Job Details: Tool Room Manager

Tool Room Manager
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Tijuana, Mexico
Mexico and United States
Job Description:

Job Summary:

Our client is a global leader in electrical and digital building infrastructures with over 40,000 employees worldwide and over $6 billion USD in sales. Our client currently seeks a Tool Room Manager to supervise the tool room and tooling for a large manufacturing campus in Tijuana with multiple plants.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Establish and maintain a strong manufacturing customer focus throughout the department and in support of plant-wide operations.
  • Manage tooling status and provide documentation for mold maintenance and repair.
  • MintainsesAdministrate and maintain a system for all mold drawings.
  • Compute time and material quotes as needed. Directs tooling repairs given a set budget. 
  • Ensure high quality and cost effective technical support is supplied to internal customers in a timely manner.
  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with the product development group, operations customers, engineering, and suppliers.
  • Establish a skilled and competent work force with an emphasis on team building and group problem solving stablish a performance metrics, KPI’s.
  • Responsible for working knowledge of ISO procedures.
  • Coordinates improvements and works with Process Engineering to ensure optimum level of manufacturing. 
  • Reviews job orders to determine work priorities. 
  • Requisitions for tools, equipment and supplies required for tool room area.
  • Supervise a team of toolmakers and apprentices.
  • Executes assignments related to tooling functions, supervises the activities of skilled employees and assures the accomplishment of the assigned tasks.
  • Improves and maintains tooling and monitor tooling costs and reports cost savings though process improvements.
  • Monitor tooling costs and reports cost savings though process improvements.
  • Manage the budget of the department according to the work plan and goals planted by the company
  • Estimates worker hour requirements for completion of job assignments and ensures that tasks are completed effectively and on time.
  • Maintains an adequate spare parts inventory of die repair components

Candidate Experience & Requirements.

  • Bacherlor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • Minimun 15 to 20 years of experience in tool room and tooling
  • At least 7+ years as a Tool Room Manager or similar
  • Must have demonstrated experience in applying Lean tools and practices and driving a strong Lean / Continuous improvement culture.
  • Understand all mold steels and hardness, and progressive dies.
  • Ability to use the following equipment: (welders, lathes, grinders, mills, CNC equipment).
  • Experienced using Solidworks and/or Autocad.
  • Must have sound  skills in communication, interpersonal relations, and ability to inspire individuals to improve performance.
  • Must have solid leadership skills and a proven track record of delivering results against stretch objectives is required. Must be able to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization, and have excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Fluent in English (80%+) required and Spanish highly desirable.  

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