Martinrea International Inc.
  • 19-Jun-2019 to 18-Aug-2019 (EST)
  • Alfield
  • Vaughan, ON, CAN
  • Full Time

Martinrea is a diversified global automotive supplier engaged in the design, development and manufacturing of metal parts, assemblies and modules, complex fluid management systems and aluminum products. We employ approximately 15,000 skilled and motivated people at manufacturing, engineering and technical centers in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Slovakia, Spain and China. Our business strategy leverages world-class technologies, motivated and talented people, and high-quality products.

Our Mission is to make people's lives better by:

  • Delivering outstanding quality products and services to our customers;
  • Providing meaningful opportunity, job satisfaction, and job security for our people;
  • Being positive contributors to our communities; and,
  • Providing superior long-term investment returns to our stakeholders.

Our strength is our people

We invite you to follow your dreams and explore a challenging and rewarding career at Martinrea.


Job Summary: Promote a high performance safety culture, lead the production of quality parts, and ensure required efficiency targets are achieved by maintaining equipment on a daily basis and leading a team of Welding Associates.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Must be able to read and write in English
  • Post-Secondary Education:
    • Electro-Mechanical Technician Diploma preferred
  • 2-3 years' experience in similar role
  • Ability to work independently and draw from experience with supervision
  • Ability to problem solve where issues vary


Essential Functions:

Health & Safety and Environmental

  • Perform all work in a safe manner as per standard work and ensure assigned team follows all Environmental, Health and Safety regulations and policies.
  • Report potential environmental and safety hazards and all safety incidents immediately to Weld Tech Supervisor/Area Leader
  • Participate in utilizing problem solving tools (i.e. 1x1 problem solving) to solve daily safety problems
  • Participate in safety walks weekly and collaborate with relevant departments for corrective action
  • Participate in 5S Implementation - ensure cells are clean and schedule is being followed.
  • Communicate Safety issues at Line side boards daily
  • Responsible for providing required PPE for immediate associates.
  • Ensure proper waste separation (garbage, recycling, used gloves & rags) is understood and carried out by all employees within the area of responsibilities.
  • Participate during internal and external Environmental and Health & Safety Audit when required.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable codes, standards and legislation including Environmental Legislation, O. Reg 851 for Industrial Establishments, and the Occupational Health and Safety Act (with emphasis on Section 28, (1) (a)-(d), (2) (a)-(c)).


  • Full understanding of Quality policies and requirements and ensuring adherence.
  • Accountable for closing Layer Process Audit (LPA) open issues as directed and assigned by Tech Lead/ Area Leader.
  • Conduct fixture checks after tooling adjustment to ensure parts are within the specification and coordinate with Quality Inspectors for approval before running production; able to sign off on a first & last off
  • Participate in problem solving (i.e. 1x1 problem solving) for early resolution of quality issues arises during the shift.
  • Perform adjustment to welding fixtures to achieve dimensional quality objectives as required in coordination with Quality Inspector/Quality Engineer.
  • Adjust welding parameters to meet quality requirements.
  • Document all changes by in change logs for sealant, weld fixtures, and weld parameters.
  • Ensure that red herrings are functioning optimally and are able to detect the potential quality issues.
  • Communicate all internal/ external Quality issues at Line side boards daily
  • Responsible for mentoring line associates to ensure awareness to recent customer and internal issues, adherence to applicable quality procedures/work instructions and understanding of the consequences when these procedures/work instructions are not followed.
  • Ensures issues affecting quality and customer requirements reported by line associate are responded appropriately and on time.


  • Manage daily Line side board meetings; update Line side boards on Production requirements
  • Responsible for verifying production reports at the end of each shift (scrap, downtime, etc.)
  • Meet department targets for development and implementation of continuous improvement ideas/5S projects
  • Participate in utilizing problem solving tools (i.e. 1x1 problem solving) to solve daily production problems
  • Ensure standard work instructions are being followed and report any changes required to the area leader
  • Ensure ok to run checklists, lot traceability, TPM, red herring log, and quality inspection reports are completed by Operators as required
  • Responsible for organizing hourly associates as per overtime schedule and report out to the area leader
  • Participate in TPM development and implementation
  • Proper escalation of issue on a timely manner as per escalation procedure

Technical Aptitude

  • Troubleshoot equipment consisting of weld controllers, robotics, and programmable logic controllers.
  • Changeover or assist with changeover of equipment, equipment components, or tooling to run different jobs.
  • Modify robot, peripheral processes and welding programs as required.
  • Preventative maintenance and repairs as required.
  • Ability to complete tasks as per E-Maint and produced an effective PM that is attainable, increase equipment longevity and PMs
  • Change welding consumables such as electrodes, caps and MIG weld tips, sealant, wire barrels, and nozzles as needed. Optimize the use of consumables to look for better products or optimizing the process. For example, tip skimming for complete cap usage
  • Ensure robot and PLC programs are modified in a manner that maintains or improves part quality
  • With the participation of a tech lead ensure robot and PLC programs are modified in a manner that maintains or improves part quality and increasing longevity of the equipment and recognizing safety requirements.
  • Troubleshoot and repair equipment and/or equipment components which cause down time in a timely fashion.
  • Adjust MIG and spot welding schedules on Medar, Lincoln, Miller, Panasonic and Emhart weld controllers.
  • Knowledge and able to Manually Weld
  • Understanding the cycle time, bottleneck analysis and assistance on improvement

Leadership and Team Work

  • Assist Tech Leads and Area Leaders in hourly associates Performance appraisals on hourly associates' Performance Appraisals within area of responsibility with support of tech lead and area leaders
  • Assist with managing absenteeism, weekend coverage if needed with the tech leads
  • Communicate Take 5s to assigned associates; validate effectiveness of communications
  • Participate for in training Associates at the work cell and ensuring the completion of Mentorship Checklists
  • Lead shift startup meetings at Line side board daily
  • Ensure the Training & Skills on the Line side Training Matrix for assigned Operators are up to date
  • Oversee the rotation and cross-training of assigned associates
  • Participate in the Evaluation of temporary associates by completing the Core Assessment after their required hours are fulfilled
  • Continuously communicate with associates about their performance, morale, job satisfaction, health and well being
  • Ensure the culture of the department is aligned with our vision, mission and 10 principles
  • Abide by all Company polices including, but not limited to the following: Health and Safety, Quality and Environmental Systems, Human Resources policies, and the Martinrea Employee Handbook

Work Environment:

  • 100% plant floor (PPE required)
  • Frequent requirement of handling heavy equipment (operation)
  • Frequent need to give concentrated attention to surroundings

Decision Making and Authority:

  • Decision Making:
    • Participate in the closure of Health & Safety Concerns
    • Participate in Quality Decision
    • React immediately to training needs of hourly line associates 
  • Recommendations:
    • Establish priorities when faced with multiple projects
    • Manpower, resources with support from tech leads/ area leaders 
  • Quantitative Measurables:
    • Oversee department of approximately 8-10 associates per area
    • Closure monthly PMs on assigned cell
    • Report out bi-weekly on cycle time with improvements if applicable

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift up to 35lbs.
  • Must be able to work with push pull forces of up to 50lbs. or less

Health and Safety:

  • Must work in accordance with Health and Safety regulations, Company and plant rules, policies and procedures
  • Must use or wear Personal Protective Equipment and certain clothing as required by the Company

Other Duties:

  • This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities required for this job. Duties and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice


Martinrea International Inc. is proud to provide employment accommodations during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodations, please notify us if you are contacted for a job interview.

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