Etcher I in Dover, NJ at Arconic

Date Posted: 8/22/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Etchers are responsible to dipping the castings in a chemical sequence to clean the metal.  This is a certified position requiring 400 hours of training.

  • Tests acid to ensure its strength is with in specifications using test plates at the beginning of each shift.
  • Loads castings into racks and baskets to prepare parts for the etching process.
  • Dips racks/baskets into ferric acid and water tanks to prep grain for inspection.
  • Unloads parts from the racks/baskets to get them ready to be oven dried.
  • Places parts into the hot air oven to dry for inspection.
  • Records data on parts for company records using the Lot Trace System.
  • Replaces acid to maintain acid strength using pumps and drums when the acid is weak.
  • Swabs rework parts to ensure that acid solutions can adhere to the parts using a swab and ferric acid solution when rework parts arrive on etch line.
  • Verifies the number of parts to ensure it matches the ticket in the Lot Trace System.
  • Moves parts to crystal verification to continue the flow of the parts.
  • Must become certified to remain in position
  • Expected to assist in the implementation of Arconic/Howmet’s EHS value and policy statement and its accompanying principles.
  • Comply with all department, facility, Corporate and Regulatory EH&S regulations.
  • Wear all required personal protective equipment.
  • Report all job-related illness and injuries. (Per employee handbook).
  • Report all Safety, Health & Environmental concerns to your supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Attend all EH&S training.
•           Frequent lifting of up to 25 pounds
•           Hot manufacturing work environment

•           Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written)
•           Must be able to work flexible hours including night and weekends with little advanced notice
•           Experience working with chemicals a plus
•           Must be able to (after proper training) pass a Level I certification test after 420 hours.
•           Must pass a visual exam.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Training may be temporarily scheduled on a shift other than the shift listed above.


  • 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')
  • 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.
  • High School diploma or GED from an accredited institution
  • No relocation benefit is offered for this position.  Candidates residing within a 50 miles radius of Dover NJ will only be considered.