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Tooling Coordinator

Job Number:  66376
Group:  Magna Exteriors
Division:  Decostar Georgia
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Carrollton, GEORGIA, US, 30117

Work Style:  On-Site

About us


We see a future where everyone can live and move without limitations. That’s why we are developing technologies, systems and concepts that make vehicles safer and cleaner, while serving our communities, the planet and, above all, people.


Forward. For all.


Group Summary


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.


About the Role

This position reports directly to the Molding Manager and is responsible for the general and specific duties of Decostar as described below:

Your Responsibilities

•    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 persuade and support the following of Company policies and business objectives in the daily management of the operations of the Company.
•    To support Company directed and observe and participate in department health and safety objectives that provide for a safe and healthful workplace for all Decostar employees. 
•    To provide production with tools that meets the requirements within the Decostar Tooling Manual.
•    To support program managers, product engineers, production departments and new product launches by managing construction of prototype molds, production molds and secondary tooling as detailed under specific job duties.
•    To support the program managers in providing tooling capable of producing parts that meet appearance and performance requirements of our customers.
•    Cooperate with OSHA/State OSHA inspectors. 
•    Always use appropriate Personal Protective Equipment to set good workplace standards and ensure all employees maintain those standards.
•    Know and maintain the safety rules for Decostar Industries.
•    Have knowledge of general workplace health and safety in regards to the general public and visitors to Decostar.

Who we are looking for

•    Attend preliminary, intermediate, and final tool design review meetings with APQP Tooling Engineers and toolmaker. 
•    Review tool operation sequence of all slides, lifters and ejection and review these requirements with the Molding Department                     Management team.
•    Review MFA results with the Molding Department Process Engineering team, ensuring injection plan is OK for production.
•    Provide gate sections to the Molding Department process and automation team to ensure design is feasible for both injection and gate removal.

•    Ensure all mold to machine connections, water, electrical and hydraulic connections are compliant to Decostar standards for the targeted production machine.
•    Attend all mold tryouts as required. Initiate a new mold checklist and inspect tool for compliance to minimum mold requirements established by the Decostar Tooling Manual. Assist APQP Tooling Engineer in writing a line up sheet for tool corrections and review it with the Program Manager, tool shop representative and the Molding Department Management team.
•    Communicate project timing to the Molding Department Manager and raise any concerns with timing.
•    Assist in debugging any dimensional, cosmetic, or processing concerns related to tooling.
•    Assist the Molding Department Automation Manager with end of arm tooling builds to ensure any special attachments/requirements are covered.

•    Provide written and oral reports following each design review and mold trial.
•    Participate as a member of cross-functional teams for APQP, continuous improvement and corrective action.
•    Maintain, improve, distribute and control the Decostar Tooling Manual per    QS-9000 requirements where as a distribution/master list and revision levels are maintained.
•    Follow engineering changes, tool repairs, etc as required.
•    Assist in developing special mold preventative maintenance requirements with the Molding Department Tooling Manager and the tool vendor.
•    Initiate lessons learned activity w/ molding dept. representatives and Implement counter measures and error proofing as required.
•    Provide technical support to mold repair for preventive maintenance and repair activity in the Decostar tool-room as required.

•    Provide program managers with technical knowledge and skills required to communicate with the tool suppliers and customers on design related feasibility issues.   
•    Identify and develop potential sources for secondary equipment such as punch fixtures, heatstake machines and degaters.    

•    Assist in development and design of the secondary equipment and processes through cross-functional teams and lead these activities as appropriate.
•    Assist troubled suppliers in the launch process or helping the supplier to develop counter measures / corrective actions when production issues appear in the pre–production phases.
•    Perform other duties as specified below when appropriate and as directed by the Molding Department Tooling Manager or Molding Department Manager.

Your preferred qualifications

What we offer

At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help to develop industry-leading automotive technologies. We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects. Because we believe that your career path should be as unique as you are.

Site Benefits

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: Atlanta

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