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Apprentice, EDM in Torrance, CA at Arconic

Date Posted: 6/13/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Arconic Fastening Systems is seeking an EDM Apprentice. This is an opportunity to grow your career at a large, international aerospace company. The position includes competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance (medical, dental, vision), a 401k matching program, and paid holidays and vacation. This position is located at our plant in Torrance, CA.
Arconic Fastening Systems (AFS) 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; we employ over 6,000 people in 11 countries at 32 locations. AFS is a business unit of Arconic (NYSE:ARNC).
Primary Purpose
Will need to learn to setup and operate Wire and Die Sinker EDM machine. Perform and edit Programs from PC. Will need to learn to use CNC Surface Grinders, Mills and Lathes to form the required electrode’s. Use of CMM for verification of key dimension. Understanding of basic CNC codes, geometry, tool setting. At the completion of the program candidate will be expected to efficiently run the EDM cell consisting of one mill, two EDM sinkers and one CMM.
Major activities/Key challenges
  • The position is to make EDM (Electrical Discharge Machinist) slots.
  • Will be training with the leads of the EDM area.
  • Requires setting up and operating the machine
  • Set up and operate EDM programs.
  • Will be setting up and operating CNC surface grinder to refurbish electrodes.
  • Must be able to read micrometers and blueprints and perform Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry to read, analyze, and interpret general technical procedures should be able to calculate figures and amounts such as percentages, areas, circumferences and volume.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Must be able to run production to 80% efficiency and meet the work order requirement’s.
  • Comply to all the safety policies, practices and procedures. Report all unsafe activities to supervisor and/or Human Resources.
  • Comply to all the safety policies, practices and procedures.
Essential Knowledge & Skills/Education
  • Must be able to read and interpret blue prints and work instructions
  • Understanding of cutting tools (and offset geometry)
  • Must be able to run multiple machines
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs (may not exceed per EHS policies)
  • Understanding of 5S principals; Sort, Simplify, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain
  • Must be able to use the necessary measuring tools (Micrometers, Calipers, Dial Indicators, Comparator, Gages, etc) as required
  • Must be Lock, Tag, and Verify (LTV) authorized within a year of employment 
  • SPC knowledge highly desirable, mathematical skill and system 22


Basic Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED)
  • 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 Refuge
Preferred Qualifications
  • 1-year machining experience