Arconic Industrial Engineer in Torrance, California


Industrial Engineer


Position Description

Arconic Fastening Systems is looking for an Industrial Engineer to support Arconic Company objectives regarding assessment, development, and implementation of changes to improve quality, reduce cost, and maintain production commitments. To this effect, the IE will coordinate work efforts, and support tasks in a CNC production machining cell. This new position is located at our aerospace fastener plant in Torrance, CA.

Arconic Fastening Systems (AFS) 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. AFS 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:

  • Time and Process improvement studies to support efficient product build and flow

  • Review and optimization of production plans and schedules

  • Complete manpower/crew sizing, and tool changeover optimization

  • Oversight, optimization and control over CNC programs and machine tool layouts

  • Evaluate and provide recommendations for improving labor utilization and performance.

  • Plan equipment layout, workflow and accident prevention measures to maintain efficient and safe utilization of plant facilities.

  • Plan and oversee training to promote efficient manpower utilization

  • Work closely with other engineering disciplines in the development of new products, costing, product qualification and rollout.

  • Perform capital equipment/facilities project business case analyses.

  • Integrate LEAN/5S and 6 sigma principles into all aspects of tasks and responsibilities.

  • Investigate issues, perform root cause analysis, and initiate corrective actions as required to support program requirements.

  • Other tasks as assigned.


  • Project Management skills - the Industrial Engineer acts as a technical authority and may have overall project responsibility

  • Design – ability to understand drawing and technical specification requirements; ability to coordinate the implementation of requirements through the Manufacturing process. This requires creativity to resolve complex issues.

  • Documentation—able to develop recommendations for efficient manufacturing plans (CNC programs, tool layouts, work instructions, routers) through creation and maintenance of production standards.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to prioritize and complete tasks in a fast-paced environment

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited Institution

  • Minimum 3 years of Engineering 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 Bachelor’s Degree is in Industrial Engineering or similar, from an accredited institution.

  • 5+ years of experience in an Industrial Engineering role evaluating and improving the manufacturing approach: tool function, material removal, workpiece orientation, tool load balancing, inspection, product protection, coatings application and assembly processes for production standards and improvements.

  • 5+ years of experience supporting the integration of all elements of production, including blueprints, specifications, tooling, work instructions, equipment, training, inspection, methods and materials. Experience assessing, developing, and implementing changes to improve quality, reduce cost, and maintain production commitments.

  • Experience in a machine shop environment

  • Project management experience

Minimum Education Required


Minimum Years of Experience


Minimum Travel Required


Job Function


Business Unit Group

Engineered Products and Solutions

Business Unit

Arconic Fastening Systems

Job Type