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Fluorescent Penetrate Inspector (FPI)

Fluorescent Penetrate Inspector (FPI)

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

Let the Journey begin!Howmet Aerospace is now seeking to fill positions for Fluorescent Penetrate Inspectors (FPI) on 2nd and 3rd shift

As a Fluorescent Penetrate Inspector you will:
  • Perform inspection operations including receiving, final and all in-process inspections on all part types.
  • Process material through pre-clean operations prior to FPI. 
  • Process material through FPI line and perform process checks. 
  • Perform daily and weekly calibration checks. 
  • Follow operational sheets and maintaining all quality records. 
  • Resolving problems as they arise 
  • Individual may also be trained and responsible for heat treat furnaces.

Essential Functions
  • Inspect material to operation sheet requirements.
  • Maintain all quality records.
  • Gage, set-up and run airflow, waterflow and moment weigh.
  • Pack, unpack and load material, review and replace totes and liners if necessary.
  • Process parts through powerwash, ultrasonic clean, FPI line and pre-etch.
  • Perform daily and weekly systems and calibration checks on each shift.
  • Restock penetrate supplies and materials and department supplies.
  • Assist Level II inspectors with parts handling.
  • Maintain at least FPI Level I certification.
  • Assist in training of new inspectors and FPI personnel.
  • Perform inspections of high visual concentration for a period of 2 hours continuously.
  • Resolve problems as required; contact Quality Engineer or FPI Level 3 as needed.
  • Final inspection of parts to OP sketch requirements.
  • Perform 6S audits and other area requirements. 
  • Maintain acceptable attendance.
  • Input serial list numbers into heat treat data base.
  • Must have 160 hours of Level I processing and on the job training in addition to 20 classroom hours to meet the requirements as a certified FPI Level I. Must continue to progress to the FPI Level II role through on-the-job training and classroom hours.

Job Specifications


High School diploma or GED

Skills and Abilities:
  •  Basic understanding of addition, subtraction, multiplication and the division of numbers including decimal and fractions; simple use of formulas, charts tables, drawings, specifications, schedules, writing diagrams, computer scanning devices.
  • Basic skills and knowledge using adjustable measuring instruments for checking of reports, forms, records and comparable data; where interpretation is required involving basic skills knowledge.


1 year of manufacturing inspection. FPI experience preferred but not required

Excellent benefit package that includes: Medical, Dental, vision 401K and more.

  • 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. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

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

The Howmet engines business produces world-class aerospace enginecomponents, including investment castings, fasteners, rings and forgings. Our vacuum melted superalloys, machining, performance coatings and hot isostatic pressing for high performance parts enable the next generation of quieter, cleaner and more fuel-efficient aerospace engines. Able to supply more than 90% of structural and rotating aerospace engine components.