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Die Engineer in Chelsea, MI at Gestamp North America

Date Posted: 4/30/2018

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Job Description

JOB SUMMARY


The Die Engineer will apply knowledge to support launch, improvement, and optimization of tooling for new and ongoing stamping programs. This candidate will be a resource for Die Maintenance, Production, and Quality areas utilizing his/her technical expertise. 



DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


1.     Create, document, develop and deliver procedures to ensure dies are capable of meeting all targets relating to Quality, Cost and Delivery;


2.     Support the Program Management team with evaluation of new work, processes, engineering changes and tooling;


3.     Participate in launch and engineering change teams, supporting all tooling related activities and executing projects for implementation of changes;


4.     Develop and maintain die drawing library;


5.     Assist Tool & Die Technicians during major damage issues and troubleshooting activities;


6.     Assist with development and implementation of corrective and preventative maintenance procedures as well as train technicians in their use;


7.     Support the Tool & Die department with root cause analysis and repair plans;


8.     Remain current with all tool and die industry technology and advances, recommending and implementing best practices and products;


9.     Support the Quality group in evaluation and improvement of product dimensional reports;


10.  Track and follow up on new program tooling scheduled for facility, evaluate existing tooling, and develop in source plans for tools moving to facility;


11.  Lead team meetings when implementing engineering changes, improvements, and major repairs;


12.  Identify, develop, and deliver training relevant to tool and die operations;


13.  Assist with the development and maintenance of process documentation, including standardized work instructions;


14.  Communicate with vendors, contractors and shops for all new tooling and repairs of existing tools;


15.  Resolve issues with tooling vendor(s) and assist team with establishment of process parameters;


16.  Assist with development of spare parts requirements and assist with procurement options;


17.  Support maintenance through spare part usage minimization and achievement of R&M Budget targets;


18.  Recommend and implement process and SPM improvements through optimization of tooling;


19.  Improve overall processes and related issues by taking a pro-active lead in Continuous Improvement activities;


20.  Assist with the design, installation and de-bug of machinery and capital equipment;


21.  Understand and adhere to all required GPS standards;


22.  Adhere to Quality, Safety, and Environmental standards, policies, and procedures; ensuring compliance by vendors, contractors, and subordinates;


23.  Participate in the creation and support of systems, documentation, and actions to ensure conformance to Quality (IATF, TS) and Environmental (ISO) management systems;


24.  Actively participate in Layered Process Audits;


25.  Participate in and cooperate with internal and external certification audits, and customer audits, responding to requests for information and answering questions;



26.  Perform additional tasks as deemed necessary and appropriate.





Job Requirements

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE




1.     Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or other related technical discipline plus three (3) years of experience as a Tool & Die Engineer in metal stamping for a Tier I or Tier II automotive supplier;


2.     -or- Associate of Science degree in Engineering or other related technical discipline plus five (5) years of Tool & Die experience in metal stamping for a Tier I or Tier II automotive supplier;



3.     -or- Seven (7) plus years of experience and training in a similar role and environment.



KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES



1.     Extensive die design and tooling experience;


2.     Working knowledge of transfer dies;


3.     Ability to read and interpret prints;


4.     Desire to work in a team-based, lean-manufacturing environment;




5.     Willingness to travel for training, vendor management, and as other business needs may dictate.