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Belleville, MI


Reports to: Engineering Manager

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain an effective department through the selection, training, compensation, and motivation of all personnel.
  • Direct operational objectives of the Tool room.
  • Prepare RFQ's for external quoting of tooling.
  • Place tooling orders and participate in design reviews internally and at external die making vendors.
  • Ability to work independently to repair and PM existing stamping dies.
  • Ability and experience working with stamping dies (progressive, transfer, compound and blanking tooling).
  • Monitor new build and existing tooling modifications for timely completion.
  • Establish and maintain an effective die repair program by supervising, assisting, and monitoring the repair and revision of existing tooling.
  • Manage equipment utilization.
  • Be available for Tool Makers, Die Repair personnel, and/or Press Room employees when they encounter difficulty troubleshooting production.
  • Perform annual reviews of Tool Room Department personnel.
  • Participate in Die Design Standards review.
  • Participate in APQP process for new programs.
  • Maintain a safe working environment.
  • Maintain a High standard of Quality.
  • Willingness to be a working manager.
  • Flexible to work off shifts as needed.
  • Maintain compliance with company policies, health and safety issues, procedures, and programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Skills Required:
  • Minimum Journeyman Tool & Die Maker education / equivalent work experience and at least 5-10 years of experience with Metal Stamping – die, tooling, troubleshooting, etc.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working with progressive and transfer dies.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience trouble shooting dies in presses.
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing preferred.
  • Supervisory experience in a Metal Stamping Manufacturing Environment preferred.
  • Strong math, engineering, blueprint and CAD skills required, as well as the ability to define problems and draw valid conclusions.
  • Strong problem solving, and analytical skills required.
  • Excellent team building, and communication skills required.
  • Knowledge of Quality Control and SPC.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and provide corrective actions.
  • Experienced working with overhead cranes and lift trucks to transport dies in & out of tool room, separate and flip over tools to be serviced.
  • Extensive knowledge operating conventional equipment to include surface grinder, lathe, mill, drill, spotting both on bench and in press.
  • Strong math, engineering, blueprint and CAD skills required, as well as the ability to define problems and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to read B/P and knowledge of GD&T.

Physical Demands:
  • Exposure to industry-accepted chemicals and noise.
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs. unassisted and 75 lbs. unassisted.
  • Regularly required to stand, reach, bend and move around the facility.
  • Must be able to work long hours, if needed.
  • Able to stand on feet for 8 hours.

Reports to: General Manager

Position Summary:

    Responsibilities include ensuring continual quality improvement and engaging the organization to adapt a Quality focused culture.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Direct, plan and monitor all Quality activities company wide.
  • Ensure a high level of internal and external customer service.
  • Investigate (and correct) customer issues and complaints relating to quality.
  • Supervise workers engaged in inspection and testing activities to ensure high productivity and high technical integrity.
  • Develop and analyze statistical data and product specifications to determine standards and to establish quality and reliability expectancy of finished products.
  • Develop metrics that encourage and promote continual improvement and support from all areas of the organization.
  • Formulate, document and maintain quality control standards and on-going quality control objectives.
  • Create, document and implement criteria and procedures.
  • Coordinate objectives with production procedures in cooperation with other plant leadership to maximize product reliability and minimize costs.
  • Provide training and coaching to associates in problem solving techniques to empower all associates to implement solutions.
  • Interact with vendors to ensure quality of all purchased parts.
  • Create and direct environmental test functions and applications.
  • Provide training, support and coaching of associates in the application of tools used in the area of Quality.
  • Design, develop and implement quality control training programs.
  • Maintain an active role on internal continuous improvement teams.
  • Maintain internal Layer Process Audit process and external audit preparations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Skills Required:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical or manufacturing engineering along with at least 5 years of related experience in a manufacturing capacity.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a management or supervisory role.
  • Specialized training in manufacturing processes and problem-solving techniques such as PDCA, Kaizen, A3 etc.
  • Working knowledge of ITAF 16949 requirements and audit procedures.
  • Working knowledge of CMM processes.
  • Must be customer focused, able to prioritize and multitask.

Physical Demands:
  • Exposure to industry-accepted chemicals and noise.
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs. unassisted and 75 lbs. unassisted.
  • Regularly required to stand, reach, bend and move around the facility.
  • Must be able to work long hours, if needed.

Reports to: Quality Manager

Position Summary:

    This role will support the APQP process with regard to new programs, outsourced programs, external and internal engineering changes. The QE also supports production in all areas of the production process from start to finish, including overseeing products received and shipped. This associate will have beginning to end responsibility for a specific product group(s) and will become the specialist for that product area, with an in-depth understanding of the full process.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for planning and coordination of quality programs and activities to ensure the quality and reliability.
  • Provide quality support to Engineering, Tool Build, and Manufacturing, ensuring compliance with all quality requirements.
  • Maintain and control the Nonconforming Hold Area for timely and valid disposition of nonconforming or suspect material.
  • Analyze and revise control plans and inspection sheets considering tool design/build to determine characteristics that can actually change eliminating time wasted checking characteristics that cannot change.
  • Provide root cause analysis and implementation of corrective action for process related concerns.
  • Assist Quality Manager in establishing, implementing and maintaining the quality management system.
  • Assists in the resolution of manufacturing quality issues and implementing the Quality System to achieve IATF 16949 and other required certifications.
  • Responsible for understanding the documentation and tasks of the APQP process and assisting as needed.
  • Develop, execute and/or monitor quality plans and quality engineering tasks, as well as, manufacturing process validations and controls to ensure compliance with established requirements and regulatory expectations.
  • Develop training and provide coaching to manufacturing associates to build quality awareness.
  • Interface with Engineering and Operations to ensure transfer to Production of new products are in accordance with approved data.
  • Provide process control measurement required by customer and manufacturing processes.
  • Support the Quality Auditors to ensure that products and processes comply with the relevant requirements of the quality management system and part specific customer requirements.
  • Evaluate returned product and provide appropriate corrective action.
  • Create and maintain company quality documentation, such as quality manuals, quality procedures, etc.
  • Continuously work towards improving QA receiving inspection process and procedures.
  • Ensure timely resolution of supplier failure, corrective actions and preventive actions.
  • Analyze and work to resolve customer complaints.
  • Responsible for the accomplishment of established quality goals.
  • Customer proactive/reactive visits (includes some travel).
  • Aide in the development of Standardized Work Instruction for consistent manufacturing methods.
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Skills Required:
  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical or manufacturing engineering, with 3-5 years related experience strongly preferred, or equivalent experience with technical training in inspection policies, practices and objectives in a manufacturing environment.
  • Launch experience preferred.
  • Experience with automotive production is required.
  • Experience in a stamping facility preferred.
  • Disciplined Problem Solving, PPAP, FMEA, and strong ITAF 16949 background required.
  • Experience as an internal auditor preferred.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to evaluate Control Plans, FMEAs, Process Flow diagrams, and conduct PPAPs.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, with the ability to learn and use our ERP system Plex required.
  • Hands-on experience auditing and maintaining a robust quality system required.
  • Ability to read and interpret GD&T and engineering drawings is required.
  • Experience in PFMEA, process control plans and technical process documentation (Gage R&R's, Capability Studies, MSA, PPAP, Standardized Work Instructions) required.
  • Trained in and have working knowledge of root cause analysis and CI and CA processes.
  • Must be customer focused, able to prioritize and multitask. Experience working directly with customers is required.
  • Requires collaborating with associates in multiple departments within the organization.
  • ASQ certification preferred, but not required.
  • Valid driver’s license and vehicle required.

Physical Demands:
  • Exposure to industry-accepted chemicals and noise.
  • Regularly required to stand, reach, bend and move around the facility.

Reports to: Human Resource Leader

Position Summary:

    The HSE Coordinator promotes a positive health and safety culture in the workplace. Responsible for ensuring that employers and workers comply with safety legislation and that safety policies and practices are adopted and adhered to. The HSE Coordinator is responsible for training, development, and support of the company’s safety policies and procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Carry out risk assessments and considering how risks could be reduced.
  • Outline safe operational procedures which identify and take account of all relevant hazards.
  • Carry out regular site inspections to check policies and procedures are being properly implemented.
  • Make changes to working practices that are safe and comply with legislation.
  • Prepare health and safety strategies and developing internal policy.
  • Lead in-house training with managers and employees about health and safety issues and risks.
  • Train crane operator, Hilo, and scissor lift operator classes.
  • Perform accident review and follow-up on corrective actions for all accidents and near misses.
  • Conduct and schedule annual hearing tests.
  • Develop and maintain H&S Employee Handbook.
  • Assemble and report MIOSHA reports for accidents and injuries.
  • Act as the first point of contact when an injury occurs.
  • Conduct monthly safety committee meeting; publish minutes, follow-up on open items.
  • Maintain Accident Metrics chart, present progress on safety minutes as part of monthly metrics process.
  • Maintain the company’s SDS sheets and monitor compliance
  • Schedule consultation, education, and training visits and audits of company’s safety programs.
  • Attend continuing education thru MIOSHA seminars and other related courses.
  • Provide annual Supervisor/Management training on safety observation and enforcement.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Education and Skills Required:
  • A bachelor’s degree in related field or 10 years’ equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ related experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of all state and federal safety standards.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively with all levels of employees.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good organizational, multi-tasking and time management skills required.
  • be very thorough in instruction and safety methods as conveyed to all associates.
  • Attention of mental and visual demand required for sustained periods. Strong attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with metal manufacturing methods and processes preferred.

Physical Demands:
  • Exposure to industry-accepted chemicals and noise.
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs. unassisted and 75 lbs. unassisted.
  • Regularly required to stand, reach, bend and move around the facility.
  • Must be able to work long hours, if needed.

Reports to: Engineering Manager

Position Summary:

    Responsible for the design and development of metal forming processes for automotive driveline components. Requires technical knowledge and experience in product drawing interpretation, tooling design, metal forming, supplier collaboration, and plant support. Must be experienced and capable in specific aspects of metal forming to include: cold extrusion, warm forming, tube swaging, measurement & test technologies, simulation, 3D modeling and familiarity of metal forming equipment and lubricants.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Development of lightweight tubular driveline components.
  • Produce detailed tooling drawings and process instructions necessary for production of tubular driveline components utilizing available CAD tools such as Solidworks and AutoCAD.
  • Utilize Forge 2&3 metal forming software to develop and validate new tooling designs and or processes.
  • Must be knowledgeable in a variety of tool steels and their properties.
  • Proficient in standard metrology equipment such as micrometers, height gages, bore micrometers, etc.
  • Develop detailed manufacturing plans for new programs that will require new equipment or retool of existing equipment.
  • Coordinate with Program Team and Plant Manufacturing to determine available capacity and floor space.
  • Coordinate with Sales, Product Engineering and Cost Estimating to submit manufacturing cost estimates.
  • Work with prototype to confirm manufacturing estimates and test proposed manufacturing processes.
  • Collaborate with Product Engineering to determine most cost-effective product and process.
  • Develop Process Flow Diagram to be used as a reference for supplier quoting.
  • Prepare all sourcing activities from RFQ to PO for new machining equipment.
  • Coordinate program change requests.
  • Prepare for PLTs, Executive Reviews, and Program Review documentation.
  • Develop gage strategies based on sound GD&T knowledge.
  • Supervise equipment certification and run-off.
  • Coordinate equipment shipment, installation and launch.
  • Update history log/documentation binders at each press.
  • Revise/develop work instructions.
  • Participate in cost reduction and CI activities.
  • Improve manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning work flow, space requirements and equipment layout.
  • Conducting research, engineering solutions and testing manufacturing methods/equipment.
  • Identify areas to reduce scrap and rework.
  • Provide support to the manufacturing and maintenance staff by troubleshooting and engineering solutions for process and equipment issues.
  • Maintains equipment records by filing documents and updating equipment database in PLEX.
  • Prepares product and process reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information and trends.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Skills Required:
  • A bachelor’s degree in Engineering and/or equivalent experience in the automotive stamping industry.
  • 5-7 years’ experience in automotive program management or engineering preferred.
  • Ability to problem solve.
  • Familiarity with metal manufacturing methods and processes preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Good multi-tasking and time management skills
  • Knowledge of PLEX software or other major ERP software is preferred.
  • Ability to problem solve.
  • Familiarity with metal manufacturing methods and processes preferred.
  • Proficient computer skills, including the use of MS Office (including Project & Visio, Office365), and CAD/CAM/CMM.
  • Strong knowledge of GD&T, APQP process, and problem-solving processes.
  • Good mechanical aptitude.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong leadership ability.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to create and maintain positive working relationships with employees at all levels in the organization.
  • Able to create and maintain positive working relationships with customers at all levels in the organization.
  • Ability to read and interpret customer drawings and specifications.
  • Experience in Safety management preferred.

Physical Demands:
  • Exposure to industry accepted chemicals, and noise.
  • Regularly required to stand, reach, bend and move about the facility.

Reports to: Production Supervisor

Position Summary:

    The Press Operator will be capable of operating all production machines and feed equipment, including transfers, according to specifications, machine operating instructions and the Part Control Plan.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Lift, load and unload parts in a manufacturing machine, utilizing proper containers and packaging according to the Part Control Plan.
  • Operate press equipment according to specifications and operating instructions.
  • Observe machine operations, for position of work pieces and abnormal movements or sounds which may indicate a process or equipment problem.
  • Understand and know how to stop machine with Emergency Stop Buttons and Main Power, and procedure for reporting malfunctions.
  • Assist in the set-up of dies, fixtures or tools at the assigned work center.
  • Set up production machines and support equipment in accordance with the Part Control Plan and Set-up Sheet.
  • Check parts for non-conformance in accordance with the Part Control Plan.
  • Request and verify the proper raw material according to Part Control Plans.
  • Recommend measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, quality of product, and safety.
  • Conducts first piece and parts in process inspections for non-conformance according to Part Control Plans.
  • Troubleshoot machines (using Smart Pac, sensors, and controls) to ensure both quality and maximum levels of production.
  • Identifies and reports needed maintenance.
  • Performs changeovers according to written procedures.
  • Maintain press fluid levels.
  • Interpret CMM reports.
  • Use calipers, micrometers, height gages, protractors, and ring gages to assure quality parts.
  • Fill out hourly check sheets with accuracy and problem identifying information.
  • Inspects joined components for defects.
  • Perform rework/sort assignments as needed.
  • Responsible for following all lock out/tag out procedures.
  • Responsible for maintaining all required documentation, both in writing and in Plex.
  • Responsible for restocking area and accounting for all scrap material.
  • Maintains clean and safe working conditions at work station and throughout plant.
  • Participates in continuous improvement and 5S activities.
  • Participates in overall machine effectiveness efforts and waste reduction.
  • Works in the most efficient manner to meet and exceed all established corporate goals.
  • Maintains the quality of the parts produced by following established procedures.
  • Maintain compliance with company policies, health and safety procedures, and programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Skills Required:
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Completion of our Press Operator training, or 3-5 years’ experience operating stamping presses.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Must have the ability to read and interpret drawings, use simple math and basic hand-held measuring tools.
  • Ability to read gages, calipers and blueprints.
  • Must be able to communicate and interface well with shift leaders on a routine basis and be conscious of the effect’s responsibilities have on other departments.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment and meet production requirements.
  • Must have basic computer skills and ability to learn and accurately use our ERP system, Plex.

Physical Demands:
  • Exposure to industry accepted chemicals, and noise.
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs. unassisted and 75 lbs. assisted.
  • Moderate to heavy physical effort required in performing normal job duties, with continuous mental and visual attention to perform machine operations, inspections and measurements requiring constant alertness and activity. Continuous heavy lifting may be required.
  • Able to stand on feet for 8 hours.
  • Regularly required to stand, reach, bend and move about the facility.

Reports to: Production Supervisor

Position Summary:

    Under limited guidance must be fully capable of running all presses and support equipment and may be utilized as a fill-in operator at times. Will follow established procedures to safely set-up transfer presses in an efficient manner to produce a quality part and stage dies is designated areas in accordance with the current schedule.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Install, align, secure, and adjust dies in the press the safe and proper way per defined procedures and on the job training.
  • Performs required operations to set up, operate and adjust various sizes and types of machines, using fork lifts and overhead cranes.
  • Performs required operations to set up, operate and adjust various transfer systems and components.
  • Inspects last piece and first piece with assistance of production, tool and die, and quality control to suggest any adjustments or repairs required.
  • Reads work orders, set up instructions and diagrams to determine specific tolerances and sequences of operation for machine set up.
  • Positions, adjusts, and secures stock material or work pieces in automatic feeding systems and production tools.
  • Checks parts for proper tolerances, surface blemishes, dimensions, etc. and collaborates with tool and die and quality control to make adjustments to compensate for irregularities.
  • Troubleshoots dies (in presses and on the production floor), applying knowledge to create temporary fixes, when necessary, as well as permanent corrective repairs to maintain/improve machine uptime, insuring proper preparation and storage of dies.
  • Program, optimize and troubleshoot electrical servo systems.
  • Program Smart Pac’s and update necessary information within setup instructions and other documentation to formally standardize the programming processes.
  • Work with scheduling to create and maintain staging areas for dies in accordance with the latest information.
  • Provide technical and production support and training, including troubleshooting machinery or equipment such as dies, fingers, presses, sensors, Smart Pac, feed and auxiliary equipment.
  • Provide assistance and input when incorporating sensors and other measurement technology into new and existing processes to improve quality and/or productivity.
  • Provide assistance and input with engineering improvements for process setups, material handling, storage, layouts, work cells, and any other functions that directly impact the manufacturing performance.
  • Adjust safety devices and guards, scrap and part removal chutes, raw material feeders.
  • Perform daily end of shift inventories of required tools, bolts, etc. at each press.
  • Properly cleans, transports and stores dies in appropriate locations.
  • Upon completion of set up, removes unused tools and equipment, storing them in appropriate locations.
  • Reports up-to-date required information relative to job books, production reports and SPC sheets. Maintains documentation, both in writing and in Plex, as required.
  • Understands what each tooling piece controls and the ability to distinguish tooling problems from press problems.
  • Inspects work pieces for defects, and measures work pieces to determine accuracy of machine operation.
  • Responsible for the reduction of downtime as related to all aspects of the die set-up and changeover processes utilizing best practices.
  • Create, maintain, monitor regularly, and drive improvement of Standardized Work Instructions for die set-up and changeover processes and procedures.
  • Observes machine operation to detect work piece defects or machine malfunctions. Ensures all safety equipment is in place and press can be operated in a safe manner.
  • Responsible for knowledge of ITAF quality procedures that affect work area.
  • Able to set up in the Eaton area, including setting the die sensors and running all 3 presses.
  • Performs all Essential Duties and Responsibilities of a Machine Operator, Press Operator, Crane Operator and Material Handler, as needed.
  • Assist in training and supporting all operators on proper procedures and standardized work instructions.
  • Responsible for maintaining all required documentation, both in writing and in Plex.
  • Works in the most efficient manner to meet and exceed all established corporate goals.
  • Maintains clean and safe working conditions at work station and throughout plant.
  • Participate in continuous improvement and 5S activities.
  • Communicate optimally to provide accurate, necessary and timely information to all team members.
  • Recommend measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product through team involvement.
  • Maintain maximum production efficiency, in a manner consistent with the highest quality, and minimizing downtime.
  • Maintain compliance with company policy, health and safety procedures, and programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Skills Required:
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • 1 year of overhead crane experience preferred.
  • 1 year of hi-lo experience required.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years die setting experience with ability to operate all presses and associated support equipment.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions including written, oral, diagramed or schedule formats.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to use basic math, including units of measurement, fractions and decimals.
  • Ability to use various gauges and test equipment such as comparators, micrometers, calipers, and height stands.
  • Ability to read blueprints.
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills required.
  • Strong mechanical background and/or ability.
  • Ability to read, write and understand English.
  • Metrology skills in the use of gauges.
  • Knowledge of machines and machine functions.
  • SPC training or the ability to learn SPC.
  • Moderate to heavy physical effort is required to perform normal job duties with continuous mental and visual attention to perform machine operations, inspections and measurements requiring constant alertness and activity.

Physical Demands:
  • Exposure to industry accepted chemicals, and noise.
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs. unassisted and 75 lbs. assisted.
  • Moderate to heavy physical effort required in performing normal job duties, with continuous mental and visual attention to perform machine operations, inspections and measurements requiring constant alertness and activity. Continuous heavy lifting may be required.
  • Able to stand on feet for 8 hours.
  • Regularly required to stand, reach, bend and move about the facility.

Reports to: Production Supervisor

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ability to attend all scheduled shifts and to arrive on time.
  • Ability to follow all quality inspection procedures.
  • Available for overtime on short notice.
  • Willing to work in a repetitious manner.
  • Basic computer skills required.
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment and keep up with production.
  • Able to learn and use our MRP system Plex.
  • To maintain maximum production efficiency in a manner consistent with the highest quality and minimizing downtime.
  • Responsible for following all lock out/tag out procedures.
  • Responsible for logging production in writing and in our computer system.
  • Responsible for loading parts and operating resistance welders.
  • Responsible for restocking area and accounting for all scrap material.
  • Maintaining a clean work station.
  • To maintain compliance with Company policy, health and safety issues, procedures, and programs.
  • To maintain the quality of the parts produced by following established procedures.
  • To perform any other duties and assignments as instructed.

Education and Skills Required:
  • High school diploma preferred.
  • Minimum one year factory related experience preferred.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees of organization.
  • Ability to use basic math, including units of measurement, fractions and decimals.
  • Basic problem solving techniques.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions including written, oral, diagramed or schedule formats.

Physical Demands:
  • Exposure to industry-accepted chemicals and noise.
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs. unassisted and 75 lbs. assisted.
  • Able to stand on feet for 8 hours.
  • Regularly required to stand, reach, bend and move around the facility.

Reports to: P1 Maintenance Manager

Position Summary:

    This position is responsible for performing highly diversified duties to install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain production and facility equipment according to safety, predictive and productive maintenance systems and processes to support the achievement of the site’s business goals and objectives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Perform highly diversified duties to install and maintain production machines and the plant facility’s equipment.
  • Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs of production equipment during production and performs scheduled maintenance repairs of production equipment during machine service.
  • Perform simple Maintenance and duties and responsibilities.
  • Perform mechanic skills including, but not limited to: mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, troubleshooting and repair of production machines.
  • Read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service.
  • Diagnose problems, replace or repair parts, test and make the necessary adjustments.
  • Perform regular preventive maintenance on machines, equipment, and plant facilities.
  • Perform a variety of plumbing, maintenance, and carpentry functions.
  • Use a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters and material handling equipment in performing duties (crane, hilo, manlift, etc…).
  • Maintain 5S compliance on a daily basis.
  • Maintain compliance with company policies, health and safety issues, procedures, and programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Skills Required:
  • High school diploma/GED and completion of a craft apprenticeship, or an equivalent number of years of education and production maintenance experience.
  • Courses or working experience with electrical and hydraulics preferred.
  • Strong Electrical Maintenance troubleshooting skills preferred.
  • Minimum 2+ years in general machine maintenance, including at least one-year experience related to stamping presses and support equipment required.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes, product design, safety, quality, and workflow required.
  • Able to properly use test equipment, heavy industrial shop tools and equipment, diagnose and trouble-shoot equipment malfunctions and systems failure.
  • Understanding of electrical/controls, able to read schematics.
  • Strong computer skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Office software and ability to learn our ERP system Plex.
  • Requires collaboration with multiple departments.
  • Requires flexibility in schedule to support a 24-hour manufacturing facility.
  • Maintain current hi lo and crane license.
  • Must have ability to work quickly, efficiently, and independently or in a team environment.

Physical Demands:
  • Exposure to industry-accepted chemicals and noise.
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs. unassisted and 75 lbs. assisted.
  • Able to stand on feet for 8 hours.
  • Regularly required to stand, reach, bend and move around the facility.
  • Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel.

Reports to: Tool Room Manager

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and troubleshoot tooling that is not performing to standards.
  • Repair tools, dies and fixtures throughout the facility.
  • Assemble machine tools, parts, or fixtures.
  • Maintain tools per defined blueprints and work effectively on tooling to support the production schedule.
  • Maintain job books to confirm repairs for tooling.
  • Recommend changes in tooling, methods or materials for cost effectiveness and avoid production delays.
  • Ability to order details and update Plex system on tooling updates/status.
  • Individual should have advance understanding of MIG/TIG welding tool steel. Including but not limited to A-2, D-2, S-7, 4140 and O-1 steel.
  • Must be capable of operating equipment such as mills, lathes, saws, grinders, and drilling machines.
  • Must be able to grind tool steel and shim trim steel and punches.
  • Associate must have ability to read and understand blue print or die/tooling details. Must be able to study blueprints, sketches, models or specifications to plan sequences of operations for fabricating tools, dies, or assemblies.
  • Individual must have demonstrated ability to read measuring devices including calipers, micrometer and liner calipers.
  • Willingness to assist in ensuring 5-S standards of housekeeping are maintained in tool room area.
  • Ensures Lockout / Tag-Out procedures are followed when working on equipment.
  • Recommends shut down of equipment if found to be unsafe or not capable of performing to specifications.
  • Follow IATF 16949-2016 requirements per standards.
  • Suggest and implement continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Calculate and/or verify dimensions, alignments, and clearances of finished parts for conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments such as calipers, gauge blocks, micrometers, and dial indicators.
  • Visualize and compute dimensions, sizes, shapes, and tolerances of assemblies, based on specifications.
  • Fit and assemble parts to make, repair, or modify dies, jigs, gauges, and tools, using machine tools and hand tools.
  • Select metals to be used from a range of metals and alloys, based on properties such as hardness and heat tolerance.
  • Select production input materials.
  • Lift, position, and secure machined parts on surface plates or worktables, using hoists, vises, v-blocks, or angle plates.
  • Lift materials or workpieces using cranes or other lifting equipment.
  • Smooth and polish flat and contoured surfaces of parts or tools, using scrapers, abrasive stones, files, emery cloths, or power grinders.
  • Measure, mark, and scribe metal or plastic stock to lay out machining, using instruments such as protractors, micrometers, scribes, and rulers.
  • Maintain compliance with company policies, health and safety issues, procedures, and programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Skills Required:
  • High school diploma or GED preferred.
  • Minimum 8 years prior experience in the die maker/die repair trade, journeyman card preferred.
  • Minimum 5-years’ experience with high level stampings.
  • Must work quickly, efficiently, and independently.
  • Ability to read, write, understand and speak English is required.
  • Ability to read and interpret equipment manuals and blue prints.
  • Basic computer skills required, able to learn and use our MRP system Plex.
  • Must have own tools.

Physical Demands:
  • Exposure to industry-accepted chemicals and noise.
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs. unassisted and 75 lbs. unassisted.
  • Able to stand on feet for 8 hours.
  • Regularly required to stand, reach, bend and move around the facility.