CNC Operator - 2nd Shift

companyHowmet Aerospace
locationFullerton, CA 92831, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/13/2024
CNC Operator
Full Time
21-25 / hour

Howmet Fastening Systems (HFS) is seeking a CNC Operator at our aerospace manufacturing facility in the Fullerton, CA.

Howmet Fastening Systems (HFS) holds the number one global position in aerospace fastening systems, and we're the North American leader in commercial transportation fasteners. Our high-tech, multi-material fastening systems are found nose to tail on aircraft and aero engines. Our products are also critical components of industrial gas turbines, automobiles, commercial transportation vehicles, and construction and industrial equipment. Headquartered in Torrance, CA; we employ over 6,000 people in 11 countries at 32 locations. HFS is a business unit of Howmet (NYSE: HWM).


Requires, under guidance of senior personnel, the operation of CNC controlled machine tools to perform any sequence of programmed operation using programs and tool layouts provided.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Selects and sets proper tooling as identified on tool layout to correspond with program.
  • Makes set-ups by using typical tooling fixtures and indicating target diameters, hole alignments, or spindle run-out.
  • Loads and proves out program and runs and self-inspects first article samples. Adjusts set-up as necessary to conform to dimensions and tolerances.
  • Completes as directed all necessary documentation for each set-up. Such as S.P.C. charts, set-up checklist, first article verification, etc.
  • Run, monitor and troubleshoot equipment in production, adjusting set-up as necessary.
  • Monitor tool life and dimensional characteristics of product. Replenish tooling as directed.
  • Monitor process using S.P.C. techniques.
  • Parts to be lifted and/or transported may weigh up to 30 lbs.
  • Reads blueprints and has the knowledge to use micrometers, calipers, comparators, thread gauges, depth micrometers and dial indicators as needed.
  • Keeps work area clean, safe and in an orderly fashion on a daily basis.
  • Performs other tasks of equal or lesser skill as required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of two years related experience and/or training in machine shop operation running a variety of machine shop equipment including CNC equipment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and work instructions
  • Understanding of cutting tools (offset and geometry) and must know "G" and "M" Codes
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Willing to cross train and/or assist other departments to meet facility goals
  • Use the necessary measuring tools (Micrometers, Calipers, Dial Indicators, Comparator, Gages, etc) as required
  • Good communication skills
  • 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 entails access to export-controlled items and employment offers are conditioned upon an applicant's ability to lawfully obtain access to such items.This position entails access to export-controlled items and employment offers are conditioned upon an applicant's ability to lawfully obtain access to such items.
Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift/move 30 lbs. (may not exceed per EHS policies)
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time
Preferred Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Understanding of 5S principals; Sort, Simplify, Shine, Standardize and Sustain
  • SPC knowledge highly desirable

The position includes competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package available day one of hire, including health insurance (medical, dental, vision), excellent 401k matching program, paid holidays and vacation. Howmet Aerospace curates a strong working environment through opportunities for career progression, community engagement activities, and flexible schedules contingent upon role and location. The salary range for this position is $19.00 to $24.00.

About Us

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. Our primary businesses focus on jet engine components, aerospace fastening systems, titanium structural parts and forged wheels. With $6.6 billion in revenue in 2023, our products play a crucial role in enabling fuel efficiency and lightweighting, contributing to our customers' success and making a positive impact on the world. To learn more about the way Howmet Aerospace Inc. is advancing the sustainability of our customers, markets, and communities where we operate, review the 2023 Environmental Social and Governance report at www.howmet.com/esg-report.

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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.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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

About the Team

Howmet fastening systems are the premier aerospace and industrial fasteners, latches, bearings, fluid fittings and installation tools. Our products are used nose to tail on commercial and military defense aircraft, as well as on jet engines, automobiles, commercial transportation vehicles, wind turbines, solar power systems, and construction and industrial equipment.

Salary range

  • 21-25 / hour

Required skills

  • Titanium