Production Technician

Production Technician

locationDenton, TX, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Full Time

POSITION SUMMARY:  The function of this position is to be competent at performing all functions of the production line, except mounting. Ensures quality of product and strictly adheres to all safety regulations wearing the appropriate PPE.  Contributes to the team in a positive way and adheres to the attendance policy.

Our company emphasizes a team approach and expects every person to perform any reasonable task or request that is consistent with fulfilling company objectives.

It is imperative that you review these duties, skills and physical requirements closely and that you understand that, by signing the Job Description Acknowledgement, you are verifying that you can perform all the duties, that have the skills and possess the physical abilities that are necessary to perform the job as described.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  include the following: (These duties are part of the production line rotation. Other duties may be required and assigned to meet business needs.)

  • Valve Stemmer

Using the build schedule, select appropriate valve stem components for wheel.

Assemble valve stem components by hand.

Operate Nut Runner to install valve stems (if applicable).
  • Sequencer

Inspect machine using daily checklist.

Use of air-operated O/H crane to lift wheels onto conveyer.

Maintain correct wheels in line-set order.

Ensure wheels are fed to mounter in such a manner that minimizes down time.
  • Tire Flipper

Inspect machine using daily checklist.

Roll tire from line-set position to branding/match-mark station at end of conveyor.

Lay tire on conveyor, locate brand area and brand appropriate tires.

Record DOT number (if applicable).

By rolling or using hoist, put tire onto conveyer.
  • Quality Assurance

Measure tire pressure to 110 + 5 PSI.

Measure concentricity to customer standards.

May handle shortages.
  • Catcher

Remove assembly from conveyor after tilt table reaches vertical position via automatic switch or by operating correct foot pedal to activate pneumatic assist.

Depending on operation, use hoist or roll assembly to appropriate station, conveyer, balancer or rack.

Monitor sequence of assembly using build sheet
  • Balancer (if applicable)

Set controls on Balancer to appropriate size and style of wheel (Aluminum or Steel).

Remove first tire/wheel assembly from front of conveyor (same as catcher) and roll to balancer station.

Check air pressure in tire, adjust if necessary.

Secure assembly to balancer and proceed with balancing process.

Locate balanced position and apply wheel weights securely with mallet.

Remove assembly from balancer and roll into appropriate rack.

Label the correct line sequence number on assembly
  • Mobile Equipment Operator

Must be certified.

Safely transport tires, wheels and assemblies through out warehouse.

Safely load and unload trucks, including racks of assemblies on flatbed trailer.

When loading and unloading trucks, make sure truck jack is in place and wheels are choked and dock lock is secured.

Using build schedule verify tires, wheels and assemblies are in appropriate sequence.

Distribute loads to appropriate location in warehouse; on assembly line or in truck.

Monitor and change out propane tank.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Prefer at least one year of manufacturing experience in  a wheel environment
  • Must be able to work in a team environment
  • Ability to work OT, Holidays and different shifts, as required.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:  Good oral and written communication ability

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:  Basic addition, subtraction

  • Possesses the ability to analyze and resolve routine and reoccurring problems. 
  • Ability to read and comprehend work instructions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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.
  • Approximately 90% of time is spent walking and standing on feet.
  • There is a frequent need to perform the following physical activities: Bend, stoop squat, push, pull, reach above the shoulders and lift up to 25 lbs on a regular basis.

WORKING ENVIROMENT:  Environment temperature will vary from extreme heat to relative cold.  There is occasional exposure to solvents oils, fumes, dust, odors and loud noise.

This description is a general statement of duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis.  This description is not intended to be all inclusive and other related duties may be assigned. 

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.

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 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