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Tooling Technician Team Lead

Job Number:  41927
Group:  Magna Exteriors
Division:  Decostar Georgia
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 41927 
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 position reports directly to the Tooling Department Manager and is responsible for the general and specific job duties as described below:

General Job Duties

  • To exhibit a fair and consistent management approach that follows the principles outlined in The Magna Employee’s Charter to ensure a satisfied and productive employee workplace.
  • To identify growth and developmental opportunities and on-going training needs of personnel that will provide for an overall positive working environment.
  • To follow Company policies and display conduct expected of Decostar employees as described in the employee handbook.
  • To persuade and support the following of Company policies and business objectives in the daily management of the operations of the Company.
  • To meet and maintain all customer quality standards as well as the standards of Decostar. 

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.
  • To lead and direct Company health and safety objectives that provide for a safe and healthful workplace for all Decostar employees. 
  • Plan and supervise the daily activities of all tooling technicians to ensure work and resources are planned/utilized efficiently and effectively.
  • Supervise, execute, and organize, schedule modifications, repairs and preventative maintenance to molds within specified timelines.
  • Maintain updated and accurate documentation on all repairs, maintenance and parts inventory relating to the molds.
  • Understand Decostar tooling specifications and ensure all production tools meet the requirements.
  • Assist molding department technicians by troubleshooting tooling related failures.
  • Develop and implement training program and provide leadership for various CI teams.
  • Ensure all work guidance’s are updated and accurate.
  • Maintain high departmental standard of cleanliness in Injection and RIM molding areas.

Skills, Experience & Education

  • Six years practical experience as a journeyman (apprentice mold maker).
  • Six years production in injection molding with a GED or high school diploma is accepted but 3 years of experience will be accepted if accompanied by a degree or technical diploma.
  • Two years of experience as a Tool and Die Maker or Mold Maker.
  • Must have excellent welding skills and experience with machine tool equipment.
  • Must be able to read and interpret tooling drawings and have basic electrical skills.
  • Must have experience polishing and fitting tooling components.
  • Must have Associate’s Degree in related & technical field of study. Six years work related experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.  A combination of schooling toward a degree & work experience will be considered.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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