Tooling Specialist IV - Progressive Die Tech in Fullerton, CA at Arconic

Date Posted: 1/14/2020

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Job Description

Arconic Fastening Systems (AFS) in Fullerton is seeking a skilled Progressive Die Tech for our 2nd Shift Operations.
Arconic Fastening Systems (AFS) 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. AFS is a business unit of Arconic (NYSE:ARNC).
Prepares, sets up and installs large multi-station progressive dyes into all types and sizes of punch presses to form blank or piece metal parts.  Technician will be held to established production and quality standards. Incumbent will have control to make some adjustments to the process or machine after tasks are assigned.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Independently makes complete set up of multi-station progressive dye s and sets up all types of punch presses;
  • Sets up compound and progressive dyes for all types of punch presses when required;
  • Works from prints, charts, sketches or oral instruction to rework or convert existing dyes or stations to produce new parts;
  • Tests to assure proper die clearance and uses templates to positions several dyes at once;
  • Sets and checks clearances between punches and dyes and sets punch and anvil lengths to chart;
  • Read prints and uses precision measuring instruments including micrometers, calipers and depth micrometers to check parts for conformance to specifications;
  • After set up checks parts against drawings to verify compliance for first article; 
  • Performs S.P.C. charting as required;                                   
  • Polishes dies, anvils, punches and other details to produce a high quality part;
  • Troubleshoots strip from progressive dye and performs all repairs to eliminate progressive dye problems;
  • Follows all safety procedures including but no limited Lock/Tag/Verify;
  • Will train Dye Setters and Operators as necessary or required.


Basic Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or GED;
  • 5 years’ experience as a machinist;
  • Experience with reading blue prints and knowledge of precision measuring devices.
  • 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