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Machining Tech V, Grinder (2nd Shift) at Howmet Aerospace in City of Industry, California

Posted in General Business 10 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Howmet Fastening Systems is seeking a 2nd shift Grinder. 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 401k matching program, and paid holidays and vacation. This position is located at our aerospace manufacturing facility in City of Industry.

Howmet Aerospace, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading global provider of advanced engineered solutions for the aerospace and transportation industries. The Company's primary businesses focus on jet engine components, aerospace fastening systems and titanium structural parts necessary for mission-critical performance and efficiency in aerospace and defense applications, as well as forged wheels for commercial transportation. Howmet Aerospace is transforming the next phase of more fuel-efficient, quieter aerospace engines and sustainable ground transportation. For more information, visit . Follow @howmet: Twitter , Instagram , Facebook , LinkedIn and YouTube .

Key Responsibilities:

  • Operates machine and loads hopper of automatic feed mechanism or inserts fastener directly.
  • Verifies that fasteners are ready for grinding by comparing head markings and dimensions to description on shop drawing, and by visually inspecting fasteners for damage. Reports discrepancies to immediate supervisor.
  • Starts machine, loads automatic feeder mechanisms, inspects sample fasteners to verify correct machine set-up and operations.
  • Selects proper size and type of tooling and machine parts (such as jaws, work support blade, cam plate, control wheel, grinding wheel, feed block, feed tubes, etc.).
  • Remove, replace and/or adjusts machine parts for proper positioning and grinding of fasteners (such as grinding and control wheel, cam plate, grinding wheel styles, work support blade, jaws, shuttle, feed block, feed tube, ejector mechanism, etc.).
  • Prepares machine parts and tooling as required, (such as grinding work support blade).
  • Obtains specifications for work required on fasteners by reading lot traveler card and shop drawings.
  • Obtains specific work assignments by reading job numbers on production control chips placed on machine.
  • Inspects fasteners to verify correct machine set-up and operation by using micrometers, gauges and measuring devices. Readjusts machine set-up as required.
  • Dresses grinding wheel by checking position of diamond to ensure proper clearance, starts machine to configure the wheel.
  • Starts machine and hand feeds fasteners, inspects sample fasteners to verify correct machine set-up and operation.
  • Observes machine frequently to verify correct operation and to see if hopper needs reloading.
  • Dumps catch pans of acceptable ground fasteners into tote pans.
  • Locates pans of fasteners with corresponding job numbers in holding area and moves pans to work area.
  • Performs routine servicing of machines (such as changing cutting oil, balancing hub, lubricating machine and removing sludge from coolant tank).
  • Records pertinent production data on lot traveler card and/or data entry terminal upon completion of order.


  • Ability to read and understand blueprints

  • Ability to use micrometers, calipers, comparators and gauges

  • Ability to grind both steel and titanium

  • Good math and good written and verbal communication skills

  • Team player committed to working on Saturdays


  • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) preferred

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have previous grinding experience
  • 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.