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New Launch Tooling Engineer

Company: North American Stamping Group
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

"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 responsibility.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTSEducation:

  • 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 ECI.
        • 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 engineering principles.
        • College level mathematical ability (algebra/geometry/trigonometry).
        • 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 graphs.
        • Ability to communicate and work well with all levels of the organization.
        • Ability to be adaptable and flexible in a constantly changing environment.
        • 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 cost.Language Skills:
          • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.Computer/Software:
            • 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 environments.
              • Standard automotive plant environment with moderate noise level.
              • 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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