The Die Room Manager leads, trains, and supervises staff and activities of employees engaged in setting up and operating conventional, special purpose, and numerical control (NC) machines and machining centers to fabricate and repair dies by performing the following duties.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Leading and supervising the staff of Die Room
Supervises all aspects of set-up, machining and quality of tooling with equipment such as Engine lathe(s), Drill Press(s), Shaper, Grinder, Saw, Manual Bridge Port, Horizontal Mill, CNC Lathes, Mills, and Boring Mill.
Planning, organizing, and prioritizing work according to production schedule/daily requirements
Training and mentoring die polishers and machinists and others as needed
Continuous improvement of reliability and performance of dies
Leads the improvement of the equipment and performance of the die room
Creating, implementing, and auditing Standard Operating Procedures for proper operation of the die shop
Creating and training to OJTs for all die room employees
Support tool engineering with design and integration to production for all new dies
Managing all spare parts, perishable stock items, and tool steel inventory
Collaborating with other departments and other shops on best practice, knowledge sharing, and training
Participation in improvement processes like: Safety, Quality, Productivity, 5S, Lean
Coordinates activities with other departments, for production support, maintenance repairs, special projects, etc.
Studies blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample part to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished workpiece, sequence of operations, and setup requirements.
Generates and maintains schedules for all work performed by the die room employees.
Responsible for all aspects of the operation and maintenance of an individual upset tooling inventory as well as a completed tooling setup inventory for the forge upsetters.
Verifies conformance of finished workpiece to specifications.
Develops specifications from general description and draws sketch of part or product to be fabricated.
Analyzes work orders to estimate worker hours and create machining schedules that meet both internal and external needs.
Computes amounts of stock and supplies required for operations, based on production schedules, and requisitions materials from storage area.
Interprets specifications, blueprints, and job orders to workers, and assigns duties.
Plans flow of materials through department and develops physical layout of machines according to work orders.
Interfaces with others in the organization to ensure customer deadlines are met.
Inspects and measures parts and products to verify conformance to specifications.
Directs workers in adjusting machines and equipment to repair products which fail to meet standards.
Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules.
Develops, recommends, and implements measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product.
Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of shop, department, or work crew.
Analyzes and resolves work problems or assists workers in solving work problems.
Maintains time and production records.
Estimates, requisitions, and inspects materials.
Ensures housekeeping, tooling cleaning, etc. is being maintained.
Conducts orientation for new employees. Train, coach, counsel and evaluate employees.
Maintains material and tooling needed for the department.
Ensures that all employees observe all company Safety rules.
Investigates all accidents, prepares reports and make suggestions for corrective actions needed.
Journeyman Machinist, Tool and Die Maker. Some college/2 or 4-year technical degree preferred. 5-10 yrs. Management experience in a union and forging environment.
About Mid-West Forge Corporation
Started in 1925, Mid-West Forge has been synonymous with high volume, high quality, and industry leading customer service that sets us apart from our competition. We are a family owned and operated company, providing components to the automotive industry as a loyal and dedicated top tier supplier.
Our history speaks to our success serving the light and heavy vehicle segments of the automotive industry in that since inception we have manufactured in excess of 200 million shafts. These shafts have served a broad customer base throughout the years outfitting diverse applications ranging from passenger cars and pickup trucks to lift trucks to race cars to military vehicles to the large eighteen wheelers seen across our nation’s highways helping our economy run. Our products are in the vehicles our family members, our neighbors, service men and women and citizens throughout the nation rely on every day to serve their transportation needs.
Mid-West Forge is a family company. That means we place extra emphasis on our employees and on maximizing the overall employee experience. We strive to stay ahead of important industry benchmarks such as compensation and benefits and we ...also want to provide a work environment that is rewarding, provides opportunity, and is in balance with our employees’ lives. We want our employees to come to work and be engaged, fulfilled by the product of their individual contribution and ultimately successful in their endeavors. Maximizing each employees overall work experience at Mid-West Forge helps to keep our team the best in the industry.
Our mission is simple: To be the world’s finest forging and machining company, evolving and producing through best practices and continuous improvement and continuously meeting or exceeding the requirements of our customers and shareholders. This begins with our employees! Our interests are to build on a successful team as our foundation; a unit working together through a common commitment to good communication, collaboration, teamwork and continuous improvement.