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Shot Peen Operator

Company: Cenergy
Location: Torrance
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

1. Under general supervision, a candidate for this job would operate the shot peening machine(s) to improve fatigue life by the application of a mechanical cold working process involving bombardment of the surfaces with metallic shot to print specifications. 2. In addition, a shot peen operator shall perform masking operations by the application of tape or use of hard tooling to print specifications. 3. A shot peen operator performs required quality workmanship through the use of precision measuring instruments, creates saturation curves, and accurately transfers information to part production.

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1. Check parts and shop orders to ensure that all required processes prior to shot peen (machining, polishing, burr removal, heat treatment, magnetic particle or fluorescent penetrant inspection) have been completed and performed properly before peening.

2. Maintain media quality by replenishing shot in machine hoppers as necessary and examining the shot daily for fractured or defective shot; control of the media size and shape are crucial.

3. Align parts on machine table and attach Almen strips to test blocks and test blocks to fixtures or pilot parts to simulate production parts. Develop saturation curves using Almen strips, Almen blocks, and Almen gage. Make continuous machine adjustments, controlling air pressure, rotational speed, nozzle angle, and distance from part.

4. Develop and input operation codes and sequence of commands into multiple axis automatic shot peening machines to define machine set-up parameters such as shot flow, number of cycles, air pressure, part stand-off distance, etc. Store programs in data base for future use. Determine sequence of programs to effectively perform the required peening operation.

5. Maintain a clean and safe work environment at all times and maintain total quality assurance.


Key challenges include

* Developing peening programs for new parts to shot peening

* Persistence required for developing saturation curves

Qualifications and Education Requirements:


Essential Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:

* High School Diploma or equivalent GED

* Ability to fluently read, work, and follow instructions in English

* Ability to read, understand, refer to, and interpret Geometric, Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T), and identify third view projection blueprints.

* Ability to make good decisions

* Ability to quickly comprehend industry-related technical terms

* Ability to work well with others - a team player

Desired Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:

* Some experience in operation of shot peening machinery

* Some experience programming Fanuc robot

* Some experience in a machine shop environment

* Experience in aircraft manufacturing environment

* Knowledge of shop math

* Ability to gain knowledge of tooling and precision set-ups with consistent quality results

* Ability to gain knowledge or precision measuring instruments

* Ability to learn to develop commands for and to set up and operate automatic shot peen machines

* Ability to learn to read prints and engineering drawings, interpret shop orders, detail part drawings, and process bulletins for machine control settings and other processing instructions

This job requires access to US export-controlled information.


The benefits available with this position include:

Ongoing Training (RSO, Systems, Software Programs, OSHA Safety, JJ Keller, etc.)

Continuous Employment Development and Learning

Ongoing Advocacy, internal assets with HSE, Legal and HR teams and experts to aid in Employee Career Path and Advancement


Aetna & Kaiser Group Medical Coverage

Dental Insurance Coverage

Vision Insurance Coverage

Basic Life Insurance & AD&D

Long Term Disability

Voluntary Short-Term Disability

Access to Health Joy

GAP Medical Coverage

Direct Deposit

Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts

Cenergy is a dynamic, diverse, woman-owned company that has provided stellar support to our clients globally for over 25 years! We hire extraordinary people, and each of our team members are encouraged to embody our core values to drive innovation and own it with integrity and trust while adding to our positive and forward-thinking atmosphere.

Keywords: Cenergy, Torrance , Shot Peen Operator, Other , Torrance, California

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