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IDEX Tooling Manager (Injection Molding) in Crawfordsville, Indiana

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Banjo Corporation, located outside of Indianapolis, Indiana specializes in injection molding of glass reinforced polypropylene with an excellent reputation for high quality. We have been in business for over 60 years and pride ourselves with innovative designs, skillful engineering and precise manufacturing in a cohesive environment. Banjo is a business unit of IDEX Corporation.

IDEX (NYSE: IEX) is a company that has undoubtedly touched your life in some way. In fact, we make thousands of products that are mission critical components in everyday activities. If you or a family member is battling cancer or another life-threatening disease, your doctor may have tested your DNA in a quest to find the best targeted medicine for you. It’s likely your DNA test was run on equipment that contains components made by our IDEX Health & Science team ( . You can enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables thanks in part to Banjo ( , an IDEX company. Banjo valves are used on the agriculture sprayers that apply fertilizer on crops. And if you were ever in a car accident, the Hurst Jaws of Life® ( /LUKAS® tool may have rescued you.

Founded in 1988 with three small, entrepreneurial manufacturing companies, we’re proud to say that we now call 40 diverse businesses around the world part of the IDEX family. With 7,000 employees and manufacturing operations in more than 20 countries, IDEX is a high-performing, global $2+ billion company committed to making trusted solutions that improve lives. For more information, visit .


The Molding Tooling Manager is responsible for the injection molding tooling including maintenance, repairs, and purchase of mold cavities and bases. This includes the quotation and submission of capital investment requests associated with new and replacement tooling. This position will have direct oversight of the molding toolroom employees. The Molding Tooling Manager will work to establish, document, and continually improve our standard work procedures for the Toolroom department. Key functions of this position include inventory and evaluation of production tooling to ensure that it is kept in good working condition. This includes making decisions about how to repair molds and where the repair work is to be performed. Another key function of this position is to work with the technical personnel on all New Product Development (NPD) initiatives. The manager will implement a tool tracking system that will establish preventative maintenance routines & schedules, tool verification methods, sampling, and the cataloging of new and modified tooling. This person must also be highly self-motivated and be able to satisfy both internal and external customer requirements while promoting employee engagement.

Major Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement process improvements to optimize productivity and reduce costs.

  • Support and maintain quality of mold cavities, environmental and 5-S programs.

  • Troubleshoot shop issues involving equipment, machinery and tooling and lead solution implementation.

  • Implement root cause methodologies and perform data analysis.

  • Provide technical support for machinery and equipment to team.

  • Specify and procure new fixtures, equipment and tooling needed to meet production demand and product quality requirements.

  • Develop and maintain shop methods standard work and procedures.

  • Work with Design Engineering, to resolve production issues and/or implement improvements.

  • Liaison to Suppliers and coordinate any contract work to be performed.

  • Manage and schedule tooling repairs.

  • Support New Product Development (NPD) while influencing manufacturability.

  • Assist in departmental/plant training on lean fundamentals.

  • Manage and maintain revision control of tooling drawings.

  • Assigns and maintains daily work schedule for toolroom personnel.

  • Ensures employees have a thorough understanding of their job tasks and any safety hazards and preventive measures that need to be taken that are associated with the work.

  • Maintains inventory of spare parts and supplies and issues purchase requisitions, expense reports and capital expenditure request.

  • Responsible for the execution, improvement and compliance of a tooling preventive maintenance program.

  • Ensures all repair work is performed and documented according to Banjo procedures.

  • Participates in the repair of molding machines, equipment and auxiliary machinery, including but not limited to, chiller units, water towers, thermolators, dryers and compressors.

  • Manages, directs, leads and implements initiatives and strategies to assist operations in achieving established business goals (KPl's).

  • Prioritize and resolve all tooling repair activities (Orange Tag)

  • Track all tooling assets.

  • Manage documentation associated with tooling CAD and paper files.

  • Communicate department goals and objectives, evaluate staff performance, coach and develop staff.

  • May require occasionally work on an off-shift and/or weekends as needed

Minimum Requirements:

  • 5 years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Demonstrated servant leadership.

  • Experience with ERP System (preferred JDE)

  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook

  • Experience with Autodesk Inventor software

  • Effective root cause analysis and countermeasure

  • Effective verbal & written communication skills

  • Project management

  • A working understanding of reading blueprints, schematics, designs, layouts.

  • Must have proven multitasking skills and can work under pressure.

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

Business Unit: Banjo

Job Segment: FMT Fluid & Metering Technologies