Saw Operator in Houston, TX at Arconic

Date Posted: 8/6/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Set up and operate Saws to cut specified lengths in titanium, stainless, or other metal billets or parts.  Insures integrity of identification on each piece cut.
Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Read work order to locate cutting requirements on stock, to determine dimensions and tolerances, and to determine metal to be cut, type of blade to be used, blade tension, cutting speed, feed rate, table angles, and positions of table stops and guides.
  • Relieves saw blade support and drive wheel tension.
  • Place saw blade over wheels and resets tension to change blade and adjust tension.
  • Turns controls to set prescribed cutting speed, feed rate and table angle.
  • Loosens table stops and guides and positions them to align and secure workpiece.
  • Place stock on cutting table and clamps it into positions.
  • Starts saw and manually guides stock or engages automatic feed to cut straight line
  • Turn controls to start airflow to blow metal cuttings away from keft.
  • Verifies conformance to customer specifications.
  • Calculates and marks layout lines.
  • Cuts billet, product, and test samples for a broad range of applications.
  • Insures that identification is on each piece cut.
  • Inspect for defects in material.
  • Insures adherence to company safety requirements and federal safety regulations.
  • Any other duties deemed appropriate by management.


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Minimum two years of related experience
  • 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.
  • 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.