ATEK METAL TECHNOLOGIES Tooling Specialist in NEW HAMPTON, Iowa

SUMMARY: Provides technical oversight for day to day maintenance of the existing permanent mold and core box tooling fleet. Also provides technical expertise for tooling problem-solving and process development, including coordinating the activities of outside tooling and equipment suppliers. Involved in continuous improvement of tooling processes for quality and productivity improvement. Provides technical support and training to operations as needed to assure that proper tooling maintenance practices and disciplines are being followed. Develops approaches to help extend tooling life. WAGE TYPE: Hourly Non-ExemptFLSA Exemption: N/AESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Assures that our tooling fleet is maintained in good working order. Works with the Tooling Manager, operations, planner and setup to take tools out of service for repairs at the appropriate time and assure they are returned as planned. Works to coordinate repairs in house as well as with a variety of tooling vendors. Works on the floor with operations to proactively address tooling problems and to support continuous improvement efforts. Works with tooling designer and suppliers to provide fixturing to effectively process parts. Coordinates the disposition of tools that are no longer needed. Handles tooling requisitions, maintains tooling documentation, transfer of tooling files, etc. Works with tooling vendors to coordinate schedules, maintain project time lines. ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE:iReports to: Tooling ManagerQUALIFICATIONS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be substituted for the expected levels of education and experience required.Education and/or Experience: iFour (4) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experienceiHands-on experience with tool making, tooling maintenance and fixture design iPrior experience with ISO Quality Systems, Safety/Environmental Certifications. Required Skills:iExcellent knowledge of CAD/blue print reading & tolerancesiTool making experience and certificationiMust have excellent organizational skills and attention to detailiMS Officei Suite proficiency iMust be able to read, write and comprehend the English languageiKnowledge of all applicable safety and environmental regulationsiAbility to work independently, to make decisions, and to keep team members updated on progress as required iStrong oral and written communication skills required, including training using multiple sources of mediaiProblem solving and data analysis skillsDesired:iExperience with permanent mold and core box tooling in a foundry environmentiCNC Machining experienceiCNC programmingiFamiliarity with GD&TWorking Conditions:iWill work on the plant floor a majority of the time.iWill have regular exposure to foundry environment including: dust, heat, fumes and noise.