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Machine Operator Trainee

Machine Operator Trainee

locationWinsted, CT 06098, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Full Time

Let your Career take flight!  Howmet Aerospace is now looking to fill Machine Operator Trainee positions in our Winsted, CT location.

  • Minimum starting salary $18 Higher salary based on skills.
  • Shift differentials: 2nd shift/ $2.00, 3rd shift $3.00 - Ability to train on 1st shift for several months.
  • External hires are eligible for a $3,000 sign on bonus.
  • Benefit package includes, Medical, Dental, Visual, vacation, and more.
  • Excellent benefits/401K

Job Summary

As a Machine Operator Trainee, you will learn to set-up, operate and maintain at least one process machine (rotary, surface grinder, etc.) meeting both safety and production requirements. Maintain all quality and production records and assist with training as required.

Essential Functions
  • Learn to perform machine set-up and wheel changes in assigned workstation within standard set-up times.
  • Maintain all quality and production records including tooling calibration, daily walk around, etc
  • Maintain productivity, utilization, schedule and quality records and comply with all standards.
  • Perform in process inspection.

Job Responsibilities
  • Maintain 6S and other area housekeeping standards.
  • Execute clean-up shift procedures.
  • Maintain visual control boards and hour X hour charts.
  • Participate and actively promote continuous improvement activities.
  • Follow policies and procedures as outlined in Employee Handbook
  • Actively participate, promote and comply with all Quality and EH&S programs and policies.
  • Achieve and maintain certified status.
  • Maintain acceptable attendance.
  • Perform all other job duties as assigned.


High school diploma or GED

Skills and Abilities
  • Use of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of numbers including decimal and fractions; simple use of formulas, and charts tables. 
  • Knowledge of blueprints, drawings, specifications, and writing diagrams. 
  • Computer scanning devices. 
  • Use of adjustable measuring instruments. 
  • checking of reports, forms, records and comparable data; interpretation is required involving basic skills knowledge.
  • Ability to plan, perform and make decisions as to the sequence of set-ups, operations and processes.
  • Ability to interpret and follow instructions, prescribed routines, methods and practices.

  • Experience (1-2 years) in machine operation preferred.
  • 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.

Come grow with us. Apply today!

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.

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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