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Tooling Technician

Job Number:  7254
Group:  Magna Exteriors
Division:  Decostar Georgia
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 7254 
Group: Magna Exteriors  
Division: Decostar Georgia 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 


Group Description

The Magna Exteriors portfolio of products includes access systems such as liftgates, exterior trim, modular systems, front-end modules including fascia, active aerodynamic systems and other lightweight structural components for automotive, commercial truck and other industrial markets.

Recognized globally as an innovator in all aspects of vehicle exteriors, Magna provides everything needed, from materials development and design through manufacturing and assembly, to help automakers create sleek, state-of-the-art vehicles across the world.



Role Summary

This night shift position reports directly to the Mold Maintenance Manager and is responsible for the general and specific job duties as described below:

General Job Duties

  • To exhibit an objective, fair and professional attitude that exemplifies the principles outlined in The MAGNA Employee’s Charter to maintain a positive and productive workplace.
  • To follow Decostar policies and display conduct expected of Decostar employees as described in the employee handbook.
  • Ensure that you follow company policies and business objectives in the daily supervision of the operations of the company.
  • To exhibit teamwork and leadership skills and actively participate in team activities in a positive working environment.
  • To demonstrate problem solving skills in a work environment that is striving for continuous improvement. 
  • To support all customer quality standards as well as the standards of Decostar. 
  • To perform daily cross-functional job assignments as required and per the department’s established procedures and work instructions.
  • Ensure a spirit of respect, cooperation, ethical conduct and fair dealing in all our operations between our internal, external customers and suppliers

Specific Job Duties

  • To direct and follow Decostar Industries health and safety policies and procedures that provide for a safe and healthful workplace for all Decostar Industries employees, contractors and visitors.
  • Exemplify the Charter principle for a safe and healthful workplace by correcting unsafe behaviors, eliminate or reduce the possibility of an employee injury due to hazardous conditions.
  • Immediately respond, in a positive and proactive manner to any Decostar employee’s health and safety concern or suggestion.
  • Immediacy report any accidents, incidents or near misses to the Safety Department and complete the required Accident Reporting Forms within 24 hours.
  • Complete all required safety-related inspections.
  • Do not install or make changes to any equipment or machinery that may jeopardize the health and safety of any employee.
  • Ensure all employees, under your guidance, have received all required training to perform their job safely.
  • Execute modifications or repairs of molds within specified time schedules.
  • Organize modifications and repairs to molds and provide all information required to production departments to allow for scheduling and completion of work.
  • Understand Decostar tooling specifications and ensure all production tools meet the requirements.
  • Keep an open issue list for each tool, including open work orders for preventive maintenance, repairs, and modifications.
  • Assist molding department technicians by troubleshooting tooling related failures.
  • Communicate with the CMMS Coordinator to maintain accurate and up-to-date documentation regarding mold maintenance, repair, and parts inventory.
  • Check water system connections and ensure circuits are operating at maximum efficiency.
  • Communicate and follow up on finished results to ensure final product meets customer specifications.
  • Support team efforts to improve quality, cost and timing of mold repairs or changes and work in a manner that contributes to meeting or exceeding department performance objectives.
  • Perform all work in an efficient manner and make efficient use of materials and tool room supplies and inventories.
  • Execute lock out / tag out procedures as required on all molding department equipment and facilities.
  • Maintain a high departmental standard of cleanliness in the Injection Molding and RIM molding areas.
  • Display professional conduct when dealing with customers both at Decostar and off site as required.
  • Perform other duties as directed

Skills and Experience Required

  • Three years practical experience as a journeyman (apprentice mold maker). 
  • Three years production environment experience in injection molding or related field. 1 ½ years experience will be accepted if accompanied by an Associate Degree or Technical Diploma in a related field.
  • Must achieve an acceptable score on Decostar’s skill assessment test.
  • Must have excellent welding skills and experience with machine tool equipment.
  • Must be able to read and interpret tooling drawings.
  • Must have experience polishing and fitting tooling components.
  • Must have basic electrical skills.


  • Associate’s Degree in a technical field of study required. 5 years work related experience may be substituted in lieu of degree. Work experience combined with current schooling towards degree will be considered.

Physical Requirements

  • This position requires a person to have the ability to perform work while sitting for up to eight (8) hours on a continuous basis.
  • This position requires a person to have the ability to stand, walk or climb stairs a minimum of eight (8) hours on a continuous basis.
  • This position requires the ability to lift up to 25 pounds on a frequent basis and 50 pounds on an infrequent basis.
  • Good vision at a close distance as well as color acuity is required.
  • Must be capable of performing a full range of repetitive motion for up to eight (8) hours a day.

07--Operations F--Permanent/Regular 

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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