Tool And Die Maintenance Planner

General Motors Kansas City , KS 66101

Posted 2 weeks ago

About Us: At the new General Motors, we are passionate about designing, building and selling the world's best vehicles. This vision unites us as a team each and every day and is the hallmark of our customer-driven culture. Making the world's best vehicle scan only happen with the world's greatest employees. GM is in the process of reinventing our industry with innovative products like the Chevy Volt and OnStar. Our 202,000 employees work in 158 facilities touching six continents, they speak more than 50 languages and touch 23 time zones. From designing and engineering state-of-the-art plants and developing new vehicles and technologies to creating new marketing programs, our team members are valued for their unique contributions. We are seeking individuals who are looking to make a difference in one of the world's most iconic companies.

This position will be located at the Fairfax Assembly and Stamping Plant in Kansas City, KS.

About the Plant: The General Motors Fairfax Assembly & Stamping Plant has been producing World Class Quality vehicles in the Kansas City area since 1945. Fairfax Assembly was the first industrial facility to operate as a dual-purpose manufacturer producing both automobiles and jet fighters in the same building. The present facility, constructed in 1985, has received numerous awards, including North American Car of the Year for the Chevrolet Malibu, as well as earning a top safety rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and J.D. Power recognition in multiple categories. In addition to the industry awards, the plant has received several capital investments, helping to make it the largest employer in the Kansas City Metro area. The plant workforce is represented by UAW Local 31 and currently manufactures the Chevrolet Malibu. Since 1945, more than 12 million vehicles have been built at Fairfax.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate press / die maintenance activities, spare parts coordination and planning activities overseeing the use of MAXIMO, Blue Light part dimensional checks and Argus formability tools

  • Promotes, educates, communicates & follows up on safety initiatives

  • Assist & fill in for group leaders to supervise a group of hourly employees in skilled involving maintenance of equipment, presses, tools & dies.

  • Work involves a considerable amount of decision making accompanied by a high level of independent judgement.

  • Implements the planning & scheduling for building & repair of equipment & dies

  • Ability to interpret daily production schedules.

  • Analyzes tooling, equipment & dies problems & selects proper steps for problem resolution.

  • Coordinates work assignments

  • Responsible for coordinating die work, quality requirements, application of established manufacturing processes & methods, equipment maintenance functions & personnel allocation.

  • Maintain & grow GMS using the BPD process

  • Assists in obtaining & scheduling resources to effectively perform operations

  • Trains, develops & evaluates employees

  • Regular contact with others outside stamping

Required Skills, Abilities and

  • High level of analytical ability to handle situations where problems are complex

  • Well developed oral & written skills

  • High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others, motivate employees & elicit work output

  • 3-5 years experience in a manufacturing environment leading people

  • Must be willing to work multiple shifts

  • Manufacturing processes

  • UAW agreements

  • Time keeping system

  • Quality standards including how to read outer sheet metal

  • GMS

  • Maintenance activity

  • Die maintenance

  • Die processes

  • Large stamping presses AA transfers & footprint lines

  • Basic machining concepts

  • Welding knowledge

  • Microsoft office

  • Planning & organizational ability

  • Knowledge of MAXIMO system

Required Education:

  • Bachelor's degree, journeyman's card or equivalent (preferred)

  • High school graduate

  • Die maker journeyman's card or extensive die experience and / or working stamping press knowledge is required

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Tool And Die Maintenance Planner

General Motors