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Process Owner - Casting Foundry

Process Owner - Casting Foundry

locationHampton, VA, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Full Time

Howmet Aerospace, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 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 Engine Systems is currently seeking an experienced Operations professional to join our team in Hampton, Virginia.

Are you an empowered Lead Team Partner with the drive to transform ideas into sustainable value?Weare seeking individuals who have a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a manufacturing environment, as well as the passion to put that experience to work to lead activities and support plant/location team to achieve manufacturing excellence.  Our organization is dedicated to rapid, profitable growth through operational excellence and career development.  If you are an energetic professional that wants to be a part of a dynamic team, we encourage you to apply.

Job Summary: This position will team with engineering and manufacturing to ensure that the investment casting processes are performed in compliance with methods, materials, and equipment specifications for Titanium and Superalloy large structural castings.

Essential Functions:

  • Primary responsibility is the process ownership of mold preheat and casting. processes, including both VAR for Titanium and VIM for Superalloy.
  • Will work in conjunction with Manufacturing & Engineering to support the overall Plant’s objectives. 
  • Author and approve work instructions for areas of responsibility.
  • Drive standardized procedures using the scientific method and six sigma tools to reduce scrap and rework.
  • Develop a processes/manufacturing best practices utilizing Howmet MSAT corporate standards and the Corporate Casting Manual, with audit plans to facilitate continuous improvement activities.
  • Report the Howmet Casting MSAT status monthly, to include critical metrics.
  • Provide specialist advice and lead projects in this area of expertise.
  • Develop working knowledge of equipment and assist with diagnosing equipment issues.
  • Responsible for determination of root cause of any deviation from critical process specification and developing a timely and formal reaction plan.
  • Active member of Production and NPI part meetings with primary responsibility for developing certain process parameters.
  • Write capital requests for new equipment and system upgrades.
  • Opportunity to expand to other area(s) of Process Ownership.

Education:  Bachelor’s degree in Metallurgy, Material Science, or other applicable Engineering discipline is required.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate with shop floor and management personnel
  • Ability to organize, manage time and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Ability to work in a self-directed or team environment.
  • Analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Must be able to apply engineering concepts to daily observations
  • Must be able to apply principles of standard work
  • Forward thinker – innovate when the opportunity is presented.
  • Knowledge of MS Office, with above average capabilities in Excel and Minitab
  • Knowledge of Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing preferred
  • Familiarity/working knowledge with 3D modeling preferred (SolidWorks and/or ProCAST preferred)
  • Must be able to work in a manufacturing environment

  • 3+ years of Investment casting industry or related industry experience preferred.

  • Leadership experience a plus.

Equipment Used: As a process owner, you will become familiar with numerous pieces of industrial equipment.

While the ability to operate the equipment is not required, the process owner should be capable of understanding how the equipment works and how it interacts with the process.

A minor amount of equipment diagnostics is part of the work scope.

About Howmet Aerospace

Howmet Aerospace Inc. (NYSE: HWM), headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading global provider of advanced engineered solutions for the aerospace and transportation industries. The Company’s sales for 2022 approximated $5.7 billion. The Company’s primary businesses focus on jet engine components, aerospace fastening systems, titanium structural parts and forged wheels. With nearly 1,150 granted and pending patents, the Company’s differentiated technologies promote more fuel efficiency for aircraft and commercial transportation. For more information, visit www.howmet.com, including content shared during the Company’s May 2022 Technology Day.

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Howmet is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

If you need assistance to complete your application due to a disability, please email TalentAcquisitionCoE_Howmet@howmet.com