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Advanced Airfoil Components is hiring a Manufacturing Associate.

Manufacturing Associate


Proficient manufacturing operator able to produce high quality investment castings as required per customer specifications. Collaborates to develop new processes based on engineering requirements and customer specifications. Troubleshoots process variations and anomalies to provide technical support to manufacturing departments. Additionally, will ensure on time production of investment castings to meet the highest quality standards at the lowest possible cost.




Include the following (Other duties may be assigned):


  • Utilizes process knowledge, basic engineering principles, previous experience and creativity, as necessary to help develop and improve manufacturing processes that result in the production of quality castings that conform to customer specifications and meet desired lead times.


  • Reads and understands engineering procedures to ensure adherence and compliance to approved process.


  • Participates in plant initiatives to support the reduction of scrap and overall casting cost. Initiatives include but not limited to daily production meetings, NPI review meetings and special participation in cost improvement teams.


  • Performs typical duties of manufacturing area assigned.


· Completes start-up procedure for all manufacturing equipment of area assigned.


· Verifies correct raw materials (Wax, Alloy, Master Heat, Special Process Solutions, etc.) are used in accordance with engineering and quality requirements.


· Performs equipment pre-checks (Leak-Up Rate, Argon Dew Point, Daily Etching Rates, etc.) and completes Pre-Flight Checklist, as required per department.


· Proficient operating manufacturing equipment of manufacturing areas assigned.


  • Completes all required manufacturing documentation of department assigned (Melt Logs, Daily Furnace Checklists, Mercury Batch Logs, etc.)


  • Collaborates to improve ergonomics and safety conditions of assigned areas.


· Wears all required personal protective equipment.


· Ensures all personal protective equipment is available and in good condition.


  • Supports training of new operators and the implementation of process changes.


  • Reports out molds not in compliance with engineering specifications and significant process variations.


  • Identify opportunities to reduce scrap and process variation.


· Maintains a clean, orderly and safe working area.




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 general education degree (GED) or equivalent in life experience.

· Previous related manufacturing experience or college degree is a plus.



  • Ability to read, analyze and understand engineering procedures and customer specifications.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and general standard practices.
  • Ability to write reports and business correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from supervisors / managers, clients, customers and the general public.



  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, and decimals.
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.



  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.



  • Must be computer literate. Intermediate proficiency of Microsoft Office applications including Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Demonstrated troubleshooting skills and techniques.
  • Ability to operate or be trained to operate a fork lift truck.
  • Organized, with a solid understanding of 5S methodology.


  • In accordance with ITAR regulations, position requires US citizen or Permanent Resident status.




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.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.




The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment varies from quiet in office areas to very loud in the manufacturing environment. However, the eight-hour time weighted exposure to noise averages less than 85 dBA.

Looking for 2nd and 3rd shift
40 plus overtime