Die Cast Technical Leader

Job Location: 
Columbia, MO

Leads and directs all activities of plant Technical Department including Engineering and Process.
As a member of the plant leadership team, participates in strategic business planning, lean initiatives and encompasses the company’s Core Operating Values in daily activities and in the attainment of department strategies and goals.


Provides technical leadership to the Plant
Provides oversight through the New Product Review process on product launches to ensure cost/budget, performance, and timing commitments are achieved
Oversees the implementation of Engineering standards and controlled processes for both customer and internal engineering changes
Provides oversight of tooling ensuring tooling design is controlled and documented through the PDM process
Partners with Commercial Program Managers in cross-functional product team environment.
Leads lean manufacturing initiatives and incorporates lean and continuous improvement concepts in all department activities and completion of projects
Provides technical support to the Operations team through documented problem solving and continuous improvement methods


Bachelor’s Degree required; Engineering preferred

5-10 years of experience in an Engineering capacity and exposure to Process and Quality

Must have Magnesium casting experience (or perm. mold, gravity cast, etc.)

Automotive industry experience

Training and experience in lean manufacturing


Recruiter Name: 
Jared Smerchek
Recruiter Phone: 
(262) 886-8000 ext. 232
Manufacturing & Engineering

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