At Arconic

Date Posted: 7/17/2017

Job Description

Arconic Fastening Systems & Rings has an opportunity for a Blacksmith. This position is located in Verdi, NV (Reno/Tahoe area).

Arconic Fastening Systems & Rings (AFSR) serves the global aerospace, automotive, and commercial transportation markets with the most specialized engineering, highest quality, and the greatest breadth and depth of fastening system solutions and seamless rolled rings in our industry. Headquartered in Torrance, CA; AFSR employs 7,900 people in 13 countries at 39 locations. AFSR is a business unit of Arconic.


Under the direction of the Forge Supervisor, is responsible for leading a forging crew throughout the forging and production of parts as defined by customer orders.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.

  • The team leader will oversee a crew of 2-4 employees, within the same department, on an assigned work shift.

  • Conducts setup, layout and planning of operations based upon job order requirements

  • Interacts with other departments to meet production schedules

  • Leads a crew through the forging process as required based on the type of alloy and as specified on the job order and signing on the furnace charts, shop traveler and any other required paperwork

  • Maintains general shop order number and heat lot tractability on billet traceable jobs and serial number tractability

  • Understands heat up rates and material shrinkage allowances

  • Understands, executes and leads others through WI control of Forging operations.

  • Assures proper furnace set up and temperature control and oversees the safe loading and unloading of work pieces

  • Verifies conformance of work piece to job order requirements

  • Must have an understanding and knowledge of company procedures and work instructions.

  • Maintains a safe and organized workstation and follows all company policy, safety and procedures.


This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Basic Qualifications

To perform this job 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.

High school diploma or GED

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Must have a valid forklift certification
Must meet the requirements pertaining to Vision Acuity Testing under the Quality Assurance Manual.


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

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

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

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme cold; extreme heat; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working in manufacturing.

Job Snapshot

Employee Type:


Verdi, NV


Job Type:


0 to 1 year(s)


Date Posted:

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