Arconic Operations Manager, Inserts in Torrance, California



Operations Manager, Inserts

Job Function:

Manufacturing / Operations

Business Unit Group:

Engineered Products and Solutions

Position Description:

Arconic Fastening Systems and Rings (AFSR) is seeking an Operations Manager to have oversight responsibility for the Inserts Department. This position is located at the AFSR aerospace fastener manufacturing plant in Torrance, CA.

Arconic Fastening Systems and Rings (AFSR) serves the global aerospace, automotive, and commercial transportation markets with the most specialized engineering, highest quality, and the greatest breadth and depth of fastening system solutions and seamless rolled rings in our industry. Headquartered in Torrance, CA; AFSR employs 7,900 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:

  • Responsible for Inserts Department.

  • Will manage Inserts Manufacturing Manager.

  • Department consists of 120+ employees and sales average of $4m per month.

  • Responsible for working with Director of Operations, Production Control Manager, and Finance Manager in establishing monthly and quarterly performance goals.

  • Responsible for allocating resources, assessing annual performance in support of company goals.

  • Sets expectations, provides recourses, audits performance, counsels employees, trains, and sets policy and practices to exceed department goals.

  • Leads team to achieve monthly, quarterly, and annual performance goals.

  • Ensures operations metrics are well known, track daily progress towards achieving objectives and mitigating risks.

  • Works with managers across all functional lines to accomplish organizational objectives.

  • Actively participates in implementing and sustaining ABS (TPS) principles and practices.

  • Demonstrates continual focus on improvements and enhancements.

  • Exhibits and promotes behaviors on the plant floor that leads to an engaged work force.

  • Implements company policies such as attendance, overtime, safety, environmental, etc., and directs the application of such policies to the product group's operation.

  • Assesses employee performance and mentors staff


  • Excellent interpersonal, written, presentation, and communication skills.

  • Proficient computer skills including Excel, spreadsheets, and graphs.

  • Strong customer service skills

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Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prefer the Bachelor’s Degree is in Engineering

  • Experience with CNC machining equipment

  • 10+ years of management experience in manufacturing

  • Experience working in a complex manufacturing facility

  • Experience in the aerospace industry

  • Experience managing 50+ people

  • Experience with TPS/ Continuous Improvement/ Lean Manufacturing principles and programs

  • Experience in the Aerospace fastener industry

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited Institution

  • Minimum 5 years of management 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.

Business Unit:

Arconic Fastening Systems and Rings

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