Tool & Die Supervisor

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30067BR
Job Title:
Tool & Die Supervisor
Location:
Dearborn
State:
MI
Company:
Ford Motor Company

Job Description

At Ford Motor Company, we are dedicated to designing, manufacturing and selling high quality vehicles that meet the diverse needs of our customers. We believe our employees and the different perspectives that they bring to the business are the driving force behind our success. Come discover a company that is focused on the quality of our vehicles, the environment, the community and the world in which we live

Position Duties:

  • Coach Safety, Quality and Productivity to ensure objectives are met through following standardized work

  • Optimize throughput in accordance with budgets and cost objectives

  • Support Kaizen (Continuous Improvement) and coach problem resolution to the lowest level

  • Communication and Recognition

  • Meet FTT, inventory, cost, scrap, supply, and tooling expense targets

  • Build Team Leader and Team Member capability

  • Create a conducive work environment for the team(s) to complete their assigned responsibilities / tasks

  • Basic administration of supervisory responsibilities and documents

  • Coordination of Safety Operating System activities including overhead safety, lifting and rigging and Energy Control and Lockout procedures

  • Lead skilled trades/die maintenance personnel to evaluate Die Readiness requirements for maintaining and improving production yields, output, and up time

  • Supervise preventive maintenance schedules, inspections and repairs to minimize down time

  • Coordinate and schedule manpower and materials to meet maintenance requirements to minimize down time

  • Responsible for monitoring day-to-day production processes, Draw panel formability, last hit process, contamination investigation

  • Understanding and expertise in draw die forming, maintenance of beads, trim steels and pierce operations

  • Ability to coordinate major and minor die repairs

  • Determine and correct root cause of related downtime issues

  • Assist and teach die maintenance troubleshooting techniques to improve mean time between failure and mean time to repair

  • Ensure start-up readiness for production

  • Coordination of maintenance activities with other plant operations

  • Identify and insure that safety hazards and unsafe practices are corrected and addressed

  • Performs other related duties as required

  • Ability to work any shift as well as rotating shifts and weekends

  • Prior experience managing a unionized work force

  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision

  • Capable of assigning work to unionized hourly workforce and holding employees accountable for following processes pertaining to daily work assignments in terms safety, quality, and throughput

  • Strong organizational and administrative skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills and leadership behaviors

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Strong problem-solving and conflict management skills


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 4+ years’ experience in manufacturing Tool & Die or completion of Die Maker apprenticeship

  • 1+ year experience in Microsoft Office

  • High School Diploma or GED


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree

  • Die construction experience

  • Die try-out experience

  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing principles

  • Knowledge of constraint management principles

  • Fundamental working knowledge of major automotive die forming

  • Ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate leadership in ONE FORD (leadership) behaviors combined with outstanding interpersonal, teambuilding, and communication skills


The distance between imagination and … creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. You’ll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products – and it is always ready to go further.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.





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