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Wax Operator

Company: Howmet Aerospace
Location: Wichita Falls
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Howmet Aerospace's Wichita Falls, TX facility has an opening for experienced Wax Operators.

Howmet is a world leader in the investment casting industry and is a leading supplier of superalloys, aluminum, and titanium components for aerospace, automotive, and commercial transportation applications. Our Wichita Falls location is on the front edge of the rapid growth in the aerospace and turbine industries. For more information, visit www.howmet.com. Follow @howmet: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.


Wax Cell Operators are responsible for the following skills: injecting patterns, sprues, pattern inspection, pattern sub-assembly, mold assembly, including gating into finished molds. Operators must be able to perform the required skills outlined by supervision based off business need.


  • Must be able to read and interpret Product Criteria (PC) and Activity Instructions (AI).
  • Using Computers (entering information,etc)
  • Must be able to function as a member of a team and be able to work under general supervision.
  • Must be able to maintain expected quality levels.
  • Comply with all site required policies and procedures including but not limited to: EHS, Quality, Code of Conduct and the Wichita Falls Employee Handbook.


  1. Repetitive injection and control of wax patterns/sprues with a die and analysis of the results.

  2. Performs inspection of all patterns and decides to accept, repair or scrap the part per documented instructions.

  3. Follows established protocol for notification of potential deviations or scrap trends.

  4. Performs sub-assembly of multiple airfoil patterns.

  5. Utilizes the necessary fixturing or gauges to assure dimensional conformance of the pattern/mold.

  6. Prepares sprues as required and locates ceramic bracing per engineering specifications.

  7. Attaches the pattern to the gating and seals per the specified method.

  8. Performs seal operations as specified.

  9. Records mold identification information on outside of cup.

  10. Installs the pouring cup and any additional bracing as required per the engineering specifications.

  11. Maintains the necessary stock of materials for the area to maximize productivity.

  12. Must pay close attention to detail.

  13. Sets up and maintains small appliances as required to perform specific activities.

  14. Dimensionally inspects cores and wax patterns using supplied gauging to specified tolerances.

  15. Performs set-up of dimensional gauges.

  16. Performs other duties as required.

  17. Responsible for the quality of the entire mold assembly.

  18. Complies with all EHS rules related to the work environment.


  • High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institution.
  • 1 year Wax experience
  • 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.


  • Experience working in a wax manufacturing environment.
  • Basic Computer skills.

Keywords: Howmet Aerospace, Wichita Falls , Wax Operator, Other , Wichita Falls, Texas

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