Drop Hammer Operator C

Senior Aerospace SSP - 2980 N San Fernando Blvd, Burbank, CA 91504

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Vacancy title
Drop Hammer Operator C
Senior Aerospace SSP - 2980 N San Fernando Blvd, Burbank, CA 91504
Advertised salary
$15 - $23/hr. Based on experience
Employment type
Working pattern
Monday - Friday
Closing date
29 July 2023

Who is Senior plc?

Senior plc is an international, market-leading, engineering solutions provider with 30 operating businesses in 13 countries. Senior designs, manufactures and markets high-technology components and systems for the principal original equipment producers in the worldwide aerospace, defense, and land vehicle and power & energy markets. The Group is split into two divisions, Aerospace and Flexonics, servicing five key sectors.

Our global values underpin what we do, and how we do it …

Safety – Integrity – Customer Focus – Respect & Trust – Accountability – Excellence

Who is SSP?

Senior Aerospace SSP, specializes in designing, manufacturing, and qualifying complex ducting systems for aerospace applications. Since its humble roots in 1945, the campus has now expanded to include a 59,000 sq. ft high-volume production facility, in addition to its legacy 131,000 ft2 main buildings which combined, accommodate over 500 employees. Vertically integrated with its own foundry, fabrication shop, and ISO certified engineering lab, Senior Aerospace SSP acquired by Senior PLC in 1995 and has continued its expansion into new programs and technologies. 

Why join SSP?

Senior Aerospace SSP  is the leader of innovative design and manufacturing methods in the area of complex aerospace systems. Joining out team will provide you with a rewarding career with a tight-knit and collaborative team. You will also enjoy a competitive compensation package that includes a market-led base salary, comprehensive benefits package along with wellness benefits, matching 401K plan and paid time off. Apply today for an opportunity to join our team!

If offer of employment is made it will be contingent upon passing all of the following: Drug Test, Background Check, ITAR and U.S. Export Compliance Screening.

What does the job involve?

Summary: Set up and operate small and medium size drop hammers for standard runs and production parts in accordance with established methods and procedures.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Under general supervision, must be able to perform a variety of job duties including, but not limited to:

  • Set up drop hammers for standard runs on production parts and troubleshoots as needed.
  • Aligns and secures punch and die to drop hammer head and bed.
  • Operates drop hammer to form simple parts.
  • Run furnaces to form titanium parts.
  • Checks parts to templates specifications.
  • Adjust as needed in forming operations or in making minor corrections or alterations to the punch or die.
  • May operate other machines in forming, planishing and shear, as needed.
  • Box up dies, install inserts and pour the dies.
  • Follow all Senior policies and procedure.
  • Other duties as assigned.


In addition to the above, Drop Hammer Operators are to maintain an organized, clean and safe work area using safety standards and expectations while adhering to all quality practices. Senior is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience:

  • High School Degree or General Education Degree; or 1-6 months of related experience and/ or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Required Skills:

  • Language: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Also, can write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnish in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Other Abilities: Must have the ability to interact with employees / customers of all levels and cultural backgrounds; Must have the ability to closely work with sheet metal workers and share knowledge. Must be able to read blueprints.


Tools used:

  • Impact drill, overhead crane, caliper, micrometer, crescent wrench, thickness gage, mallet, plastic hammer.


Materials used:

  • 321 stainless steel tube stock, Alloy 625, Alloy 718, Titanium and Aluminum


ITAR Compliance:

  • Access to our facility and therefore employment is restricted under the international Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/ or Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents of the United States and properly licensed foreign persons.