Martinrea International Inc.
  • 05-Dec-2018 to 05-Feb-2019 (EST)
  • Shelbyville
  • Shelbyville, KY, USA
  • Full Time

Martinrea is a diversified global automotive supplier engaged in the design, development and manufacturing of metal parts, assemblies and modules, complex fluid management systems and aluminum products.  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;
  • Being positive contributors to our communities; and,
  • Providing superior long-term investment returns to our stakeholders.


Our strength is our people


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

Job Summary:

The Tool Room Supervisor is responsible for leading, developing, coaching and motivating the Tool and Die team.  Focusing on safety, quality, delivery, and productivity the Tool Room Supervisor will be responsible for the building and maintenance of equipment, tools, and dies to enable maximum efficiency of production processes.


Essential Functions:

  • The Tool Room Supervisor will be responsible for leading and mentoring tool and die technical associates and apprentices. Ensuring appropriate training, coaching and discipline is given, driving the department's superior performance of tasks to meet scheduled requirements
  • The Tool Room Supervisor will create a self-sufficient tool room, completing CNC improvements and engineering changes in house
  • They will analyze and diagnose tool problems and malfunctions, expediting and coordinating corrective actions to prevent excessive downtime
  • The Tool Room Supervisor will track and ensure upkeep, preventive maintenance, development and continuous improvement of various tools, dies, jigs and fixtures
  • They will coordinate with other departments to effectively schedule press time to minimize the impact on production
  • The Tool Room Supervisor will schedule all tool room jobs. Supervise the repair of tooling to meet tolerances and operating requirements
  • Apply technical knowledge to support all aspects of design, manufacture and estimating for new equipment, tools, and dies
  • Oversee the manufacture of new tools from technical drawings, ensuring a high level of workmanship in an efficient and cost-effective manner
  • Maintain CAD files per company's standards
  • Create CNC surface files


Required Education and Experience:

  • Tool and Die Certificate and a minimum of 5 years tool room experience in automotive manufacturing or a college degree and a minimum of 10 years tool room experience in automotive manufacturing
  • Strong working knowledge of tool and die development and operation of tool room equipment
  • Solid working knowledge of progressive, transfer and tandem line dies
  • Highly skilled in troubleshooting and problem solving
  • Previous supervisory experience
  • Effective communicator in the English language, both written and oral
  • Working knowledge of union shops
  • CAD/CAM knowledge



  • Working in a great team environment
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 401K with company match
  • Short term and long term disability coverage
  • Safety shoe and prescription safety glasses reimbursement
  • Supplier discounts
  • Tuition reimbursement and training opportunities


Job Type - Full Time Salaried

Shift - Off-Shift

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