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Howmet Aerospace Production Worker (XRAY Inspector- 3rd shift) in Dover, New Jersey


Entry level is a Level 1 trainee until the successful completion of the Level I certification requirements. Level 1 operates x-ray equipment to take x-rays of metal castings.

Level II operates x-ray equipment to take x-rays of castings and interprets film and/or digital image to customer specifications.


  • Expected to assist in the implementation of Howmet’s EHS value and policy statement and its accompanying principles.

  • Comply with all department, facility, Corporate and Regulatory EH&S regulations.

  • Wear all required personal protective equipment.

  • Report all job related illness and injuries. (Per employee handbook).

  • Report all Safety, Health & Environmental concerns to your supervisor in a timely manner.

  • Attend all EH&S training.

Interpersonal Responsibilities

This position has frequent internal contact with Engineering and Quality.

Essential Job Functions for Xray Operator – Level I

  • Must be able to pass RT Level 1 exams (practical, general, and specific) for certification with a composite score of not less than 80%.

  • Sets up and operates 320 KV, 450 KV, MEV, and digital X-ray units to x-ray metal castings for internal defects according to customer requirements.

  • Load film cassettes.

  • Process and sort film.

  • Operate densitometers to verify film densities.

  • Complete records as required for the process, NADCAP requirements, etc.

  • Must be able to read and follow techniques.

  • Expected to develop skills and train as Level II Inspector as determined by competency and the Company need. (This training will be on shift where the need is the greatest).

  • Maintains work area in a clean, orderly and safe condition.

  • Performs other duties assigned by supervision.

Essential Job Functions for Xray Inspector - Level II

  • Must be able to pass RT Level II exams (practical, general, and specific) for certification with a composite score of not less than 80%.

  • Maintain Level I certification.

  • Views extra sensitive (1%) and sensitive (2%) x-ray film, n-ray film, and digital image to determine if castings are free of internal defects per customer requirements.

  • Locates defects on actual castings from x-ray film indications and marks locations for weld repair or mechanical repair (i.e core break, fins) in accordance with customer requirements.

  • Determines if any repairs or rework is necessary.

  • Complete inspection records as required for the process, NADCAP requirements, etc.

  • Maintains 98% reliability from surveillance audits.

  • Maintains work area in a clean, orderly and safe condition.

  • Performs other duties assigned by supervision.

Basic Qualifications

  • 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 entails access to export-controlled items and employment offers are conditioned upon an applicant's ability to lawfully obtain access to such items.

  • No relocation benefit is offered for this position. Candidates residing within a 50 miles radius of Dover NJ will only be considered.

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

  • Must pass initial and annual Jaeger 1 visual test

  • Must be a certified Level I operator (Level II only)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Must be able to read customer specifications

  • Proficient computer skills

  • Prior x-ray/radiology experience a plus

Physical Demands/Equipment Used

  • Equipment used: X-ray units, film, reading lights, computers

  • Frequent pushing and pulling of up to 25 pounds.

Mental Requirements


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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