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Process Engineer - Blind Products in Waco, TX at Arconic

Date Posted: 12/30/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Waco, TX
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  • Experience:
    At least 5 year(s)
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Job Description

Arconic Fastening Systems is looking for a(n) Process Engineer – Blind Products who is responsible for conducting manufacturing engineering assignments to design, implement or improve processes, tooling, machine designs, cost estimates, and/or resolve engineering problems that support safety, delivery, quality, cost and product quantity goals and objectives. The position will be located in Waco, TX.
Arconic (NYSE: ARNC) creates breakthrough products that shape industries. Working in close partnership with our customers, we solve complex engineering challenges to transform the way we fly, drive, build and power. Through the ingenuity of our people and cutting-edge advanced manufacturing techniques, we deliver these products at a quality and efficiency that ensure customer success and shareholder value.  Arconic Fastening Systems, a business unit of Arconic, 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; AFS employs over 6,000 people in 11 countries at 31 locations.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Define problems, design experiments, collect data, establish hypotheses/facts, and draw valid conclusions using an extensive variety of technical tools in written, mathematical or diagram forms while dealing with multiple abstract and concrete variables;
  • Lead focused activities to diagnose and determine root causes using problem solving and troubleshooting tools to address Product Discrepancies and Corrective Actions;
  • Prepare and carry out approved recommendations to include tool redesign and alterations, change of material specifications, dimensions, methods, routings, layouts, etc. to improve operational metrics;
  • Through research of advanced technology, develop proposals for automation, mechanization, methods, special tooling, machine attachments, etc. for cost reduction;
  • Analyze and prepare capital equipment justifications: prepare cost estimates, involvement in changing from present to new methods, and estimate savings expected as the result of such change;
  • Plan equipment layout and workflow, estimate routing times and manpower requirements, set-up lines and train supervisors, managers, and operators in correct production procedures for new or vastly revised production operations;
  • Work closely with other departments (Quality, Engineering, Purchasing, etc.) or vendors to resolve problems or respond to technical questions;
  • Maintain records, files, and other documentation pertinent to special and regular assignments performed;
  • Maintain technical skills by attending training classes, special technical and administrative courses, seminars, exhibits and trade shows as needed;
  • Write reports, business correspondence, work instructions and procedures;
  • Present information and respond to questions from groups of managers and employees;
  • Interface with all departments of the facility and with the other plants and companies;
  • Follows regulations and requirements of the SPCC Plan, RCRA regulations, and operating procedures involving hazardous chemicals outlined in the Environmental Management System when performing any tasks involving hazardous chemicals or hazardous wastes;
  • Ensure that all work activities are performed in accordance with established safety and environmental standards;
  • Maintain full compliance with Company policies and procedures and conduct all activities in accordance with the Arconic Guide to Business Conduct;
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of and commitment to Arconic Business Systems manufacturing principles and techniques, including Kaizen, 5S, TPM, daily management, problem solving, etc.;
  • Provide leadership to others through example and the sharing of knowledge/skill;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university in Science or Engineering;
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in project management, implementing engineered process improvements and/or demonstrated cost savings in a production environment;
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with personal computer skills, including MS Office and CAD;
  • Demonstrated record of achievement improving operational metrics (e.g. OEE, pph, uptime, set-up time, output etc) and problem solving;
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects concurrently and re-prioritize with business demands;
  • 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:
  • Experience in the metal working industry with high volume operations and fastener manufacturing;
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations;
  • Experience with using Lotus Notes databases and Baan MRP system;
  • Computer skills including ME10 CAD, Deform, Solid Works etc.;
  • Experience with MES (Manufacturing Execution System) and/or SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) control systems;
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations;
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, works with the fingers, and perceive attributes of objects and materials;
  • Special vision required, such as close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.