Shot Peen Operator

Torrance, CA 90501

Posted: 10/20/2023 Job Category: Manufacturing Job Number: 179011 Pay Rate: $20.00 - $27.00

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.

Roles and Responsibilities:


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.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:


Key challenges include

Developing peening programs for new parts to shot peening

Persistence required for developing saturation curves


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

Pay Range:

The pay range for this position is $20.00-27.00 per hour; however, the pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. This pay information is being provided pursuant to applicable law and is based in part on market location.

Please Note:

Must have a valid driver s license and current state required minimum vehicle insurance coverage to drive onto Client and Company property.


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

  • 401K

  • Aetna Group Medical Coverage & Kaiser for California only

  • Dental Insurance Coverage

  • Vision Insurance Coverage

  • Basic Life Insurance & AD&D

  • Long Term Disability

  • Voluntary Short-Term Disability

  • 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.

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