Manager, Die Shop

Location:  Columbus, US

Manager, Die Shop  (Job-ID: 3064)


Hiring Manager: Divya Prakash Saboo 




1.)   Job title:  Die shop Manager

       Replacement: Die Shop Supervisor Planning




  2.)  Superior position:    Production Manager

       Subordinate position: In accordance with current organization chart


3.)    Position Objective:    The purpose of the position is to provide tools for production in HVI and to lead die shop to best in class forging tool manufacturing considering quality, quantity and on time delivery




4.)     Functions:

4.1)   General responsibilities

  • Adherence to federal and local law regulations, internal policies and other applicable rules including IATF 16949, ISO 14001and ISO 45001 requirements
  • Continuous improvement of work and activities
  • Compliance with the corporate mission statement
  • Cooperation with other people in spirit of mutual respect
  • Fulfilling thoroughly all tasks within the scope of defined qualifications and responsibilities
  • Represent the company in professional and respectful manner
  • Maintaining confidentiality of proprietary information
  • Project management (internal and international)
  • Adherence to 5S principles


          4.2)   Specific responsibilities:

  • Plans and schedules the production of tools and other related fixtures and gages
  • Just in time production to maintain optimal stock level and adequate quality
  • Manage the die prep area
  • Coordinate Strategic direction of die shop based on guidance of Central Function and HVI Management
  • Manage projects through the Die Shop simultaneous to other tasks
  • Provide unambiguous and effective internal and external communication
  • Perform make / buy decisions for new projects based on HVI Die Shop capacity and maintain capable supplier base
  • Use SAP, MS Office, including Project, Visio, and Access to manage die shop projects, delegate tasks, and maintain documentation
  • Ensure development and training of DS team members incl. creation of training materials
  • Contribute to design reviews, troubleshooting, and other technical meetings as needed
  • Provide Technical Project Management in HVI DS
  • Present new technology options for tool manufacturing for evaluation

5.)      Job profile:

    1. Education:

Bachelors in Engineering or Business Degree or equivalent

5.2)     Experience:

5+ years in die shop area (automotive environment preferable)

5.3)     Technical knowledge/skills/trainings:

  • Computer Skills (Microsoft Office applications and SAP)
  • Project Management Skills
  • Able to read and interpret component and assembly prints
  • Knowledge of tool steels, coatings, and other technologies involved in the production of forming tools.
  • Basic knowledge of forging operations
  • Basic knowledge of machining operations
  • Leadership skills

5.4)    Equipment/clothing used to perform the job:            

Personal protective equipment in applicable areas (safety glasses, hearing protection, steel-toed shoes)

Computer, Telephone, Cell-phone, SAP access

5.5)    Authorizations:

Access to internal IT and telephone network

SAP access

Internet access

Cell phone (in accordance with internal policy)

Approving expenses up to $1.000

Access to payroll of responsible departments

Contacting external business partners in scope of relevant responsibilities

Stopping the production process in case of safety issue or in case of inadequate quality of produced components


6.1)  Work environment/abilities:  The facility has smooth cement floors and overhead fluorescent lighting.  The workers are subject to noise, dirt, dust, smoke, chemicals, moving machinery (forklift, cranes, etc.) and seasonal temperature   




If you have any questions please contact Rhonda McMorris.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.


Requisition ID: 3064