MAI Companies’ (GLA, GSA, IA) Associate Handbook and Safety Manual.

  • Hands on and working knowledge required of each station/area on assigned shift.

  • Lead, participate and support activities within the Plant, to include 5S, Kaizen, Quick Hits, Six Sigma, and other related continuous improvement events.

 

Required Skills/Abilities:​

  • Be able to manage several tasks and projects at any given time.

  • Ability to access data and write and provide routine reports as needed.

  • Must be organized in a way that is productive and efficient with a sense of urgency as necessary.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. 

  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or associates of organization.

  • Ability to communicate problems involving complex and confidential situations to Director of HR and Administration and seek guidance and direction at all times.

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Payroll systems; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software, familiar with Microsoft Office (Word and Excel).

  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills to compose and/or edit written materials.

  • Ability to establish constructive working relationships with customers and colleagues.

  • Stays informed of current practice developments within the profession, and uses educational and training opportunities to ensure continual professional competence.

  • Possesses organizational, priority/time management, problem solving, conflict resolution, and judgment.

  • Tasks that require continuous reaching, kneeling, grasping, twisting, bending, leaning and extension of upper body.

  • Perform job requirements of a Production Associate as needed.

 

Education and Experience:

  • Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college; preferable in human resources or related field or a minimum 5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

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Purchasing Specialist

Alabama, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, South Carolina

Job Summary:

The Purchasing OEM Buyer is responsible to remotely purchase and maintain inventory to support three (3) MAI Companies’ (GLA, GSA, IA).

Duties/Responsibilities:​

  • Remotely purchase all OEM and hardware component parts for 2-3 plants

  • Responsible for tracking expedited shipments 

  • Assists with supplier capacity surveys

  • Responsible for maintaining 4-8 weeks of firm orders and 26 week planning numbers to all suppliers.

  • Coordinates with Honda Mass Production Group or a designated Tier 1 supplier for design build out, ramp up and capacity gaps

  • Track supplier performance and report performance metrics to Customer Purchasing. 

  • Resolve inaccurate MRP demand planning data

  • Assists with supply chain management including transportation, packaging and expedites for purchased components.  Is required to maintain delivery operations for North American suppliers

  • Actively support Purchasing Department in developing EDI relationships with suppliers

  • Understand customers operating product needs and delivery requirements.

  • Occasionally required to work from  home or remote location to resolve emergency situations

  • Other activities and tasks assigned

 

Required Skills/Abilities:​

  • Understand assembly process and manufacturing principles.

  • Demonstrate experience with inventory control functions and customs documentation

  • Set goals and priorities in order to meet all specification standards and shipping deadlines.

  • Possess interpersonal and communication skills to maintain positive relationships with all internal and external customers

  • Interface with IT Department regarding system functionality and performance

  • Read and interpret operating procedures, and quality specifications.

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals

  • Experience with MRP systems is highly preferred

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word and Power Point)

  • Requires  occasional travel to plant locations to audit safety stock and inventory processes

  • Participate and support continuous improvement activities to include 5S, Kaizen, Quick Hits, Six Sigma, and other related continuous improvement events

  • Safety apparel (PPE) and uniform mandatory.

  • Must be able to continuously lift 30 to 75 lbs. and occasionally carry a distance of 30 to 50 feet.

  • Tasks that require continuous reaching, kneeling, grasping, twisting, bending, leaning and extension of upper body.

  • Perform job requirements of a Production Associate as needed.

  • Work daily assigned shift to include overtime, up to and including production Saturdays, shutdown days, and holidays as needed.

  • Follow all company policies including IS0 9001 2008/ISO 14000 and QOS adherence (where applicable) and MAI Companies’ (GLA, GSA, IA) Associate Handbook and Safety Manual.

 

Education and Experience:

  • Associate’s degree preferable in or related field or 3 to 5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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Forklift Driver

Alabama, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, South Carolina

Job Summary:

The Forklift Driver will operate an industrial forklift truck to accomplish various materials handling assignments.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Identifies and transports requested materials to and from various locations.

  • Applies understanding of machine loading capacity and loading schedule, ensuring prompt and efficient delivery of required items.

  • Uses protective materials and strapping equipment to protect and secure loads; once delivered, removes strapping and wrapping, then safely disposes of waste materials in designated containers or areas.

  • Reports any problems with materials or transportation to supervisor.

  • Manages and piles drums, skids, pallets, and other supplies in specified areas.

  • Performs other related duties as requested.

 

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Basic math, language, and reading skills.

  • Ability to handle equipment and vehicles safely and sensibly.

 

Education and Experience:

  • Valid state motor vehicle operators license.

  • Satisfactorily pass forklift driving training program or demonstrate safe handling of forklift in an on-site test.

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to maintain single-task focus and situational awareness.

  • Must be able to move and lift up to 75 pounds.

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Production Assembler

Alabama, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, South Carolina

Job Summary:

The Laborer performs a variety of tasks under supervision of higher-level employees. These tasks may include assisting with extra workload, covering absences and vacations, and supplementing crews to meet unusual changes in the production area or in the weather.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Cleans and lubricates equipment, maintains a manufacturing area free from debris and dirt, and readies or puts away tools as assigned.

  • Closely follows directions to operate machinery, hold or supply materials and tools, and load or unload items on machinery and assembly lines.

  • Reports any issues to supervisor or higher-level employee.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to listen, understand, and follow directions.

  • Ability to work in a variety of roles.

 

Education and Experience:

  • Previous experience preferred.

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods standing and walking.

  • Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds at times.

  • Manual dexterity as needed to operate a variety of machinery and equipment.

  • Must be able to work in a variety of conditions and tolerate exposure to typical noises and smells associated with the plant.

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Production Supervisor

Alabama, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, South Carolina

Job Summary:

The Production Supervisor will oversee front-line employees to ensure efficiency and quality in production operations. Responsible for production operations, while supporting quality and materials through the achievement of SQCDM and ensuring that the core values and policies of the company are maintained without compromise.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:​

  • Organizes, directs, and oversees the schedules and work of front-line employees.

  • Provides constructive and timely performance evaluations.

  • Handles discipline of employees in accordance with company policy.

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with other managers and supervisors to coordinate activities in and among departments.

  • Collects, evaluates, analyzes, and assesses production data.

  • Regularly inspects and evaluates products for quality and defects.

  • Identifies and corrects problems and inefficiencies in process, materials, equipment, or skills.

  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, local, and organizational laws, regulations, guidelines, and best practices including those related to safety and health.

  • Develops and implements procedures and strategies to ensure a safe work environment.

  • Collaborates with other departmental managers to develop and execute budget.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.

  • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.

  • Thorough understanding of safety and health laws, regulations, and policies.

  • Thorough understanding of raw materials, production processes, quality control, cost management, and other effective manufacturing and distribution techniques.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

Education and Experience:

  • Associates degree in related field, or equivalent industry work experience required; Bachelors degree in Management, Engineering, Business, or related field preferred.

  • At least three years of supervisory experience highly preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of standing and walking through the factory.

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk working on computers.

  • Must be able to lift 75 pounds at times.

  • Visual acuity to inspect products and machinery.

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Quality Engineer

Alabama, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, South Carolina

Job Summary:

Engineering professional to be part of the Quality team in a high volume automotive parts manufacturing environment.

Tasks of the Position. Ensure a high level of internal and external customer service. Investigate (and correct) customer issues and complaints relating to quality. Develop and analyze statistical data and product specifications to determine standards and to establish quality and reliability of finished products. 

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical and statistical expertise to teams.

  • Apply total quality management tools. FMEA, PQCT, Operation Standards, Procedures.

  • Lead, participate and support activities within the Plant, to include 5S, Kaizen, Quick Hits, Six Sigma, and other related continuous improvement events.

  • Oversee and improve the established calibration and testing program.

  • Planning and implementing Validation Testing for major process/material changes or New Model.

  • Root Cause Analysis using Honda 5P process.

  • Poke-Yoke, Error Proofing design and implementation

  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Possess: priority/time management, problem solving, conflict resolution, organization, and judgment.

  • Ability to determine root causes of operating errors and determining effective countermeasures.

  • Ability to understand and evaluate Statistical Process Control.

  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills to promote and sustain positive internal and external relationships.

  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills to compose and/or edit written materials.

  • Stay informed of current practice developments within the profession and training opportunities to ensure continual professional competence.

  • Able to work with minimal supervision

  • Support the organization for ISO 9001 & 14000 audit.

  • Assist the management team and provide Quality Control support.

  • Hands on and working knowledge required of each station/area.

  • Computer skills with experience using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), MiniTab

Job Requirements:

  • Safety apparel (PPE) and uniform mandatory.

  • Must be able to continuously lift 30 to 75 lbs., and occasionally carry a distance of 30 to 50 feet.

  • Tasks that require continuous reaching, kneeling, grasping, twisting, bending, leaning and extension of upper body.

  • Perform job requirements of a Production Associate as needed.

  • Work assigned shift to include overtime, up to and including production Saturdays, shutdown days, and holidays as needed.

  • Lead and support all company policies including ISO 9001 2008/ISO 14000 and QOS adherence (where applicable) and MAI Companies’ (GLA, GSA, IA) Associate Handbook and Safety Manual.

 

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Is responsible for the overall management, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Carries out management responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.

 

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, a related technical field and equivalent 2-5 years of work experience in Quality Control or experience in a manufacturing environment.

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Part-time HR Office Administrator

Alabama, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, South Carolina

Job Summary:

Assists the HR department with clerical tasks at the plant level.

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Records associate information such as personal data, compensation, benefits, tax data, attendance, performance reviews or evaluations, exit interviews, termination date, and reason.

  • Processes employment applications, background checks, pre-employment drug screens, and all other employment activities.

  • Updates associate files to document personnel actions and to provide information for payroll and other uses.

  • Prepares reports regarding Overtime, Vacations, Turnover, and other reports as needed.

  • Compiles and maintains records for use in associate benefits administration.

  • Verifies timecards for payroll submission.

  • Executes Onboarding Process including New Hire Orientation, Benefits Orientation, HR Follow-ups, 90-day reviews, and paperwork processing.

  • Processes monthly invoices and distributes costs to appropriate departments.

  • Manages temporaries and relationship with Temporary Agency.

  • Administer disciplinary actions.

  • Process personnel action forms.

  • Answer policy questions.

  • Maintain manpower and order in temporary associates.

  • Attend and represent HR in meetings and training.

  • Process and track vacation requests.

  • Correspond with on-site trainers.

  • Answer phone, email, file, maintain office equipment and supplies, printing, faxing, and scanning.

  • Must read the Company and Safety Handbook and enforce the policies and procedures included therein.

  • Safety apparel (PPE) and uniform mandatory.

  • Must be able to continuously lift 30 to 75 lbs., and occasionally carry a distance of 30 to 50 feet.

  • Work assigned shift to include overtime, up to and including production Saturdays, shutdown days, and holidays as needed.

  • Lead and support all company policies including ISO 9001 2008/ISO 14000 and QOS adherence (where applicable) and MAI Companies’ (GLA, GSA, IA) Associate Handbook and Safety Manual.

  • Hands-on and working knowledge required of each station/area on assigned shift.

  • Lead, participate, and support activities within the Plant, to include 5S, Kaizen, Quick Hits, Six Sigma, and other related continuous improvement events. Examines associate files to answer inquiries and provides information to authorized persons.

  • Works with the Corporate Executive Assistant in handling event planning activities.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should know about Payroll systems; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software, familiar with Microsoft Office (Word and Excel).

  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills to compose and/or edit written materials.

  • Ability to establish constructive working relationships with customers and colleagues.

  • Stays informed of current practice developments within the profession and use educational and training opportunities to ensure continual professional competence.

  • Possesses organizational, priority/time management, problem-solving, conflict resolution, and judgment.

  • Must work a daily schedule of Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Must be able to sit at a computer for long periods. Must also be able to walk the production floor 30 to 40 minutes per day.

  • Tasks that require continuous reaching, kneeling, grasping, twisting, bending, leaning, and extension of the upper body.

  • Perform the job requirements of a Production Associate as needed.

Job Requirements:

  • Safety apparel (PPE) and uniform mandatory.

  • Must be able to continuously lift 30 to 75 lbs., and occasionally carry a distance of 30 to 50 feet.

  • Tasks that require continuous reaching, kneeling, grasping, twisting, bending, leaning and extension of upper body.

  • Perform job requirements of a Production Associate as needed.

  • Work assigned shift to include overtime, up to and including production Saturdays, shutdown days, and holidays as needed.

  • Lead and support all company policies including ISO 9001 2008/ISO 14000 and QOS adherence (where applicable) and MAI Companies’ (GLA, GSA, IA) Associate Handbook and Safety Manual.

 

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Is responsible for the overall management, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Carries out management responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.

 

Education and Experience:

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.

  • Associate's degree preferred.

  • 2 years of office administration experience preferred.

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IT Specialist, 2nd Shift

East Liberty, OH 

Job Summary:

 

Provides software and network support, using system analysis techniques, training, and troubleshooting in a networked microcomputer environment. Provides support on a wide range of applications including Microsoft products.

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

 

  • Serves as primary Windows support plant side during 2nd shift operating hours

  • Answers incoming helpdesk calls regarding IT issues

  • Serves as the primary support in troubleshooting hardware issues with desktop PC’s, servers, printers, etc.

  • Troubleshoots software issues with Windows and custom applications

  • Coordinates software updates on servers and production PC's during non-production hours

  • Works with vendors and/or other application support to support production needs

  • Documents all support work in the helpdesk ticketing system

  • Successful and timely completion of project-related tasks are expected

  • Will serve as on-call as needed. This will include Saturday production days

  • Participates and supports activities within the plant to include 5S, Kaizen, Quick Hits, Six Sigma, and other related continuous improvement event

  • Will perform other duties as assigned

 

 

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • General IT knowledge, A+ certification, Net + Certification

  • General knowledge of standard IT equipment

  • Microsoft Office

  • Experience with Microsoft SQL or other modern databases is a plus

 

 

 

Job Requirements:

  • Safety apparel (PPE) and uniform mandatory

  • Must be able to continuously lift 30 to 75 lbs. and occasionally carry a distance of 30 to 50 feet

  • Tasks that require continuous reaching, kneeling, grasping, twisting, bending, leaning and extension of upper body

  • Perform job requirements of a Production Associate as needed

  • Work daily assigned shift to include overtime, up to and including production Saturdays, shutdown days, and holidays as needed

  • Follow all company policies including IS0 9001 2008/ISO 14000 and QOS adherence (where applicable) and MAI Companies’ (GLA, GSA, IA) Associate Handbook and Safety Manual

Education:

  • 2 or 4 year degree in Computer Science or equivalent from an accredited University or College

Hours:

Two weeks of training: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Regular hours: Monday - Friday 6:00pm - 3:00am