Grinder II in Torrance, CA at Arconic

Date Posted: 1/8/2020

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Job Description

Arconic Fastening Systems is looking for a Grinder II. 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 of the Job
Set up and operates all types of centerless grinders, abrasive cut-off machines, double disc grinders and any other type of grinder for production and experimental work orders. Operator will be held to established production and quality standards. Incumbent will have control to make minor adjustments to the process or machine after tasks are assigned.  This position may handle confidential information.
Major Activities/Key Challenges
  • Set up all machines, following set up procedures, including through-feed and in feed grinding machines; using proper blades, profile templates and appropriate die mounds for jobs.  Operations are completed to a level to satisfy standards/quotas as listed on blueprints.
  • Checks dimensions and finish to close tolerances.  Changes wheels, and dresses wheels to prescribed forms; straight grinding or profiled grinding.                                                                                           
  • Positions, aligns, and secures parts, using any type of holding fixture that may be required.                        
  • Sets up cut-off machines using proper tooling and may set up machines for operation by others.                 
  • Perform S.P.C. on all orders.  Required to perform daily TPM (as required).
  • Keeps work area clean, safe in an orderly fashion on a daily basis.                           
  • Performs other tasks of equal or lesser skill as required.
Essential Knowledge & Skills/Education
  • Must have a minimum of five years related grinding experience or equivalent.
  • Must have demonstrated skills in the area of communications, dependability and teamwork.
  • Must be able to read various precision measuring instruments.
  • Must be able to read blueprints, work orders and be able to understand basic concepts of  S.P.C. and set-up/maintain an S.P.C. chart.
  • Employee owned tools are necessary for this position (see System Operator Procedures as to type).


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience 
  • 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.