Howmet Aerospace, 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 www.howmet.com. Follow @howmet: LinkedInTwitterInstagramFacebook, and YouTube.

Howmet Aerospace is currently looking for an Automation Technician to join our Howmet Casting plant in Wichita Falls, Texas. Must be able to work an off shift.


Installs, programs, and repairs robots and related automated equipment, such as programmable controllers, robot controllers, end-of-arm tools, conveyors, parts orienters. Uses power tools, hand tools, and testing instruments. Follows manuals, schematic diagrams, and blue prints.


  • Review related manuals, blueprints, and schematic diagrams to determine tasks to be performed
  • Understanding of electronic application, electrical circuits, mechanical equipment, pneumatics, hydraulics, and programming of the various controllers and robots.
  • Documentation of the automation processes throughout the life cycle of the process.
  • Participate in any quality audits pertaining to Automation.


1.  Programs robot to perform specified tasks, applying knowledge of programming language using teach    pendants, keyboards, control panels, or robot controllers.
2.  Modifies programs to refine movement of robot using the various controllers.
3.  Observes robots and related equipment to detect malfunctions, and repairs or replaces defective parts using hand tools and power tools.
4.  Observes and maintains quality of the automation processes.
5.  Initiates and maintains documentation throughout the development and qualification process.
6.  Other duties as required.

Physical Demands:

  • Require (at times) work to be performed in a hot environment.
  • Work requires moderate physical effort (lift 35 lbs).
  • Work requires physical effort such as lifting, bending, standing, sitting, handling, reaching with hands and arms.
  • Must pass Jaeger I eye exam.

Equipment Used:

  • Common hand tools.
  • PLC Software, Trouble shooting devices and meters.
  • Motoman robot controllers and teach pendants.
  • Personal Computers.

Work Environment:

  • Requires wearing safety glasses, ear plugs and Metatarsal Guard shoes.
  • Works in air conditioned area with time in hot areas of the plant.
  • Slight exposure to chemicals, fumes, oil, dust, noise and heat or cold.



Basic Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED equivalency required.
  • 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.
  • No relocation benefit is offered for this position.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prefer Associate Degree and technical training.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience with related job functions.
  • Prefer robot programming experience.
  • Prefer PLC programming and troubleshooting experience.
  • Prefer panel building and machine wiring experience.
  • Prefer schematic and blueprint reading experience.



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 2021 approximated $5 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 www.howmet.com, including content shared during the Company’s May 2022 Technology Day.
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.
If you need assistance to complete your application due to a disability, please email TalentAcquisitionCoE_Howmet@howmet.com


The Howmet engines business produces world-class aerospace engine components, including investment castings, fasteners, rings and forgings. Our vacuum melted superalloys, machining, performance coatings and hot isostatic pressing for high performance parts enable the next generation of quieter, cleaner and more fuel-efficient aerospace engines. Able to supply more than 90% of structural and rotating aerospace engine components.

To apply for this job please visit www.howmet.com.

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