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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.

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.

Maintenance Technician

We are currently hiring an experienced maintenance technician in Jefferson, OH.

The position reports to the Maintenance Supervisor and is responsible for performing highly diversified duties to install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain production and facility equipment according to safety and productive maintenance systems and processes to support business goals and objectives.

Maintenance Technician Responsibilities:

  • Perform highly diversified duties to install and maintain production machines and the plant facility’s equipment.
  • Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs of production equipment during production and performs scheduled maintenance repairs of production equipment during machine service.
  • Perform simple machinist duties and responsibilities.
  • Perform mechanic skills including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, troubleshooting and repair of production machines.
  • Read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service.
  • Diagnose problems, replace or repair parts, test and make adjustments.
  • Perform regular preventive maintenance on machines, equipment and plant facilities.
  • Perform a variety of plumbing maintenance and carpentry functions.
  • Use a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters and material handling equipment in performing duties.
  • Detect faulty operations, defective material and report those and any unusual situation to proper supervision.
  • Must be able to work 3rd shift (11:30 pm – 07:30 am). Flexibility to work weekends and overtime when needed.
  • Comply with safety regulations and maintain clean and orderly work areas.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned or needed.

Maintenance Technician Qualifications:

  • Associate degree in industrial maintenance a plus.
  • 4 years of experience in manufacturing environment; strong hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical and industrial skills with some PLC experience and HVAC.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Must be highly motivated and able to work independently.
  • Ability to read blueprints and schematics a plus.
  • Proficient in reading and understanding related and required maintenance documents.
  • Requires the ability to perform job responsibilities safely.

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.

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.

Qualifications:

  • High School degree required, some college a plus.
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Automotive industry experience.
  • Plastics experience preferred.
  • Must be willing to work 3rd shift.

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

In addition, TMD will pay you a bonus of $500 after 6 months of employment!

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.

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 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

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.

Production Operator

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

•$12.30/hour to start.

•Positions available on 2nd (3pm-11pm) and 3rd (11pm-7am) 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.

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

Preference will be given to local candidates.

Please apply in person at 11 East Park Lane, Fayetteville, TN 37334. No phone calls please. EOE

Material Handlers

We are currently hiring material handlers on all 3 shifts in Jefferson, OH.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinates with Process Tech to load material at presses as applicable
  • Moves material and stores in designated area as needed
  • Brings containers to presses and opens containers for associates
  • Removes all old labels from containers
  • Takes away full containers after they are approved and stores in designated location of warehouse
  • Keeps molding work cells supplied with component parts as necessary
  • Cleans under secondary machines and feeds into grinder at press
  • Keeps Molding aisles clean and free from debris
  • Picks up material debris in work cell and places in PMI containers
  • Coordinates with Maintenance Helper to empty trash on production floor as needed
  • Coordinate with Process Tech to empty secondary equipment (cutoffs) as needed
  • Any other duties as assigned by direct supervisor

Minimum Qualification Requirements

  • Able to follow all safety rules and policies and must complete Safety training
  • Ability to communicate and work with all others on shift in order to understand their needs
  • Ability and willingness to work overtime
  • Able to lift 50 pounds
  • Able to do basic math (add, subtract, multiply, and divide)
  • Able to stand on feet up to 8 hours per day
  • Able to read and write English

Benefits include:

  •  paid vacation
  • medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • life insurance