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Tooling and Die Shop Manager

Location: Nashville, TN
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $90,000.00 - $105,000.00
Degree: Bachelor;
Date: 12/5/2017
Job ID: 02547750
Job Description
Tooling and Die Shop Manager
Nashville, TN area  
Responsibilities and Requirements: 
We are looking to add to our team a Tool and Die Manager who will be responsible for leading and directing the daily operations in the Die shop, Tool room and CNC areas. Looking for a Tool and Die Shop expert having strong experience in automotive tier1, tier 2 metal based stamping applications in Die design, repair, building, tooling and a background in CNC manufacturing. Manager should have strong abilities to manage and supervise these areas, manage the annual budget for their areas, monitor and continuously improve upon plant KPI’s and measurement indicators and have strong experience in leadership, coaching and development. Position will report to the Plant Manager
  • Strong experience in tool and design areas and have a deep understanding of the processes of designing, repairing and building of stamping dies and the manufacturing capabilities and applications.
  • Strong project management skills and be able to see these projects through to completion.
  • Strong experience with the manufacturing teams in order to generate die designs, testing and building dies and requirements and product cost.
  • Will be responsible for addressing throughput, runtime and downtime related issues with die and tooling equipment in a production environment
  • Responsible for cost reduction ideas and new designs proposals.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manage daily operations in the Die shop, Tool room and CNC areas
  • Train and develop a team of highly skilled die technicians and machinist
  • Work with die technicians and production team to improve die performance (lower die failure ratio, longer die life, etc.)
  • Selection of the optimum press, die size, extrusion ratio, cavities, available tooling to obtain the best results in term of productivity/scrap.
  • Work with all staff and management to drive business performance (lower cost, higher quality).
  • Report Die shop key performance indicator (KPIs) on a daily, monthly, annual basis using ERP/Office Tools available.
  • Verbal and written reporting of any relevant activities as required by the Company.
  • Support developing and maintaining of quality, environmental and safety procedures and certifications
  • Work with the business development and sales department at inquiry stage, supporting them for feasibility study and for proposing design parameters for profile shapes in the shortest time possible
  • Maintain cost budget for Die shop, CNC and Tooling including replacement die expenditure, machines and labor costs, developing also replacement die policy.
  • Propose and execute cost saving actions
  • BS Degree preferred; Technical qualification (Diploma or Degree Level).
  • 8+ years experience as a Die Journeymen in the Tool and Die environments with experience in the design and building of Dies for metal stamping production processes and applications
  • 5+ years experience as a Die Shop Manager with demonstrated experience on resume
  • Detailed knowledge of complex industrial and automotive metal profiles preferably in the automotive stamping industries
  • Detailed knowledge and experience of high performance dies, die design and building and application in production
  • Experience with tool and die and CNC department processes and procedures
  • Lean Manufacturing / Six Sigma understanding and training helpful
  • Experience in managing a small team, good team working, training, leadership and development skills
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Good analytical problem-solving skills and creative approach for new ideas
  • Excellent technical knowledge of building dies, die design, CNC processes and tooling
  • Good experience with cost savings analysis and the ability to demonstrate savings
  • The ability to work under pressure and to deadlines

Please submit your resume for this Tooling and Die Shop Manager position.

Thank you


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