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Engineering and Tooling Manager

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Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) is an innovative and full-service Tier One supplier with a global presence and emphasis in development for lightweight technologies.  CSP offers employees the opportunity to join a leading edge company within the composite material industry and enjoy the benefits offered by a growing company in North America and internationally.

We are seeking an Engineering and Tooling Manager for North Baltimore, Ohio Plant.

Position Summary: 
Responsible for the overall development and administration of the plant engineering and tooling department.  Through input from the customer, corporate and plant staff, will allocate resources to manufacture quality products in an effective and economical manner.  The primary responsibilities will be to establish and review process controls, emphasize continuous improvement, waste reduction, review inspection techniques and measurement systems, establish plant quality and advanced project goals, along with the individual employee goals.  The Engineering/Tooling Manager will work with technical personnel to obtain capital needs, launch strategy, project timing, process flows, manage labor and machine standards.  All proposed plans for changes to the process, equipment, molds, and tooling are to be reviewed by the manager to ensure reliability and compatibility with existing systems, safety and CSP standards (safety, molds, tooling, personnel, and accounting).  Work with the engineering staff to obtain capital needs, develop launch strategy, project timing and requirements for carryover and new projects.  Responsible for tooling duties, to include design, implementation and improvement, to include maintenance and repair of all tooling.  Duties will also include the inventory control of all tooling.  This position will also be responsible for design, implementation and control of all plant poke-yoke systems.  Role reports to the Plant Manager.
This person must also be highly self-motivated, have an intense customer focus and be able to satisfy both internal and external customer requirements. Outstanding presentation and project management skills are required.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Ensures final output of machine designs are functional, cost-effective and meet customer requirements.

  • Track program open items list.

  • Supports the statistical process control (SPC) program.

  • Authorizes Engineering Change Notices (ECN’s), process alerts, expense accounts, purchase orders, equipment spare parts inventory, and personnel training requests.

  • Implement approved department budget and monitor expenses to ensure they fall within budgets, analyze out of budget expenses and ensure they are offset in other areas of the project unless fully justified.

  • Submit and justify all working capital requirements

  • Understand the business environment, and work closely with other departments to efficiently drive team progress, and to ensure that projects align with strategic and tactical objectives.

  • Determine staffing needs and employee development requirements.

  • Coordinate cross functionally to develop project launch strategy, capital needs, program timing in support of all APQP, PPAP, MSA and 16949/ISO14001 requirements.

  • Communicate department goals and objectives, evaluate staff performance, coach and develop staff.

  • Manage safety as an equal to other key functions, conduct evaluations.

  • Monitor departmental action items to ensure timely and effective correction of issues.

  • Support plant safety rules, UAW contract and CSP procedures and standards.

  • Develops short and long term strategy to support customer requirements.

  • Support and maintain quality, environmental and 5-S programs.

  • Lead by example.

Deliverables:

  • Manage and coordinate engineering staff placing particular emphasis on project management with the objective of supporting all manufacturing efforts and development, validation and improvement of customer products through the implementation of cost –effective manufacturing techniques, methods and procedures to enhance processes to reduce costs, and improve quality of products.

  • Provides technical expertise on strategic initiatives and presents key industry trends to senior management to include creating and deploying new and unique approaches in automation

  • Analyze data and to present this data in a clear, concise, and logical manner to effectively facilitate decision-making.

  • Demonstrate leadership qualities that will both motivate and develop direct reports at all levels.

  • Utilize a mentoring approach that will foster a team spirit within the areas of responsibility for collective success.

  • Must exemplify a positive, respectful and “can do” attitude not only for one’s self but for how it will affect other associates.

  • Serve as corrective action champion or team member.

Required Competencies, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering discipline.

  • Must have at least 10 years of experience including three in a management role within an automotive or related manufacturing environment.

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point and Project, 3D CAD.

  • Must be able to perform each essential function and responsibility of the job satisfactorily in accordance with company productivity and quality requirements.

  • A working understanding of reading blue prints, schematics, design, layout.

  • Must have experience developing new model implementation plans.

  • Knowledge of compression mold machines, die cast machines, robots, and general assembly equipment.

  • Must have excellent organization, supervisory, managerial and leadership skills to manage a team of engineers and technical staff.

  • Must have proven multitasking skills and can work under extreme pressure.

  • Must have excellent analytical and computational skills.

  • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Knowledge of plastics, tooling and material.

  • Work Environment and Physical Requirements:  

  • Employee must adhere to company safety policies, including wearing required PPE.

  • Occasional exposure to difficult working conditions (heat, cold, dust, fumes, etc.).

  • Must be capable of lifting a minimum of 40 lbs. overhead.

  • Ability to stand/walk for long periods on concrete floor.

  • May require occasional travel, work on an off-shift and/or weekends.


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