Tool Room Manager

Gravity IT Resources

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The Tool Room Manager manages, directs and initiates the activities of the Tool & Die department and all Tool & Die employees. This position will work closely with the Plant Manager and other departments within the organization to ensure production schedules are met.


  • Over sees multiple shifts and has responsibility for constructing, maintaining, modifying, and calibrating machine shop tools, dies, and instruments.
  • Diagnoses complex progressive and transfer dies, forming and stamping dies and fabrication processes with the ability to accurately use measurement devices.
  • Troubleshoots and repairs equipment.
  • Supports and adheres to policies, procedures, and operational guidelines related to established quality management system (IATF ***)
  • Makes and implements recommendations that promote continuous improvement.
  • Takes part in layered audits, responds to internal audit findings immediately, and takes corrective action.


  • Directly supervises (approximately 20) employees in Tool Room Department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies, procedures, and applicable laws.
  • Responsible for interviewing, hiring, and training employees.
  • Manages all aspects of performance management including; appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees and addresses complaints and resolves problems.
  • Maintains time records, manages absenteeism and time off schedules.
  • Manages the Tool & Die apprentices and ensures adherence to required program guidelines.

•    Associates degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school in a related discipline and or combined experience of education, experience, or certifications.

  • Journeyman Tool & Die Maker status strongly preferred.
  • Requires minimum of 8-10 years related experience as a Tool & Die maker in varied backgrounds including ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
  • Minimum of 4-6 years experience in a Tool Room or Maintenance Management position.
  • Training and work experience in practices such as Design of Experiment (DOE) and Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA).
  • Experience with AutoCAD and/or KeyCreator utilizing solid modeling (preferred) die designs concept.
  • Ability to read and interpret blue prints with good geometrical tolerance knowledge.
  • Basic conventional & CNC machine technology associated with tool & die machine shop processes.
  • Valid driver’s license required.


  • Excellent communication skills for relaying information (verbally and in-writing) between other employees, direct reports, customers and vendors/suppliers
  • Strong organizational skills and proven ability to maintain accurate, detailed records that will be audited periodically.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at once with tight deadlines.
  • Must be a self-starter and have the desire and ability to take ownership and responsibility with little direction.
  • Ability to take direction, coaching, and act positively to improve performance.
  • Requires strong mathematical and analytical skills


  • General knowledge of basic hardware and software and uses of a variety of different computer operating systems such as Microsoft Office Work, Excel, Outlook, Google Workspace, and web-site software
  • Has the ability to learn new software systems and data management systems quickly
  • Proficient keyboarding and typing skills.

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