Maintenance Technician (Millwright/Mechanic/Electrician) at Howmet Aerospace

Posted in General Business 7 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Midway, Georgia

Job Description:

Howmet Aerospace serves the global aerospace and automotive markets with the most specialized engineering, highest quality, and the greatest breadth and depth of forgings and extrusions. Our vertically integrated capabilities and deep materials science expertise in aluminum and titanium structural casting is taking the industry to new heights. This BU is also home to our suite of direct and hybrid additive offerings.

Howmet is seeking to recruit a Maintenance Technician in Midway, GA for a fast-pasted developing forging manufacturing business.

The Maintenance Technician inspects, repairs, maintains, and assembles all equipment within the Production Facility. This includes Hydraulic Forge Presses, Natural Gas and Electric powered Furnaces, Product Conditioning Equipment, Overhead Cranes, Mobile Equipment, CNC Machines (Horizontal and Vertical Lathes), and Water Jets.

Essential Functions :

This is a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities and is not all inclusive. Incumbent(s) may and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.

  • Maintain Equipment through the execution of the Preventative Maintenance (PM) program.

  • Troubleshoot and repair mechanical issues causing equipment failures.

  • Prepare and maintain records detailing inspections, observations, and repairs on all equipment.

  • Consult equipment manuals, schematics, hydraulic diagrams, and engineering personnel in order to efficiently troubleshoot and solve equipment problems.

  • Demonstrate a general understanding of Mechanical, Hydraulic, and Electrical system principles.

  • Ability to operate heavy machinery such as Forklifts, Extended Boom Lifts, Scissors Lifts, and Production Equipment.

  • Troubleshoot/Repair facility and equipment pneumatic systems.

  • Rebuild/Replace Hydraulic pumps, cylinders, valves, accumulators, and hoses.

  • Remove, Repair, and Install up to 40" hydraulic pipe.

  • Fabricate simple equipment designs to support Operations and repair equipment.

  • Electrical troubleshooting up to 480V.

  • Replace electrical motors, motor contactors, fuses, breakers.

  • Troubleshoot large hydraulic and mechanical systems to find and repair hydraulic leaks.

  • Ability to work at heights to service overhead cranes.

  • Comfortable working in dirty environments to support the hydraulic forge presses.

  • Ability to complete general Production Facility duties such as clearing debris, installing product racking, and other 5S initiatives.

  • Ability to work a rotating shift (Days/Nights) that supports a 24/7 operation.

  • Maintains a safe and organized workstation and follows all company policy, safety and procedures.

  • Performs all other duties as assigned.


  • Hydraulic Systems - Knowledge of how hydraulic pumps, cylinders, valves, and accessory equipment works to generate desired equipment movement.

  • Mechanical Systems - Knowledge of general mechanical systems and how to troubleshoot those systems.

  • Electrical Systems - Knowledge of general electrical systems and how to troubleshoot those systems.

  • Equipment Preventative Maintenance - Monitoring gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  • Troubleshooting - Demonstrate an ability to determine why equipment failed and make the necessary repairs to return equipment to Operations.

  • Communication - Ability to effectively and comfortably communicate technical information to others inside and outside of the Maintenance Department.

  • Production and Processing - General knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of equipment, products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

  • Basic functions of Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands:

  • Continuously required to wear common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats.

  • Continuously required to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.

  • Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

  • Frequently required lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

  • Occasionally required to sit.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Location/Environmental Requirements :

Nickel and titanium manufacturing facility. Exposure to: moving mechanical parts; wet and/or humid conditions; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme cold, extreme heat, vibration; loud noise levelBasic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED from an accredited institution

  • Minimum 1 year of experience working in at least one of these specialty areas: Hydraulic Systems, CNC Machines, Water Jets, Mechanical Systems, Electrical Systems, Welding or Facilities/General Maintenance.

  • 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:

  • Associates or bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in maintenance related function.

  • 3 years of experience working in at least one of these specialty areas: Hydraulic Systems, CNC Machines, Water Jets, Mechanical Systems, Electrical Systems, Welding or Facilities/General Maintenance.

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