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Production Operator

Toledo Molding & Die Inc. is now hiring full-time production operators at its Beloit, WI facility.

$12.00/hour to start.

Positions available for all three shifts

Previous factory experience preferred but not required

We are willing to train employees who will show up for work and are willing to learn new skills in a safe, stable work environment.

Applicants must submit to a drug screen and background check

Positions require employees to stand and walk throughout the shift and carry up to 20 pounds on a repetitive basis. Must be able to read and follow written instructions and perform basic math calculations.

Benefits include:

•No employee premium for the High Deductible Health Plan
•Traditional PPO plan available
•Dental and Vision insurance
•paid vacation
•401(k) plan with company match
•life insurance

Resumes should include dates of employment at all previous jobs.

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.

Maintenance Technician

TMD has opened a new injection and blow molding plant in the Fayetteville, Tennessee. We have an excellent opportunity for experienced Maintenance Technicians to join our team in Tennessee.

Requirements

  • 3+ years of manufacturing and facilities maintenance , preferably in automotive parts manufacturing and/or blow molding required
  • Must have basic experience in programming/troubleshooting A-B PLC controlled systems and hands-on experience with troubleshooting and repair in the following areas: electrical/electronic systems, and pneumatics
  • Strong background in hydraulic systems repair/troubleshooting is required
  • Must be willing to work 2nd or 3rd shift

Material Panning & Logistics Analyst

We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Material Panning & Logistics Analyst to join our team.

Responsibilities of the Material Panning & Logistics Analyst:
•Responsible for inventory accuracy by monitoring and maintaining in-bound inventory from suppliers to support established inventory policies for buffer calculations, safety stock and material needed to support production.
•Responsible for maintaining and communicating an accurate forecast to suppliers at the latest revision level required.
•Monitor, track and trace all inbound shipments from suppliers.
•Perform root cause inventory analysis for inventory discrepancies for components and manufacturing items.
•Lead system record integrity through cycle count, root cause analysis and development of corrective actions.
•Maintain production planning, inventory levels, safety stock and various key data fields that drive master planning are up to date in ERP system.
•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.
•Ensure changes are captured in systems to properly reflect latest Bills of Material for ordering of component parts and ensure adequate purchase orders and contracts are at latest level.
•Effectively supports and understands the plant build schedule, BOM verification, buffer calculations, change control and supplier material ordering.
•Use established processes, procedures, tools and reports to complete duties.
•Maintain positive relationship with suppliers.
•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 Material Panning & Logistics Analyst:
•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.

Preferred Skills
•One (1) year or more experience in a complex Tier 1 or Tier 1 Automotive OEM parts production facility.
•Inventory control experience including cycle counting.
•Knowledge of Future 3/MAPICS or similar systems.

Shipping & Receiving Coordinator

We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Shipping & Receiving Coordinator for 2nd and 3rd 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 Coordinator

We have an excellent opportunity for a 3rd Shirt Quality Coordinator to join our team.

Responsibilities of the quality coordinator:
•Daily review of production quality performance
•Provide quality support to personnel producing parts, assist with quality standards
•Work with teams to develop process documentation, controls, and plant training needs as necessary
•Coordinate communication of non-conformances found on each shift
•Assist auditors in repair/rework instructions of suspect parts
•Monitor quality containment on non-conformances by means of effective quarantine and timely disposition

Qualifications of the quality coordinator:
•Five years of experience in a similar role
•Automotive industry experience
•Injection Molded-in color experience
•Plastics experience desired

Corporate Payroll Specialist

We have an excellent opportunity for experienced Corporate Payroll Specialist to join our team. The Corporate Payroll Specialist position is responsible for all functions related to payroll.

Responsibilities for corporate payroll specialist:

•Process weekly and semi-monthly payroll
•Preparation and disbursement of payroll (checks and direct deposit)
•Remit voluntary benefit contributions (401k, FSA, HSA …)
•Process garnishment calculations, compliance response and remittances
•Reconciling payroll related general ledger accounts
•Reconcile payroll clearings
•Month end/Year end closing activities
•All payroll tax activities, including compliance and filing returns (local, state and federal)
•Prepare W-2 forms
•Troubleshoot tax issues
•Completing special projects for senior management and Accounting
•Assist HR to update monthly headcount reports
•Assist with all audits as needed
•Research and respond to employee inquiries in a timely manner
•Provide guidance and leadership to other payroll staff (training and development)
•Take the lead to initiate changes and maintain an environment of continuous improvement
•Develop training manuals to standardize procedures and maintain internal controls
•Work with payroll system vendor to ensure accuracy of system.
•Work with IT to assist with all payroll software maintenance and upgrades.

Qualifications for corporate payroll specialist:
•Bachelor’s Degree preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience
•3 – 5 years of relevant payroll and accounting experience
•Intermediate to advanced excel skills (Pivot Tables and formulas), skills in using other Microsoft Office products
•Experience with Quest IV payroll software a plus but not required
•Must possess and demonstrate exceptional organizational, verbal, written and interpersonal skills (integrity, trustworthiness, dependability)

Process Technician

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

Responsibilities

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

  • 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:

  • 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

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.

Manufacturing Engineer

The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for their assigned manufacturing processes and new product launch project management. Through input from the customer, corporate support groups, plant staff, and production employees the Manufacturing Engineer will review process controls, emphasize continuous improvement through Lean Manufacturing methodology and Kaizen activities, participate in the development of cell layouts, set up reduction (SMED), lead time reduction and improve productivity through waste reduction. In addition the Manufacturing Engineer will be responsible for achieving product target cost, improved efficiency and identifying possible production problems for existing products within their scope of accountability.

The Manufacturing Engineer will be involved with helping to determine project capital needs, launch strategies, project timing, process flows, labor and machine standards as well as proposed plans for changes to the process, equipment, molds, and tooling to ensure reliability and compatibility with existing Toledo Molding and Die standards/systems.

Job Functions:
•Support and maintain project time line
•Participate in identifying open items issues
•Review mold and secondary fixture design and make recommendations
•Develop workflow, effective layout and optimize processes
•Evaluate and implement process/product improvements
•Work with the team to develop tooling and poka yoke methods
•Assist with training of both technical and production in processing standards
•Develop short and long term strategy to support customer requirements
•Authorize engineering change notices (deviations), process alerts, purchase orders, equipment spare parts inventory, and personnel training requests
•Support plant safety rules, procedures and standards
•Involved with assigned project launch strategies, capital needs, program timing in support of all APQP, PPAP, and ISO/TS16949 requirements

Qualifications:
•Bachelor’s Degree – technical required.
•A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role.
•Automotive industry experience
•Injection Molding and / or blow molding experience preferred.