JO – 4787 Tooling Manager

Tooling Manager Revised 11/28/2023.
This job description is built with the intent of describing the core competencies and requirements of the position. SUMMARY This is a management position that requires a general understanding of management of people and processes. The specific skills required in this position are listed below and are only a guide to understanding the demands of the job. The right candidate will have the ability to learn and grow based on the needs of the organization. Utilizing necessary skills to accomplish the function of the position. Continuous Improvement and organizational skills are the keys to success. The work is often hands-on, interacting with shop floor personnel, tool & die designers, toolmakers, Quality, Production, and Maintenance to ensure the most effective plans are created and implemented.
General knowledge of machine tooling, cutter, drills, and inspection tools
• Providing the estimating/sales department with tooling and fixture estimates.
• Provide technical support to tool & die designers and toolmakers, as well as all operating areas utilizing tooling products.• Mentor employees by sharing technical expertise and providing feedback and guidance.
• Work with tool & die designer in development of most efficient and cost-effective tool designs to meet customer specifications.
Attend and participate in organizational meetings within the company and with customers when appropriate.
• Assist Production in troubleshooting activities at the machine/process to solve unforeseen manufacturing challenges.
• Willing to participate in tooling/production meetings to develop production processes.
• Offer technical support and expertise to Sales, Purchasing, and Production activities.
• Lead or participate in pre-tool build meetings to uncover and address any potential design and/or build issues and post-tool build meetings to review aspects of the build that worked particularly well or poorly to develop best practices for future tool builds.
• Management of internal jobs in the tooling department.
• Develop and implement procedures, work instructions, and continuous improvement planning.
• Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies.
• And all other duties as required in this position.
• Five (5) or more years’ experience in metal stamping, tool and die manufacturing.
• Deep understanding of metal stamping and sheet metal fabrication technologies, products, processes, and products.
• Experience with metal stamping, utilizing modular, stage, and progressive dies, as well as deep drawing, and mechanical, servo and hydraulic stamping presses.
• Experience with CAM software, such as Esprit or Mastercam, for programming wire EDM and/or CNC vertical mills.
• Experience with die design software, such as Solidworks and LogoPress3.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
• Demonstrated ability to think creatively and develop innovative solutions.
• Working knowledge of machining equipment.
• “Hands-on” approach, with passion for continues improvement.
• Excellent communication skills, maintaining effective working relationships.
• Maintains ethics and integrity congruent to the company’s mission and values.
• Assists in the development of personnel through positive reinforcement and coaching techniques.
• Establishes performance standards of the department, monitoring employee performance and training to maximize performance with-in the department.
Responsibilities include hiring, planning, assigning, and directing work, appraising performance, rewarding, and disciplining employees. Addressing complaints and assuring problems are resolved. Developing employee growth.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
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