Tool and Die - Shop Manager


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Located in McMinnville, OR

Salary: DOE


Management opportunity for the right individual that has excellent 3D visualization and is skilled in Managing, CNC machining and CNC programming to manage the production and staff of a small 5-man ultra-clean and highly standardized tool & die shop using NX solid manufacturing to build complex tooling for defense and commercial turbine engines.

This management position requires complete hands-on production involvement through design, planning, programming, machining, inspection, product assembly and AS9100 quality systems. This position requires a personality that is driven to succeed and is prepared to explore and adapt to new and unique manufacturing methods without conflict. The right candidate must be enthusiastic, organized, self-motivated, and extremely dedicated to improving productivity, standardization and profit.


Minimum Requirements:

Leadership experience in motivating, delegating, and managing a team with various levels of skill

Ability to multi-task and return to self-tasks even through frequent distractions without apprehension

Ability to plan and perform all manual and CNC operations from component solid models

2-year CAM programming experience

3-years CNC and manual machining experience with aluminum and pre-hardened tool steels

3-years manual machining experience

Strong knowledge high-sped machining, tooling, speeds, and feeds for aluminum and tool steels

Must be Proficient in Excel, Word and a CAD/CAM system

Ability to quickly comprehend the NX modeling and manufacturing platform with minimal guidance

Clean, organized, self-motivated, self-starting leader

Ability to stand 8 hours/day

Ability to lift 50lbs


Primary Duties:

  • Recruit, train and manage team members
  • Review and/or interpret solid model tool designs and CNC program simulations
  • Guide programmers with tool choice, speeds & feeds for aluminum and a variety of tool steels
  • Guide and instruct CNC operators on effective methods and complex setups
  • Lead the team with high expectations of performance and quality, demanding excellence
  • Plan, manage, and delegate to achieve optimum performance and deliver projects to planned schedules.
  • Oversee maintenance of facilities, supplies, shipping, receiving and equipment
  • Ensure proper execution of company practices, procedures and policies
  • Ensure implementation of Customer Requirements, AS9100 and safety standards
  • Work closely with NX designers, NX programmers and communicate plans effectively to production personnel
  • Interpret shop documentation and implement in-process inspection of components
  • Resolve design, programming and production issues
  • Participate as an integral asset to all stages of production
  • Manage projects and milestones using excel from design to delivery
  • Edit CNC programs and modify designs using NX platform
  • Visualize setups, communicate best practices and methods to CNC program
  • Order and manage all tooling, cutters, shop supplies

Express Office: McMinnville
733 Northeast Baker Street
McMinnville, OR 97128
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