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Tool and Die Manager
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Vogrinc & Short
Posted on Jun 19
+1 (815) 394-1001
Exciting opportunity for a hands on Tool & Die Manager to be part of a successful company that is growing and moving into new markets. Reporting to the Plant Manager, the Tool & Die Manager will directly manage a team of 5-10 Tool and Die makers who engineer, design and build all types of dies, fixtures, gauges, special machinery and equipment to exact close tolerances.
Supervise and maintain equipment and tools.
Schedule work to meet required dates.
Coordinate safety program within department.
Incorporate approved changes and improvements in existing tools and dies,
Maintain and develop continuing systems that provide "job flow" through shop and make Tool Room self-directive with minimum supervision with the expectation of paid weekly overtime.
Coordinate the flow of materials and supplies and develop new processes that increase Tool Room output.
Reviews work performance, assures efficiency of employees and proper utilization of machines
Set up and operate all forms of conventional machine tools (lathes, mills, surface grinders, etc.) for the purpose of machining complex tooling and fixturing components.
Manage a staff of 5 to 10 employees.
Able to repair all types of dies, fixtures, gauges, special machinery and equipment to close tolerances.
Rebuild existing tooling and run all tool room related equipment, sharpen and replace broken die sections, resurface and retime dies and make spare parts
Trouble shoot die problems in presses and do developmental work to correct metal flow problems.
Assist in the design, modify, or make special tools according to drawing specifications or functional requirements, or as directed by the tooling designer.
Inspect and verify conformance of finished work to specifications, using visual acuity and precision measuring instruments.
Operate equipment in a safe and appropriate manner following good machining practices.
Facilitate in the training of employees from other job levels or classifications.
High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
5-8 years management experience and 5 to 10 years Tool Room experience preferred.
Ability to implement and utilize ISO 9001 Quality Management System procedures.
Strong technical capability with specific background in progressive die design and build
Experience applying Continuous Improvement (CI) principles – tools and techniques preferred
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