Description – External

Howmet Aerospace’s Wichita Falls, TX facility has an opening for  Monoshell Operators.

Howmet is a world leader in the investment casting industry and is a leading supplier of superalloys, aluminum, and titanium components for aerospace, automotive, and commercial transportation applications.  Our Wichita Falls location is on the front edge of the rapid growth in the aerospace and turbine industries. For more information, visit www.howmet.com.

Must be able to work rotating shifts.  This Opening will be on a 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. shift

(Rotating shifts work 2 on 2 off, 3 on 2 off, 2 on 3 off)

Working under general supervision, applies repetitive ceramic slurry coating to finished patterns, and performs any post-dipping operations.  Dewax duties performed as required.  Rotates through all monoshell operations daily.  Performs cleaning tasks of towers and support equipment.


  • Using Computers  (entering information, etc)
  • Must be able to read and interpret Product Criteria (PC) and Activity Instructions (AI).
  • Must be able to function as a member of a team and be able to work under general supervision.
  • Must be able to maintain expected quality levels.
  • Comply with all site required policies and procedures including but not limited to:  EHS, Quality, Code of Conduct and the Wichita Falls Employee employee handbook.

1.    Selects patterns based on production schedules and capacity of line.
2.    Checks for broken or poor-quality patterns.
3.    Logs necessary information on lot travelers to monitor sequence of dips.
4.    Performs the following basic processing steps, i.e., manually loads case on facecoat line, monitors robot to ensure mold is dipped/sanded in sequence, blows off excess sand after facecoats, monitors and applies code to hanger; monitors mold through cycle.
5.    Examines mold throughout cycle to ensure adequacy of coating and sanding.
6.    Performs required housekeeping tasks.
7.    Fills stucco towers.
8.    Performs other duties as required.
9.    Complies with all EHS rules related to the work environment.
10.     Works overtime when needed.

Mold Prep

1.    Unloads molds from automatic line at unload stations.
2.    Removes rubber gaskets from cups after all dip cycles are completed.
3.    Cleans imbedded stucco and sand from inside pour cups as required.
4.    Weighs molds from each truck to ensure minimum weight requirements before transporting truck to vac dry.
5.    Operates vacuum chambers and pin puller per Activity Instruction guidelines.
6.    Posts all required data – control charts, trouble reports, mold weights, etc.
7.    Performs required housekeeping tasks.
8.    Performs other duties as required.
9.    Operates freezers per Activity Instruction guidelines.
10.  Complies with all EHS rules related to the work environment.


1.    Performs dewax operation utilizing oven and/or steam dewax unit.
2.    Ensures area is well maintained.
3.    Logs necessary information to monitor input quantity and quality.
4.    Discards used wax from area.
5.    Monitors operation of equipment and temperature controls.
6.    Complies with all EHS rules related to the work environment.


  • Comply with all department, facility, corporate and regulatory EHS regulations
  • Wear all required personal protective equipment (PPE). Requires wearing safety glasses, earplugs, gloves, hard hats and Metatarsal shoes. Requires wearing flame retardant uniform.
  • Report all job-related illness and injuries (Per Employee Handbook).
  • Report all safety, health and environmental concerns to your supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Attend all EHS training.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Employee is required to execute the following:

  • Floor-to-waist lift and carry, lifting and carrying to the waist high level, carrying items with two hands.
  • Push,pull and twist
  • Gripping and pinching
  • Be able to climb ladders and stairs
  • Lifting up to  50 lbs. intermittently of various items.
  • Good manual dexterity to operate computer equipment and precision measuring instruments.
  • Position may require more than eight hours daily and more than five days weekly to complete work assignments
  • Squatting/crouching/bending when retrieving stored items from lower shelves and file cabinets, moving equipment/product inspections,etc.
  • Standing approximately 90% of the time.
  • Clean work areas and maintain a clean work environment; perform 5S cleaning activities as required.

Work Environment:

  • Slight exposure to chemicals, fumes, oil, dust, noise and heat or cold.
  • Temperature and humidity-controlled environment/intermittent exposure to heat and kaowool dust.



  • High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institution.
  • 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.



  • Basic Computer skills
  • Monoshell 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.
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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.
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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