Martinrea International Inc.
  • 01-Oct-2020 to 30-Nov-2020 (EST)
  • Tupelo
  • Tupelo, MS, USA
  • Open
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Martinrea is a diversified global automotive supplier engaged in the design, development and manufacturing of highly engineered, value-added Lightweight Structure and Propulsion Systems. We employ approximately 15,000 skilled and motivated people at manufacturing, engineering and technical centers in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Slovakia, Spain and China.  Our business strategy leverages world-class technologies, motivated and talented people, and high-quality products.

Our Mission is to make people's lives better by:

  • Delivering outstanding quality products and services to our customers;
  • Providing meaningful opportunity, job satisfaction, and job security for our people;
  • Providing superior long-term investment returns to our stakeholders; and
  • Being positive contributors to our communities.

Our strength is our people

We invite you to follow your dreams and explore a challenging and rewarding career at Martinrea.


The Tool Room Manager is responsible to review production schedules, direct tool makers, review customer requirements and prepare / update the production schedules.



  • 10 years of experience performing similar activities in an Automotive environment.
  • Tool and Die Certificate required and ability to operate all Tool & Die room equipment
  • Must be a leader and able to prioritize jobs.
  • Strong communicator in the English language, both written and oral
  • High level of time management
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to speak effectively in one on one and group situations.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference as well as apply basic mathematics principles.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Good understanding of ISO, SPC and QS systems
  • Proficient in Microsoft office


Major Accountabilities: 

  • Supervise the activities of tool and die makers in performing the following tasks as well as personally performing them.
  • Plan and schedule all tool room Jobs as per timeline.
  • Schedule ordering of tooling components and supplies.
  • Plan tool room equipment maintenance.
  • Quoting, designing, troubleshooting and development as required.
  • Staff and evaluate tool room employees.
  • Resolve issues with other managers such as press time, sign off, shared equipment etc.
  • Responsible for scheduling and tracking tool build requirements.
  • Monitor costs as an aid for estimating.
  • Arrange and monitor external contracting.
  • Responsible for arranging tryout material from customer.
  • Responsible for arranging die buyoff in customer's press.
  • Represent company during buyoff process.
  • Schedule meetings with lead hands/toolmakers on monthly basis.
  • Follow the preventive maintenance procedures by working with the maintenance department.
  • Generate reports on: Planning and scheduling, Job tracking and die check list
  • Approve hourly employee's time entries
  • Keep GM informed of all items pertinent to successful operation of their department.
  • Perform other miscellaneous duties as assigned or directed in order to accommodate the customer.
  • Report any deficiencies in systems, facilities, machinery, equipment and/or tools immediately to all appropriate departments
  • Record and/or report product damage/nonconformities to your supervisor as required
  • Abide by all company polices including, but not limited to the following; Health and safety, Quality and Environmental Systems, Human resources policies, and Martinrea Employee Handbook


Decision Making & Authority

  • Tooling stop production when Quality is in question
  • Delegation of tasks amongst department
  • Performance Management; progressive discipline and performance appraisals
  • Safety and efficiency
  • Oversee department of approximately 20 people 


Work Conditions: 

20% office, 80% plant floor (PPE required)



  • Working in a great team environment
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Safety shoe and prescription safety glasses reimbursement
  • Supplier discounts
  • Tuition reimbursement and training opportunities


 Job Type - Full Time Salaried

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