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Program Manager - Hot Stamping in Huron Township, MI at L&W Group

Date Posted: 1/29/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description


  • To be the interface between L&W and customers’ engineering personnel on all  hot stamped products & processes.
  • Be the point of contact for L&W hot stamping operations on new model requirements.
  • Keep up to date on all customer requirements, technology developments and ensure compliance in both Engineering and Manufacturing departments.


  • Attend weekly program meetings as scheduled by the Department Lead and/or respective Program Managers with respect to new and/or current business.
  • Attend customer engineering meetings at the request of the respective Program Manager to assist with program specific requirements.
  • Prepare and lead all customer meetings at Manufacturing Facilities related to new model activity.
  • At the request of operations, assist with any customer meetings for the purpose of conformance to engineering specifications.
  • Coordinate all activities for tooling/process improvements on upcoming launches with the Engineering Director, Plant and/or Corporate Metallurgist, Die tooling Engineering, Check Fixture Engineering, and Dimensional Engineering groups.
  • Develop “lessons-learned” documents
  • Follow-up on all deliverables resulting from monthly meetings.
  • Coordinate all customer requests for engineering studies.
  • Monitor all current/newly released engineering specifications related to stamping material and processing.
  • From engineering specifications: assist APQP, Die Tooling, and operations with developing/maintaining a standardized set of required testing methodologies and procedures.
  • Review conformance to Engineering specifications during launch.
  • Assist operations with developing and maintaining a procedure in which to set up process parameters during new die tryouts and validate product conformance to customer specifications.
  • Attend all new model tryouts to ensure compliance.
  • Audit all pre-production build and PPAP data documents before submission to the customer for conformance.
  • Drive any non-conforming data points to closure before submission.
  • Set up regular monthly reviews with a standardized format in which to present proposals of new process controls, testing methodologies, equipment investments, and R&D projects to the Director of Engineering..
  • Propose furthered education material/classes needed to stay current with hot stamping technology.
  • Attend classes as proposed by the by the Director of Engineering.

Job Requirements

Previous experience with leading Hot Stamping projects in an automotive environment is required