New Launch Tooling Engineer
Company: North American Stamping Group
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: November 22, 2021
"An Equal Opportunity Employer" It is the policy of North
American Stamping Group to provide employment, training, promotion,
and other conditions of Employment without regard to race, color,
religion, national origin, sex, age or status as a qualified
individual with a disability or other status protected by law.Come
grow with us---North American Stamping is expanding and looking to
hire. We are looking for an experienced Tooling Engineer to join
our New Launch team! This position will work remotely near the
Grand Rapids, Michigan area.North American Stamping Group is a
privately held company founded in 1978. We continue to explore the
most innovative processes and technologies to stay on the leading
edge of the automotive industry. Our strategic locations within
North America allows us the manufacturing footprint to cover you in
the United States, Canada, and Mexico. NASG is an industry leader
in the manufacturing of stampings and automated assemblies. A Tier
II supplier of components, systems and aftermarket products for the
automotive industry with a core business market consisting of
seating, ride control, exhaust components, heat shields, noise,
vibration and harness (NVH), chassis and structural and window
regulators.Your success is our success--- Our sales have grown
annually at a compounded rate of 18.0% for the last eight years,
tripling our business, while making us one of the largest leading
Tier II automotive stamping and assembly suppliers.What you get in
return ---The most competitive pay in the industry based upon your
skill level, along with a full benefits package.POSITION
SUMMARYResponsible to ensure all new tooling programs and
engineering changes are completed accurately and on time to meet
customer needs. Ensure that tools meet or exceed NASG's die
standard requirements and production needs.ESSENTIAL JOB
FUNCTIONSA. Responsible for all aspects of Tooling builds.1.
Oversee tooling build schedule to ensure customer requirements are
met on time.2. Report new tooling program progress and any
deficiencies at weekly engineering and APQP meetings.3. Coordinate
and assist with strip, design, and feasibility reviews as needed.4.
Lead follow-up activity and support assistance with
internal/external tool shops from tooling/automation development,
tracking, tooling placement, on time delivery, sample submission,
and buy off with receiving plant.5. Assist in FMEA, pre-production
planning, and initial samples.6. Work with Manufacturing to
coordinate die trials within the production schedule.7. Ensure
meeting of required run rates through operator feedback and
assistance from other NASG departments.8. Maintain open issues list
and ensure completion of tasks on time.B. Responsible for ongoing
administration and management of all new tooling programs.1.
Investigate, resolve and/or recommend solutions to problems
typically relating to tooling and related automation.2. Coordinate
continuous improvement process of new tooling programs to include
safety-related issues, ergonomics, material handling, corrective
actions, Q.D.C., and quick changeovers.3. Meet all requirements as
defined by OSHA or other federal, provincial, or state regulations
of site location and the NASG safety program.4. Oversee tooling
projects in low cost countries to ensure projects are completed on
time.5. Keep abreast of new technology and utilize wherever
possible to keep NASG on the leading edge in order to be a world
class supplier.6. Expand tooling supply base to achieve adequate
supply at reasonable price and delivery.7. Maintain supplier
confidence and cooperation while reinforcing supplier
- High School Diploma or GED with at least 5 years of Tool and
Die Making Experience or a Bachelor's Degree and at least 3 years
of Engineering Experience.
- Certified Tool & Die Maker a Plus.Experience:
- At least 5 years of metal stamping/forming experience or
related field (Automotive preferred).
- At least 3 years of experience in tooling design and/or program
management preferred.Personal/Technical Skills
- Thorough understanding and working knowledge of automotive
plants and processes/principles, company products, trade
terminology, metal materials, stamping/welding/assembly
manufacturing processes, tooling andequipment system and processes,
die design and maintenance, and machine operation.
- Ability to read, analyze, interpret, and understand engineering
documents and blueprints such as 2D/3D automotive drawings
(component, assembly, and equipment), technical standards, and
- Possess a basic understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and
Tolerance (GD&T) and know the AIAG (Automotive Industry Action
Group) Core Tools.
- Ability to use CAD to view drawings required, ability to
dimension and model is a plus.
- General understanding and working knowledge of basic
- College level mathematical ability
- Sufficient mechanical aptitude a plus.
- Strong negotiation skills.
- Excellent analytical skills.
- Excellent time management skills.
- Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
- Ability to work with a dynamic and demanding team.
- Strong multitasking, organization, and planning skills.
- Ability to compile effective and concise visual reports and
- Ability to communicate and work well with all levels of the
- Ability to be adaptable and flexible in a constantly changing
- Ability to work with Suppliers, Customers and Associates to
achieve required results.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment to support
demanding automotive customer requirements.
- Ability to be a problem solver who defines problems, makes
decisions based on data, establishes facts and draws valid
conclusions, and assesses current status while making management
aware of any issues that mightaffect project timing, quality or
- Strong verbal and written communication skills in
- 2D/3D software experience
- Basic AutoCAD or other drawing software experience
- Prior experience and ability to manage strip/die design reviews
with CAD software.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook)
required.WORK ENVIRONMENT/CONDITIONSOffice: Open Office Environment
or remote office.Plant: Various types of manufacturing
- Standard automotive plant environment with moderate noise
- PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) such as safety glasses,
steel toe shoes, Kevlar sleeves, hearing protection, etc. may be
required in designated engineering, manufacturing, or industrial
areas. Personal attire standards may apply.
- Involves moderate or occasional presence of some slightly
disagreeable conditions, i.e., cold, dust, heat, odor, etc.Travel:
- Must be willing to travel as needed throughout the US, Canada,
and Mexico to visit manufacturing sites, suppliers, and
customers.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSCovid-19 Vaccination is required for
all new hires with exceptions only as required by law.The physical
demands described here are representative of those that must be met
by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of
this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions.Although the primary job functions involve traveling, the
ability to sit and work on a computer and in an office situation
for extensive periods of time is required. While performing the
duties of this job, the associate is required to talk, see, and
hear. The associate must be capable of walking, sitting, and
standing for extended periods of time and is occasionally required
to lift, move, and carry up to 20 pounds.DISCLAIMERThis job
description is intended to identify the general nature and level of
work performed by associates within this classification, as well as
certain essential job functions. It is not intended, and should not
be interpreted, as a comprehensive inventory of all duties,
responsibilities, and qualifications required of associates
assigned to this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may
change at any time with or without notice, based on operational
needs. To qualify for this job, however, an associate must be able
to perform its essential functions with or without reasonable
accommodation. Under no circumstances may this job description be
construed as altering the at-will nature of the employment
relationship between NASG and any associate.North American Stamping
Group is a drug-free and smoke-free workplace.
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