Forge Operator in Savannah, GA at Arconic

Date Posted: 3/10/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Are you an energetic and dependable employee that takes pride in your craft? Would you like to be part of a dynamic and growing aerospace manufacturing business in Savannah, GA? Arconic Forgings and Extrusions (AFE) is looking for qualified Forge Operators at our Savannah, Georgia location. Our organization is dedicated to rapid, profitable growth through continuous capital investment, operational excellence and career development. Arconic is a company that promotes and develops from within with worldwide opportunities. If you are interested in a career with our facility, where our business has doubled in revenue in first five years of existence, we encourage you to apply.

Arconic Forgings and Extrusions (AFE) serves the global aerospace and automotive markets with the most specialized engineering, highest quality, and the greatest breadth and depth of extrusions and forgings in our industry. Headquartered in Cleveland, OH; AFE employs 3,400 people in 5 countries at 16 locations. AFE is a business unit of Arconic (NYSE:ARNC).

Company Benefits: We offer eligible employees a comprehensive benefits package designed to assist employees and their families with financial security, health and well-being. In addition to competitive pay, we off a variety of benefit programs.
  • Medical, Life, Dental and Vision Plans
  • 401(k) Program with a Company Match (up to 6%)
  • Retirement contribution (3%)
  • Performance Pay based on company results (up to 5%)
  • 2 weeks’ annual vacation accrual
  • 10 annual paid holidays
  • Employee discount programs

Position Profile: The Forge Operator is responsible for the press, furnace, die step and conditioning areas. Set up, operates, or performs all responsibilities related to the operation of all areas within Forging Department.

Essential Functions: This is a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities, and is not all inclusive. Incumbent(s) may and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.
  • Measure and inspect parts using various inspection tools (Calipers, Gauges, Micrometers etc.) to ensure conformance to product specifications, fills out inspection reports and inspects/identifies sign of non-fill, wedge, tearing, lapping and cracking. Read work orders and blueprints to determine specified tolerances and sequences of operations
  • Operation of billet ovens and performs all operations pertaining to coating, grinding, conditioning and shot blast of all parts
  • Operates robots for die lube and furnace loading operations
  • Operates Press Controls to turn on, check system, initiate press set-up load dies and tooling into press and remove tooling after forge run is complete
  • Instructs manipulators in presenting parts for inspection and fully runs/transfers parts
  • Install, adjust, and remove dies, synchronizing cams, forging rams and stop guides, using overhead cranes or other hoisting devices, and hand tools. Metallurgy to effectively communicate with other forge team members to ensure all team members are in sync when performing forge runs
  • Set up, operate, or tend presses and forging machines to perform hot or cold forging by flattening, straightening, bending, cutting, piercing, or other operations to taper, shape, or form metal
  • Position and move super alloy billets and work pieces within a die to compress and shape billets to form jet aircraft engine components
  • Complete accurate die stack assemblies and planning based on successful mastery of all other major job operations
  • Completes Data Entry utilizing multiple internal computer software systems to enter furnace transfer times and other data integral to the progression of parts throughout the facility and ensure complete data for quality review before final submission to the customer
  • Performs all other duties as assigned
  • Must be able to work various shifts to support a 24/7 operation
  • Must be able to learn and follow company procedures and work instructions.
  • Maintains a safe and organized workstation and follows all company policy, safety and procedures.

Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Basic functions of Microsoft Office Suite.
Ability to operate a forklift and man lift to O.S.H.A approved standards.

Physical Demands:
  • Continuously required to wear common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats.
  • Continuously required to stand; walk; use hands to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
  • Frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Frequently required lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Occasionally required to sit.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Location/Environmental Requirements: Nickel and titanium manufacturing facility. Exposure to: moving mechanical parts; wet and/or humid conditions; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme cold, extreme heat, vibration; loud noise level.

Basic Qualifications

  • High School Diploma/GED from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 1 year experience measuring parts using various inspection tools (calipers, gauges, micrometers)
  • Minimum 1 year experience working in a manufacturing environment
  • 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

  • 1+ year experience from work in a manufacturing environment or from a technical or craft certification program
  • Previous military and/or mechanical experience related to hydraulic maintenance is a plus.