GAUGE SYSTEM TECH at Howmet Aerospace

Posted in General Business 9 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Wichita Falls, Texas

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 Follow @howmet: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Howmet Aerospace is currently looking for an Gauge System Tech to join our Howmet Casting plant in Wichita Falls, Texas.


Provides service for all dimensional gauges to support engineering and production needs. Job function to include calibration, repair, maintenance, IPC collection group development, software control, and new dimensional gauge setup using customer required correlations / R&R studies.


  • 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.

  • Provide support and service to all departments using dimensional gauges and to Gauge Systems as required.
  • Perform calibrations, repairs, and preventative maintenance on gauge mechanisms.
  • Initiate Gauge Systems Request (GSR), and/or Tool Room Work Orders as required.
  • Troubleshoot electronic, pneumatic, and mechanical gauge breakdowns.
  • Serve as the product engineering liaison.
  • Document all techniques as required, (i.e. Work AI's, PC's and Customer Requirements)
  • Establish and maintain calibration information within Gauge Systems Calibration Database for all dimensional gauges.
  • Work with production schedules to ensure that necessary tooling is available, in working order, and up to date on periodic inspections.
  • Work with complex customer blueprints, CAD models, and mathematical functions to develop IPC collection groups, 2-way correlation studies, and gauge R&R studies.
  • Comply with all EHS rules related to the job-related work environment.

    • 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.


  • Skills and Abilities:

    • Detail oriented and mechanically inclined.
    • Understanding of gauge design and gauge functionality.
    • Must apply gauging / customer specifications and work with decimal dimensioning.
    • Requires basic skills in reading and writing

    • Advanced mathematical skills (trigonometry).

    • Basic CAD software usage (Siemens NX, AutoCad or Solidworks)

    • Requires attention to safety practices and procedures.

    • Able to effectively communicate with different levels of organization.

    2. Training:

    • Six to twelve months on-the-job training required for satisfactory proficiency.


    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

    • Frequent sitting

    • Clean work areas and maintain a clean work environment; perform 5S cleaning activities as required.

    2. Equipment Used:

    • PC: To include, but not limited to - Microsoft Office, CAD, and IPC
    • Metrology Equipment: To include but not limited to - micrometer, calipers, digital height gauge, surface plate, sine plate, height stand, dial & digital indicator, test indicator, digital & optical comparators.

    3. Work Environment:

    • Works in environmentally controlled area.
    • Must be self-driven and able to work with minimal supervision.
    • May be required to work various shifts or split shifts.
    • Requires wearing safety glasses, ear plugs and Metal tarsal shoes.
    • Slight exposure to chemicals, fumes, oil, dust, noise, and temperature fluctuations.

    6. Medical Surveillance Requirements:

    • Must pass Jaeger I eye exam.

    • High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institution.
    • 2 years metal operator gauge experience is required.
    • 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.


    • Experience working in a manufacturing environment
    • Basic Computer skills
    • Knowledge of Wax Operations

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