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Production Technician (Chillicothe)

Production Technician (Chillicothe)

locationChillicothe, OH 45601, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/15/2023
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).


  • 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.


  • Measure tire pressure to 110 + 5 PSI.

  • Measure concentricity to customer standards.

  • May handle shortages.


  • 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.

  • High School Diploma or GED from and accredited institution or 2 years of work experience 
  • 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, 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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Howmet Wheel System is sold under Alcoa® Wheels brand which is a global leader in the commercial transportation industry, renowned for inventing the forged aluminum wheel in 1948. With a steadfast commitment to advancing technology, Alcoa Wheels has achieved a 35% weight reduction of forged aluminum wheels since 1996. The newest wheel ULT36 weighs a mere 36 lbs. Alcoa Wheels delivers breakthrough solutions with proprietary alloy and surface treatment technologies such as Dura-Bright®, Dura-Flange®, and Dura-Black®. All its innovative efforts make trucks, trailers, and buses lighter, more fuel-efficient, durable, and visually striking. With a global presence and extensive manufacturing capabilities, Alcoa® Wheels is dedicated to leading the industry toward a greener and more prosperous future.