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Metal Operator

Company: Howmet Aerospace
Location: Wichita Falls
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Howmet Aerospace, is a leading global provider of advanced engineered solutions for the aerospace and transportation industries. The Company's primary businesses focus on jet engine components, aerospace fastening systems and titanium structural parts necessary for mission-critical performance and efficiency in aerospace and defense applications, as well as forged wheels for commercial transportation. Howmet Aerospace is transforming the next phase of more fuel-efficient, quieter aerospace engines and sustainable ground transportation. For more information, visit www.howmet.com. Follow @howmet: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube. Howmet Aerospace is currently looking for an Metal Cell Operator to join our Howmet Casting plant in Wichita Falls, Texas. Must be able to work off shifts. JOB SUMMARY Works under general supervision to process castings through final gauging to meet customer requirements as prescribed by the PMS/product criteria, visual specifications and QAS specifications. Dimensionally gauges and adjusts dimensions to comply with the prescribed written instructions using a variety of gauges, special tools, and blast cabinets. The employee must plan and perform the proper sequence of set-ups, operations, and processes. Pay increases within this job classification are determined by earning qualifications in the following skill areas; blasting, finishing, wall gauge, and dimensional inspection gauging. Pay increases from Base to Max pay as qualifications are acquired. Max pay requires qualification in at least 3 skills. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS * Using Computers (entering information, etc) * Must be able to read and interpret Product Criteria (PC) and Activity Instructions (AI). * 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. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Verifies castings to the lot travelers to assure that all previous operations have been completed. 2. Performs finishing as required using all types of burrs, belts, nylon wheels, blast cabinets, etc. 3. Understands and uses all dimensional inspection gauges. 4. Ensures that all parts meet PMS/product criteria requirements. 5. Calibrates gauges to set masters as applicable. 6. Inspects according to written instructions using electronic or manual gauges. 7. Adjusts and/or repairs out of tolerance castings using small hand tools, air gun, arbor press and special fixtures to bring castings into tolerance. 8. Records information on proper paperwork such as SRON's. 9. Cleans and lubricates gauges as required. 10. Notifies gauge maintenance technician of gauges that may need repair. 11. Maintains work area in clean, orderly, and safe condition. 12. Takes technical direction from product engineering and gauge technician, (i.e., techniques, instructions, etc.). 13. Performs other operations as required. 14. Performs first visual inspection. 15. Complies with all EHS rules related to the work environment. 16. Must apply gauging specifications and work with decimal dimensioning and recording. 17. Must develop a sense of touch and judgment to prevent breaking or bending when bringing castings back into tolerance by using non-standard methods or procedures. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY RESPONSIBILITES * Comply with all department, facility, corporate and regulatory EHS regulations * Wear all required personal protective equipment (PPE). Requires wearing safety glasses, earplugs, gloves and Metatarsal shoes. * Report all job-related illness and injuries (Per Employee Handbook). * Report all safety, health and environmental concerns to your supervisor in a timely manner. * Attend all EHS training. PHYSICAL DEMANDS/EQUIPMENT USED 1. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Employee is required to execute the following: * Push,pull and twist * Floor-to-waist lift and carry, lifting and carrying to the waist high level, carrying items with two hands. * Gripping and pinching * Reaching near, far and overhead * Hand/Arm Vibration * Be able to climb ladders and stairs * Moderate lifting > 50 lbs. * Good manual dexterity to operate computer equipment and precision measuring instruments. * Position may require more than eight hours daily and more than five days weekly to complete work assignments. * Squatting/crouching/bending when retrieving stored items from lower shelves and file cabinets, moving equipment / product inspections, etc. * Frequently Standing when gauging * Frequent sitting when wall gauging or finishing. * Clean work areas and maintain a clean work environment; perform 5S cleaning activities as required. 2. Equipment Used: * Burr Gunn * Belt Machine * Dynafile * Belt Gun * Nylon Wheel * Virtubrade Whitehall * Blast Cabinets * Gauges * Hydraulic Arbor Press 3. Work Environment: * May be exposed to noise, oil, dust, fumes, chemicals, heat and cold. * Requires wearing of safety glasses, metal tarsal shoes, hearing protection and gloves.(Gauge Tech must wear hard ha MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE REQUIREMENTS * Audiogram * Vision BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: * High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institution. * 1 year of Metal Operator 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. * To ensure the health and safety of our employees, Howmet requires newly hired employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to the extent permitted under federal, state, and local law. Requests for reasonable accommodations on the basis of a disability, medical condition, or sincerely held religious beliefs or legally recognized exemptions will be considered. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: * Basic Computer skills

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

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