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YKTA is an on-site partner and tier one supplier for Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, USA.

YKTA is seeking applicants for a Die Maintenance Assistant Manager at their facility in Huntsville, Alabama. YKTA is a joint venture of three successful automotive supplier companies- Y-Tec, Keylex, and Toyotetsu. YKTA products provide structural safety for the vehicle and important functional parts that must operate as designed.  





  • Coordinate activities of group leader and team members to ensure smooth and efficient manufacturing operations while promoting a team environment and improving all methods. 
  • Provide leadership and technical support to the die maintenance department.
  • Act as manager of the department in absence of the manager.
  • Use a combination of analytical thinking, problem solving skills, flow analysis tools and industry experience to evaluate material delivery to the line side in a JIT/Kanban sequencing process. 
  • Review production schedules to ensure the manufacturing of product(s) is completed and scheduled delivery dates are met. 
  • Plan and track new die arrivals, schedule die trials, DMR’s and ECI’s,
  • Utilize the appropriate personnel based on skill sets.
  • Evaluate, develop and ensure appropriate training processes for die maintenance members
  • Lead members in die maintenance troubleshooting and problem solving activities 
  • Ensure quality requirements and procedures for the area are understood and met.
  • Aid team members in solving problems/ concerns that affect their performance.
  • Evaluate the issue and consult Manager and/or Human Resources as needed to determine the most effective resolution.
  • Monitor plant KPI and lead PDCA to meet expectations for safety, quality, productivity, cost and 5S
  • Willingness to travel as needed for training or business needs
  • Ability to rotate shifts if required.
  • Must be flexible to work in all areas and in your department regardless of duties listed above in order to accomplish YKTA Goals and objectives.
  • Please Note: Work is conducted in an industrial office/ plant setting. Frequent movement throughout an industrial plant environment being exposed to high noise levels and equipment normally used in stamping / welding/ Ecoat environments.


  • 7 plus years’ experience in a tool and die manufacturing maintenance environment 
  • 3-5 years previous supervisory experience is preferred
  • Associate degree in industrial maintenance or similar program is preferred
  • Ability to pass mechanical aptitude pre-employment test if required
  • Ability to read and follow instructions.
  • PLC programming capability is a plus


YKTA provides a comprehensive and affordable benefits package for our team members. 


Equal Opportunity Employer

Should you have special needs that require reasonable accommodations, please notify AIDT at 334-280-4400 so proper arrangements can be made. For Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) users, our number is 334-280-4475.