Tooling Design/Model Shop/Tool Room Supervisor
Company: Gast Manufacturing
Posted on: September 19, 2023
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POSITION TITLE: Tooling Design/Model Shop/Tool Room Supervisor
REPORTING TO: DOO
LOCATION: Benton Harbor, MI
Scope of Role: Leads in-house machining and fabrication that
supports Sustaining Engineering and New Product Development
projects, (NPD). Creates new prototype parts, fixtures, test
samples and concepts from that directly support Engineering and
product design. Maintains and improves current production
fixturing, assists in selection of machine tools. Must have
demonstrated proficiency in CAD software for designing, development
of prototypes, assemblies, and drawings. Procures materials and
tooling required. Supervises Toolmakers in Model Shop and Tool
Room, maintains department budget and goals for future state.
Demonstrated commitment to continuous quality improvement. Has the
ability to work well in a team environment and thinks
independently. Shows initiative, anticipates and prevents problems,
has mechanical aptitude, and mental/physical/visual acuity.
Decision making, analytics, supervisory skills and interpersonal
skills are all necessary. The supervisor needs to be organized and
has excellent communication skills. This person will interact with
personnel at all levels at Gast.
Manages Tool Room and Model Shop Employees - creates development
plans, maintains time keeping, and apprenticeship tracking.
Supports employees in training plans.
Oversees the flow of work through the Model Shop and Toolroom
including both in-house fabrication support as well as external
Ensures that the schedule prioritization is communicated to VSM's
and Engineers. Creates metrics on effectiveness of Model Shop and
Owns all design / engineering responsibilities for tooling and
fixturing for production assembly and machining centers. Leads
in-house designs for machining and fabrication that may support
both production and product development projects. Must have
demonstrated proficiency in CAD software, (SolidWorks).
Maintaining department budget and goals for future state. Creates
Continuous Improvement plans to develop Gast tooling and fixturing
Attends NPD design review meetings to give insight and advice from
a Model Shop perspective as well as production perspective.
Leads and mentors other engineers, designers, apprentices in good
design practices. Able to engage others at all levels to achieve
the best results on larger projects.
Measures of Performance
- Model Shop and Toolroom requests are being met in a timely
- Career development plans in place and acted on for tool room
and model shop
- Ensures Engineering & Design needs being met: new tooling,
fixturing, gaging, assemblies
- Proven growth: capabilities, learning, processes improvement,
design concepts, project teams
- Continuous improvement of Gast tooling and fixturing
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS OR EQUIVALENCIES:
- Bachelor's degree in manufacturing, business, engineering
discipline, technical degree and / or Journeyman Toolmaker
- Has a vision for the future state including new in-house
processes, can evaluate external vendor technical capabilities, and
is active in learning about new machine tool technologies
- Expert in CAD design software, (SolidWorks), design and solid
- Overall working knowledge in machine tool technology, CAD
software and design engineering background
- Works well in a team environment as well as independently to
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:
- Proactive possess a strong sense of ownership and drive to
success utilizing available resources Must be comfortable working
under pressure with solid problem-solving methodology
- Ability to motivate and drive others to deliver results
- Well organized must have ability to address tactical issues in
the short-term while maintaining long-term project plan
- Excellent communication/presentation skills (written and
- Integrity, trust and interpersonal savvy
- Ability to work successfully in a multi-cultural
- Ability to work collaboratively with strong leadership &
influencing skills mentoring, developing and driving
GAST Manufacturing, a Unit of IDEX Corporation is an Equal
Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative
summary of the essential duties and responsibilities performed by
incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform
job-related tasks other than those specifically presented.
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