*Wax Cell Operator in LaPorte, IN at Arconic

Date Posted: 7/13/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Work as a multi-functional team member to build wax patterns using work instructions. Will be required to clean work area including sweeping and mapping the floor, dusting the workstation and surrounding areas.

• Must be able to read and interpret Product Criteria (PC) and Activity Instructions (AI).

• Must be able to function as a member of a team and be able to work under general supervision.

• Must be able to work and function in a fast-paced environment.

• Basic knowledge of computers

• Must be able to maintain expected quality levels.

• Assemble a wax pattern using various skills outlined below

• Have adequate computer skills to enter the data into the data collection system, and also retrieve it


Job responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Refer to work instructions, identification and machine stock areas to prevent under or over working patterns.
  • Ability to hand stock patterns to engineering instructions and to effectively communicate information to team and engineering.
  • Performs other work related duties as assigned
  • Employees are expected to work overtime as needed.
Fixtures and Dimensional

• Determine Airfoil

• Interpret gauge reading to the Product Criteria and load the computer

• Assemble airfoils and shroud assembly using a hot iron. (60-80 watts)

• Communicate scrap to injection

• Apply cast raised numbers

• Maintain assembly fixture

• Hot stamping

• Verify revision dates of Product Criteria and process routers

• DIM patterns using dimensional gauges, calipers, etc.
Applicate, Rub Down, Final Assembly

• Apply wax to acceptable Product Criteria limits

• Maintain proper radius on all wax joints

• Interpret Acceptance Criteria from Product Criteria

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Employee is required to execute the following:
  • Occasional bending, reaching, pushing and pulling when retrieving and moving various items
  • Lifting intermittently of various items. Typically, assistance would be provided for weights exceeding 35 pounds
  • Good manual dexterity to operate computer equipment and precision measuring instruments
  • Position may require more than eight hours daily and more than five days weekly to complete work assignments
  • Sitting in chairs (swivel, padded, and adjustable)
  • Squatting / crouching when retrieving stored items from lower shelves and file cabinets, making equipment / product inspections, etc
  • Standing intermittently
  • Clean work areas and maintain a clean work environment; perform 5S cleaning activities as required.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Duties are performed primarily in manufacturing areas where compliance with applicable safety rules is required.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be occasionally required to work near moving mechanical parts and exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The noise level is moderate.

EHS Requirements
  • Expected to assist in the implementation of EHS Values and policy statements and accompanying principals.
  • Comply with all department, facility, corporate and regulatory EHS regulations.
  • Wear all required personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Report all job related illness and injuries (Per Employee Handbook).
  • Report all safety, health and environmental concerns to your supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Attend all EHS training.
Compliance With the Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Laws and Regulations
Arconic reaffirms its policy to provide equal employment opportunity in recruiting, hiring, upgrading and promotion, conditions and privileges of employment, company-sponsored training, access to facilities, educational assistance, social and recreational programs, compensation, benefits, transfers, discipline, layoffs, recalls or termination of employment to all employees without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity / expression, veteran status, genetic information, sex or age (within statutory limits).
We live our Values and measure our success by the success of our customers, shareholders, communities and people. Arconic’s success is driven by the advantage created by the collective efforts of its employees, and is dependent upon a diverse, inclusive environment that embraces change, new ideas, respect for the individual and fosters an equal opportunity for success. We have zero tolerance for discrimination, intimidation or harassment of any kind.

Basic Qualifications

  1. Education:
  • A minimum of a High School diploma or GED equivalency is required.
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 required a U.S. person status. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. ‘Green Card Holder’), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Preferred Qualifications


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