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Tooling Specialist IV, Die Tech

Company: Howmet Aerospace
Location: Fullerton
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

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. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.


Attendance/Punctuality/Dependability - Is consistently at work and on time; Uses time efficiently; Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.

Quality/Quantity - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner.

Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

Technical Skills - Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills.

Oral Communication - Speaks English clearly and listens and gets clarification when needed; Responds well to questions; Participates in meetings.

Written Communication - Presents numerical data in a legible manner; Able to read and interpret written information.

Teamwork - Treats people with respect; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Organizational Support - Follows all policies and procedures; Upholds organizational values.

Professionalism - Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience - High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED) preferred; and four years related experience in a repair and maintenance of progressive dies, or equivalent previous experience with a fastener manufacturing company. Must have knowledge of tool room equipment including mills, lathes and grinders. 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.

Language Skills - Ability to read and interpret documents in English such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to complete routine documentation. Ability to speak clearly and effectively with managers, supervisors and coworkers.

Mathematical Skills - Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability - Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills - To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Syteline Manufacturing software.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

* Use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.
* Frequently required to stand and sit.
* Occasionally required to walk and talk or hear.
* Frequently lifts and/or moves up to 30 pounds.
* Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Hearing protection is required.

Howmet Fastening Systems (HFS) is seeking a Tooling Specialist IV - Progressive Die Techician at our aerospace manufacturing facility in the Fullerton, CA.

This is an opportunity to grow your career at a large, international aerospace company. The position includes competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance (medical, dental, vision), a 401(k) matching program, and paid holidays and vacation.

Howmet Fastening Systems (HFS) 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; we employ over 6,000 people in 11 countries at 32 locations. HFS is a business unit of Howmet (NYSE: HWM).


Prepares, sets up and installs large multi-station progressive dies into all types and sizes of punch presses to form, blank or piece metal parts. Technician will be held to established production and quality standards. Incumbent will have control to make some adjustments to the process or machine after tasks are assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

* Independently makes complete set up of multi-station progressive dies and sets up all types of punch presses.
* Sets up compound and progressive dies for all types of punch presses when required.
* Works from prints, charts, sketches or oral instruction to rework or convert existing dies or stations to produce new parts.
* Tests to assure proper die clearance and uses templates to positions several dies at once.
* Sets and checks clearances between punches and dies and sets punch and anvil lengths to chart.
* Read prints and uses precision measuring instruments including micrometers, calipers and depth micrometers to check parts for conformance to specifications.
* After set-up, checks parts against drawings to verify compliance for first article.
* Performs S.P.C. charting as required.
* Polishes dies, anvils, punches and other details to produce a high-quality part.
* Troubleshoots strip from progressive die and performs all repairs to eliminate progressive die problems.
* Follows all safety procedures including but not limited Lock/Tag/Verify.
* Will train Die Setters and Operators as necessary or required.
* Parts to be lifted and/or transported may weigh up to 30 lbs.
* Keeps work area clean (and equipment), safe and in an orderly fashion on a daily basis.
* Performs other tasks of equal or lesser skill as required.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Keywords: Howmet Aerospace, Fullerton , Tooling Specialist IV, Die Tech, Other , Fullerton, California

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