Machining Technician II - Tool Room in Waco, TX at Arconic

Date Posted: 1/15/2020

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Job Description

Arconic Fastening Systems is looking for a Machining Technician II in our Tool Room.  This role is responsible for working to very close tolerances, setting up and operating a variety of manual and/or CNC metal cutting machines.  The position will read and interpret blueprints, engineering sketches, and diagrams and produce items for a variety of applications. This position will be based in our Waco, TX plant.
Arconic (NYSE: ARNC) creates breakthrough products that shape industries. Working in close partnership with our customers, we solve complex engineering challenges to transform the way we fly, drive, build and power. Through the ingenuity of our people and cutting-edge advanced manufacturing techniques, we deliver these products at a quality and efficiency that ensure customer success and shareholder value.  Arconic Fastening Systems, a business unit of Arconic, holds the number one global position in aerospace fastening systems, and we’re the North American leader in commercial transportation fasteners.  Our high-tech, multi-material fastening systems are found nose to tail on aircraft and aero engines.  Our products are also critical components of industrial gas turbines, automobiles, commercial transportation vehicles, and construction and industrial equipment.  Headquartered in Torrance, CA; AFS employs over 6,000 people in 11 countries at 31 locations.
Specific Responsibilities (these will vary depending on work assignment):
  • Set up and operate a variety of manual and CNC metal cutting machines such as mills, lathes, grinders, drills and related equipment.
  • Program CNC equipment using Espirit, EZ CAM, and CAPS.
  • Produce a wide range of items including, tooling for production machines, repair parts, installation tooling parts, and fastener prototypes.
  • Read and interpret blueprints and sketches to determine specifications of items to be produced.
  • Read gages, micrometers, scales, calipers and related precision measuring equipment to determine item conformance to specifications.
  • Work to required dimensional tolerances.
  • Assists in the design, construction, and/or modifications of prototype fasteners and installation systems and provides input on product design and improvements.
Shop Support
  • Prepare production machine tooling set-up packages and assists in set-ups.
  • Identifies material, cutting tools, fixtures, and other items necessary to produce tooling for production machines, repair parts, installation tooling parts, and fastener prototypes.
  • Estimate job times.
  • Maintains maintenance records and equipment lists in the R&D area.
  • Maintains inventory of raw materials to produce a variety of parts.
  • Performs routine maintenance and adjustments on machine tools and equipment.
  • Train less experience personnel in the proper set up and operation of machining equipment.
  • Prepare production reports and other reports or forms in both manual and electronic formats.
Other Duties
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work area in accordance with 5-S principles.
  • Perform all work activities in accordance with safety and environmental standards.
  • Maintains full compliance with Company policies and procedures and conducts all activities in accordance with the Arconic Code of Conduct.
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of and commitment to learn manufacturing principles and techniques.
  • Performs all work activities in accordance with safety and environmental standards.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience setting up and operating manual and/or CNC machine tools to perform precision metal cutting and shaping operations.
  • 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 an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Technical school education in machining


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