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Howmet Aerospace Product Engineer in LaPorte, Indiana

Job Summary - This position is responsible for the dimensional integrity of an assigned portfolio of investment cast parts. Responsibility includes the design and acquisition of tooling, fixtures, gauges, and dimensional inspection plans necessary to produce parts that consistently meet or exceed our customers’ requirements and expectations. Also, this position will identify and lead continuous improvement activities to reduce cost, improve scrap and rework yields, and improve the overall efficiency of the manufacturing process.

Essential Functions

  • Develops and improves processes of critical and complex aerospace components.

  • Conceives, evaluates and implements problem solving activities, cost reduction initiatives and part/process improvement activities.

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

  • Investigates and analyzes root cause of external customer escapes. Develops and implements corrective action plans accordingly.

  • Initiates, prepares and validates dimensional qualification packages to meet customer requirements.

  • Conducts meetings and provides technical data to meet customer needs.

  • Promptly responds to manufacturing issues and addresses root cause.

  • Evaluates defects and dimensional integrity of components and determines appropriate actions.

  • Defines and implements control plans and FMEA per customer requirements.

  • Collects, analyzes and prepares statistical data.

  • Conducts design review meetings with customers to ensure production capability on new components.

  • Develops production processes that are efficient and within cost estimates.

  • Evaluates and implements cost reduction activities.

  • Develops scrap and labor costs for cost modeling.

  • Defines, solicits and reviews quotes for tooling and cores.

  • Attends NPI meetings and provides input based on customer specifications for BOM, routings and milestone plans.

  • Defines designs, coordinates construction and validates finished tooling.

  • Collects & analyzes data to appropriately identify, institute, and monitor cost reduction efforts.

  • Collects & analyzes data to appropriately identify, institute, and monitor scrap and rework improvements.

  • Complies with all EHS rules required for the work environment.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Discipline from an accredited institution.

  • 1 year work experience in an Engineering role, including co-op or internship experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3 years' work experience in an Engineering role.

  • Six Sigma Green or Black Belt certification.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

  • Efficient analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Working knowledge of computer applications (i.e. Microsoft Office products, graphics, and statistical analysis software).

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.

  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

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 Asyless, or Refugee.

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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