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Press Operator- Press 2 - C-Shift in Springdale, AR at Arconic

Date Posted: 4/25/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job Duties:
  • Develops order sequence within SAI system and validates profile recipe including billet length temperature, ram speed and special needs per profile (Blue Card);
  • Set up press to start the auto process; 
  • Load billet and break through die utilizing bomb blanket with camera attachment; 
  • Extrude billet setting proper ram speed and pressures within SAI recipe system while maintaining appropriate quality;
  • Report production into JDE / KPMS system;
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor;
  • Reports to the Shift Lead, considered to be the crew leader and conducts himself or herself accordingly;
  • Always at the press on or before the starting time;
  • Checks with the off-going operator for any equipment problems or pertinent information when taking over the press;
  • Responsible for press reports, any unsafe mechanical or electrical problems to shift lead or to maintenance craft;
  • Checks the following:
    • Billet furnace temperature. To recipe
    • Container temperature. Per Best Practice
    • Cradle alignment (visual)
    • Die slide alignment. (visual)
    • Press oil temperature – 140 degrees Max.
    • Die oven temperature – set within Best Practice Limits
    • Condition of dummy block (visual)
  • Checks at the end of the charge to ensure the butt has sheared from the die and is clear of the container before starting the next push;
  • Monitors billet furnace for possible overheating and/or melting;
  • Assists the Set-Up man on the die changes; double checks the tooling to insure proper setup and clearance;
  • Checks the extrusion occasionally and reports any defects or discrepancies as necessary to the QI;
  • Checks the amount of end scrap and number of cuts and adjusts billet length occasionally to the end scrap;
  • Runs the necessary billets to prevent a shortage, if he or she knows there is some bad metal on the table, he or she tells the Press Lead;
  • Observes the special notes on the work order (follows up accordingly);
  • Responsible for the work area and keeps the work area clean and orderly always;


  • Employee is required to follow all safety and health requirements listed in the applicable procedures and work instructions;
  • Minimum Kawneer hiring requirements;
  • Must be able to learn basic computer skills;
  • Must pass physical if required to operate mule or crane;
  • Overtime is required if deemed necessary by management;
  • Ability to flex to day shift is required if deemed necessary by management;
Physical Demands:
  • Must be able to perform moderate to heavy lifting on a regular basis;
  • Must be able to stand in one place for extended periods of time.
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.