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Assistant Tool Room Manager

Job Number:  64206
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Vehtek Systems Inc
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Bowling Green, OHIO, US, 43402

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Job Number: 64206 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Vehtek Systems Inc 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 


Group Description

Cosma provides a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions to global customers. Through our robust product engineering, outstanding tooling capabilities and diverse process expertise, we continue to bring lightweight and innovative products to market.


Summary of Responsibilities

Assists the Tool Room Manager to provide tool and die support to all other departments to ensure that customer schedules and projects are completed timely. To assist in overall leadership of the Tool and Die Department and assist cold stamp, hot stamp, lasers and assembly departments in meeting safety, quality, and productivity goals.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability and essential duties required to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Promote and practice “safety first” by immediately addressing any hazards, defective equipment or unsafe conditions within the department.
  • Responsible for all aspects of the tool room operations for assigned shifts and areas as assigned by the Tool Room Manager.
  • Assists with the management and supervision of tool room personnel to maintain production dies and related equipment in a condition to produce parts at the required quality level and available for scheduled production.
  • Work with maintenance team to maintain presses and other production equipment to be in a reliable working condition for scheduled production.
  • Assists with the proper scheduling and standard work instructions for tool room personnel.
  • Ensures quality of work completed by tool room personnel.
  • Assists with the coordination with customers, suppliers, engineering, quality, maintenance and other related in-house services to problem solve issues to minimize production disruptions and downtime.
  • Oversees the training of all tool & die apprentices.
  • Assists in the performance evaluation of tool room personnel.
  • Ensure proper communication to tool room personnel on and between shifts.
  • Assists with all continuous product and process improvements related to the tool room.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Leader Health & Safety Responsibilities

  • Ensure Team Members use or wear the protective equipment required by Vehtek Systems Advise Team Members of any potential hazards and/or provide written instructions as to the measures to protect the Team Member
  • Take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances for the protection of a Team Member and report any known contravention out of their control to their department manager
  • Conduct accident / incident investigations and implement corrective actions and Continued Improvements
  • Conduct monthly safety inspections and implement corrective actions
  • Correct unsafe acts or conditions
  • Correct or commends health & safety performance
  • Adhere to and comply with and exceed where possible all applicable federal, state, and OSHA environmental, health and safety laws, regulations, external & internal standards and other requirements in all of its operations which relate to its health, safety and environmental aspects


  • Able to demonstrate understanding of how job performance affects product quality and customer satisfaction
  • Able to work well with others; build and maintain positive team member relations
  • Able to prepare, read and interpret written reports, instructions, procedures and guidelines
  • Able to effectively present information and respond to questions from management, team members, suppliers and customers
  • Able to maintain confidentiality, and use discretion and tact
  • Able to manage and schedule multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Able to work flexible and additional hours as needed
  • Able to calculate figures and amounts, such as percentages and proportions
  • Able to use computer and software as required
  • Must have excellent human management skills, be decisive and lead by example

Education, Skills and Experience

  • 5 – 10 years of proven prior supervisory-level experience in tool room operations is required
  • In addition to above requirement, a High School diploma (or GED equivalent) with a minimum of 10 years of certified Tool and Die Journeyman status experience is also required
  • Demonstrated excellent leadership and organizational skills
  • Excellent die repair, die maintenance and diagnostic skills
  • Knowledge of departmental processes and procedures to include:
    • A Class surface dies
    • progressive dies
    • transfer tooling and systems
    • check fixtures
    • holding and welding fixtures
    • automated equipment
    • proven die design review skills
    • CAD and SURFCAM programs
    • CNC operations
    • Preventive Maintenance procedures
    • DOL Apprenticeship program

Work Environment

  • The work environment includes office and plant environment. The plant floor is characterized by temperature extreme, loud noise and considerable tow motor traffic.
  • Personal support for three shifts and weekend production schedules
  • The individual must be able to perform all essential functions as needed on the plant floor, in meetings and with team members, suppliers, management and customers
  • Flexible and additional hours as required

Other Considerations

  • This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the team member occupying this position. Team members will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their leader.
  • A review of this description has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and requirements are essential job functions.
  • Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other team members.
  • Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.
  • This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise.

Company Information

Vehtek Systems (a division of Magna International) is located in Bowling Green, Ohio. Vehtek is a Class A automotive stamping and assembly facility manufacturing automotive body system components for GM, Ford, Stellantis, Honda and other aftermarket customers. We operate a 500,000 square foot facility with approximately 1,000 employees. We offer a market competitive wage and benefit package including a 401(k) with company match, 3 levels of PPO medical, dental and vision insurance (eligible after 30 days), profit sharing program, and numerous other benefits including paid time off, holidays, and others.

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

Nearest Major Market: Toledo
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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