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Tool & Die Process Coach

Company: Ford Motor Company
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. We also believe in providing you with the freedom to define and realize your dreams. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career potential as you help us define tomorrow's transportation.

As part of our Manufacturing team, you'll help build the world-class, state-of-the-art smart vehicles the world expects from us. Within our plants around the world, we're constantly developing new technologies and processes to further increase our efficiency. That means we're continually seeking diligent, determined performers who think outside the box to help us find better and more efficient ways to manufacture our vehicles.

What you'll be able to do:

  • Coach Safety, Quality and Productivity to ensure objectives are met through following standardized work Optimize throughput in accordance with budgets and cost objectives
  • Support Kaizen (Continuous Improvement) and coach problem resolution to the lowest level
  • Provide team communications and recognition
  • Meet FTT, inventory, cost, scrap, supply and tooling expense targets
  • Build Team Leader and Team Member capabilities
  • Create a conducive work environment for the team(s) to complete their assigned responsibilities/tasks
  • Handle basic administration of supervisory responsibilities and corresponding documents
  • Coordinate Safety Operating System activities including overhead safety, lifting and rigging and Energy Control and Lockout procedures
  • Lead skilled trades/die maintenance personnel to evaluate Die Readiness requirements for maintaining and improving production yields, output, and up time
  • Supervise preventative maintenance schedules, inspections and repairs to minimize down time
  • Coordinate and schedule labor and materials to meet maintenance requirements to minimize down time
  • Be responsible for monitoring day-to-day production processes, Draw panel formability, last hit process, contamination investigation
  • Utilize understanding and expertise in draw die forming, maintenance of beads, trim steels and pierce operations
  • Coordinate major and minor die repairs
  • Determine and correct root cause of related downtime issues
  • Assist and teach die maintenance troubleshooting techniques to improve mean time between failure and mean time to repair
  • Ensure start-up readiness for production
  • Coordinate maintenance activities with other plant operations
  • Identify and ensure that safety hazards and unsafe practices are corrected and addressed
  • Work any shift as well as rotating shifts and weekends The minimum requirements we seek:
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • 2+ years of Tool & Die experience Our preferred requirements:
      • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and/or Tool & Die Journeymen's Card
      • Experience with draw dies and formability work
      • Automotive experience preferred
      • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
      • Capable of assigning work to unionized hourly workforce and holding employees accountable for following processes pertaining to daily work assignments in terms safety, quality, and throughput
      • Strong organizational and administrative skills
      • Strong problem-solving, conflict management and multitasking skills
      • Successful candidate should be able to demonstrate leadership behaviors combined with outstanding interpersonal, teambuilding, and communication skills
      • 1+ years of experience with Microsoft Office (Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook) What you'll receive in return: As part of the Ford family, you'll enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation and much more. You'll also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.

        If you have what it takes to help us redefine the future of mobility, we'd love to have you join us.

        Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

        We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.
        For information on Ford's salary and benefits, please visit:

        At Ford, the health and safety of our employees is our top priority. Vaccination has been proven to play a critical role in combatting COVID-19. As a result, Ford has made the decision to require U.S. salaried employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless employees require an accommodation for religious or medical reasons. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or an approved medical or religious exemption.

Keywords: Ford Motor Company, Buffalo , Tool & Die Process Coach, Education / Teaching , Buffalo, New York

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