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Tooling Engineering - Manager

Date: Jan 12, 2021

Location: Muscle Shoals, AL, US, 35661

Company: North American Lighting

Job Summary

Plans and directs the Tool Engineering function within the organization, including engineering, design, development, research, and all related personnel.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

1. Provides leadership, guidance, mentoring, and supervision of the Tooling Engineering staff
2. Ensures that the Tooling Engineering group provides timely support to the engineering, manufacturing, and other functional departments on all assigned projects
3. Ensures that the Tooling Engineers are following prototype build and tryout, production build and tryout, and approval for all new products in a timely manner
4. Attends Engineering and Tooling meetings to support manufacturing, as needed
5. Assists in resolving feasibility, part and/or mold design, and mold process problems
6. Maintains a summary progress report of all projects and molds assigned to the department
7. Attends tooling design reviews for molds and equipment, as well as TQIT, Mini-improvement, and training activities
8. Maintains a line of communication with the tool engineering departments at Koito
9. Evaluates vendor capabilities and capacities
10. Signs final acceptance for all tooling
11. Manages overall departmental budgets and operations, including capital equipment
12. Performs all other duties as assigned


1. Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Technology, Business, or a related discipline
2. 8 to 10 years of experience in tooling; including 3 or more years of experience in a supervisory or lead role
Experience in Tool Engineering with automotive supplier manufacturing is preferred
3. Strong knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following areas:
a. Knowledge and understanding of JIT manufacturing, injection molding, molding process development
b. Problem solving and decision making skills
c. Organizational, planning, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skills

3. Strong knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following areas (continued):
d. Project management, goal/target setting, and follow-up skills
e. Computer skills — proficiency using MS Office and Unigraphics design software
f. Leadership and coaching skills
g. Written and verbal communications and presentation skills
h. Interpersonal skills — ability to confidently interact with individuals at all levels of authority while maintaining composure in confrontational, sensitive, and pressure situations

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, genetic information, and veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Requisition ID: 3769

Location: Muscle Shoals Plant 

Nearest Major Market: Florence