Injection Molding Operator II

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Howmet Aerospace

Howmet Aerospace

Injection Molding Operator II

Waco, TX
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    Howmet Fastening Systems is looking for an Injection Molding II - HLP Operator in our Encapsulation department. The role is responsible for set up and operation or injection molding machines. This position will be based in our Waco, TX plant.

    Howmet Aerospace creates breakthrough products that shape industries. Working in close partnership with our customers, we solve complex engineering challenges to transform the way we fly, drive, build and power. Through the ingenuity of our people and cutting-edge advanced manufacturing techniques, we deliver these products at a quality and efficiency that ensure customer success and shareholder value. Howmet Fastening Systems, a business unit of Howmet, 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; HFS employs over 6,000 people in 11 countries at 31 locations.


    • Set up and operate two or more injection molding machines.
    • Drive and inspect products to determine function.
    • Determine tools, dies and production blanks required from blueprint, set up manual, production work order, and specs.
    • Obtain, install, adjust, and replace tools and dies as required to produce satisfactory product within specified tolerances.
    • Responsible for raw material inventory.
    • Adjust and make minor repairs to machine and accessories.
    • Operator must notify supervisor when trouble is encountered with machines.
    • The operator is responsible for the quality of the product, which must be to print, spec, etc. and must also care for his equipment.
    • Check product frequently and before dumping catch pans using inspection tools, i.e. scale, vernier caliper, micrometer, optical comparator, gages, etc.
    • Lubricate and clean machines.
    • Step in and lead team in the absence of group leader
    • Can schedule the priorities in HLP for the next 12-24 hours of production
    • Communicates with the Small Cell scheduler on priorities for components
    • Communicates with members of QA to ensure product moves smoothly through the inspection process if needed
    • Communicates with Packaging Supervisor/Group Lead on priority product that needs packaged
    • Perform other related duties as required.
    • Must keep work area clean and orderly.
    • Must wear safety equipment provided and work safely at all times.
    • Make out production reports, time cards and other reports or forms, as required.
    • Operators of power equipment will be responsible for checking oil, water, fuel, etc. before and during the operation of said equipment.
    • Ensure that all work activities are performed in accordance with established safety and environmental standards.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications


    • High school diploma or GED
    • 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.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Minimum 2 years of experience performing work in the area and able to demonstrate acceptable performance.

    PRIMARY LOCATION: United States-TX-Waco WORK LOCATIONS US WTK Waco, Texas P.O. Box 8117 Waco 76714 JOB: Operations ORGANIZATION: 06791-31102 Encapsulation SHIFT: Evening Job JOB TYPE: Experienced HOURLY PAID OR SALARIED: Hourly JOB LEVEL: Hourly TRAVEL: No JOB POSTING: Nov 30, 2021, 9:52:11 AM MINIMUM YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 0 / entry Level

  • Industry
    Aviation and Aerospace
  • About Us

    Howmet Aerospace Inc. 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, and titanium structural parts necessary for mission-critical performance and efficiency in aerospace and defense applications, as well as forged wheels for commercial transportation. With nearly 1,150 granted and pending patents, our differentiated technologies enable lighter, more fuel-efficient aircraft to operate with a lower carbon footprint.

    We nurture an inclusive, respectful and values-based company culture, where employees are comfortable being their authentic selves. When they speak, we listen. When they act, we support. When they achieve, we recognize.