Die Corrector in Chandler, AZ at Arconic

Date Posted: 3/19/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The die corrector is a member of the Die Repair Team that manages the upkeep of the location’s extrusion tooling.

Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Read and understand component prints
  • Measure aluminum extrusions at the press (1st and 3rd billets)
  • Records dimensions for front and back samples at the press
  • Dates and stamps inspection log after inspecting metal at the press
  • Verifies press is running to standard practice
  • Writes QAR for any dimensional or quality related issue
  • Visually inspects dies for damage and wear
  • Evaluates metal to decide appropriate correction to die
  • Polishes, grinds and files dies to make corrections
  • Applies choke, relief and other corrections to dies in the shop
  • Peens dies in the press and in the shop
  • Opens dies by filing bearings in the press and in the shop
  • Measures and records any changes made to the die in Oracle and on the part print
  • Checks in new dies based on the incoming inspection sheet
  • Pins, measures and records all openings in new tooling
  • Inspects dummy blocks for wear and damage
  • Inspects skimmer blocks for wear and damage
  • Inspects die rings for wear and damage
  • Inspects backers for wear, cave and damage
  • Inspects bolsters for wear, cave and damage
  • Inspects sub-bolsters for wear, cave and damage
  • Maintain the Oracle Die & Tooling System
  • Track, log, and inspect press stems and containers
    • Check daily shop floor Oracle entries (by press); ensure die usage data is entered into the system, correct any incorrect entries.
    • Troubleshoot / correct all problem dies

Basic Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 2 years in extrusion production

Preferred Qualifications

  • Tool & Die experience
  • Oracle experience
  • Proficient in press, straightening and stretch (extrusion production)
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints
  • Ability to use inspection tools (mics, calipers, micrometers, gages, protractors, etc.)
  • Ability to learn and apply new tasks
  • Ability to communicate effectively and in a positive, professional manner
  • Proficient in MS Word, MS Excel


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