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Machinist - Header Operator I in Torrance, CA at Arconic

Date Posted: 2/5/2019

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Job Description

Arconic Fastening Systems is seeking a Forming Tech I. 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 headquarters 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:
With minimum supervision from supervisor and lead, sets up, operates and troubleshoots single cold heading machine and will be trained multi-die cold heading machines to produce parts consistent with print specifications. Checks parts intermittently to assure adherence to specified dimensions.  
Major Activities:                               
  • With minimum supervision and assistance makes complete set up within standard time per router on all cold heading machines, selects, mounts, and adjusts proper punches and die sets; assembles dies and punches using a Hydraulic press; sets machine speeds, feeds, and stop
  • Works from work orders, heading part prints and machine layouts   
  • Work with various types of materials such as Titanium, Inconel, 4130, 17-4 and other stainless steel
  • Recognizes improper machine functioning and/or tooling problems and takes necessary action
  • Perform Lock/Out Tag/Out (LOTO)
  • Run multiple machines as required
  • Perform first piece verification process per part print as required
  • Performs daily 5s on work area and equipment
  • Perform Preventative Maintenance per daily schedule
  • Active involvement in AM Bright and process improvement initiatives
  • Understand and perform Statistical Process Control (SPC) as required
  • Performs other duties as assigned to meet facility goals 
  • Follow all EHS Policies, Procedures and report all incidents immediately        
Essential Knowledge/Skills:
  • Must be familiar with Daily Management Board
  • Must be familiar with Human Performance tasks
  • Will assist Forming Tech II on Multi Die Headers
  • Must know basic troubleshooting skills
  • Read and interpret part drawings, work instructions, policies and procedures
  • Must be able to use the necessary measuring tools (Micrometers, Calipers, Dial Indicators, Comparator, Gages, etc) as required
  • Must be LTV (Lock Tag Verified) Authorized
  • Must have good communication skills and know basic shop math
  • Must be able to read, write, and understand English
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds


Basic Qualifications:
  • Must have high school diploma or trade school or equivalent work experience 
  • Must have minimum of 4 years' of experience and/or have successfully completed the Header Apprentice Program
  • 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.