Area Leader
at our site in Aurora

KIRCHHOFF Automotive is a development partner to the automotive industry. We are
active worldwide as a full-service supplier for complex metal and hybrid structures in body-inwhite, crash management systems, chassis applications and cross car beams. With 9,000 employees we are active all over the globe.

Your Tasks

  • Plan, lead and organize work area activities in accordance with daily production schedules while ensuring positive employee relations and safe and efficient work environment.
  • Supports Team Leader(s) ensuring daily production requirements are met while maintaining high standards of quality in a safe working manner.
  • Guides, trains and directs Team Leaders by giving clear direction (Key Result Areas) as directed by Management without taking ownership by getting indirectly involved.
  • Stimulates the problem-solving process by empowering and motivating others to make improvements – highlighting opportunities/possible solutions (dropping seeds).
  • Ensures all resources are effectively utilized to maximize all value-added activities that support the overall plant operational goals with high emphasis on customer satisfaction.
  • Ensures all employees have been given the necessary tools to perform duties, i.e. personal protective equipment, small tools etc. and completes requisition forms as required for such tools.
  • Reports to Production/Area Manager/Operations Manager or designate on all teams’ continuous improvement projects as per stated Lean Measurable.
  • Conducts performance reviews as per monthly schedule that is provided by Human Resources.
  • Assists in preparation of departmental budgets and capital requirements.
  • Actively participates in APQP team activities, and feasibility commitment teams as required.
  • Distributes all work in a fair and equitable manner.  
  • Evenly allocates overtime and manage all vacation requests taking into consideration customer requirements.
  • Responsible for area efficiency, scrap, rework, staffing (direct) and equipment utilization. Conducts root-cause analysis on scrap report and provides recommendations on scrap reductions and quality results to management.
  • Monitors paperwork at each workstation for accuracy and follow through, e.g., safety checks, in process checks.
  • Communicates with Quality to ensure consistent application of quality processes/procedures.
  • Conducts investigation with Joint Health & Safety representative on work-related accidents and compiles report on results.
  • Conducts customer site visits as required to further investigate concerns with a part/component to determine root cause of problem.
  • Participates in any activities or projects that promote continuous improvement.
  • Any other reasonable request made by management.
  • Contributes to a safe, clean and comfortable work environment that complements the Occupational Health and Safety Act by ensuring the principles of the 5S discipline (simplify, separate, sanitize, standardize and support) are supported and adhered to.
  • Ensures he/she is in full compliance with the laws of Ontario and/or any other province or state, while representing KIRCHHOFF Automotive or during the use of any KIRCHHOFF Automotive provided equipment.


Your Profile

  • Minimum three (3) years supervisory experience in a manufacturing/automotive industry.
  • High School Graduate or equivalent job related experience
  • General understanding of machinery/equipment, small presses, assembly machinery, welding machines, etc.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of lean manufacturing process
  • Sound understanding of IATF 16949 and ISO14001requirements
  • Knowledge of applicable legislation, i.e. Employment Standards Act, Occupational Health & Safety, Human Rights, etc.
  • Strong leadership skills to lead and direct employees
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to source, gather and synthesize information to provide recommendations
  • Ability to plan and organize daily activities
  • Effectively manages multiple tasks and changing priorities
  • Strong problem solving and decision making skills
  • Basic computer skills

Your contact

Your benefits

Living and working in the region