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Tool And Die Supervisor (5502)

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Tower Automotive Auburn , WA 98092

Posted 5 months ago


Provide the necessary leadership to the Die Repair colleagues to achieve optimal levels of safety, quality, productivity and delivery to assure internal and external customer satisfaction.


  • Support the Company's mission, vision and values in performance of daily activities.

  • Responsible for performance feedback and leadership of all direct reports including mentoring, coaching, counseling and corrective action when situations dictate.

  • Provide key input into the development of departmental strategic goals along with identifying key measurable to support the departmental goals.

  • Provide direction and leadership to shift colleagues consistent with plant business plan goals.

  • Coordinate and assist in new colleague orientation.

  • Coordinate line activities with the production supervisor and work team.

  • Provide leadership and promote positive morale and assure a total team concept.

  • Communicate and prioritize daily work assignments to the team.

  • Enter work orders into the MLS system

  • Assure work orders are completed in an efficient and timely manner

  • Develop and manage die PM schedules for long term and mini PM's

  • Supports die change operation and assist in new job set-up.

  • Communicate line issues to supervisors on other shifts.

  • Communicate the overtime schedule to the work team.

  • Responsible for overall department coordination and communication.

  • Effectively communicate die issues to the other Tool/Die supervisors.

  • Provide input into the individual work team performance.

  • Assist with plant activities to achieve quality, productivity and cost reduction goals.

  • Provide the proactive leadership necessary to achieve and maintain a continuous improvement mindset for the work team.

  • Work with the work team to assure timely and efficient repair of dies in order to achieve maximum throughput.

  • Champion assigned engineering changes communicate and coordinate accordingly to all departments.

  • Support plant activities towards achieving customer awards and Quality registration (ex. TS 16949, ISO 14001, etc.)

  • Participate in root cause analysis and team problem solving activities (ex. 8D reports, department meetings, etc.).

  • Prepare all accident reports to include identification of root cause and corrective action.

  • Responsible for following all OSHA required safety procedures in performing daily work activities.

  • Responsible for assuring that the entire team has the necessary tools and materials to properly perform their job safely and efficiently.

  • Assign clear responsibilities for environmental, health and safety (EH&S) and hold all direct reports accountable for enforcement.

  • Assure all safety devices are properly in place and utilized and verify individual usage of personal protective equipment (PPE) by the work team.

  • Maintain high standard of housekeeping in the work area.

  • Maintain a positive working relationship with all levels of the organization.

  • Adherence to all company policies and procedures (ex. Quality Policy Manual, Colleague Handbook, Level II Procedures etc.)


Reports directly to the Engineering Manager. Interfaces on a frequent basis with Operations, Materials, Maintenance and Quality. Interfaces on an as needed basis with HR, IT, Purchasing, Accounting and corporate Engineering.


  • Provides direct leadership and supervises hourly colleagues.

  • Ability to identify, select, train and coach maintenance/production talent.

  • Provides model behavior to demonstrate corporate values.


  • Bachelors Degree in Applied Science in Manufacturing, Engineering or Industrial Technology Masters degree preferred.

  • Minimum of six (6) years experience working with class "A, B & C" dies, and one (1) year of management experience.

  • Excellent organizational, analytical and communication skills

  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities in a fast pace environment.

  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment.

  • Proven work record.

  • Proven leadership ability and excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Root cause / problem solving ability.

  • Ability to follow written instructions.

  • Excellent project management skills

  • Ability to read die design prints and drawings

  • Computer literacy and good knowledge of Microsoft Office software.

  • Knowledge of stamping processes and procedures.

  • Ability to read and write in English and perform mathematical calculations.


Duties include but are not limited to: stand, walk, twist, bend, lift, see, talk and hear. Ability to travel. Frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, vibration and hazardous materials.

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