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Tool and Die Supervisor, 2nd Shift in Urbana, IL at Flex-N-Gate Corporation

Date Posted: 5/30/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Urbana, IL
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 7 year(s)
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

Flex-N-Gate is a leading manufacturer and supplier of components for the automotive industry, recently ranked 10th of the 150 Top North American Suppliers in “Automotive News.” A growing and vital company, Flex-N-Gate provides a great opportunity for hard-working and skilled individuals.

Scope of the Position

The Tool and Die Supervisor coordinates and oversees the activities of the employees engaged in operating machines/equipment for general die maintenance and at the press machines.  The Tool and Die Supervisor ensures that production rates, schedules, quality, quantity and safety requirements are met.

Responsibilities Key Responsibilities:
  • Supervise the tool & die team in all aspects of the tool & die work.
  • Enhanced press efficiency and quality of produced parts to eliminate reworking, will be a critical measure of success.
  • Manage and follow-up the manpower plan and the die protection plan, as well as to guarantee quality at 100%.
  • The new incumbent must have solid interpersonal and leadership skills with strong trouble shooting experience in deep draw dies and progressive dies.
  • This is a visible management position, with delegation and people development responsibilities.
  • Follow instruction while being an independent thinker, self motivated hands on leader with significant attention to detail and who drives for timely results.
  • Proficient in all department operations, providing absence relief when required.
  • Develops or revises standard operational practices and ensures compliance with standards.
  • Conducts “on-the-job” training.
  • Monitors employee performance and conducts evaluations of employee’s performance.
  • Reviews reports and resolves operational manufacturing and maintenance problems to ensure minimum cost or delays.
  • Complies, stores and retrieves departmental records and maintains confidentiality.
  • Completes required departmental documentation.
  • Has general awareness of safety requirements and regulations.
  • Has general awareness and knowledge of ISO14001/TS16949, environmental standards, and how it affects the department.
  • Has completed the overview for statistical process control.
  • Understands the work order system and follows through on work order completion.
  • All other duties as assigned.
Qualifications Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
  • 7 years tool & die experience in the repair of and troubleshooting deep draw dies and progressive dies.
  • 1 year minimum experience as a tool & die team leader.
  • Knowledge of the operation of mechanical presses and automated coil feed lines.
  • Demonstrated capability to lead and motivate team.  
  • Welding and hand finishing of die steels
  • Programming and operating CNC tool room equipment as well as manual tool room equipment.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the Occupational Health & Safety Act and Regulations and workers’ compensation legislation.
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Proficiency with database applications and administration systems, specifically Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to work effectively alone and prioritize.
  • Must be a highly motivated, service and team-oriented individual with an attention to detail.
  • Enthusiasm for challenge and new initiatives are prerequisites.
  • Strong analytical ability
  • Supervisory and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Strong decision making and problem solving skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Physical ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Manufacturing environment
  • Overtime as required.

• Medical, dental, prescription, vision, life and disability insurance; and a flexible spending account
• 401(k) retirement savings plan with company match
• Extensive safety training, new hire orientation, continuous learning and development programs and tuition reimbursement
• Paid holidays and vacation time

What do our employees have to say?
“It engages you professionally, and provides learning opportunities.”
“Lots of growth opportunity.”
“The company’s young enough to be exciting, but old enough to be stable.”
Not just a job—a great place to work!

Flex-N-Gate is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled.


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