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Howmet Aerospace Process Engineer - Casting Process Owner in LaPorte, Indiana

We’re a company of innovators and makers. Howmet Aerospace is transforming the aerospace and transportation industries. Join our team and help us engineer the next generation of sustainable travel.

Howmet Aerospace, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 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.

Our state-of-the-art investment casting facility in LaPorte, Indiana is seeking a Process Engineer - Casting Process Owner to join our team! Nestled halfway between South Bend and Chicago, along the shores of Lake Michigan - our facility in LaPorte, Indiana supplies jet engine components to some of the most trusted names in the Aerospace industry.

This position is responsible for process monitoring and improvement of the vacuum investment casting process. Requirements of the position also include support of manufacturing through process control and improvement initiatives, assumes responsibility for integrity of product, establishes and maintains external & internal customer contacts.

Job responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Support manufacturing in the processing of castings through all operations.

  • Maintain customer relationships through joint resolution of issues.

  • Specification/work instruction review for mold wrap, mold preheat, casting, and post cast cooling processes.

  • Training and accreditation of departmental casting technicians.

  • Provide direction to manufacturing in the event of interrupted or incomplete processing of material.

  • Provide direction to Maintenance and Instrumentation technicians on acceptable repair and calibration for process acceptance.

  • Statistical analysis to ensure control of currently identified key input variables along with determination of future variables.

  • Maintain and improve process records.

  • Ensure adherence to all process specifications.

  • Performs other work related duties as assigned.

  • Serves as the quality designee for releasing equipment to production after prescribed testing.


  • A minimum of a four-year engineering degree is required with preference given to Materials Science Engineering or Metallurgical Engineering.

  • Potential candidate shall have a minimum of one-year experience in molten metal processing with preference given to precision casting processes.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Familiarity with third party quality system accreditation programs (e.g. ISO, Nadcap). is preferred, but not a prerequisite.

  • Familiarity with nickel based super-alloy metallurgy is also preferred.

  • Knowledge of MS Office, excellent written & oral communications skills, able to work in a self- directed or team environment & have good organizational skills.

  • Working knowledge of statistical analysis including statistical tools (Mini-Tab, SAS JMP, SAS EG, etc.).

  • Six Sigma Experience (preferably a minimum of a green belt), Lean Manufacturing a plus.

  • Strong analytical abilities.


  • 3 years of experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment.

  • Experience with statistical data analysis.

  • Experience in synchronous manufacturing and Kaizens.

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 a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e., "Green Card Holder"), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Howmet offers a generous 401k retirement plan, medical insurance, and free access to additional resource such as our Employee Assistance Program’s: counseling, legal consulting, childcare, convenience services, and more.

Our Diversity Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) dedicated to fostering inclusive work environments that leverage the diversity of backgrounds, experience and thought within our organization.

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. The Company’s sales for 2022 approximated $5.7 billion. The Company’s primary businesses focus on jet engine components, aerospace fastening systems, titanium structural parts and forged wheels. With nearly 1,150 granted and pending patents, the Company’s differentiated technologies promote more fuel efficiency for aircraft and commercial transportation. For more information, visit, including content shared during the Company’s May 2022 Technology Day.

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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.

We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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