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Tooling Team Lead in Chattanooga, TN at Gestamp North America

Date Posted: 1/6/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

  1. Assists in the development of work instructions, training on processes, and helps supervises daily operations.
  2. Be prepared to step into supervisor’s position in cases of sickness and vacations
  3. Responsible for assisting with tool room software and documentation, including but not limited to approving Nova Time, SAP and Captor.  
  4. Provide detail reports for die tryout, crashes and split investigation.
  5. Performs daily safety inspections as well as daily rotating process audits.
  6. Read and interpret CAD data, blueprints to customer specs.
  7. Apply and utilize manufacturing best practice for efficiency, quality, safety and capability.
  8. Completion of miscellaneous duties and projects, written and verbal, as directed by your supervisor/manager
  9. Any other duties deemed necessary or appropriate including but not limited to die setting as required.

  Carry out improvements on Class A, B and C dies with little or no supervision as per customer and production requirements. Autonomously perform planned and unplanned maintenance to the stamping dies, plus analysis, diagnosis and correction of faults (mechanical, electrical, formability) processes to improve performance and availability of production lines.  Ensure compliance with the maintenance program to improve the uptime of the tool in production lines.

  1. Autonomously diagnose and correct Class A defects, specifically draw ability, surface and dimensions.
  2. Responsible for documenting all changes made to tools and production parameters.
  3. Properly troubleshoot production defects and eliminate all possible causes for production downtime.
  4. Execution of engineering changes and improvements in the tools for customer complaints.
  5.  Maintain a safe and healthy work practice by observing safely procedures and practices.
  6. Follow the work order system, including capture and print work orders in the Work Order (SAP) system, perform the following instructions order filling and posting progress specifying the order in the die daily.

Use and safe handling of cranes, machines, and basic tools to transport dies to Line Workshop daily.

Job Requirements

  1. USDOL Certificate of Completion Tool & Die Maker or 2:1 experience to 4 year apprenticeship program.

  2. Proof of 6 years related experience.

  3. Minimum (2) years’ experience in a Production Stamping Plant.

  4. Experience relative to medium to large Tandem Line Dies or small to medium Transfer Dies or medium to large Progressive Dies required with experience relative to Transfer Dies & large Progressive Dies a plus.

  5. Experience with implementation of Engineering Changes required.

  6. Must be willing to work overtime as required (including Sundays) to maintain all Plant functions relative to the Tool Room such as but not limited to Program Launch, die repairs, engineering change timing to customer dates/requirements, etc.


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