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Tooling Supervisor

Location: Monroe, Georgia, United States
Job ID: R0008409
Date Posted: May 23, 2022
Segment: Smart Life
Business Unit: Hitachi Automotive
Company Name: Hitachi Astemo Americas, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Administration & Facilities
Job Type (Experience Level): Management
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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On January 1, 2021, Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd., Keihin Corporation, Showa Corporation and Nissin Kogyo Co., Ltd. merged to form Hitachi Astemo, Ltd., a world-leading mobility solutions provider focusing on advanced mobility technologies within the fields of electrification, autonomous driving, and connectivity to help reduce environmental damage, decrease traffic accidents, and improve comfort.  The name "Astemo" is derived from the words "Advanced Sustainable Technologies for Mobility" and describes the mission of the integrated company to "provide a safe, sustainable and comfortable mobility life through technologies that contribute to an advanced and sustainable society". Our people are at the heart of achieving these goals, and we are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.

We recruit and develop people from diverse backgrounds who can bring their skills and experience to our organization and make us even more effective.  Own the Future and become a part of the team.  We have a current career opportunity as a Tooling Supervisor.

Shift/s Available for this position:

Day shift Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


  • Ensures Tooling Department targets are met in safety, quality & productivity. Must become proficient with all functions in cutting tool presetting, regrinding and inventory control.
  • Creates and proves out equipment programs.
  • Performs testing of new in-house reground tools.
  • Ensures that established policies, rules, regulations and procedures are followed.
  • Conducts all supervisory responsibilities concerning the hiring, training, counseling and discipline, performance appraisal, and assigning/prioritizing all work for subordinates.
  • Ensures effective employee relations. Provides employee coaching and development. 
  • Resolves employee issues through problem resolution.
  • Balances quality, productivity, cost, safety and morale to achieve positive results in all areas.
  • Works to continuously improve in all areas.
  • Manages departmental performance measures, including visual controls and provides regular progress reports to manager.
  • Plans and manages technical/manpower capacity and consumables.
  • Fills in during times of manpower shortages.
  • Ensures that teams and team members have the necessary resources and training to accomplish department goals.
  • Conducts individual and team coaching sessions to improve performance.  Recognizes team accomplishments.
  • Conducts accident investigations.
  • Manages department priorities.
  • Tracks absenteeism and time-keeping.
  • Fills in when there is a shortage of manpower.


  • High School diploma or equivalent required.   College Degreed preferred.
  • Minimum of  3 years previous experience in manufacturing environment as a supervisory and/or lead required, preferably within the automotive manufacturing industry.
  • Desired candidate will have thorough familiarity with related manufacturing operations, good knowledge of production scheduling, capacity planning and supporting manufacturing functions.
  • Leadership: a demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others.
  • An ability to balance and achieve positive results in the areas of safety, quality, productivity, cost and employee relations.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Problem analysis and resolution.
  • Computer skill required.


Responsible for the direction and supervision of employees.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk.  The employee occasionally is required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


This position works in a production/warehouse environment.  The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

The performance of this position requires exposure to the manufacturing areas where certain areas require the use of personal protective equipment.

Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Since we only hire the best and want to maintain a safe and pleasant work environment for all, final candidates are subject to drug screen and background checks. Hitachi is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V).

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

If you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job at Hitachi, please send the nature of request and contact information to [email protected]. Queries other than accommodation requests will not be responded to.

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