Body Weld Group Leader

Huntsville, Alabama

Why We Want You

Teamwork, Respect, Innovation, Opportunity…not just words, but the cornerstone of Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA’s $1.6 Billion manufacturing plant in Huntsville, Alabama.
 

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA wants you to become part of our team and help us start up our brand new manufacturing plant.
 

We’re seeking candidates with an energetic spirit – people who come to work every day ready to:

  • demonstrate their world class skills
  • perform perfect execution of the fundamentals of each job
  • engage in helping us build not only vehicles but also our company and our future

     

What You Do

Initially will lead the establishment and ramp-up of body weld at a large, high-volume, cutting-edge automotive manufacturing operation.

As a part of the above, and on an ongoing basis will also:

  • Establish strong team member relations, at all levels and provide support for people development, coaching, and mentoring with a focus on teamwork and inclusion
  • Work closely with Japanese team members from Mazda and Toyota
  • Create improvement strategies relative to KPI achievement and in translating those strategies into concrete action plans by use of Floor Management Systems
  • Provide supervision to body weld maintenance team leaders and team members in overall strategies based on company policy management and priorities
  • Ensure alignment of maintenance activities to support business plan objectives
  • Share information, communicate goals, and coach team members to achieve objectives
  • Support preparation of preventative maintenance system and ensure compliance and effectiveness
  • Support new model development activities and new tooling/equipment introduction
  • Create and manage team member and team leader development plans
  • Spare parts management and optimization of inventory levels
  • Lead reliability Kaizen and improvement activity including major breakdown root cause analysis and countermeasure action plan implementation
  • Lead activities to improve operational efficiency and reduce MTTR/MTBF.
  • Manage maintenance standardization activity including skills training, contingency plans, and best practices.
  • Lead evaluation, analysis, and implementation of maintenance cost reduction activities
  • Troubleshoot and problem solving to eliminate chronic downtime issues
  • Be available to work rotating shifts and shutdowns as needed.
  • Be available to work OT and travel as needed (domestically and internationally)

 


What Y
ou Bring

  • 3+ year experience in a manufacturing maintenance environment
  • Extensive plant level experience in a supervisory role 
  • Skilled at troubleshooting mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, welding and robotic systems
  • Body weld line technical/systems experience.  Knowledge of welding processes including automation, PLC’s, Mig/resistance welding and Robots
  • Demonstrated knowledge of welding environmental requirements
  • Ability to manage in a fast pace environment with a positive attitude
     


What We Offer

Opportunities:

  • For personal and professional development
  • To engage in a culture of respect and teamwork
  • To work in an inclusive collaborative work environment
  • To end each work day with the sense of pride that is gained from contributing in the process of building vehicles that make customers smile
     

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing has taken the best practices from both Mazda and Toyota to create an innovative environment that inspires our team members to challenge the status quo.
 

We strive each and every day to manufacture vehicles with market leading quality and value, by demonstrating a customer first mindset with ownership, while being the best neighbor to our North Alabama community.
 

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, military and veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
 

We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.
 

This is an exciting time to join our team.  Mazda Toyota Manufacturing offers an array of competitive benefits and boundless opportunity for personal and professional growth.
 

If you are ready to help us build our company and our future, please apply today!