Arconic Engineering Associate Designer / Drafter in Waco, Texas



Engineering Associate Designer / Drafter

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Business Unit Group:

Engineered Products and Solutions

Position Description:

Arconic Fastening Systems and Rings (AFSR) is seeking an Engineering Associate Designer to design and create drawings of fasteners, installation systems and related items from specifications, sketches, other drawings, and verbal/written instructions. This role will administer approval and dissemination of engineering information into databases through traceable documentation; maintain engineering information for non-Arconic businesses in special secured data systems; and work with Manufacturing to resolve problems and improve processes. The Engineering Associate Designer will also serve as the Technical Focal Point (TFP) for the AFSR Waco Import-Export (IMEX) program for compliance with US trade and commerce law, such as shipping classifications. The position is located at our industrial fastener manufacturing plant in Waco, TX.

Arconic Fastening Systems and Rings (AFSR) holds the number one global market position in aerospace fastening systems and rings, and we’re the North American leader in commercial transportation fasteners. Our rings and 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; AFSR employs over 7,500 people in 13 countries at 38 locations. AFSR 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:

  • Review and analyze specifications, sketches, drawings, ideas, and related data to assess factors affecting component design.

  • Design or modify fasteners, installation tooling, dies/tools, and related items using computer-assisted drafting (CAD) equipment and software.

  • Prepare manufacturing, coordination and quotation drawings, and other Engineering documents such as specifications and inspection standards, so that they can be approved and released for use.

  • Integrate approved Engineering documents into appropriate data bases for use by other departments, including Manufacturing, Inspection, Packaging, Accounting, Purchasing, Marketing and Customer Service.

  • Have a good working knowledge of computer programs such as Lotus Notes, One Space, Solid Works, Baan and Oracle to load Engineering documents into the appropriate data base.

  • Document additions and changes to Engineering data bases with computer programs such as Product Release/Change Notices and Special Product Requests.

  • Generate and populate secure folders of approved documents to be used by non-Arconic businesses for manufacture and inspection of specific Huck product.

  • Maintain secure folders with updated revisions of existing documents or new documents as-needed.

  • Remove obsolete documents from secure folders when they are no longer required.

  • Identify and modify product designs and processes to correct operating deficiencies or to eliminate problems.

  • Work with people inside and outside of Engineering to standardize items that are common to multiple departments, such as head markings and part classification.

  • Provide AFSR Waco employees and vendors with IMEX classification assistance.

  • Assign and maintain IMEX classification for all new and existing AFS products, machinery, technical drawings and documents, and maintain the Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) list.

  • Approve Miscellaneous Shipper (MS) submissions and enter IMEX classifications for shipments.

  • Keep a current base of relevant Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and AFS mandates on foreign visitors and signage.

  • Participate in IMEX training programs to keep current with requirements and practices.

  • Maintain full compliance with Company policies and procedures and conducts all activities in accordance with the Arconic Guide to Business Conduct.

  • Demonstrate a knowledge of and commitment to Arconic Business System (Lean Manufacturing) principles and techniques.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; able to juggle and complete multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

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Preferred Qualifications:

  • Drafting and design experience in a high volume industrial product manufacturing environment

  • 5+ years of drafting/design experience

  • Experience with 3D CAD software

  • Experience with OneSpace or ME-10 CAD software

  • Experience with MRP systems (Baan preferred)

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Associate’s Degree from an accredited institution in CAD, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Architecture, Interior Design, or Engineering

  • Minimum 2 years of experience performing drafting and design

  • 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.

Business Unit:

Arconic Fastening Systems and Rings

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