The Tooling Manager will coordinate with Operations, Scheduling and Shift Supervisors to schedule the day-to-day tooling shop operations. Focus shall be repair and upkeep of the tooling and related support equipment. This position has the authority to supervise, delegate, advise, and coordinate the Tooling Shop staff.

Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities:

Essential Functions:

  • Direct the activities and assign troubleshooting tasks to minimize down time.
  • To plan, supervise and assign the day-to-day activities of the tooling Shops.
  • Promote an environment of continuous improvement.
  • Ensures that tooling maintenance performance is executed in a timely and cost-effective manner to maximize production.
  • Maintains all equipment and sets recommendations on purchases of new equipment and improvements.
  • Troubleshoot process and tooling as required and assigned.
  • Assist in developing programs to train tooling shop personnel.
  • Ensure that tool maintenance records and preventative records are maintained.
  • Work closely with other departments on planning and coordinating activities to utilize downtime best.
  • Ensure that machine/tool changeovers are performed at top efficiency and comply with OSHA regulations.

Other Duties:

  • Manage special projects as assigned.
  • Conduct tooling shop department employee evaluations with input from Shift Supervisors.
  • Assist in repairs
  • Work with outside vendors
  • Takes corrective action as necessary on a timely basis in accordance with company policy. Consults with Human Resources as appropriate.
  • Keep up-to-date on information and technology affecting functional area(s) to increase innovation and productivity.
  • Miscellaneous duties as directed by supervisor.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 5+ years of experience in a stamping & tooling environment.
  • 3+ years of experience in a supervisory or management position
  • Experience in working with manufacturing based technology required.
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Word for Windows, EXCEL
  • Written and verbal communications skills.
  • Leadership and management skills.
  • Professional working relationships with customers and employees.
  • Dependability to execute goals and objectives.


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