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Production Technician IIIB - Small Products in Waco, TX at Arconic

Date Posted: 1/5/2019

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Job Description

Arconic Fastening Systems is looking for a Production Technician IIIB in our Small Products department.  This role is responsible for the sets-up and operation of cold heading and rolling machines to form raw material (typically carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum in wire or rod shape) into fastener collars and pins.  Operations performed by machine are normally packing, extruding, and rolling.  Responsible for quality of parts produced and for care and maintenance of equipment. the production of parts meeting print and specification requirements as well as the care and maintenance of equipment.  The position must function as a tooling readiness specialist when directed by the Manufacturing Supervisor, train other operators, as required, and must show by example a commitment to continuous improvement.  This position will be based in our Waco, TX plant.
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.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Reviews production work orders to determine type of product to be run, sequence of operations and any special requirements.
  • Reviews bill of materials to determine tooling required to run production efficiently.   Secures required tooling from Tooling Readiness Center or Tool Crib.
  • Secures copy of blueprint to confirm dimensional data of parts to be produced.
  • Uses handtools to remove parts from machines used in prior production runs.
  • Uses hand tools, clamps, lock bolts and other items to arrange cutters, quills, punches, dies and associated parts in the proper relationship to each other to produce parts as detailed on blueprints.
  • Adjusts wire drawing machine to accept raw material stock and draw wire down to dimension required to feed properly into cold header machine.
  • Adjusts feed roller, setting stroke to produce parts of the required dimensions.
  • Operates machine after set-up, producing first pieces to confirm that cold header and roller are properly set up.  If needed, modifies set-up until proper product characteristics are achieved.
  • Performs further quality checks after machine is warmed up and makes final machine adjustments.
  • Performs Statistical Process Control (SPC) checks on parts at a minimum of every two hours to confirm compliance with specifications.  Analyzes SPC charts to identify and correct out-of-control processes.
  • Utilizes catch pan to segregate parts currently being produced from main tub.  Measures parts in catch pan to determine conformance to specifications.  Segregates non-conforming product for disposition.
  • Changes raw material feedstock as needed to ensure that machine downtime is minimized.
  •  Performs machine inspections and conduct preventive maintenance, which may include changing oil, greasing lubrication points and making routine adjustments to machine mechanisms.   
  • Completes required paperwork and makes entries in to shop floor computer systems.  Verifies accuracy of all data recorded and entered.
  • Orders and maintains an inventory of required tooling, gages and supplies to maximize machine uptime.
  • Participates in setting and achieving team and individual productivity and quality targets.
  • Seeks to continuously improve safety, quality and productivity in areas of responsibility.
  • Performs shop floor housekeeping duties to maintain a neat and orderly work area.
  • Trains other machine operators as required.
  • Ensures that all work activities are performed in accordance with established safety and environmental standards.
  • Maintains full compliance with Company policies and procedures and conducts all activities in accordance with the Arconic Code of Conduct
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of and commitment to lean manufacturing principles and techniques.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Minimum of 3 years complex mechanical 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.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Associates degree in a technical field is preferred.