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Tooling Specialist V in Fullerton, CA at Arconic

Date Posted: 3/26/2019

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Job Description

Arconic Fastening Systems (AFS) is seeking a skilled Toolmaker in Our Fullerton, CA facility..
Arconic Fastening Systems (AFS) serves the global aerospace, automotive, and commercial transportation markets with the most specialized engineering, highest quality, and the greatest breadth and depth of fastening system solutions and seamless rolled rings in our industry. Headquartered in Torrance, CA; AFSR employs 7,900 people in 13 countries at 39 locations. AFS is a business unit of Arconic (NYSE:ARNC).

Performs the layout fabrication of all types of tools, dyes, special machines and machine modifications.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Determines the layout, fabrication and assembly of all types and sizes of tooling as required.  This includes when necessary supplementing information given on the tool design drawings or improvising tool and dyes for which no tool design drawings are available to follow.
  • Performs typical layout operations in connection with the layout of details for tooling preparatory to machine or other tool fabrication, and the layout of parts such as raw castings, forging and sheet metal parts to use as a guide in making the tool or dye.
  • Makes completely, to exacting tolerances, such tools as dyes as machine tools and fixtures for casting and forgings, drill, jig, dyes and machine modifications from production prints, tool prints or verbal instructions.
  • Proves dyes and tooling and performs rework in the same level of difficulty as other work described herein.
  • Suggests revisions in design and/or substitution in material.
  • Sets up and operates all shop machines and may exercise knowledge of welding and heat treat as required.
  • Trains tool & dye apprentices and personnel of lesser skills.
  • Utilizes complete knowledge of prints, work orders, machinist handbooks, trigonometry, precision measuring instruments and hand tools.
  • Makes sketches of tooling for tool design purpose of developed part and progressions.
  • Constructs temporary tooling, economically, to produce short product runs.
  • Recommends tool fabricating procedures such as EDM, centerless, I.D., O.D. grinding, jig grinding, jig bore, and other specialized machining techniques.
  • Builds and debugs special equipment from blueprints, sketches and verbal instructions.
  • Utilizes extensive knowledge in application of all types of manufacturing techniques pertaining
    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.


High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED) preferred; Apprenticeship or equivalent and five to seven of years of experience in a tool room environment or equivalent previous experience with a fastener manufacturing company. Ability to trouble-shoot and solve problems of the most advanced level. Must possess a working knowledge of ferrous and non-ferrous metals and their alloys