Martinrea International Inc.
  • 01-May-2017 to 30-Jun-2017 (EST)
  • Alfield
  • Vaughan, ON, CAN
  • Full Time

Job Summary:

Supervises and coordinates the activities of material handlers engaged in but not limited to Production, Warehouse, Supermarket, Shipping and Receiving while focusing on Safety and efficiency.


Knowledge and Skills (Education):

  • Strong communicator in the English language, both written and oral
  • Minimum 3 - 4 years experience in similar role
  • Forklift/ Crane Certification with capability to assess, train and mentor
  • Proficient in Microsoft office, knowledge of CMS an asset
  • Ability to lead a team over multiple shifts and strong problem solving skills
  • High level of time management and organizational skills


  • Familiar with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations
  • Knowledge of automotive industry processes and operations
  • Excellent team work and leadership skills.
  • Excellent physical health and skills to manage stress.
  • Skills to effectively manage time and meet necessary targets.
  • Knowledge and capacity to efficiently delegate work.
  • Analytical and operational skills to be able to adapt in a fast pace work setting.


Major Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for Supervising hourly Forklift roles over three shifts and multiple departments to ensure the appropriate training, coaching and discipline is given to ensure high performance of tasks to meet scheduled requirements
  • Coordinate overall material handling, shipping and receiving to support production, scheduling and customer requirements
  • Implement and enforce safety/material handling policies and ensure they are adhered to throughout workplace
  • Communicates effectively amongst various departments and shifts to coordinate flow of materials and information
  • Training of material handlers in forklift operation and duties of their positions
  • Advises improvements in material flow
  • Ensures material is received into system in timely manner and discrepancies are communicated to planning group
  • Collaborate to problem solve and recommend solutions
  • Responsible for the maintenance, repair, upkeep and service for all forklifts, while ensuring the cleanliness and smooth   operation of the assigned equipment.
  • Evaluating the work and performance of all forklift drivers.


  1. Oversee the plant and exterior to ensure
  • The safe and timely delivery of parts to support production needs
  • Material areas are organized to allow easy placement and access for operators; dispersed or consumed based on FIFO and customers requirements
  • Maintain exterior of the building in regards to storage and organization
  • Work with multiple department Area Leaders to ensure efficient flow throughout all aspects of the plant.
  • Address all plant floor material handling related problems and provide prompt resolutions and recommendations so as to minimize production interruption
  • Maintains clear written records
  • Develop and implement standard work material handling procedures
  • Minimize costs of operating through proper planning and efficient use of all available resources
  • Abide by all company polices including, but not limited to the following; Health and safety, Quality and Environmental Systems, Human resources policies, and Martinrea Employee Handbook
  • 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)).


Working Conditions:

  • 5% office, 95% plant floor (PPE required)


Decision Making and Authority:

  • On a functional level this role oversees: harassment
    • Forklift drivers
  • Decision Making:
    • Delivery of Material, safety, and efficiencies
    • Establish priorities when faced with multiple projects
  • Recommendations:
    • Manpower, resources
  • Quantities measurable:
    • Oversee department of approximately 20-25 people across three shifts


Back-up Duties:

  • Perform other duties as required
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