Careers

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Propel your career forward with a unique opportunity to join a dynamic aerospace manufacturer. The Horst Engineering Family of Companies is a 71-year-old privately held business that has continuously modernized. Growth opportunities in aerospace manufacturing have never been better. We manufacture parts for some of the strongest and most innovative OEM customers in the industry. Join a modern company that makes the critical hardware that helps keep planes, helicopters, and rockets in the air. We help people fly safely.

Horst Engineering has a 71 year, three generation legacy of quality and performance and Sterling Machine has a 50 year, three generation legacy of quality and performance.

We seek dedicated people who share our core values to fill positions at our various enterprises:

  • Team Horst

    • We work together to achieve our common goals and make individual sacrifices to help the company win. We tell it like it is and don’t let our peers fail.
  • Responsiveness

    • We respond to requests promptly and proactively and genuinely want our customers to succeed.
  • Precision

    • Get it right the first time. Measure twice, cut once. We work to prevent problems before they happen.
  • Skillfulness

    • We use lean enterprise to continuously improve processes. We keep learning.
  • Perseverance

    • Our people develop new ideas and suggestions in the face of obstacles. Overcome roadblocks to achieve the necessary results.

We reward performance.  We offer employees excellent wages and a wide array of comprehensive benefits such as:

  • Health Care Benefits

    • Health insurance benefits for employees and their dependents
    • Life & Short Term Disability Benefits
    • Group Dental insurance (employee paid)
    • Health & Wellness Programs
  • Time-off Benefits

    • Paid time off (based on length of service with company)
    • Generous paid holiday schedule
  • Retirement Benefits

    • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Training/Educational Assistance

    • Financial educational assistance, seminar training, and in-house employee training
  • Employee Referral Program

  • Shift Differential

  • Social Activities/Team Horst Sports (e.g. cycling team, golf league, etc.)

Contact Information

2013_People_Turning_Trevor_01For more information, send resume to the appropriate business unit:

Human Resources
Horst Engineering
36 Cedar Street
East Hartford, CT 06108
860.289.8209 (Phone)
860.289.2961 (Fax)
Email: hr@horstengineering.com

Human Resources
Sterling Machine
23 Farrar Street
Lynn, MA 01901
781.593.3000 (Phone)
781.598.3514 (Fax)
Email: hr@sterlingmachineco.com

All positions at Horst Engineering, Sterling Machine Company, Inc., and Thread Rolling Inc. require access to information, or technology that is subject to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR) and other US government security regulations.  These laws do not permit access rights non-US citizens, or to other unauthorized individuals.  Therefore, presently, all applicants must be US citizens, or US Permanent Residents (“green card holders”).  And/or otherwise comply with ITAR requirements for access rights, to be considered for a position.

Horst Engineering & Manufacturing Co., Sterling Machine Company, Inc.  and Thread Rolling Inc. require pre-employment drug testing and background checks.

Horst Engineering & Manufacturing Co., Sterling Machine Company, Inc. and Thread Rolling Inc. are equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Company endeavors to make Website URL accessible to any and all users.  If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Cheryl Walker @ 860-289-8209, or by email cherylwalker@horstengineering.com. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

Company is an EOE. Qualified apps will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. If you would like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please click here. To view our policy, please click here.

Current First Shift Opportunities

Controller

The Horst Engineering Family of Companies is a 71-year-old privately held business that has continuously modernized. It manufactures parts for some of the strongest and most innovative OEM customers in the industry. “We help people fly safely.”

This position is based in Connecticut at our South Windsor, CT plant site, but also travels between our East Hartford, CT and Lynn, MA plant sites.

Why join our team?

Propel your career forward with a unique opportunity to lead, manage, and advance the Accounting & Finance function of a dynamic aerospace manufacturer.

  • Create your legacy in a company that actively supports continuous improvement
  • Enjoy the security of an established, 3rd generation family business
  • Engage with modern and technology savvy leadership that vigorously supports innovation
  • Work with a team that lives the motto: Work hard, play hard
  • Participate in a generous merit-based bonus program
  • Play a leading role in the implementation of our new Epicor ERP system

Position Summary

Manage all Accounting & Finance functions, as well as, provide financial leadership to senior management regarding the organization’s major financial objectives and fiscal policies.  This position is based in the South Windsor plant, but requires travel between other plants in East Hartford, CT and Lynn, MA (daytrips are suitable most trips).

Be a key decision-maker in the thick of the action!

Major areas of responsibility:

  • Lead and manage the 6-person Accounting Team and its functions.
  • A/R, A/P, GL, Cash, Payroll, etc.
  • Manage monthly/period closing cycle.
  • Create budgets, reports, maintain Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Dashboard, and perform financial analysis.
  • Implement and manage cost accounting/job costing processes.
  • Support Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.
  • Epicor ERP 10 and Shopmate ERP
  • Manage tax filings, compliance, and controls.
  • Assist with management of general insurance and benefits programs.
  • Represent Accounting & Finance function on Senior Leadership Team.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related field.
  • 10 years of Accounting experience in a manufacturing environment
  • 5 years as a Controller in a mid-sized business
  • Thorough knowledge of all accounting and tax related legislation, regulations and reporting procedures
  • Advanced computer knowledge and skills: MS Excel, MS Outlook, and online banking.
  • Advanced hands-on experience with ERPs
  • Epicor ERP 9 or 10, XL Connect, Shopmate ERP, and CCH Workpaper Manager
  • Strong negotiating skills

Preferred Experience:

  • Database query and SQL knowledge
  • ERP configuration and implementation experience
  • Contract manufacturing/job shop experience

Support for the recruitment of this position is being handled by nPlusOne Group. To apply, please access the description at this link.

EOE M/F/H

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Quality Assurance Manager (Horst Engineering)

Propel your career forward with a unique opportunity to play a leadership role at a dynamic aerospace components manufacturer. The Horst Engineering Family of Companies is a 71-year-old privately held business that has continuously modernized. Growth opportunities in aerospace manufacturing have never been better. We manufacture parts for some of the strongest and most innovative OEM customers in the industry. Join a modern company that makes the critical hardware that helps keep planes, helicopters, and rockets in the air. We help people fly safely.

Why join our team?

  • Lead a Quality Insurance/Inspection Team that uses cutting edge systems and metrology
  • Have an opportunity to work hands on with inspectors while implementing new strategies
  • Benefit from the security of an established 3rd generation family business that has a long history of producing quality parts
  • Work for a company with a strong Core Purpose and Core Values
    • Team Horst
    • Responsiveness
    • Precision
    • Skillfulness
    • Perseverance
  • Engage with leadership that vigorously supports innovation
  • Work with a team that lives the motto: “Work hard, play hard.”
  • You will rely on your prior experience and skills to lead our Quality Assurance/Inspection function

This position is part of the Horst Engineering Team (East Hartford, CT, USA).

Major Areas of Responsibility:

  • Responsible for developing inspection processes and streamlining inspection production.
  • Responsible for interpreting customer/industry drawings, specifications, and requirements along with developing inspections systems/metrology to satisfy requirements.
  • Provide final judgment on quality issues.
  • Responsible for effective quality processes including procedures, documentation systems, tools, metrics and measurable improvements that are required to meet quality system standards.
  • Provide statistical and technical expertise to the team.
  • Create, document and implement inspection criteria and procedures.
  • Manages quality budget including gages, equipment, and certifications.
  • Makes recommendations for and implements improvements to quality (i.e. gage technology, systems improvements, etc.
  • Responsible for collecting, analyzing, interpreting and reporting inspection KPI’s/metrics.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Quality Technology, Industrial Management, or equivalent experience including management/supervision and experience with applying quality processes and procedures in an aerospace manufacturing/precision machining environment.
  • Experience with application of AS9100 and ISO9001 quality standards.
  • Strong information technology skills, especially related to metrology and other quality systems.
  • Ability to create and effectively communicate regulations/standards.
  • Ability to positively influence groups across an organization to work toward a common philosophy.
  • Ability to manage and execute on multiple, critical projects simultaneously.
  • Must possess strong leadership skills.
  • Strong ethics to escalate issues in the face of competing company priorities.
  • Utilize Lean Enterprise and other continuous improvement techniques.
  • Implement developing/documenting procedures.
  • Knowledge of testing, sampling and inspection.
  • Maintain a strong team environment.
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CNC Milling Set-Up Operator (Horst Engineering)

Propel your career forward with an opportunity to manufacture critical components at a dynamic aerospace manufacturer. The Horst Engineering Family of Companies is a 71-year-old privately held business that has continuously modernized. Growth opportunities in aerospace manufacturing have never been better. We precision machine parts for some of the strongest and most innovative OEM customers in the industry. Join a modern company that makes the critical hardware that helps keep planes, helicopters, and rockets in the air. We help people fly safely.

Why join our team?

  • Work with the latest CNC technology
  • Sharpen your skills working with difficult to machine high temperature alloys
  • Benefit from the security of an established 3rd generation family business
  • Work with a team that lives the motto: Work hard, play hard

You will rely on your prior experience and skills to support our Manufacturing function. This first shift CNC Milling Set-Up Operator position is part of the Manufacturing Team and is based at Horst Engineering (East Hartford, CT).

Major areas of responsibility:

  • Set-up and operate 3-axis and 4-axis vertical machining centers (e.g. Matsuura, Fanuc Robodrill, Feeler, etc.)

Requirements:

  • 5 years of set-up experience minimum required
  • Experience with aerospace products and/or other close tolerance parts is a plus.
  • Must be familiar with Yasnac and/or Fanuc Controls
  • Must be able to set tools, change tools, edit programs
  • Will work with blueprints, operation sheets, and other work instructions
  • Must be able to use standard gauges and inspection techniques
  • Experience with SPC, inspection documentation, and problem solving is a plus
  • Will work with blueprints, operation sheets, and other work instructions
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Current Second Shift Opportunities

2nd Shift Deburring Operator (Horst Engineering)

Propel your career forward with an opportunity to manufacture critical components at a dynamic aerospace manufacturer. The Horst Engineering Family of Companies is a 71-year-old privately held business that has continuously modernized. Growth opportunities in aerospace manufacturing have never been better. We precision machine parts for some of the strongest and most innovative OEM customers in the industry. Join a modern company that makes the critical hardware that helps keep planes, helicopters, and rockets in the air. We help people fly safely.

Why join our team?

  • Work with the latest deburring, tumbling, and cleaning technology
  • Work with the parts that keep aircraft and rockets flying
  • Benefit from the security of an established 3rd generation family business
  • Work with a team that lives the motto: Work hard, play hard

You will rely on your prior experience and skills to support our Manufacturing function. This second shift position is part of the Manufacturing Team and is based at Horst Engineering (East Hartford, CT).

Major Areas of Responsibility:

  • Completes deburring, polishing, tumbling, and finishing operations on high precision components
  • Use of pencil grinders, bench grinders, drill presses, and carbide deburring tooling is required
  • Functions may include part marking, cleaning, or other tasks as required
  • 2 years of deburring experience minimum required
  • Experience with aerospace products and/or other close tolerance parts is a plus
  • Basic knowledge of tooling and gauging is required
  • Will work with blueprints, operation sheets, and other work instructions
  • Must be able to follow instructions

Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • One year of experience in a machine shop or machining environment
  • Strong interpersonal and analytical skills
  • Must be able to read and write comments, understand operation sheets/blueprints/drawings, specifications and all applicable company/customer paperwork
  • Quality minded with the willingness and ability to cross train in other areas to provide support
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