August 11, 2022 A Technology Blog

Job Opening for Tooling Engineer in Spartan Light Metal Products (Mexico, MO 65265)

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Job Category : Engineering
Company Name: Spartan Light Metal Products
Position Name: Tooling Engineer
Location : Mexico, MO 65265
Job Description : GENERAL SUMMARYCoordinates and performs all tooling engineering activities. Manages tooling budget, purchasing and inventory. Interacts with manufacturing, engineering, quality, facilities, and tool and die work areas to perform all job responsibilities and to initiate continuous improvement and lean activities. As part of the Engineering team, participates in the attainment of department and company goals and demonstrates Spartan’s core operating values through work activities, actions and behaviors.PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSCoordinates all activities in build, design and modification of new and existing die cast tooling and trim dies.Manages die drawings and 3-D data in conjunction with Central Engineering and Tooling Vendors, ensuring correct implementation of PDM.Works with Tooling Vendors, and internal tool areas to manage tooling from the initial design through tool build, die cast trials and Customer PPAP/PTR requirements for new and existing programs.Manages the approval of the tooling budget for new and on-going tooling needs, and generates purchase orders in a timely manner. Works closely with Purchasing on maintaining the qualified capacity of tooling and Vendors for Spartan’s current and future tooling needs.Performs purchasing and tooling inventory management functions. Ensures inventories of all die components are adequate to support plant budget and Customer casting demand.Manages the tracking of tool life (CCR) performance, and all customer reporting on tool usage/life activities.Oversees tool shop’s quality and timing to support trials, and development needs.Oversees the change management process for tooling, including the link of ECR’s (Planned Tooling Changes) to die drawings, CAD models, Die Steel, and tool shops. Facilitates methods for quick die change.Develops best practices for die maintenance. Supports continuous improvement activities as it relates to tooling and tooling maintenance.Creates and maintains cash flows for amortized parts and budget for amortized tooling.Analyzes tools at each PM interval and at the end of their life, including premature failure of tools, developing counter measures with the purpose of extending total throughput of the tool. Maintains communication for the PM work content and repairs to the work group (internal or external).Creates and maintains a service parts plan that ensures tools are available to produce service parts for the contracted life.Maintains and improves tooling standards that will lower cost of product.Contributes to and supports the existence of a positive work environment through personal involvement by communicating, interacting and behaving in a manner that promotes productive relationships with coworkers, supervisors, customers, and others with whom such relationships are important to the success of company operations.Performs other duties as assigned.Supervisory Responsibilities – No direct supervisory responsibilities.JOB QUALIFICATIONS – Education, Certifications, TrainingRequired: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering with 5+ years tooling design, application and management experience.Preferred: NADCA certification in die cast process and tooling; Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancingtraining.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (required, unless stated as preferred)Computer, Technical, mechanical, mathematical and/or scientific skillsProficient skills in MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint.Proficient skills in Solid Works for 3-D, 2-D design work and PDM practices.Proficient 2D part print reading skills, including GD&T.Proficient skills in process control programs and measurement methods.Proficient knowledge in manufacturing processes, product designs, safety, quality and workflow.Proficient knowledge of tool building and machining tools and equipment.Knowledge of lean manufacturing concepts, preferred.Proficient knowledge of the die cast process and process control procedures, preferred.Communication Skills – Verbal, Written, Training, Presenting, etc.Proficient oral and written communication skills. Ability to communicate with all levels of employees and management and with external contacts.Ability to develop and write moderately complex specifications. Ability to write moderately complex to complex documents, correspondence, training materials, manuals, etc.Ability to make presentations, conduct productive meetings and lead group discussions.Problem Solving Skills and Decision Making SkillsStrong analytical, investigative, problem solving and process analysis skills, demonstrating the ability to participate in or lead problem solving discussions, examine various variables and sets of data and make decisions as to how to solve moderately complex to complex problems, and to create or improve a process.Ability to identify and resolve issues and determine priorities without direct supervision.Ability to isolate and resolve urgent and important issues within a reasonable amount of time.Ability to draw solutions and make recommendations from a wider range of experience.Leadership Skills and/or Project Management SkillsAbility to delegate and empower the people you work with to accomplish the goals of the project without having direct authority over them.Ability to lead group meetings and problem solving sessions.OTHER – additional skills, travel, shift/schedule requirements, etc. (required, unless stated as preferred)Ability to implement change and manage improvement projects.Ability to deal with stressful situations with tact and professionalism.Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, including balancing priorities and deliverables.Ability to effectively work with individuals across a wide variety of operational, functional, and technical disciplines.Ability to work independently and self-manage all areas of assigned responsibility.Ability to work well within a team and participate in department projects.PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONSThe physical/mental requirements and working conditions described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Safety, Health and Environmental: Required to follow all safety, health and environmental policies and procedures to support facility compliance.Physical Demands: Stand at the work area and/or sit at a computer workstation for extended periods of time while performing assigned duties.Carry tools and components weighing up to 50 pounds.Stooping, bending, standing, pushing, pulling, when moving equipment and operating machinery. Climbing to various locations on the die cast machines.Work Environment: Working conditions in the foundry include: hot temperatures in the summer and cool temperatures in the winter; and continuous noise. The office environment is well lighted, and climate controlled.The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.Job Type: Full-time
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