Machining Technician II - Toolroom (3rd Shift)

companyHowmet Aerospace
locationWaco, TX 76714, USA
PublishedPublished: 1/21/2024
Full Time
16-20 / hour

Howmet Fastening Systems is looking for a Machining Technician II to join our Waco, TX team.This role is responsible for working to very close tolerances, setting up and operating a variety of manual and/or CNC metal cutting machines. The position will read and interpret blueprints, engineering sketches, and diagrams and produce items for a variety of applications.


  • Set up and operate a variety of manual and CNC metal cutting machines such as mills, lathes, grinders, drills and related equipment.
  • Program CNC equipment using Espirit, EZ CAM, and CAPS.
  • Produce a wide range of items including, tooling for production machines, repair parts, installation tooling parts, and fastener prototypes.
  • Read and interpret blueprints and sketches to determine specifications of items to be produced.
  • Read gages, micrometers, scales, calipers and related precision measuring equipment to determine item conformance to specifications.
  • Work to required dimensional tolerances.
  • Assists in the design, construction, and/or modifications of prototype fasteners and installation systems and provides input on product design and improvements.

Shop Support
  • Prepare production machine tooling set-up packages and assists in set-ups.
  • Identifies material, cutting tools, fixtures, and other items necessary to produce tooling for production machines, repair parts, installation tooling parts, and fastener prototypes.
  • Estimate job times.
  • Maintains maintenance records and equipment lists in the R&D area.
  • Maintains inventory of raw materials to produce a variety of parts.
  • Performs routine maintenance and adjustments on machine tools and equipment.
  • Train less experience personnel in the proper set up and operation of machining equipment.
  • Prepare production reports and other reports or forms in both manual and electronic formats.

Other Duties
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work area in accordance with 5-S principles.
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of and commitment to learn manufacturing principles and techniques.
  • Ensure that all work activities are performed in accordance with established safety and environmental standards.
  • Maintains full compliance and conducts all activities in accordance with Company policies and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as required.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience setting up and operating manual and/or CNC machine tools to perform precision metal cutting and shaping operations.
  • 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.
  • Technical school education in machining.

The position includes competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance (medical, dental, vision), excellent 401k matching program, paid holidays, and vacation. The salary range for this position starts at $20.40.

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

Salary range

  • 16-20 / hour

Required skills

  • EZ-CAM
  • Titanium