Tool Engineering Manager

Tool Engineering Manager

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Franklin
Employer: Pridgeon and Clay

Qualified candidates will possess the following Minimum Requirements:
•Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a college based apprenticeship
•Demonstrated experience directly leading/managing professional teams in an industrial environment (including involvement with the disciplinary, performance appraisal, and hiring processes)
•Proficiency with Windows, Outlook, Word and Excel
•Strong interpersonal, teamwork, organizational, and collaboration skills
•The ability to perform projects with a high degree of detail
•Exceptional professional attributes that include self-motivation, dependability, and confidentiality
•The ability to build effective work relationships, exceptional problem solving and communication skills
•Excellent work record, including attendance
•Demonstrate growth potential (by achieving previously established goals, learning new skills, demonstrated strategic thinking)
•Experience in an automotive-related industry desired
Essential Functions:

Participate/Assist and Review:
•Participates with the Human Resources Department in the process of employee administration.
•Participate with other managers within the corporation in developing best practices and implementing standard policies, procedures, and instructions for the production team.
•Participates in strategic planning for area of responsibility.
•Assist with report key metrics and action plans to General Manager.
•Prepare/return documents, as well as supplies co-workers with needed information in a timely manner.
•Use appropriate problem solving methods to lead the development of successful action plans that achieve permanent corrective actions and eliminate non-conformances. Initiate and participate in 8D or 5 Why teams depending on the customer requirements.
•Monitor and control overtime schedules and costs.

Team Leadership:
•Drive team suggestions and implementation of ideas to increase efficiency, resulting in cost reductions.
•Mentor team members, assisting in creating professional and technical growth goals for each team member. Identify future leaders within the plant and support their leadership development.
•Know where team members excel, as well as where they are challenged. Apply this information to attain team goals, as well as enhance the overall well-being of the team members. Job Description for Tool Engineering Manager
•Have an active role in the development of departmental standards and be responsible for implementation.
•Provide the support and direction needed to ensure our team members have the training required to provide company with a skill set needed to meet/exceed our uptime expectations.
•Drive continuous improvement and look at it as a normal way of doing business. These improvements must be seen in the team leader, team members and in the tooling reliability.
•Ensure meaningful employee performance appraisals are completed in a timely manner and provide feedback that will compliment and challenge our teams to continuous improvement.

Production:
•Provide input on the purchase of new tool room and production equipment. The input should be derived from the thorough knowledge and understanding of similar equipment.
•Work with design group to ensure component detail drawings are accurate. Use this information to establish min/max levels needed in stock along with history of similar tooling.
•Lead tool room team in a cost reduction program. Continually look for opportunities to reduce costs in the repair, purchase and general upkeep of tooling.
•Work with the Production Managers in determining team structure, skill set requirements, appraisal of personnel and in interviewing prospective candidates.

Tooling Assessment:
•Review current die standards and make adjustments or add lessons learned in the CAD system prior to releasing the design.
•Review die designs in detail, looking for ways to improve the designs, reduce cost by design changes, ensure blank sizes are developed to quoted price, and ensure dies are designed to die standards.
•Determine the best machining sources, either internal or external, by reviewing capacity, timing, and cost.
•Review layout results from first hit parts and determine the proper steps to bring the parts to the proper print dimensions. Address print changes with other Tooling Engineers, Process Engineers, and Quality Engineers to ensure the projects are moving with minimal waste.
•Ensure the tools are running at quoted rates during the capability runs.