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Material Control Analyst

We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Material Control Analyst at our Fayetteville, TN location.

The position reports to the Plant MP&L Manager responsible for a variety of MP&L activities including engineering change, inventory control, new model launch and balance out coordination.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for performing a variety of duties to support MP&L activities including verifying material or containers, identifying inventory shortages, inventory control, ordering material (i.e. Resin, cardboard) and support engineering changes.
  • Support New Model builds which include ordering materials, arranging for shipping, engineering changes and logistics.
  • Lead system record integrity through cycle count, root cause analysis and development of corrective actions.
  • Ensure master changes are captured in systems to properly reflect adequate bills of material for ordering of component parts and production of WIP and end items. Support balance out planning and coordination.
  • Coordinate with corporate BOM analyst on engineering changes. This includes monitoring the performance on effective date implementation, changes to bill of materials and loading of new levels as required.
  • Support program and part balance out ensuring engineering changes are incorporated timely and bank builds are in place per the agreed to effectivity of change while minimizing obsolescence.
  • Participate in conjunction with Material Supervisors or employees devising strategies for warehousing, replenishment methods and production floor to plan for every part.
  • Coordinate activities to ensure warehouse is organized and orderly on a daily basis
  • Participate in plant physical inventory as required.
  • Plan and supervise execution of periodic physical count of inventory as applicable.
  • Must be a self-starter able to work without close supervision, understanding what needs to be done, and taking the required actions.
  • Shall adhere to all safety, health and environmental procedures, policies and practices such as; utilizing personal protective equipment and proper attire in keeping with safety standards.
  • Comply with all ISO/TS 16949 & ISO-14001 procedures and work instructions related to job description.
  • Perform all other functions as required; included are any work assignments relating to the efficient flow of work within TMD, Inc.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Three (3) years or more experience in a complex Tier 1 or Tier 1 Automotive OEM parts production facility.
  • Inventory control experience including cycle counting.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment that allows for individual differences and provides for individual growth.
  • Ability to identify urgent or emerging problems, develop alternative corrective actions and engage appropriate colleagues in the timely implementation of corrective actions.
  • Knowledge of automotive processes (EDI, PPAP, etc.).
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes and bills of material.
  • Experience with MRP and scheduling systems (MAPICS a plus).
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Strong analytical & mathematical skills.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

Maintenance Supervisor

We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Maintenance Supervisor join our injection molding plant in Beloit, WI. Toledo Molding and Die is a Tier 1 supplier to the Fiat-Chrysler assembly Plant in Belvidere, Illinois.

Maintenance Supervisor Responsibilities:

  • Supervises, directs and schedules the daily activities of the maintenance technicians, monitors assigned work orders and preventative maintenance (PMs) work orders
  • Working knowledge of PLC programming
  • Plan and execute preventive and corrective maintenance on all plant equipment.
  • Train Maintenance and process technicians in operation and repair of equipment
  • Train direct reports in all safe practices in conformance with Safety Manual
  • Identify suppliers and vendors necessary to maintain continuous operations
  • Establish necessary IATF compliant processes and procedures
  • Implement IATF environmental compliance processes and procedures
  • Take active role in establishing a safe workplace
  • Perform daily review of plant facilities and equipment
  • Assist Production and Engineering groups when needed
  • Manage maintenance performance against plant goals in safety, quality, TMOS, cost, customer service and culture
  • Manage and supervise all OSHA compliance training for maintenance technicians
  • Provides leadership, direction and training to maintenance technicians for basic maintenance and repairs on conveyors, mixers, packaging equipment, production equipment, electrical control systems and other related plant systems
  • Fully utilizes Asset Life Management (ALM) module to execute the maintenance plan, assign, provide feedback and report on the performance of the maintenance department.
  • Records and documents according to procedures, assuring that all equipment documentation is up to date and assures that the documentation of Maintenance Technicians is accurate and complete, PM work orders are correctly completed as scheduled and all documentation supports current IATF audit requirements
  • Conducts routine walk-throughs and inspections of production equipment and facilities and provides feedback, concerns and recommendations for improvement to the Plant Manager and Production Manager
  • Identify and document the skills, performance opportunities, learning needs, time and attendance of each maintenance mechanic and teaches routinely
  • Maintain excellent troubleshooting, mechanical and electrical skills.
  • Maintain a high degree of knowledge of motor control circuits, electrical schemes/schematics, and general servo motor controls concepts.
  • Exudes a high degree of inter-personal skills and has the ability to work well with everyone
  • Provide superior service to internal customers
  • Follows and enforces production standards reflected in SQF as well as the regulations of major vendors and governmental agencies such as OSHA and assures associates are consistently trained in these standards and comply with all requirements

Maintenance Supervisor Qualifications:

  • Strong facility and equipment installation, repair and maintenance
  • The qualified candidate should possess 5+ years maintenance supervision experience
  • Effective computer skills (MS Office), organizational skills,
  • Experience with Robotics and PLC’s.
  • Strong electrical background while working in manufacturing.

Shipping & Receiving Coordinator

We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Shipping & Receiving Coordinator for 2nd  shift at our Fayetteville, TN location.

Responsibilities of the shipping & receiving coordinator:
•Prepare and print daily load sheets, analyzing inventory and ensuring material is ready to ship to support customer requirements.
•Responsible for accurately and timely responding to on-line customer’s supply chain systems.
•Responsible for maintaining, monitoring and reacting to customer delivery ratings.
•Lead record integrity through cycle count, root cause analysis and development of corrective actions for WIP and end items.
•Monitor all miscellaneous shipping paperwork.
•Responsible for unloading trucks, accepting deliveries, unpacking containers and ensuring material is delivered to location as needed.
•Interface with external supply partners & customers to manage and reconcile all issues related to shipping and receiving.
•Ensure each part and packaging type has a location and is properly labeled.
•Responsible for ensuring warehouse is organized and orderly on a daily basis.
•Ensure packing lists for incoming material are checked for accurate information including part counts, purchase order and pertinent information.
•Participate in plant physical inventory as required.
•Must be a self-starter able to work without close supervision, understanding what needs to be done, and taking the required actions.
•Attain a level of product/commodity knowledge and to attain a level of awareness of supplier operations as they pertain to the company.
•Shall adhere to all safety, health and environmental procedures, policies and practices such as; utilizing personal protective equipment and proper attire in keeping with safety standards.
•Perform all other functions as required; included are any work assignments relating to the efficient flow of work within TMD, Inc.

Qualifications of the shipping & receiving coordinator :
•One (1) year or more experience in a complex Tier 1 or Tier 1 Automotive OEM parts production facility.
•Knowledge of automotive processes (EDI, PPAP, etc.).
•Able to work in a team-oriented environment that allows for individual differences and provides for individual growth.
•Understanding of manufacturing processes and bills of material.
•Experience with MRP and scheduling systems (MAPICS a plus).
•Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook.
•Strong analytical & mathematical skills.
•Good verbal and written communication skills.

Quality Engineer

We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced quality professional to join our team at our plant in Fayetteville, TN.

Responsibilities:

  • Support project launch strategy
  • Participate in identifying open items issues
  • Support and project time line
  • Provide support for all pre-production builds requiring components and/or services from the manufacturing site
  • Work with team to develop processes, establish process documentation and controls, and plant training needs of the new project
  • Assist with training of production personnel of processing and quality standards
  • Ensure product conforms to customer engineering standards
  • Support and develop process documentation Coordinate problem solving of quality issues, as required
  • Review component supplier performance and submission
  • Determine possible quality problems and prepare a list of concerns to be discussed with the launch team
  • Monitor customer concerns/rejections during pre-production and after
  • Perform capability studies via CMM and problem solving inspection
  • Work with tool and part suppliers on PPAP requirements and submission
  • Review and approve supplier PPAP package
  • Support elements of TS16949, APQP and PPAP
  • Gage R&R studies, procedures and certification
  • Assist Engineers in development of FMEA, and process flowchart

Work with the team to develop processes, tune-in equipment and tooling. Establish process controls, assist in training of new projects         

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Automotive industry experience
  • Plastics experience preferred
  • Injection Molded-in Color Experience 

Quality Manager

We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced quality professional to join our team at our plant in Fayetteville, TN.

The Quality Manager reports directly to the Plant Manager and is responsible for the overall development and administration of Quality resources within the plant. Through input from customer, supplier, Division, and plant staff, the Quality Manager will allocate manpower resources to project teams and programs.

The Quality Manager is responsible for establishing and reviewing process controls, emphasizing customer satisfaction, continuous improvement, and waste reduction. Measurement systems and inspection techniques are to be developed and maintained to advance Quality Department goals and objectives in support of plant goals and objectives.

Responsibilities:

  • Establish and track Quality department goals and objectives
  • Determine Quality department standards, practices, and procedures
  • Establish and maintain product Quality Standards
  • Track external customer Quality issues, e.g. concerns, rejections, PPM, and 8D problem solving
  • Track internal customer Quality issues, e.g. Rejection Tags and Process Alerts
  • Track supplier Quality issues and performance
  • Support plant safety procedures and safety policies
  • Direct QA personnel regarding performance and material testing
  • Allocate Quality resources to project teams, programs, and manufacturing process improvement teams
  • Assist in daily review of production quality performance
  • Assist Production to achieve effective and efficient production of quality parts
  • Schedule and chair regular Quality Review meetings to Appraise Management of Quality Dept. issues to ensure suitability and effectiveness of Quality System
  • Work with Engineering to develop project launch strategy, capital needs, program timing in support of all APQP, PPAP, MSA and IATF-16949 requirements
  • Work with Quality Engineers and Quality Coordinators to document trends in quality, compare against customer standards and plant goals
  • Support advance Quality activities, elements and schedules
  • Represent plant at the customer in the area of Quality
  • Develop short and long term strategy to support customer requirements, as required
  • Primary responsibility for implementation and maintenance of IATF 16949 and ISO 14001 quality systems

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree – technical required.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Automotive industry experience managing within an IATF certified quality system
  • High product launch exposure a plus.
  • Plastics experience preferred.

Manufacturing Engineer

We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced manufacturing engineer to join our team in Jefferson, OH.

The position reports to the Production Manager and is responsible for continuous improvement, new model trials and the development of new product.

Manufacturing Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Involved in New Model development activities, including but not limited to quoting and prototype production.
  • New Model Project coordinator; develop new packaging per customer requirements, Work cell layouts / work flow; Create / Update all process books ; Developing cycle times.
  • New Model quoting support.
  • Participates in support of current production.
  • Day to day trouble shooting – floor operations.
  • Responsible for Kaizen events and the documentation.
  • Developing and implementing countermeasures for customer concerns.
  • Participates in trial events / processing product through working with Process Technicians.
  • Coordinate tooling events.
  • Design and improve manufacturing systems.
  • Plans and coordinates process improvements.
  • Works with vendors to ensure components comply with customer requirements.
  • Uses statistics to determine outcome of process improvements or the need of.
  • Manage process changes, track to closure.

Manufacturing Engineer Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in Engineering preferred
  • Five years minimum experience in Engineering
  • Ability to identify urgent or emerging problems, develop alternative corrective actions and engage appropriate colleagues in the timely implementation of corrective actions.
  • Strong analytical & mathematical skills.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook.

Production Supervisor

We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced production supervisor to join our team.

The Production Supervisor will work directly with the production employees, maintenance / tool & die set personnel and the management team to ensure the successful production of the customer’s part per the customer’s requirements. The supervisor will interface with the hourly workforce to develop a team atmosphere while insuring that company policies, procedures and regulations are consistently upheld.

Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting in the establishing capital needs, developing project timing, reviewing employees’ performance, employee involvement and appropriate communications relating to employee concerns.

Production Supervisor Responsibilites:

  • Support and enforce with consistency the plant safety process and rules, and Toledo Molding & Die policies and procedures. Administer corrective action when necessary.
  • Provide leadership and direction to production employees by actively working with and effectively communicating to ensure quality product.
  • Maintain production requirements while minimizing scrap levels.
  • Efficient manpower utilization – both direct and indirect.
  • Develop process improvements through employee involvement and support all plant continuous improvement efforts as assigned.
  • Ensure that all products are manufactured in accordance to customer specifications and approved processes.
  • Participate in and support the ISO 14000 and TS16949 systems.
  • Effective and diligent employee training/development
  • Accurate and timely completion of all shift paperwork and reports
  • Issue process improvements and cost reductions as required
  • Support root cause analysis and proper resolution to conflict.
  • When required, be able to report in review meetings manufacturing results with supportive details and corrective action plans outlined.
  • Challenge traditional boundaries and eliminate barriers which do not promote continuous improvement of the enterprise.
  • Assure that production schedules are met. Act with a high sense of urgency, in particular with respect to customer needs.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint).
  • Ensure strict compliance with plant housekeeping standards.
  • Maintain a plant culture that embraces the values of honesty, trust, mutual respect, employee involvement and flexibility.

Production Supervisor Qualifications:

  • High School degree required, some college a plus.
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Automotive industry experience.
  • Plastics experience preferred.

Maintenance Technician

TMD is seeking experienced Maintenance Technicians for our Delphos, OH plant. Individual responsibilities include general repair and preventative maintenance on plastic injection molding presses, as well as auxiliary equipment.

Maintenance technicians qualifications:
•previous experience with changing injection molding tools, plastics processing, electrical wiring including 240 and 480 volt, pneumatics, hydraulics and programmable logic controllers.
•possess vocational or technical certification in Mechanical/Industrial areas.
•good communication and organizational skills and the ability to work within a diverse group as a Team Player.
•must be willing to work the afternoon or midnight shifts.

Process Technician

The Process Technician will be responsible for providing technical support for all aspects of production. Responsibility for new products begins with the first production build via customer production releases.

The primary responsibilities will be to troubleshoot injection and blow molding process and make adjustments to the process to increase overall quality and productivity goals as established thereby obtaining optimum productivity and quality levels while complying with customer specifications.

In addition, the Process Technician will assist in achieving product target cost; improve efficiency, identifying possible production problems for existing products. Monitor the input and output variables of the process, including advanced product inspection, optimizing product and process quality consistent with the company’s Total Quality Systems, procedures and customer requirements.

Job Functions

  • Support and enforce with consistency the plant safety process and rules, local labor agreement and Toledo Molding & Die policies and procedures.
  • Provide support for all pre-production builds requiring components and/or services from the manufacturing site.
  • Assist with training of both technical and production in processing standards.
  • Ensure that all products are manufactured in accordance with customer specifications and approved processes.
  • Assure that production schedules are met. Act with a high sense of urgency, in particular with respect to customer needs.
  • Achieve project expectation and requirements for all elements of PPAP, TS16949 and ISO 14000.
  • Weekly program status reports (i.e., performance, open items, corrective action plans, etc.).
  • Maintain technical log for product/processes assigned, as required.
  • Maintain records for primary tools (molds) and selected secondary equipment.
  • Troubleshoot injection molding process and correct where deviant. Adjust closed-loop process control systems where applicable.
  • Troubleshoot robotic unloading; provide enhancements to increase robot system efficiency and performance.
  • Enhance the process to increase cycle efficiency, press performance, tool performance, operator performance, and material performance.
  • Troubleshoot issues with secondary equipment (post molding assembly)
  • Provide technical instructions to maintain part stability.
  • Provide detailed and structured documentation of process corrections and enhancements as required and/or assigned.
  • Measure outputs and evaluate process control and capability.
  • Troubleshoot out of control conditions, machine deficiencies and product non-conformities.
  • Responsible for new mold start up, sampling, process trouble shooting, optimizing cycles and set-ups as well as performing molding and machine safety checks.
  • Assist with mold/color changes
  • Develop process improvements through employee involvement and support all plant continuous improvement efforts as assigned.
  • As required provide leadership and direction to production employees by actively working with and effectively communicating to ensure quality product.
  • Function as a Team Member of the Shift Technical Team, supporting processing and quality needs in a Lean Environment Actively participate in and support the implementation and maintenance of the company’s documented quality system as appropriate.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint).
  • Ensure strict compliance with plant housekeeping standards.
  • Maintain a plant culture that embraces the values of honesty, trust, mutual respect, employee involvement and flexibility.

Qualifications Desired:

  • High School degree required, some college a plus.
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Automotive industry experience.
  • Hands-on processing skills including new mold startup, sampling, troubleshooting, optimizing cycles, set-ups.
  • Experienced with wide range of molding machines – 500 – 3500 ton presses.
  • Experience with class A surface parts and color a plus.
  • Blow molding experience preferred.

Process Technician

We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced injection molding process technician to join our team in Beloit, Wisconsin. Toledo Molding and Die will be supplying the Fiat-Chrysler assembly Plant in Belvidere, Illinois.

Responsibilities for process technician:

The Process Technician will be responsible for providing technical support for all aspects of production. Responsibility for new products begins with the first production build via customer production releases.

The primary responsibilities will be to troubleshoot injection molding process and make adjustments to the process to increase overall quality and productivity goals as established thereby obtaining optimum productivity and quality levels while complying with customer specifications.

In addition, the Process Technician will assist in achieving product target cost; improve efficiency, identifying possible production problems for existing products. Monitor the input and output variables of the process, including advanced product inspection, optimizing product and process quality consistent with the company’s Total Quality Systems, procedures and customer requirements.

Job Functions for process technician:

  • Support and enforce with consistency the plant safety process and rules, local labor agreement and Toledo Molding & Die policies and procedures.
  • Provide support for all pre-production builds requiring components and/or services from the manufacturing site.
  • Assist with training of both technical and production in processing standards.
  • Ensure that all products are manufactured in accordance with customer specifications and approved processes.
  • Assure that production schedules are met. Act with a high sense of urgency, in particular with respect to customer needs.
  • Achieve project expectation and requirements for all elements of PPAP, TS16949 and ISO 14000.
  • Weekly program status reports (i.e., performance, open items, coMaintain technical log for product/processes assigned, as required.
  • Maintain records for primary tools (molds) and selected secondary equipment.
  • Troubleshoot injection molding process and correct where deviant. Adjust closed-loop process control systems where applicable.
  • Troubleshoot robotic unloading; provide enhancements to increase robot system efficiency and performance.
  • Enhance the process to increase cycle efficiency, press performance, tool performance, operator performance, and material performance.
  • Troubleshoot issues with secondary equipment (post molding assembly)
  • Provide technical instructions to maintain part stability.
  • Provide detailed and structured documentation of process corrections and enhancements as required and/or assigned.
  • Measure outputs and evaluate process control and capability.
  • Troubleshoot out of control conditions, machine deficiencies and product non-conformities.
  • Responsible for new mold start up, sampling, process trouble shooting, optimizing cycles and set-ups as well as performing molding and machine safety checks.
  • Assist with mold/color changes.
  • Develop process improvements through employee involvement and support all plant continuous improvement efforts as assigned.
  • As required provide leadership and direction to production employees by actively working with and effectively communicating to ensure quality product.
  • Function as a Team Member of the Shift Technical Team, supporting processing and quality needs in a Lean Environment Actively participate in and support the implementation and maintenance of the company’s documented quality system as appropriate.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint).
  • Ensure strict compliance with plant housekeeping standards.
  • Maintain a plant culture that embraces the values of honesty, trust, mutual respect, employee involvement and flexibility.

Qualifications Desired:

  • High School degree required, some college a plus.
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Automotive industry experience.
  • Hands-on processing skills including new mold startup, sampling, troubleshooting, optimizing cycles, set-ups.
  • Experienced with wide range of molding machines – 500 – 3500 ton presses.
  • Experience with class A surface parts and color a plus