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  • Denison, TX
  • Kristina Landgraf

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Tooling Engineer

Spectrum Brands • Denison, TX

Posted 9 days ago

Job Snapshot

Degree - 4 Year Degree
Consumer Products
Engineering, Manufacturing

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Job Description

Division Information

Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) is a major manufacturer and supplier of residential locksets, residential builders' hardware, faucets, and commercial locksets and doors, with a portfolio of renowned brands, including Kwikset®, Weiser®, Baldwin®, National Hardware®, Stanley®, FANAL®, Pfister™, EZSET®, and Tell. HHI is a leader in its key markets with #1 positions in U.S. residential locksets (Kwikset), Canada residential locksets (Weiser), U.S. luxury locksets (Baldwin), and U.S. builders' hardware (Stanley-National Hardware), #2 in Mexico residential hardware (Fanal), #3 in U.S. retail plumbing (Pfister), and #1 in U.S. retail commercial locksets. Headquartered in Orange County, California, HHI has a global sales force and operates manufacturing and distribution facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Asia. HHI is a division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc.

Job Summary

Coordinates tool repair, tool build and tool modification activities in the tool room. Provides tooling support for day to day production and strategically through quality and productivity improvement projects.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Plan and implement corrective actions for reoccurring problems with the tools.
    • Analyze tooling related production problems and take corrective action to ensure production of quality parts.
    • Executed improvements through design of new tools or modification of existing tools to improve quality, productivity and reliability.
    • Assist tool makers to rebuild the tools with quality and productivity issues.
    • Specify, recommend, and perform required spare component setup activities for new product spare tooling.
  • Plan and implement new tools in support of new product introduction and productivity projects
    • Participate in new tool design reviews by providing input to ensure successful tooling build and implementation.
    • Develop tools for prototype parts for new product design evaluation.
    • Participate in tooling supplier qualification and run off.
    • Understand and implement successful APQP for tool qualification process.
    • Assist tool makers in set up and debug of new tools.
    • Specify, recommend, and perform required spare component setup activities for new product spare tooling.
  • Leader of continuous improvement effort for new tooling area. Show year over year improvement in total output, quality and service level. This is to be achieved through capital improvement and development/implementation of standardized tooling control policies and procedures.
  • Review new product releases, engineering changes, and deviations to determine tooling, equipment, and manufacturing operations required to initiate actions to ensure compliance through production release.
  • Develop and implement new tool setup, repair specifications, and preventive maintenance specifications for production and tooling repair.
  • Follow and implement EHS policy. Create safe working environment

Additional duties and responsibilities:

  • Support New Product Introduction, MCTO, and VA projects.

Education and Experience Profile

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent related experience.
  • 5-10 years' experience in Progressive Stamping Tool Design, Trouble shooting and Stamping Manufacturing environment working with Tool Makers and Production Operators.
  • ASQ Six Sigma Green Belt certification required. Lean Manufacturing experience preferred.

Required Skills

  • Ability to use lean six sigma tools to correct tooling and production problems.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical drawings, technical procedures, etc.
  • Ability to write summary reports, professional business correspondence, and instruction procedures.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, suppliers, and customers.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of information in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Work Environment

Working conditions are normal for an office environment and non-climate controlled manufacturing facility.

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this job/classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Spectrum Brands is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.



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