Tool Room Supervisor job vacancy in US-WI-MIDDLETON

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • WI, USA

Website Springs Window Fashions

Springs Window Fashions is North America's premier window covering company, sold through all major residential and commercial channels

Tool Room Supervisor job vacancy in US-WI-MIDDLETON

Requisition ID 2022-9206


Springs Window Fashions is hiring for a Tool Room Supervisor role in the Middleton, Wisconsin facility. This role is responsible for managing, scheduling, and leading the direction of our in house tool room.

Company Overview

Springs Window Fashions is a leader in the custom window treatment industry since 1939. Headquartered in Middleton WI, we have over 8,000 associates and 18 locations worldwide.  Our custom window treatments are available under the Bali, Graber, Sunsetter and Mecho brands in nearly every major retailer, in thousands of designer showrooms and showcased in large commercial buildings.

Our company has invested heavily building capabilities the last three years to become a leader in product innovation.  As North America’s premier window covering company, we’re committed to creating a “Best Experience” for our consumers, channel partners and associates.

We are bringing new innovations to the market at an accelerating pace and have a lot to offer consumers who want to improve their home décor.  Despite COVID, our company is experiencing high growth as consumers spend more time at home and want to redecorate.

Job Purpose:

This position is responsible for day to day operations of the Middleton trades departments.  Directing, prioritizing, and coordinating work projects.  The Toolroom Supervisor is responsible for directing and managing the performance of Middleton trades associates and provide drawing and technical support to the product engineering team and manufacturing areas. This position owns toolroom mold life cycle and is responsible for executing a strategic plan regarding repairs, replacements, and prioritizing order.


Job Duties:

  • In collaboration with Maintenance, leads and coordinates the tool room activities to support a 24/5 operation.
  • Assigns priorities and resources for projects in accordance with company strategies and goals.
  • Develops, evaluates, counsels, and recognizes personnel to maintain an effective and strong organization with respect to tool room personnel.
  • Prepares and executes project plans for in-house capital and tooling projects.
  • Develops and plans short and long term goals in accordance with Spring’s strategies.
  • Provides oversight and input in mold building, repair quotes, and replacement molds as needed.
  • Submits periodic progress reports to internal customers as requested.
  • Responsible for all raw materials for tool building and Tool Room equipment, maintains inventory accuracy.
  • Develops and maintains tool history documentation including coordinating outside tooling services (hardening, micro-welding, etc.).
  • Collaborate with molding and secondary departments (including other locations) for tooling/fixture issues.
  • Coordinates die / mold repairs and die / mold servicing for all departments.
  • Draws and details components using CAD software; revise and update existing drawings; properly name and locate drawings in appropriate file locations.
  • Prepares Bills of Materials (BOM) for tool and other related equipment.
  • Prepares and documents Specification Revisions and Product Change Requests (SR and PCR) as directed by Product Engineer, Lead Machine Builder or Supervisor.
  • Communicates and provides project status/updates to team lead and/or other associates within engineering team.
  • Quality – Integrates quality at the source thinking and activities in daily, individual, team and project work.

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Education and Experience

  • Associates degree required.
  • 2-4 years direct experience in manufacturing environment.
  • Limited manufacturing process experience with primary operations (stamping, molding, forming, extrusion) and/or secondary fabrication of products
  • Completion of associate degree program or related technical degree preferred
  • Previous Supervisory Experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must be flexible with job assignments, able to work independently and well with others.  Must be organized, methodical, detail oriented, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.  Position takes direction from Facility Manager.  Must manage multiple small or limited scope projects.  Must communicate well and properly document results of test procedures and have knowledge of SWF 5S Program.

  • Excellent teamwork, organization and communication skills. Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience in a highly participative environment involving continuous process improvement.
  • Strong commitment to quality, productivity and team performance in the workplace.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and use of AutoCAD and SolidWorks
  • File management experience through PDM works.
  • Effective organizational talents including being able to keep track of multiple projects and workflows.
  • Work in an organized, clean and safe manner.
  • Ability to read and update a tool print.
  • Ability to use basic hand tools (caliper, micrometers, etc.)
  • Excellent math skills including geometry and trigonometry.
  • Experience and knowledge of typical drafting standards
  • Experience with metal and wood machine tools
  • Data collection and management of database.
  • Strong general math skills (add, subtract, multiply, divide, percentages, fractions, metric conversions, algebra, and geometry)
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong computer skills Excel, MS Word, Lotus Notes, MS Project and Access.


Behavioral Competencies

  • Ensures Accountability – Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments
  • Drive Engagement – Creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives
  • Instill Trust – Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity
  • Drive Results – Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances
  • Consumer/Customer Focus – Building strong customer relationships and delivering on customer-centric solutions
  • Critical Thinking – Making Sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems
  • Being Resilient – Rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations
  • Optimize Work Processes – Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement

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