Tool Design Engineer III in Torrance, CA at Arconic

Date Posted: 3/21/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Torrance, CA
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  • Experience:
    At least 4 year(s)
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Job Description

Arconic Fastening Systems and Rings (AFSR) is seeking a Tool Design Engineer to design a wide variety of tools, fixtures and components consistent with standard tool configuration. This role will work with engineering and manufacturing to identify problems with performance or tool life and will recommend and implement solutions or enhancements to support the manufacture of precision metal components. This position is located at our aerospace fastener plant in Torrance, CA.

Arconic Fastening Systems and Rings (AFSR) holds the number one global market position in aerospace fastening systems and rings, and we’re the North American leader in commercial transportation fasteners. Our rings and 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; AFSR employs over 7,500 people in 13 countries at 38 locations. AFSR is a business unit of Arconic (NYSE:ARNC).

Join Arconic and join a network of people who are passionate about industry-changing technology that advances the world. You’ll have the opportunity to work with leading global companies that operate in world-changing industries—such as aerospace, automotive, building and construction, defense and commercial transportation. It’s not just a job. It’s a career and a path to the future. You’ll be part of a diverse culture of learning, teaching and mentorship. Arconic is fully committed to developing people: providing employees with the resources, and learning and development opportunities they need to excel and build a career.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Designs a wide variety of tools, fixtures and components, including cutting and forming tools.
    Prepare drawings, change notices, specifications and inspection standards.
  • Verify and enhance product performance through layout, stress analysis and testing.
  • Investigate manufacturing problems and recommend corrective action.
  • Interaction with manufacturing, Tool Prep, tool vendors, inspection and other department supervisors or managers to solve and correct existing and expected manufacturing problems.
  • Recommends new tool or fixture materials, as necessary, to improve quantity and quality and to cut production costs.
  • Develops and maintains Tool Design and Drawing Standards.
  • Studies specifications and confers with engineering and shop personnel to resolve design problems related to material characteristics, dimensional tolerances, service requirements, manufacturing procedures, and cost of tools.
  • Modifies tool designs according to trial or production service data to improve tool life or performance.
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of and commitment to Lean Manufacturing principles and techniques.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Team player; ability to interact effectively with other employees in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail; ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Computer skills: proficient with Microsoft Office and CAD software (AutoCAD and SolidWorks)
  • Ability to read blueprints and use measuring instruments (calipers, micrometers, etc.)

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited Institution
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in manufacturing
  • 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

  • Prefer the Engineering Degree is in Mechanical Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering, from an accredited institution
  • 7+ years of experience in a tool design role
  • Proficient with AutoCAD and SolidWorks
  • Experience in a metal forming industry
  • Experience with tooling for turning and screw machines
  • Experience with measuring instruments (calipers, micrometers)
  • SolidWorks certification