Tool & Die Specialist - Press

Fremont, California
13 Oct 2018
13 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
The Role

Tool & Die Specialist, Stamping

  • Maintain die PM system, including detailed work instructions and manage on schedule completion of PM activities
  • Support defect troubleshooting procedures
  • Support die preparation check sheets and trial procedures
  • Maintain die spare parts lists and ensure parts are set up and in stock
  • Follow die cleaning method and adherence to schedule
  • Identify and implement proactive systems to achieve consistent reduction in stamping defects and productivity concerns
  • Support development of Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) for production dies to identify critical risks and develop appropriate control plans
  • Troubleshooting in press line and minimize die down times during production

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and 5 years of progressively responsible experience (hands on experience working in automotive die maintenance and repair) OR a minimum of 12 years of equivalent experience accepted (5+ years progressively responsible hands on experience working in automotive die maintenance and repair)
  • Class A automotive experience a strong asset
  • Spotting experience
  • Willingness to relocate and travel
  • Shift flexible
  • Previous work experience on interior or exterior body panels / large transfer dies
  • Welding experience preferred
  • Tool and Die trade obtained at die design and build facility including hands-on CNC die surface machining
  • 5+ years hands on experience working in automotive die maintenance and repair
  • Experience in production and maintaining dies producing aluminum stamped panels is a plus
  • Experience or knowledge of world class production systems - i.e. Toyota Production System (TPS), General Motors Systems (GMS), or equivalent.
  • Experience in new vehicle development and launch activities
  • Experience with interpretation of dimensional inspection results (checking fixture, CMM or vision system)
  • Ability to work with and develop production performance metrics (efficiency, quality, safety, throughput, costs)
  • Strong analytic problem solving skills
  • Able to work well under pressure while managing competing demands and tight deadlines
  • Remain engaged, proactive and positive in tough circumstances, owning assignments and taking full accountability for their success
  • Work efficiently and productively in independent and team settings
  • Communicate clearly using excellent written and verbal skills
  • Strong organization skills with meticulous attention to detail
  • Fluent with common MS office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)

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