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Die Engineer-Hot Forming in South Charleston, WV at Gestamp North America

Date Posted: 10/10/2018

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Job Description

HOT FORMING / DIE ENGINEER Reports To: Die Engineering Manager Department: Die Engineering Exemption Status: Exempt Location: Troy Date: 07/12/10 Approved By: Roy Cooper Job Code: 40024

Job Description Form Effective Date 02/25/09 1 of 2 VP Finance


Assists the Die Engineering Manager on programs from hot forming production tooling design to tool buy-off at tool shop. Ensures all milestones and program responsibilities are met, enabling Gestamp NA to meet or exceed customer requirements for quality timeliness and cost effectiveness.


1. Supports the Die Engineering Manager's commitment to meet all objectives and measurables from tool design approval to tool buy-off.

2. Ensures all hot forming die tooling is built to Gestamp NA standards in a timely manner, while meeting or exceeding our customer quality expectations

3. Ensures production tool shop provides a realistic timeline using Gestamp NA approved format

4. Gathers / analyzes information to support weekly updates of tool progress from production tool shop for each program

5. Immediately reports any issues to Die Engineering Manager, Program Manager and Plant Project Engineer

6. Manage and resolve program assignments and open issues in timely manner, utilizing program open issue matrix

7. Supports the plants in achieving acceptable long term capabilities

8. Ensures all proper information, check fixtures, and tryout material delivery and all other requirements are met

9. Manages all engineering changes through tool shops.

10. Ensures early part requirements from tool shops are met.


1. Technical degree preferred, or journeyman card with technical associates degree and 5 years automotive experience in hot forming.

2. Five years automotive industry experience, preferably in stamping or assembly industry

3. Five years experience or understanding of hot forming tool design and process and / or die and equipment construction

4. Understanding of statistical applications to manufacturing processes

5. Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office: Microsoft Word, Excel, Mail Exchange


1. A good knowledge of hot forming stamping dies, part processing, stamped component assembly processes, and checking fixtures

2. Knowledge of Project Management principles.

3. Excellent interpersonal communicate skills, oral and written.

4. A dedication to teamwork and management by consensus and proactive in finding win-win solutions.

5. Leadership and organizational skills

6. Ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously

7. Understanding of stamping dies, part processing, stamped component assembly processes, and checking fixtures


1. This job requires travel that may be for extended periods.

Job Requirements

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