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Tool Room Manager

Requisition Number: POS6762

Region: US
State: Wisconsin
City: Eau Claire


  • Manage the performance of the Eau Claire Tool Build operation – full P&L responsibility
  • Supervise mold design, mold building, mold repair, and fixture activity with associated personnel.
  • Lead efforts associated with quoting and estimating of molds or tooling jobs (repair, revise, rebuild)
  • Responsible for staffing decisions within the operation
  • Responsible to for the training and development of team including
  • Responsible for the apprenticeship program
  • Manage work load in the shop and assign jobs
  • Responsible for outsourcing decisions in support of cost or timeline
  • Recommend capital expenditures and lead implementation of capital projects
  • Maintain good housekeeping and safety habits (6S)
  • Develop annual Business Plan for toolroom
  • Know and understand yours and / or other’s impact on the environment and take all necessary actions to reduce or eliminate negative impacts
  • Some programs may have vision requirements

Qualifications - Education & Experience

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience leading people
  • Associate degree in machine tool or related field; or equivalent mix of education and experience
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in a tool room environment, with experience in multiple facets of tool room activities

Qualifications - Skills & Competencies

  • Leadership skills including ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Decision making and prioritization skills
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Completion of apprenticeship program; or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 10 years of experience at a journeyman level
  • Minimum 5 years of experience leading people
  • Extensive knowledge in tool design and tool building in the injection molding industry
  • Strong working knowledge of plastic injection molds
  • Strong and effective communication skills, including verbal, written, presentation and negotiation
  • Good judgment; showing strong business acumen, decision quality, intellectual horsepower, perspective, and problem solving
  • Proven project management experience
  • Ability to manage multiple large-scale projects
  • Ability to facilitate effective and timely communication among engineering, mold technicians, maintenance, and any other departments involved
  • Good judgment; showing strong business acumen, decision quality, intellectual horsepower and perspective
  • Ability to identify problems and develop and implement actions to resolve them
  • Ability to motivate and influence people to achieve customer


This facility operates under International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and therefore, any person hired must demonstrate with verifiable documentation that he/she is either: (i) a U.S. Citizen; (ii) an active Green Card Holder; or (iii) a “Protected Person” as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324(b)(a)(3).


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