Aircraft Assembly (OEM)

Heat Treat Operator


  • Posted 1 week ago
  • St Charles, Missouri

Heat Treat Operator

LAUNCH Technical Workforce Solutions is seeking a Heat Treat Operator for an opportunity in Washington, Missouri.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

We are currently seeking a Heat Treat Operator to support manufacturing by ensuring production of products through heat treat processe(s) consistent with established standards by performing the following duties personally or through co-workers. In all actions, supports Quality Policy, Mission Statement and other policies and procedures by supporting our commitment to total customer satisfaction, quality products and services, lean processes, continuous improvement, on-time delivery, safety, teaming, individual accountability and respect for people.

  • Perform heat treating according to customer specifications.
  • Operate ovens, quench tanks and all other equipment and machinery in the work center according to work orders, set up cards and supervisor instructions.
  • Relay all necessary information regarding ongoing heat treat operations to other operators when changing shifts or leaving the area.
  • Report any problems or potential problems to supervisor.
  • Ability to train less qualified employees in the heat treat process.
  • Must be flexible and willing to work in other areas as needed.
  • Willing to learn, use common sense and be ambitious.
  • Maintain clean safe work environment.
  • 6S and Lean
  • Flexible start and end times to meet customer demands (internal and external).
  • Keep equipment and work center clean. Perform routine maintenance on equipment and tools
  • Follow all safety rules and specifications.
  • Operate a lift truck to move parts
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications and requirements:

  • High school diploma or high school equivalency preferred. Candidates that do not have a high school diploma or high school equivalency will be required to take a pre-employment assessment to be considered for the role.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in a manufacturing environment. Knowledge within the aerospace industry helpful.
  • Experience in heat treating operations preferred.
  • Knowledge of sheet metal heat treating processes.
  • Understanding of basic measurements.
  • Demonstrated decision-making ability utilizing good judgment in determining the appropriate guideline, procedure, and application to utilize in solving problems.
  • Understanding of process flows, lead times and lean principles in a “manufacturing environment.”
  • Excellent record keeping skills, able to read, interpret and communicate in English.
  • Computer literate, good writing skills.
  • Excellent record keeping skills, able to read, interpret and communicate in English.
  • Complete and pass heat treat certification test.
  • Forklift certified preferred.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


Why Choose LAUNCH?

A team of aviation staffing experts leads LAUNCH. We understand the challenges of finding the top aviation jobs and we focus on linking you with the best openings in the most sought-after locations.

LAUNCH provides you with a real benefits package, including access to company-sponsored medical/dental insurance and a 401k program with a company match. Plus, you join the LAUNCH Loyalty Club on your first day, earning you extra cash bonuses, apparel and safety rewards.


If you’re ready to LAUNCH your career, you’ve found an employer that can take you to new heights. 

Heat Treat Operator

Aircraft Assembly (OEM)

LAUNCH has aviation job openings in a range of settings with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) in aerospace. If you’re looking for a job as an Aircraft Structures Technician, Aircraft Electrician, Machine Operator, A&P Mechanic, Assembler or Machinist, we have jobs available across the country.

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