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Product Engineer in Carson, CA at Arconic

Date Posted: 12/28/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Carson, CA
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  • Experience:
    At least 1 year(s)
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Job Description

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.
Arconic Fastening Systems has an exciting opportunity for a Product Engineer to be responsible for new product design, modifications of existing product, and sustaining engineering on active product lines. This position is based at our aerospace fastener plant in Carson, CA.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Plan, initiate, and drive development of new fastener products and improvements;
  • Collaborate and build relationships with customers on fastener concepts and qualification activities;
  • Initiate and prepare product samples and tests for customers and internal management;
  • Oversee qualification testing and prepare qualification reports in accordance with customer procurement specifications to become an approved supplier;
  • Create and revise product drawings, specifications, and product control documents in accordance with customer requirements;
  • Support Sales and Application Engineering activities;
  • Support customers with troubleshooting support through detailed analysis of fastener and installation system problems, including supporting corrective actions as needed;
  • Oversee manufacturing planning, drawings, and router preparation to ensure the proper flow of the product from the drawing to the completion of the parts, including tooling, manufacturing operations, processing, testing, and suppliers;
  • Provide feedback to Operations management on opportunities for manufacturing process improvements that improve safety, produce higher quality, reduce costs, or increase productivity;
  • Participate as a key member of cross-functional teams engaged in manufacturing process improvement;
  • Key member of MRB to investigate product rejections and provide researched decisions;
  • Prepare and document Design and Development activities in accordance with AS9100 Quality standard;
  • Work with laboratories on testing and preparation of test data;
  • Knowledge of Six Sigma, statistical analysis, and scientific methods for problem solving;
  • Utilize analytical tools and simulation software to evaluate product performance and interactions;
  • Complete all backup, filing and data management associated with work activities to ensure the creation and maintenance of a reliable database of key, proprietary information;
  • Ensure all work activities are performed in accordance with established safety and environmental standards;
  • Maintain full compliance with Company policies and procedures and conduct all work activities in accordance with the Arconic Guide to Business Conduct;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.
  • Strong interpersonal/team skills; ability to build positive relationships with people internal/external to the organization;
  • Able to work independently in a fast-paced, goal-oriented environment;
  • Organizational skills to complete a variety of tasks and assignments in an effective manner;
  • Problem-solving skills; ability to arrive at reliable conclusions based on analysis of information;
  • Good communication skills; ability to convey a range of information clearly and effectively in both verbal and written formats;
  • Project management skills including develop, coordinate, and complete projects on time;
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry, for practical solutions;
  • Ability to synthesize complex or diverse information;       
  • Ability to comprehend and generate creative design solutions; translate concepts and information into images; use feedback to modify designs;
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, work instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution;
  • Minimum of 3 years of engineering experience 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:
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, Industrial, Manufacturing, or Material Science Engineering from an accredited institution;
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with Aerospace products or with Fastener products;
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with manufacturing and testing in a precision, metal working industry;
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in the Aerospace industry;
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with SolidWorks and AutoCad;
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with lean manufacturing principles.