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Tooling Buyer

Buffalo, NY, Buffalo, New York, United States of America Req #525
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Founded in 1925, MacLean-Fogg is a worldwide enterprise currently operating 40 global manufacturing facilities across 5 continents with annual sales in excess of one billion (USD) and a workforce of over 3,200 people. MacLean-Fogg is a privately held enterprise headquartered in Mundelein, IL USA and is comprised of two primary businesses, MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions and MacLean Power Systems. MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions (MFCS) is a leading manufacturer of fastener components, engineered components and engineered plastics for automotive, heavy truck, and other diverse industries. MacLean Power Systems (MPS) is a leading manufacturer of products for electric utility, telecommunications and civil markets.





Position Title:                        Tooling
Buyer/Inventory Control

Department:                          Manufacturing

Reports to:                             Manufacturing Support Supervisor

FLSA Classification:            Exempt


SUMMARY:   Support manufacturing processes through
continuous improvement, technical problem solving, tooling delivery and



  Include the following – other duties may be



  • Reviews
         process and machine layouts and tooling. 
    Recommends process or tooling changes.


  • Assists
         with coordinating tool room activities, supervising tool crib employees, and
         controlling and reducing the overall cost of tooling. 


  • Maintains
         accurate tooling inventory and assists in establishing MIN/MAX levels.


  • Research
         and certify new vendors and suppliers for tooling and equipment purchases.
          Coordinate with certified vendors
         for the timely and cost effective delivery of tooling requirements.


  • Facilitate
         problem solving and cost reduction activities on existing jobs.


  • Monitor
         industry trends in information, technology, and concepts affecting tooling
         design/functionality and process flow. 





To perform this position successfully,
an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are
representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.




BS degree in manufacturing or mechanical
engineering or a related technical field a plus, and 5 years of related tooling
buying/inventory control experience, preferably in a process-oriented
operation.  A combination of education,
training and experience equivalent may also be accepted.  Experience with steel in a TS-16949 manufacturing
environment, metal specifications, tolerances and a material is preferred.  




Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and
divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and
decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent, and to interpret
engineering specifications.


Knowledge and ability to use personal
computer equipment, as well as shop floor work station equipment.  Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows OS,
Internet, E-mail, Spreadsheet and Word Processing software programs a must.  Working knowledge of CAD software, computerized
MRP systems and SPC software a plus.



Ability to effectively communicate with customers,
suppliers and co-workers verbally, in writing, and through e-mail.  Ability to effectively interpret customer product
specifications and drawings.



Must possess a Process and Customer
Service orientation with high attention to detail.    Problem solving skills in relation to root
cause identification and resolution of customer manufacturing needs and issues. 




The physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform
the essential functions of this position. 
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this
position, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; talk; use hands to
finger, handle or feel objects and materials; reach with hands and arms; operate
a computer with keyboard and mouse; and stoop, kneel, crouch or sit.


The employee must frequently lift and/or
move metal parts weighing from .5 to 20 lbs. for process and tooling review.  Specific vision abilities required by this
position include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, the ability
to adjust focus, and the ability to identify differences in colors.


The employee must be able to wear
required Personal Protective Equipment while in the manufacturing facility.  PPE
includes safety glasses, protective gloves, steel-toed shoes and hearing


The work schedule for this position
includes working day shift for 8 – 12 hours per day, 5 - 6 days per week.  May require travel to vendor locations.




The work environment characteristics
described here are representative of those an employee encounters while
performing the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this


While performing the duties of this
position, the employee splits the working time between a general office setting,
vendor locations and the production facility. 




This position description/summary reflects management’s assignment
of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be


Various agencies of the United States Government require employers to maintain information on applicants pertaining to factors such as race, sex, and type of position for which an individual applies. The information requested is voluntary and for compliance with certain record keeping requirements. MacLean-Fogg Company has a long-standing commitment to equal employment opportunity for all its associates and applicants for employment.  MacLean-Fogg Company believes all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunities and does not discriminate against its employees or applicants for employment because of race, color, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, domestic partnership status, ancestry, religion, national origin,citizenship status, marital status, disability, veteran status, age or any other protected group status.

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  • Pay Type Salary
  • Buffalo, NY, Buffalo, New York, United States of America